VIA Institute on Character and Hogrefeʼs Special Offer to Visitors from VIA

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15% discount for visitors from VIA!

In collaboration with the VIA Institute on Character, Hogrefe is delighted to offer visitors from VIA 15% discount on the wonderful books and resources below and (at a time when some online sellers are concentrating on more physical necessities) free shipping* worldwide on orders placed through our website. Enter discount code VIA2020 at checkout and choose “Free shipping”. The discount will be shown in your shopping cart during checkout.

As author Ryan Niemiec, VIA’s Education Director, wrote in his blog recently:
“Character strengths are an imperative right now in this world. They are not a luxury, a trivial thing, or “something nice”; they are tough-loaded, resilience-based, and crucial at times of adversity. And all of your strengths matter.”

Finally: Don’t forget to check out VIA’s Strength-Based COVID-19 Resources, to help you exercise your strengths to navigate through these uncertain times and boost confidence and hope.


Character Strengths Interventions
The definitive, practical handbook on positive psychology and character strengths for practitioners working in coaching, psychology, education, and business – start using strengths today!

Mindfulness and Character Strengths
Looking for the latest research and practices on character strengths and mindfulness? Curious about how character strengths can supercharge your mindfulness practice? Or how mindfulness can help you deploy your best qualities? Look no further – the answers are in this book!

What people say about Character Strengths Interventions

Martin E. P. Seligman, The founder of positive psychology

The GO-TO book for building character

Lea Waters, PhD, President of the International Positive Psychology Association

Thought-provoking and hope-promoting, this is a must-have book for anyone doing work with character strengths!

Shawn Achor, MA, New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage

Ryan Niemiec takes one of the most important scientific tools in modern psychology for improving our well-being and makes that research come to life in a practical way for practitioners, parents, and coaches.

What people say about Mindfulness and Character Strengths

Tal Ben-Shahar, PhD, author of Happier and Being Happy

By bringing together two powerful practices – mindfulness and character strengths – Ryan Niemiec has created a practical, effective, and inspiring program that can benefit individuals and organizations.

Tara Brach, PhD, author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge

In this remarkable book, Ryan Niemiec brings alive the synergy between the rich body of mindfulness teachings and a pioneering model for understanding character strengths. ... this guidebook makes a remarkable contribution to the field of transformation and spiritual awakening.

Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness, The Force of Kindness, and Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation, and co-founder of the Insight Meditation S

[This book] is a cogent, nuanced articulation of the principles and practice of mindfulness as applied in the context of positive psychology. Ryanʼs rich experience as a meditation practitioner illuminates the work.

*Free shipping

Books ship from our distribution center partners in the US (Ohio), the UK, or Germany. Our distribution centers are fully operational, while of course taking suitable precautions to ensure the health of staff, and are all processing and shipping orders normally. However, the delivery companies we use such as UPS, FedEx, DHL, may be experiencing some local service delays –you’ll normally be emailed tracking information when your order ships that will allow you to monitor progress of your order