Here are some links concerning happiness, positive psychology and art therapy. Enjoy!
ART THERAPY LINKS
Gioia’s blog, Joyful Art Therapy, about positive art therapy and ways to improve wellbeing
Ways to use art, art therapy and positive psychology to increase joy and happiness. Take her on-line course for only $25, “Altered Books in Art Therapy” under Art Therapy Theory, Practice and Techniques offered by the American Art Therapy Association.
Megan Booth, Hollyhox Positive Resources, Workshops, Trainings, and Strengths Cards
Workshops and resources designed to benefit to a range of people including…Psychologists, Counselors, Art Therapists, Educators, Youth Workers, Career Counsellors, Life Coaches, Human Resource Managers and those in Managerial Roles. Strengths in a Box is a highly visual set of 110 character strength cards. They are designed to be an interactive resource that can be used as a springboard for opening up strength based conversations.
POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY LINKS
Martin Seligman’s Authentic Happiness
Authentic Happiness is the homepage of Dr. Martin Seligman, Director of the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania and founder of positive psychology, a branch of psychology which focuses on the empirical study of such things as positive emotions, strengths-based character, and healthy institutions. This website has lots of useful questionnaires to measure character strengths and aspects of happiness, free of charge.
Robert Biswas-Diener, Positive Acorn, LLC, the Indiana Jones of Positive Psychology
At Positive Acorn they get bored easily. They grow tired of the old ways of applying positive psychology. They are naturally creative, curious, and hungry for the newest ideas and new ways of doing things. We are fascinated by the latest research in psychology and eager to figure out how it might be applied. Since their founding in 2005, they have been among the leaders in developing cutting-edge applications and interventions rooted in positive psychology theory, research and assessment. They are especially expert in cutting edge coaching applications.
Happy, the movie, from Roko Belic, the director of the Academy Award® nominated “Genghis Blues”
From the bayous of Louisiana to the deserts of Namibia, from the beaches of Brazil to the villages of Okinawa, “HAPPY” explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion. “HAPPY” combines cutting-edge science from the new field of “positive psychology” with real-life stories of people from around the world. We see the story of Melissa Moody, a mother of three who had a “perfect life” until the day she was run over by a truck. Disfigured for life, amazingly she is happier now than before her accident. Manoj Singh, a rickshaw puller from the slums of India is found to be as happy as the average American. Through these and other stories “HAPPY” leads us toward a deeper understanding of how we can all live more fulfilling, healthy and happy lives.
The Expressive Therapies Summit Thursday, November 8 – Sunday,
November 11, 2012, New York City
Gioia Chilton, MA, ATR-BC and psychodramatist Daniel Tomasulo, PhD, MFA, TEP on Thursday, November 8, 2012 for a workshop on Positive Psychology and the Creative Arts Therapies.