I recently finished a 3-part “Building Habits of Happiness” series with the 9th and 10th-grade classes at St. Joe’s Preparatory School in Philadelphia. The young men who participated in this program were brimming with positive energy, supportive of each other, and willing to explore mind-body concepts in exciting new ways. Part concert, part TED talk, part workshop, we were redefining what a “school lecture” could be, moving rapidly from cheering to quiet reflection to paired discussions. Together we found a dynamic range for self-improvement, awakening our collective and individual optimism, growth potential, value-based decision-making, and positive connections. I’m so grateful … Read the Full Post »
Meet Your New Active Listening Partner: ChatGPT
Large language AI models like ChatGPT are capable of responding to users with accurate empathy in surprisingly conversational ways. In this Psychology Today post, I talk about burnout, the possibilities of artificial empathy, and how AI might assist clinicians in providing mental health support.
Katelyn Dory Discusses MAPP
Katelyn Dory explains how PCOM’s Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program is training her to promote positivity and mindfulness in institutions and workplaces. She also shares how PCOM’s community and faculty promote an inclusive, supportive learning environment.
A Conversation with PCOM President, Dr. Jay Feldstein
In the most recent episode of PCOM Perspectives, Jay S. Feldstein, DO ’81, President and CEO, speaks with Scott Glassman, PsyD, director of PCOM’s Master of Applied Positive Psychology.
Drs. Feldstein and Glassman discussed the unique qualities of the MAPP program, the benefits of access to the Happier You program for patients in PCOM’s Healthcare Centers and the growing movement to help people understand and learn more about the power of focusing on personal strengths and the positive side of life.
Listen here: https://bit.ly/41irqFf
Why are Californians So Happy?
California cities often rank among the highest in the nation when it comes to happiness. I shared some of the research that could help explain why in an interview with reporter Gianna Melillo from The Hill. Countries like Finland and Denmark, which consistently top the World Happiness Report, offer great insight into this question. Some of the contributing systemic factors to happiness in these countries are:
- High standard of living (large middle class)
- Low crime
- Clean environment where people can easily enjoy nature
- Strong education system and universal health care
- Generous parental leave and vacation time
- High levels
Hungarian Translation of A Happier You Released
Oriold just released their Hungarian translation of A Happier You. It’s an honor to be able to reach Hungarian-speaking people around the world. Many thanks to all who continue to support efforts to live more peacefully within ourselves and with each other.