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Happiness Revolution Webinar 1
Happiness Revolution Webinar 1
Happiness Revolution Webinar 1
Happiness Revolution Webinar 1
Happiness Revolution Webinar 1
Happiness Revolution Webinar 1
Happiness Revolution Webinar 1
Happiness Revolution Webinar 1
Happiness Revolution Webinar 1
Happiness Revolution Webinar 1
Happiness Revolution Webinar 1
Happiness Revolution Webinar 1
Happiness Revolution Webinar 1
Happiness Revolution Webinar 1
Happiness Revolution Webinar 1
Happiness Revolution Webinar 1
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Happiness Revolution Webinar 1

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3 Steps to a Happier U!

3 Steps to a Happier U!

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  • It ’s the study of optimal human functioning– how people thrive and flourish, and it addresses what makes life worth living.
  • The goal of Pos Psy is NOT to eliminate neg emotions. Pos Psy is just concerned tt w the disease model of traditional psychology, the most one can hope to gain is neutrality—a stt of being neutral which is the ceiling—the best you can hope for. Free fr anxiety, sadness, guilt, anger and shame. But being free of neg emotions does not mean you necessarily exp ’ce pos emotion. They ’re 2 diff things. You can be very happy and satisfied w life and still exp’ce day-today frustrations and irritations. Or to phrase it in the opp way, you can come across adversity, and overcome or transcend it to the point where instead of diminishing your pos emotions, the adversity has helped to expand them… it depends on how you cope with the neg events tt happen to you…
  • Pictures of studies in learned helplessness-- Martin Seligman ’s early research (i.e., before positive psychology)
  • SWB/happiness level can change. From Sheldon & Lyubomirsky reading
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    • 1. WELCOMING YOU –Hostess for today’s Webinar
    • 2. How to participate?To talk, look at the left side of the panel for the microphone icon and click that onTo chat, see the chat box below the panel. Type in your questions and answers. If you want to chat personally to host, make sure you select the correct chat preference. Or it will be sent to ALL in the chat roomTo share your webcam, look to the left side of the panel for the camera icon and click it on
    • 3. Happiness Revolution Group’sIntention:To build positive peak performing and resilient individuals and communitiesTo build a HAPPIER World One Person at a TIME (HAPPINESS)Then a SNOWBALL effect as each of us shares Positive Psychology with those around us (REVOLUTION)
    • 4. What is positive psychology? Positive psychology is the scientific study of what people do right and how they go about doing it.
    • 5. Happiness ≠ Denial of Unhappinessneurosis, anger, anxiety, wellbeing, satisfaction, joydepression, psychosis excitement, happiness - Neutral + Disease Model Health ModelFocus on weaknesses Focus on strengthsOvercoming deficiencies Building competenciesAvoiding pain Seeking pleasureRunning from unhappiness Pursuing happinessNeutral state as ceiling No ceilingTensionless as ideal Creative tension as ideal
    • 6. A brief history of positive psychology1999– official “start” with Martin Seligman as APA president
    • 7. 3 Types of HappinessPleasant LifeGood LifeMeaningful Life
    • 8. Positive emotions Hedonic wellbeing (pleasure) Goal: increase happiness Sensual pleasures Broader pleasures Conditioning Eudaimonic wellbeing (self- realization and optimal functioning) Goal: fulfilling your potential (finding your true self, cultivating personal growth
    • 9. YOUR HAPPINESS DEPENDS ON THESE THINGS 40% Intentional50% ActivitiesGenes 10% Circumstances
    • 10. • Change your behavior• Change your thinking patterns
    • 11. SOME RESEARCH-BASED HAPPINESSINTERVENTIONS Best Possible Self exercise Three Good Things exercise Cultivate strength(s) Avoid social comparison Heed hedonic adaptation effects Invest in relationships Replaying happy life events (Focusing on the positive) Savoring daily experiences (mindfulness)
    • 12. Best Possible Selves Exercise“Think about your life in the future. Imagine that everything has gone as well as it possibly could. You have worked hard and succeeded at accomplishing all of your life goals. Think of this as the realization of all of your life dreams. Now, write about what you imagined.”Do this for 20 minutes per day for three days in a row.(Sonja Lyubomirsky adapted by Caroline Miller)
    • 13. Three Good Things Exercisehttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/take-action/find- three-good-things-each-dayWrite down 3 good things and their causes for 1 week
    • 14. Cultivate Strengthshttp://www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/Defau lt.aspxVIA Strengths Inventory – FreeUse your strengths often
    • 15. SOME RESEARCH-BASED HAPPINESSINTERVENTIONS Best Possible Self exercise Three Good Things exercise Cultivate strength(s) Avoid social comparison Heed hedonic adaptation effects Invest in relationships Replaying happy life events (Focusing on the positive) Savoring daily experiences (mindfulness)
    • 16. Intention:To build positive peak performing and resilient individuals and communitiesTo build a HAPPIER World One Person at a TIME (HAPPINESS)Then a SNOWBALL effect as each of us shares Positive Psychology with those around us (REVOLUTION)

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