Positive Psychology giant, Dan Gilbert advises in his book, Stumbling On Happiness, that when when one is unsure of what to choose, one should call for reinforcements; advice from others! There are SO many amazing lectures to attend at the upcoming International Positive Psychology Association’s 3rd World Congress, I’m not sure which ones to pick! So, I am inviting YOU to look over the schedule and make your suggestions. Of course if I go to the lecture you suggest, I will be talking about it at the upcoming Cutting Edge of Happiness talk (Saturday, July 8th, 9am to 1pm – click here for more info). Just look over the program in these following three pictures and leave your comments below – or you can also E-mail me at frank@saltlakementalhealth.com

IPPA Friday

 

IPPA Saturday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for all your help!

 

Frank Clayton, the Happy Therapist

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I bought a new guitar book today from B&N. It’s got some good stuff in it – Hit from yesterday and today (that sounds like a radio station tag line, doesn’t it? But it’s true). I had so much fun trying out different songs that two hours went by without me even noticing. I never thought that “Smells Like Teen Spirit” would find it’s way into a positive but it did. I laid the rhythm down with the looper then picked out the lead and played over the top of it. I would also include the fact that I appreciate living in a house (vs. an apartment or condo) so I can play it LOUD! That part is big enough to deserve it’s own positive though. “Flow”, by the way, is a term in Positive Psychology referring to enjoying something so much that you lose all track of time. What’s YOUR flow activity?

Frank Clayton LPC

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In positive psychology, the term “Flow” means an activity that you enjoy so much that you lose all track of time. At 7:45pm I started my seventh appointment of the day. I didn’t even look at the clock until 9:15 – 40 minutes over! But I was so engaged in my calling I lost all track of time. I think that’s a sign that I am in the right profession. I am SO blessed!

Frank Clayton LPC

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In Happiness 101, I discuss many Happiness Habits, taken from Sonja Lyubomirsky’s book, The How of Happiness. One of those 12 Happiness Habits is called “Flow”. Flow was a concept fully developed by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi. We call him “Mike”. Flow experiences are those that sweep you up and usually cause you to totally forget about the time. Chess is one of those activities for me. When I am playing, time seems to take on a different beat. Five minutes seems like fifteen. It is a great way for me to stretch a short break.

Frank Clayton, the Happy Therapist

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