“Few during their lifetime come anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used.”
Rear Admiral and explorer, Richard E. Byrd
The science of thriving and well-being is the basis of Positive Psychology. How do you create a life that is gratifying, healthy? Those are questions psychologists are attempting to answer through research. Positive Psychology does not replace problem-focused therapy, it complements traditional psychotherapy. Those who practice it focus on strengths rather than weaknesses, resources rather than deficits.
Happiness, thriving and flourishing, meditation and mindfulness, social connections and community, experiences vs. acquisitions, and the benefits of outdoor exercise are all concepts that have shown great value to help increase overall well-being and quality of life.
In my private practice and consulting, I use the research to assist me in helping clients live the best life possible. We focus on making small and perhaps large changes that can have a positive, immediate, and lasting impact upon your life. Positive Psychology works!
Recommended books on Positive Psychology, as well as websites and apps, can be found under the Resources link at the top of the page, then go to “recommendations.”