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The Science of Happiness: Positive Psychology and You

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Overview of the field of Positive Psychology as well as practical application and exercises for life.

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The Science of Happiness: Positive Psychology and You

  1. 1. A LIGHT IN DARKNESS: Balancing Mental Illness and Hope Brian Smith McCallum, M.S., LCPC Samaritan Counseling
  2. 2. PSYCHOLOGY 1.0
  3. 3. Psychology 1.0 = Mental Illness
  4. 4. PSYCHOLOGY 2.0
  5. 5. Psychology 2.0 = Mental Wellness
  6. 6. “Positive Psychology is the scientific study of the strengths and virtues that enable individuals and communities to thrive.” -Martin Seligman authentichappiness.org What is Positive Psychology?
  7. 7. 1. What is the “The Good Life”? 2. What makes life meaningful? 3. What are people’s strengths? Positive Psychology: 3 Questions
  8. 8. 1. Positive emotions 2. Positive traits 3. Positive institutions Positive Psychology: 3 Foci
  9. 9. H = ? What is Happiness?
  10. 10. H = S + C + V H: Enduring Happiness S: Set Point C: Circumstances V: Voluntary actions and choices Seligman’s Happiness Equation
  11. 11. 10% 50% 40% Happiness Circumstances Genetics Activities The Happiness Pie
  12. 12. Create and Cultivate Happiness  3 Good Things  Mindfulness  Savoring  Optimism Exercise  Gratitude Letter  Strengths in Action
  13. 13. 1. Think of 3 good things that happened. 2. Write them down. 3. Reflect on how and why they happened. 3 Good Things
  14. 14. 1. Become aware. 2. Stay in present moment. 3. Notice thoughts, feelings, images, memories, bodily sensations . . . nonjudgmentally. Mindfulness: A Process
  15. 15. 1. What are 3 objects that I see? 2. What are 3 sounds that I hear? 3. What are 3 objects that I can feel? Mindfulness: 3 Senses
  16. 16.  Sharing with others  Memory Building  Self Congratulation / Self-Validation  Absorption Savoring
  17. 17. “… flow – the state in which people are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter; the experience itself is so enjoyable that people will do it even at great cost, for the sheer sake of doing it.” -Mihaly Csikzentmihalyi Find . . . And Go With The “Flow”
  18. 18. When Challenge Meets Skill
  19. 19.  Adversity  Beliefs  Consequences  Disputation*  Energization ABCDE Optimism Exercise
  20. 20.  Evidence?  Alternatives?  Implications?  Usefulness? Disputation: Argue With Yourself!
  21. 21. 1. Write a letter to someone, expressing gratitude. 2. Hand deliver letter to recipient. 3. Read aloud letter to recipient. Gratitude Letter / Visit
  22. 22. “Everything can be taken from a [hu]man but one thing: the last of human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.” - Viktor Frankl Inspiration
  23. 23. 6 Core Virtues 1. Wisdom and Knowledge 2. Courage 3. Humanity 4. Justice 5. Temperance 6. Transcendence
  24. 24. Wisdom and Knowledge: creativity, curiosity, love of learning, open-mindedness Courage: honesty, bravery, persistence, zest Humanity: kindness, love, social intelligence 24 Strengths
  25. 25. Justice: fairness, leadership, teamwork Temperance: forgiveness/mercy, modesty, prudence, self-regulation Transcendence: appreciation of beauty / excellence, gratitude, hope, humor, religiousness/spirituality 24 Strengths (Continued)
  26. 26. Key Resource: Authentic Happiness
  27. 27. Key Resource: Values in Action Survey
  28. 28. Martin Seligman: TED Talk
  29. 29. “You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end – which you can never afford to lose – with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be.” -John Stockdale, Vietnam POW Stockdale Paradox
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