Everyone wants to be happy. While clinicians and researchers traditionally focused on helping troubled people feel less distressed—moving from -5 to 0 on the happiness scale—more recently they’ve branched out to investigate what actually leads to enhanced well-being. Some research findings point in surprising new directions, while others echo advice heard from wise elders and religious teachers across cultures and centuries.
Erickson made happiness a legitimate goal of therapy and developed many interventions to enhance it. Positive psychology has provided the evidence to support this. In this workshop you will learn from a leading practitioner about the paradigm shift of positive psychology and develop a number of strategies to apply it in your own work.