Happiness Revolution Webinar 1

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3 Steps to a Happier U!

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  • 1.WELCOMING YOU Hostess for todays Webinar

2. How to participate?To talk, look at the left side of the panel for themicrophone icon and click that onTo chat, see the chat box below the panel. Type inyour questions and answers. If you want to chatpersonally to host, make sure you select the correctchat preference. Or it will be sent to ALL in the chatroomTo share your webcam, look to the left side of thepanel for the camera icon and click it on 3. Happiness Revolution GroupsIntention:To build positive peak performing and resilient individuals and communitiesTo build a HAPPIER World One Person at a TIME (HAPPINESS)Then a SNOWBALL effect as each of us shares Positive Psychology with those around us (REVOLUTION) 4. What is positive psychology? Positive psychology is the scientific study of what people do right and how they go about doing it. 5. Happiness Denial of Unhappinessneurosis, anger, anxiety,wellbeing, satisfaction, joydepression, psychosisexcitement, happiness -Neutral + Disease Model Health ModelFocus on weaknesses Focus on strengthsOvercoming deficiencies Building competenciesAvoiding pain Seeking pleasureRunning from unhappinessPursuing happinessNeutral state as ceilingNo ceilingTensionless as idealCreative tension as ideal 6. A brief history of positive psychology1999 official start with Martin Seligman as APA president 7. 3 Types of HappinessPleasant LifeGood LifeMeaningful Life 8. Positive emotions Hedonic wellbeing (pleasure) Goal: increase happiness Sensual pleasures Broader pleasures ConditioningEudaimonic wellbeing (self- realization and optimal functioning)Goal: fulfilling your potential (finding your true self, cultivating personal growth 9. YOUR HAPPINESS DEPENDSON THESE THINGS40%Intentional50% ActivitiesGenes 10%Circumstances 10. Change your behavior Change your thinking patterns 11. SOME RESEARCH-BASED HAPPINESSINTERVENTIONS Best Possible Self exercise Three Good Things exercise Cultivate strength(s) Avoid social comparison Heed hedonic adaptation effects Invest in relationships Replaying happy life events (Focusing onthe positive) Savoring daily experiences (mindfulness) 12. Best Possible Selves ExerciseThink about your life in the future. Imagine that everything has gone as well as it possibly could. You have worked hard and succeeded at accomplishing all of your life goals. Think of this as the realization of all of your life dreams. Now, write about what you imagined.Do this for 20 minutes per day for three days in a row.(Sonja Lyubomirsky adapted by Caroline Miller) 13. Three Good Things Exercisehttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/take-action/find- three-good-things-each-dayWrite down 3 good things and their causes for 1 week 14. Cultivate Strengthshttp://www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/Defau lt.aspxVIA Strengths Inventory FreeUse your strengths often 15. SOME RESEARCH-BASED HAPPINESSINTERVENTIONS Best Possible Self exercise Three Good Things exercise Cultivate strength(s) Avoid social comparison Heed hedonic adaptation effects Invest in relationships Replaying happy life events (Focusing onthe positive) Savoring daily experiences (mindfulness) 16. Intention:To build positive peak performing and resilient individuals and communitiesTo build a HAPPIER World One Person at a TIME (HAPPINESS)Then a SNOWBALL effect as each of us shares Positive Psychology with those around us (REVOLUTION)