Recommended: Happiness resourcesResources for Well-Being

Here are (mostly free) resources that you can use right away to experience more well-being.

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Here are (mostly free) resources that you can use right away to experience more well-being.

Podcast (FREE)

The Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley recently announced that their acclaimed podcast, “The Science of Happiness,” won a 2019 bronze medal in the Health Podcast category from New York Festivals Radio Awards.

I loved Episode #43:  How to Keep Love Alive … for the practical tips, the science, as well as the personal story.

Videos (FREE)

Positive Psychology

The University of Pennsylvania Positive Psychology Center recommends these Videos by Leading Scholars.

The Center is led by Martin E. P. Seligman, the father of positive psychology, the best teacher I’ve ever had. He is worth a listen. In his recent video, Dr. Seligman explains his ideas for how to create well-being – he calls PERMA.

Mindfulness

One of the first skills to acquire to improve well-being, is ‘mindfulness’ … watch videos to learn how to do it.

Questionnaires (FREE)

You can assess your top Signature Strengths (VIA Survey of Character Strengths) among other numerous other free assessments at U Penn’s ‘Authentic Happiness’ site.  For more about strengths, see my post.

Online Courses (FREE)

UC Berkeley:  The Science of Happiness

This course is the first MOOC to teach the roots of – as well as the practical exercises for – a happy and meaningful life.

The course’s co-instructors, Dacher Keltner and Emiliana Simon-Thomas, are not only leading authorities on positive psychology but also gifted UC Berkeley teachers skilled at making science fun and personal. They’ll be joined by world-renowned experts discussing themes like empathy, mindfulness, and gratitude—experts including Barbara Fredrickson, Paul Ekman, Sonja Lyubomirsky, and Jon Kabat-Zinn.

Yale:  The Science of Well-Being

I binged this course … but it’s better to take it weekly to do the practice! Professor Laurie Santos reveals misconceptions about happiness, annoying features of the mind that lead us to think the way we do, and the research that can help us change. You will ultimately be prepared to successfully incorporate a specific wellness activity into your life.

Online Course (fee-based)

Rick Hanson: The Foundations of Well-Being

I’ve taken this course – Foundations of Well-Being.  It’s for anyone who’d like to improve their well-being … not just reduce anxiety or depression. The Foundations of Well-Being: A year of Growing Good in Your Brain and In Your Life. Go here to learn more about this terrific online course.

For free, get a sense of Rick from watching his YouTube channel videos.

Published Aug. 12, 2014 By Rick Hanson

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Change your job!Change your job!

For anyone who doesn’t like their job (90% of us!) … please listen and take note of the 5 important concepts shared by Dr. Lopez, a leading positive psychology researcher.

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For anyone who doesn’t like their job (90% of us!) … please listen and take note of the 5 important concepts shared by Dr. Lopez, a leading positive psychology researcher.

How to change your job

The best things you can do to make your life better is to … change your job … here’s how …

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The Best of Positive PsychologyThe Best of Positive Psychology

Learn more about the science (and myths) of well-being, resilience, gratitude, love, happiness, compassion, hope, grit, growth mindset, wisdom, flow, self-control, creativity & aging by the leading positive psychologists.

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Learn more about the science (and myths) of well-being, resilience, gratitude, love, happiness, compassion, hope, grit, growth mindset, wisdom, flow, self-control, creativity & aging by the leading positive psychologists.

What is Neuroplasticity; Why it matters!

If you only watch one video … try this one by premiere scientist, Dr. Richie Davidson!

 

Video Lectures by Scholars

Watch videos spanning the gamut of positive psychology:

  • Christopher Peterson
  • Martin E.P. Seligman
  • Angela Duckworth
  • Tal Ben-Shahar
  • Barry Schwartz
  • Ed Diener
  • Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  • Barbara Fredrickson
  • Roy Baumeister
  • Robert Emmons
  • Shane Lopez
  • Sonja Lyubomirsky
  • Carol Dweck
  • Dacher Keltner
  • George Vaillant
  • Amy Wrzesniewski

Online Assessments (free)

Take free questionnaires at Dr. Seligman’s website to assess your:

  • Top Character Strengths (VIA Survey of Character Strengths Questionnaire)
  • Optimism
  • Gratitude
  • Grit
  • Meaning in Life
  • Close Relationships
  • Depressions (CES-D)
    and many more

 

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Making more loveMaking more love

Dr. Frederickson explains what she means by Love 2.0 … and how to make love happen more in your life.

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Dr. Frederickson explains what she means by Love 2.0 … and how to make love happen more in your life.

Love 2.0

Visit Dr. Fredrickson’s PEP Lab here, for more recent findings.

 

You may want to watch her recent Stanford seminar and try out the loving-kindness meditation that she used in her research.

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What is Flourishing?What is Flourishing?

In 2003, Dr. Marty Seligman rolled out his groundbreaking ‘Positive’ movement with a virtual 26 week course, Authentic Happiness Coaching.

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In 2003, Dr. Marty Seligman rolled out his groundbreaking ‘Positive’ movement with a virtual 26 week course, Authentic Happiness Coaching.

Videos

Martin Seligman on Positive Psychology

Published on Sep 27, 2013  By Authentic Happiness

See in this 3-minute video how my favorite teacher explains his vision of 51% Flourishing.

Martin Seligman ‘Flourishing

“a new understanding of wellbeing’ at Happiness & Its Causes 2012”
Published Aug. 25, 2012 by Happy & Well

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