NEW YORK— November 13, 2018—Morgan James’s new release, Hope Rising: How the Science of HOPE Can Change Your Life by Casey Gwinn J.D. and Chan Hellman Ph.D., is a clarion call to apply the science of hope in daily lives and overcome the trauma, adversity, and struggles everyone must face.  It will be released publicly by Morgan James Publishing on November 27, 2018.

Hope is the most predictive indicator of well-being in a person’s life in all the research done on trauma, illness, and resiliency. Based on nearly 2,000 published studies about hope, including their own research, Casey Gwinn and Chan Hellman call for rising hope to be the focus not only in personal lives, but in public policy in education, business, social services, and every other part of society. Hope is measurable. Hope is malleable. Hope changes lives.

Hope Rising provides a roadmap to measure hope in one’s life, assess what may have robbed one of the power of hope, and then provides strategies to increase hope. It challenges every reader to be transparent and honest about their own stories of struggle and adversity, calls for the end of shame and blame in addressing the struggles of those who have experienced trauma, illness, or abuse. Hope Rising teaches adults and children about the science of hope and their ability to measure their “hope score”. Casey Gwinn and Chan Hellman call on everyone to measure hope in their own lives and the lives of those they love, on employers to measure hope with their employees, and on public policy makers and elected officials to require hope to be measured when public funds are spent to address human need. 

Hope Rising challenges every reader to be transparent and honest about their own stories of struggle and adversity. Casey Gwinn and Chan Hellman provide practical ways for people to increase their “hope score” and thrive because of it. If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Casey Gwinn J.D. or Chan Hellman Ph.D., please call Nickcole Watkins at 516.900.5674.

About the Authors:

Casey Gwinn J.D. serves as the President of Alliance for HOPE International—one of the leading systems and social change organizations in the country. He is the former elected City Attorney of San Diego, the visionary behind the rapidly developing international Family Justice Center movement, and the founder of Camp HOPE America which is the first camping and mentoring program in the country for children exposed to domestic violence. He has authored or co-authored ten books and hundreds of articles and media commentaries. He has been profiled in news outlets in the United States, such as The Huffington Post, the New York Times, the New Yorker, ABC Nightly News, CNN, The Early Show on CBS, and the Oprah Winfrey Show. Casey resides in San Diego, CA.

Chan Hellman Ph.D. is a professor in the Anne & Henry Zarrow School of Social Work and Founding Director of The Hope Research Center at the University of Oklahoma. He has written more than 150 scientific publications on the science of hope.  He is one of the leading hope researchers in the country today. Chan currently resides in Tulsa, OK.