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Barbara Fredrickson

Barbara Fredrickson is an America Professor of Psychology at North Carolina. She has written extensively on positive emotions and links with resilience, and worked with Marcel Losado on the Losado ration. She has developed the broaden and build theory of positive emotions.


Barbara's book Positivity looks at 

  • Why positivity is more important than happiness
  • How it relieves depression, broadens minds, and builds lives
  • How to tap into your own sources of positivity


Build Your Own Rainbow: Workbook for Career and Life Management.

Barry Hopson and Mike Scally wrote this book which consists of a number of exercises designed to help you to analyse and develop your personal skills, aptitudes and ambitions. It provides the key to a number of essential career development skills, including: Knowing Yourself; Learning from Experience; Research Skills; Setting Objectives and Making Action Plans; Making Decisions; Looking after Yourself; and, Communicating.

Career Planning Support During Foundation Years

By Christmas of your Foundation Year 2 you will be applying for your specialty training. So, by that stage you need to know which specialty you wish to enter, plus have a plan B in case your first choice doesn’t work out.

To assist with the career planning process HEE (NW) makes available supporting material & provides access to careers advisers who will work in conjunction with your educational supervisor, clinical tutors and postgrad education centre staff to support you during your Foundation years.

This flyer details what is on offer.