I am a mental health therapist in Salt Lake City, Utah and I specialize in Happiness (a.k.a. Positive Psychology). In my practice I use positive psychology to help clients to not just overcome depression but actually become happier. I also teach a class called Happiness 101, which is free to the public. Since social support is such an important ingredient in the Happiness equation, I also offer the Happiness Social monthly. This too is free to the public. I am also an active member in the Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition - which might sound like a stark contradiction but by spreading the word about positive psychology, hope is spread and suicide is reduced.
I am passionate about positive psychology - a.k.a. - Happiness! On the flip side, I am also passionate about suicide prevention. I am spreading Happiness in hope of reducing suicide.
'Want world peace? Don't try to change other people, start with yourself. Happiness spreads in the same pattern as a virus. Science has shown the when one person becomes Happier, they have the potential to "infect" up to 1,000 people. So, work toward becoming genuinely happier and let the Happiness spread naturally.
Positive psychology and Happiness
Ted videos are a mandatory part of my Happiness 101 class, including: Dan Gilbert's "Our Mistaken Expectations" and "Why We Are Happy", Barry Schwartz's "The Paradox of Choice", Sheena Lyengar's "The Art of Choosing", Malcolm Gladwell's "Spaghetti Sauce", Shawn Achor's “The Happy Secret To Better Work" and Aimee Mullins' “The Opportunity of Adversity. These videos help students to quickly jack into the science behind the smile.
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