What is Authentic Happiness?
Authentic Happiness is the result of scientific research about what truly makes
human beings happy. The 24 week Vanguard program that I took gave me the
expertise to assess other people’s happiness quotient and to provide them with
the tools to increase it in ways that are doable and easy.
From the inside flap of the book:
Authentic Happiness: Using the New
Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment
Over a decade ago, Martin Seligman charted a new approach to living with
"flexible optimism." Now, in his most stimulating and persuasive book to date,
the bestselling author of
Learned Optimism introduces the revolutionary,
scientifically based idea of "Positive Psychology." Positive Psychology focuses
on strengths rather than weaknesses, asserting that happiness is not the result
of good genes or luck. Seligman teaches readers that happiness can be cultivated
by identifying and using many of the strengths and traits that they already
possess--including kindness, originality, humor, optimism, and generosity. By
frequently calling upon their "signature strengths" in all the crucial realms of
life, readers will not only develop natural buffers against misfortune and the
experience of negative emotion, they will move their lives up to a new, more
Drawing on groundbreaking psychological research, Seligman shows how Positive
Psychology is shifting the profession's paradigm away from its narrow-minded
focus on pathology, victimology, and mental illness to positive emotion, virtue
and strength, and positive institutions. Our signature strengths can be nurtured
throughout our lives, with benefits to our health, relationships, and careers.
Seligman provides the Signature Strengths Survey along with a variety of brief
tests that can be used to measure how much positive emotion readers experience,
in order to help determine what their highest strengths are. The life-changing
lesson of Authentic Happiness is that by identifying the very best in ourselves,
we can improve the world around us and achieve new and sustainable levels of
authentic contentment, gratification, and meaning.
Who is Martin Seligman, Ph.D?
Martin E. P. Seligman, Ph.D., is the Fox Leadership Professor of Psychology at
the University of Pennsylvania, the director of the Positive Psychology Network,
and the former president of the American Psychological Association. Among his
twenty books are
Learned Optimism and
The Optimistic Child.
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What can I offer to you?
I am available for programs, workshops, one-on-one coaching and speaking
engagements on this exciting field. I can tailor the program to be relevant to
your organization’s needs. I provide coaching services to help you increase your
What is the next step?
E-mail me at
firstname.lastname@example.org, to arrange a time to discuss the options for your unique
application and together we can see if it would be the right thing for you.
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