Various methods to build optimism and challenge pessimistic thoughts

Dr Karen Reivich is co-author of The Optimistic Child with Professor Martin Seligman. In a lecture for the Vanguard PRogramme for the Centre she outlined various methods to challenge pessimistic thinking and build optimism and resilience.
 Below is a list of the audio files where Dr Reivich outlines various relevant techniques:

Albert Ellis and the ABC model for dealing with pessimistic thoughts
Getting unstuck from negative emotions
Generating alternatives
Evaluating evidence and the Velcro/Teflon effect
Challenging pessimism in the moment/building 'real-time' resilience.

Cllick here to be taken to Dr Reivich's audio files and Power-point slides.