I am very excited to welcome Dr. Donna Marino to Therapy That Works as a guest blogger. I find her area of expertise, Positive Psychology, to be an exciting, evidence-based approach to wellness, as I’m sure you will as well.
While Positive Psychology is not exactly new (it’s been around for almost 15 years now, started by Martin Seligman, in 1998, during his APA presidency), it is still considered new to the field of psychology. It is a new perspective on mental health that research is demonstrating, can lead to “a new you.”
Now, will you wake up singing like Beyoncé or swimming like Michael Phelps? Well, no, but research shows that it will make you happier. In fact, Positive Psychology has been referred to as the “Science of Happiness.” The key difference between Positive Psychology and Self-help or Pop Psychology is its grounding in research. It is considered an evidence-based treatment.
So, what is Positive Psychology?
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