Report from IPPA Conference, Day 3

Wow! What an absolutely amazing day! In case you’re just “tuning in”, today is day 3 of the 2nd Congress of the International Positive Psychology Association.
Here are the highlights:

  • Barbara Fredrickson (author of my #2 pick on Happiness, Positivity) talked about Love
  • Meeting Todd Kashdan and (what may be his last) talk at IPPA
  • Possible collaboration with positive psychologist and local, Lynn Johnson
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with a Positive Spin
  • Positive Computing
  • Meeting Jane McGonigal and using her on-line game to enhance Happiness 101
  • How much you think you can do something effects whether (and how hard) you try *
  • The use of strengths in therapy – the intermediate lesson *
  • Gala and the National Constitution Center *

* I will report on these tomorrow.

It was much cooler today. A blessing for my walk to my third download of information in the realm of positive psychology, a.k.a. Happiness! As I walked through City Hall in (literally) the heart of Philadelphia, I hummed a little tune. I was distracted by the richness and variety of the people as I walked. Per haps distracted enough by the suits, the homeless, the street venders, the skaters and the provocative dress, the song’s lyrics did not bubble to the surface until in the shadow of the Downtown Marriott. I murmured, “All you need is love. Bump-ba bump-ba bump. All you need is love. Bump-ba bump-ba bump. All you need is love, love – love is all you need.” As I realized I was humming a Beatles standard, I also realized that the topic of Barbara Fredrickson’s talk was “Love: A new lens on the science of thriving” Continue reading Report from IPPA Conference, Day 3

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My wife and I had the pleasure of her presence at our party. Angela is the co-creator of the Transformation Station, where they do a wide variety of events. My wife and I saw Karen Bayard to comedy there not long ago. It is also home to frequent Deeka Blessings. Angela is an amazing spirit. Generous, kind and a great sense of humor. I am blessed to have her in my life.

~Frank Clayton, the Happy Therapist

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Thanks to Charles’ website revamp, you can now add your own positives! Just go to the drop down of the Positives tab and share your positives. You’ve heard the saying “misery loves company”. Well Happiness loves company too. You already know sharing positives lifts the spirits because here you are reading this. So, don’t hold back. Share your positives and help brighten the world.

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This is an absolutely amazing gathering of professionals.  Healers for the mind, body and spirit.  We’ve got massage, energy work, Shamanism, Reiki, rolfing, physical therapy, Pilates, Pranic Healing, Theta, sacred geometry reading, quantum NLP, Deeksha Blessings, Reconnecting Healing and much, much, MUCH more!  Over 40 healers will be there to pamper you!   All proceeds go the building fund for the Salt Lake Center for Spiritual Living.   Cost to get in is $5

I will be teaching about Happiness for all four hours!  Each hour of the Happiness class will be different from the last and will cost $20 per hour.  I’ll teach for 40 minutes, give twenty minutes for some one-on-one then back at it again at the top of the hour.  Each hour will be different.  I’ll talk about the myths of happiness, the happiness set-point and perhaps most importantly WHY even when things are good, people don’t feel as happy as they think they should.  Cost for the Happiness class is $20 per person per hour.  Again, all proceeds go to the Center for Spiritual Living.  Feel free to visit their website at

This is THE place to be this Saturday, July 18th from noon to 4pm.  The location is 870 East North Union Avenue, that’s right off of Fort Union and 9th East, tucked behind Hoppers.  See you there!!


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