Performance enhancing beliefs

People who have a ‘growth mindset’ (instead of a ‘fixed mindset’) achieve their goals and perform better, according to Dr. Carol Dweck of Stanford University.

In this short video, she explains some of her research … and the power of believing, “I’m not there … yet.”

The Best of Positive Psychology

Click the title to see interesting findings about happiness, resilience, and optimism as well as an extensive list of videos/readings on various related subjects.

Mindfulness Works!

Learning to be ‘mindful’ is a key skill for improving well-being … even with just 8 minutes of daily practice. Try it out here with Dr. Kabat-Zinn’s briefly guided simple practice.

Making more love

Many of us seek more love. Learn about Love 2.0 … recent studies that support you can make love happen more in your life.

Spot your Strengths

Studies show that knowing & cultivating your strengths and those of others is a key to increasing happiness and meaning in life. Assess your strengths right now.

Recommended* for everyone!

I’m taking this course – Foundations of Well-Being.  It’s for anyone who’d like to improve their well-being … not just reduce anxiety or depression.  This neuropsychologist is exceptional at explaining neuroplasticity – how you can CHANGE YOUR BRAIN to feel better. Plus, he’s invited some of the most interesting positive psychologists to do the same.

Click on the picture for his brief video or simply go to the course page.  Enjoy!   (*I have no financial interest in it.)


Measure Your Strengths

Take the VIA-Inventory of Signature Strengths to find out what your top 5 character strengths are. This (free) Survey has been taken by hundreds of thousands of people and some research findings from it are highlighted below. It measures 24 character strengths (also listed below).  In Positive Therapy, we leverage what’s best about you – in order for you to live your most actualized life. 

Creativity (originality, ingenuity): Thinking of novel and productive ways to conceptualize and do things.
Curiosity (interest, novelty-seeking, openness to experience): Taking an interest in ongoing experience s afor its own sake; exploring and discovering
Open-mindedness (judgment, critical thinking): Thinking things through and examining them from all sides; weighing all evidence fairly.
Love of learning: Mastering new skills, topics, and bodies of knowledge, whether on one’s own or formally.
Perspective (wisdom): Being able to provide wise counsel to others; having ways of looking at the world that make sense to oneself and to other people
Bravery (valor): Not shrinking from threat, challenge, difficulty, or pain; acting on convictions even if unpopular.
Persistence (perseverance, industriousness): Finishing what one starts; persisting in a course of action in spite of obstacles.
Integrity (authenticity, honesty): Presenting oneself in a genuine way; taking responsibility for one’s feeling and …

Positive coaching to flourish

In 2003, Dr. Marty Seligman rolled out his groundbreaking ‘Positive’ movement with a virtual 26 week course, Authentic Happiness Coaching. Being part of that Vanguard class changed forever how I conduct therapy (and my life). Over 2 years, all online, he expertly trained 1000 professionals in 19 nations in Positive Psychology theory, assessments, and coaching exercises. It laid the foundation for his graduate MAPP Program at U of Penn.

Click on the title to see my favorite teacher explain his vision of 51% Flourishing.

What is Flourishing?

Watch Dr. Seligman in a 30-minute video explain what he means by ‘Flourishing’ and well-being.

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