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Overview of happier.com: a personal trainer for your happiness. Presented to happierNYC.com meetup group on 11/12/2009 by Andrew, of happier.com. Overview of site features, benefits of happiness, ...

Overview of happier.com: a personal trainer for your happiness. Presented to happierNYC.com meetup group on 11/12/2009 by Andrew, of happier.com. Overview of site features, benefits of happiness, tips for improving happiness.

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happier.com: a personal trainer for your happiness happier.com: a personal trainer for your happiness Presentation Transcript

  • 1
    The Science of Happiness: Positive Psychology
  • 2
    Who’s here?
    • Practitioner
    • Enthusiast
    • Researcher
    Tonight’s goals
    • Learn about your interests
    • Share what we’re doing
    • Get feedback and suggestions
  • 3
    Our mission: We inspire people to be happier and more resilient.
  • 4
    today’s presentation
    who we are
    the problem
    the research
    recommendations for using happier.com
    staying in touch
    Q&A
  • 5
    who we are
    • “A personal trainer for your happiness”
    Track, measure, and improve happiness and resilience
    Launched in late 2008
    Over 40,000 users
    Backed by the top researchers and thought leaders in positive psychology
    Free and subscription options
    5
  • problem
    Rates of depression are up 10x in last 50 years
    Indirect costs are said to be about $80 billion/yr
    Depressed employees use 4x more medical services
    Self-improvement books are selling more than ever
    Lower levels of happiness over last 40 years
    More choices and more regret!
    6
  • 7
    7
    summary of research
    Benefits of happiness:
    increased longevity
    improved relationships
    higher productivity
    higher levels of creativity
    improved health
    Happiness and resilience can be taught and learned
    Successful online interventions
    “Rethinking happiness requires us to understand that it is not just a pleasant goal, but necessary for achieving success in many domains of life.” - Ed Diener, PhD & Robert Biswas-Diener, PhD
  • 8
    tips for being happier - FREE
    Take tests to build self-awareness
    Watch videos to learn from the experts
    Read the blog to keep up with the research and get practical tips
    Check out the Resilience Forums
  • The home page
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    9
  • 10
    registration
  • build self-awareness
    11
    Positivity Test
    Optimism Test
    Authentic Happiness Index
    VIA Strengths Survey
  • 12
    Authentic Happiness Index
  • 13
    AHI - results
  • 14
    AHI - Results Over Time
  • VIA Strengths Survey
    15
  • focus on learning
    16
    Over 100 exclusive videos
    blog.happier.com
  • 17
    tips for being happier - subscription
    Pick a goal & focus your efforts
    Use science-backed exercises
    Make it a ritual
    Experiment and be curious
  • 18
    focus your efforts
  • 19
    use science-backed tools
  • 20
    make it a ritual
  • 21
    Three Good Things
  • 22
    Three Good Things
  • 23
    Three Good Things
  • Gratitude Letter
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    24
  • 25
    Use Your Strengths
  • 26
    try something new
    9 Exercises
    4 Tests
    5 Happiness plans
    Positivity portfolio
    Blog
    100+ Exclusive video clips
  • Practitioners
    What’s worked?
    Assign exercises to clients
    Track progress
    Use videos
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    27
  • What would you like to see?
    How would you improve it?
    How would you share it?
    How would you describe it?
    11/12/092 March, 2009
    28
  • 29
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    Email me for a copy of the presentation
    Follow us on:
    Twitter: @Happier
    LinkedIn: happier.com/linkedin
    Facebook: happier.com/facebook
    Blog: blog.happier.com
    Discounts for organizations
    Free month code:xxxxx
    thanks!
    info@happier.com
    888-happy-05