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Dr Bob Murray
Alicia Fortinberry
Experts in relationships and emotional health

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Best Intentions

Read a feature book review of Raising an Optimistic Child in Time Magazine [pdf].


Bob and Alicia on ABC-TV, Chicago, discuss how to beat depression using the techniques in Creating Optimism

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Dr Bob Murray and Alicia Fortinberry founded the Uplift Program as a practical and comprehensive initiative to help people build lasting, supportive relationships that ensure optimism, effectiveness and lifelong well-being. Our proven programs and ground-breaking self-help techniques and resources are the result of 20 years of clinical experience and research, and help individuals, families, health professionals and organizations stay emotionally healthy, optimistic and successful. Learn more.

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Creating Optimism:
A Proven Seven-Step Program for Overcoming Depression

(McGraw-Hill, 2004)

A powerful blueprint to achieve lifelong happiness!

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Raising an Optimistic Child: A Proven Plan for Depression-Proofing Young Children--for Life
(McGraw-Hill, 2006)

Protect your child from depression for life--without medication!

A seven-step, family-centered program for alleviating or preventing childhood, and adult, depression.


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3 Essentials of Successful Relationships

8 Tips for Happiness
and Optimism

9 Rules for Living with
a Depressed Person

Healing Depression Safely Without Antidepressants

Walking and Feldenkrais:
A Powerful Anti-Depression Program

Guidelines for Healing Relationships

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