Positive Psychology

Last Friday I wrote about the poverty of Psychology and its irrelevance to the practical problems of life. Right now I am writing a new article on the new psychology of life and its connection to Reverse Therapy.

In the meantime, here is a TED film of Professor Martin Seligman talking about Positive Psychology and how it can help us to achieve pleasure, creative flow, service to others, and authentic happiness.

For me, the most important point Martin makes is that the way out of a lot of life problems is to focus your attention away from tragedy, and towards the exercise of your talents.

Interesting, too, that Martin talks about eudaimonia – the happiness you achieve through exercising your personal genius – on which I have written elsewhere in this blog.

You can access that TED talk here.

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