WMAHSN-supported appreciative inquiry book out now


Posted on 18 December 2017 (Permalink)

A book which functions as both a workbook and practical resource to help people make positive change happen, in organisations, communities, businesses, charities and individually - supported by WMAHSN - is now available to buy. 

Reflections is Appreciating People’s latest publication, a combination of appreciative journaling, a gratitude diary and skills and techniques to develop Appreciative Inquiry (AI) practice. Developed as a result of Appreciating People’s recent work – particularly on the award-winning Learning from Excellence programme, it is a powerful tool for developing the appreciative approach.  It has been supported by WMAHSN's West Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative and launched to the 250 attendees at its recent Learning From Excellence conference. 

Reflections gives readers a snapshot of the benefits and strengths that are emerging as people learn about AI and begin to apply it, and is designed to inspire them to find what focusing on their own strengths can bring. It has been created for anyone who wants to be an Appreciative Inquirer, whether they have recently discovered the approach or are experienced practitioners who want to expand and deepen the way in which they work.

The book provides background on AI’s philosophy and principles, tools, techniques and exercises to reflect on and deepen AI practice and real-life examples of AI in action, alongside appreciative and gratitude journals. It gives readers a strong framework to support themselves, colleagues and friends and family, underpinning the learnings of positive psychology with practical, everyday activities.

Click here to read 's blog from Appreciating People's Suzanne Quinney on the journey behind the book, or here to purchase a copy.