Positive Psychology Teaches¬† How to Find Fulfillment and Happiness after Fifty
Did you know that 40% of your happiness is up to you? You can raise your “happiness set point”¬† by learning simple, proven habits and attitudes. My forthcoming book, Joy after Fifty, is based on those principles and practices from the field of positive psychology and the research on the “science of happiness”.
For 25 years, as a¬† licensed psychotherapist and coach, my natural inclination has been to focus on my clients’ strengths and talents, their values and aspirations–helping them to strengthen those qualities that empower their lives.
Prior to the Positive Psychology movement, psychology had focused on pathology, pain and what’s not working in someone’s life. It’s true that childhood wounds, self-destructive tendencies, negative beliefs¬† and such need to be healed and overcome. However, focusing on the positive–what IS going well– and teaching clients how to be happier, builds their courage, self-esteem, capacity to love and resilience to meet the demands of¬† these turbulent times.
EnJOY the video. Tal Ben-Shahar, who teaches the most popular course at Harvard, is an inspiring speaker, as you might expect!