happier.com: a personal trainer for your happiness


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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, tips for improving happiness.

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happier.com: a personal trainer for your happiness

  1. 1. 1<br />The Science of Happiness: Positive Psychology<br />
  2. 2. 2<br />Who’s here?<br /><ul><li>Practitioner
  3. 3. Enthusiast
  4. 4. Researcher</li></ul>Tonight’s goals<br /><ul><li>Learn about your interests
  5. 5. Share what we’re doing
  6. 6. Get feedback and suggestions</li></li></ul><li>3<br />Our mission: We inspire people to be happier and more resilient.<br />
  7. 7. 4<br />today’s presentation<br />who we are<br />the problem<br />the research<br />recommendations for using happier.com<br />staying in touch<br />Q&A<br />
  8. 8. 5<br />who we are<br /><ul><li>“A personal trainer for your happiness”</li></ul>Track, measure, and improve happiness and resilience<br />Launched in late 2008<br />Over 40,000 users<br />Backed by the top researchers and thought leaders in positive psychology<br />Free and subscription options<br />5<br />
  9. 9. problem<br />Rates of depression are up 10x in last 50 years<br />Indirect costs are said to be about $80 billion/yr <br />Depressed employees use 4x more medical services<br />Self-improvement books are selling more than ever<br />Lower levels of happiness over last 40 years<br />More choices and more regret!<br />6<br />
  10. 10. 7<br />7<br />summary of research<br />Benefits of happiness:<br />increased longevity<br />improved relationships<br />higher productivity<br />higher levels of creativity<br />improved health<br />Happiness and resilience can be taught and learned<br />Successful online interventions<br />“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<br />
  11. 11. 8<br />tips for being happier - FREE<br />Take tests to build self-awareness<br />Watch videos to learn from the experts<br />Read the blog to keep up with the research and get practical tips<br />Check out the Resilience Forums<br />
  12. 12. The home page<br />11/12/092 March, 2009<br />9<br />
  13. 13. 10<br />registration<br />
  14. 14. build self-awareness<br />11<br />Positivity Test<br />Optimism Test<br />Authentic Happiness Index<br />VIA Strengths Survey<br />
  15. 15. 12<br />Authentic Happiness Index<br />
  16. 16. 13<br />AHI - results<br />
  17. 17. 14<br />AHI - Results Over Time<br />
  18. 18. VIA Strengths Survey<br />15<br />
  19. 19. focus on learning<br />16<br />Over 100 exclusive videos<br />blog.happier.com<br />
  20. 20. 17<br />tips for being happier - subscription<br />Pick a goal & focus your efforts<br />Use science-backed exercises<br />Make it a ritual<br />Experiment and be curious<br />
  21. 21. 18<br />focus your efforts<br />
  22. 22. 19<br />use science-backed tools<br />
  23. 23. 20<br />make it a ritual<br />
  24. 24. 21<br />Three Good Things<br />
  25. 25. 22<br />Three Good Things<br />
  26. 26. 23<br />Three Good Things<br />
  27. 27. Gratitude Letter<br />11/12/092 March, 2009<br />24<br />
  28. 28. 25<br />Use Your Strengths<br />
  29. 29. 26<br />try something new<br />9 Exercises<br />4 Tests<br />5 Happiness plans<br />Positivity portfolio<br />Blog<br />100+ Exclusive video clips<br />
  30. 30. Practitioners<br />What’s worked?<br />Assign exercises to clients<br />Track progress<br />Use videos<br />11/12/092 March, 2009<br />27<br />
  31. 31. What would you like to see?<br />How would you improve it?<br />How would you share it?<br />How would you describe it?<br />11/12/092 March, 2009<br />28<br />
  32. 32. 29<br />29<br />Email me for a copy of the presentation<br />Follow us on:<br />Twitter: @Happier<br />LinkedIn: happier.com/linkedin<br />Facebook: happier.com/facebook<br />Blog: blog.happier.com<br />Discounts for organizations<br />Free month code:xxxxx<br />thanks!<br />info@happier.com<br />888-happy-05<br />