Get a skills-based overview of the new science of Positive Psychology. Learn how both negative and positive emotions work for you, how to use a positive portfolio to enhance your happiness, and how to increase your hope.
Week One: What, and why, is positive psychology?
Week Two: The power of positive emotion
Week Three: Empirically tested interventions
Week Four: A strengths focus
Week Five: A case for hope and optimism
Week Six: Putting it all together
By Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener
Learn important resources and tools for sharpening awareness, tools that can empower anyone to better grapple with the challenges of mind, body, and spirit which confront everyone at some point in their life.
Week One: What Is Mindfulness? Why Mindfulness?
Week Two: Basic Mindfulness
Week Three: Integrating Daily Mindfulness
Week Four: Context Specific Mindfulness At Work
Week Five: Context Specific Mindfulness At Home
Week Six: Putting It Together Maintaining Mindfulness
By Donald Altman, M.A., LPC
Take a crash course in happiness. The authors cover a wide range of empirically-validated happiness interventions. This workbook includes 5 formal assessments, including one on person-activity fit, and 8 “workday episodes” worksheets.
Week One: A Crash Course in Happiness
Week Two: Person-Intervention Fit, Gratitude, and Optimism
Week Three: Comparing Yourself to Others is Bad, Helping Them is Good
Week Four: Coping, Flow, and Savoring
Week Five: Taking care of your body, spirit, and motivation
Week Six: More information on making these activities work for you
By Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky & Dr. Jaime Kurtz
Motivation researcher Ken Sheldon gives you a master class on motivation. Learn the 4 questions of motivation, the difference between introjected and identified motivation, and the importance of “autonomy support.”
Week One: What is “Positive Motivation?”
Week Two: Understanding the “Why” and “What” of Motivation
Week Three: The Goal Systems Approach to Motivation
Week Four: Attribution and Achievement Goal Theories
Week Five: How to Motivate Others!
Week Six: What Do People Really Need?
By Kennon Sheldon
Stories are how we make sense of the day, of the world and ultimately of ourselves. Positive psychology expert Dr. Margarita Tarragona offers a crash course in how to use your daily stories as a springboard to enjoying more fulfilling relationships and being happier.
Week One: Your Stories, Your Selves
Week Two: Thickening the Plot and Dealing with Obstacles: Problems are Problems; You are You
Week Three: PERMA and Positivity in your Life
Week Four: Engagement: Discovering and Getting Reacquainted with your Special Skills and Strengths
Week Five: Relationships, Well-Being and Identity
Week Six: Purpose, Meaning and Achievements
By Dr. Margarita Tarragona