Positive Psychology

By Kaitlyn Nilson, Oct 29, 2021

Positive psychology is “the scientific study of the strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive” (UPenn, 2021). Specifically, it refers to the practice of focusing on the things that make life meaningful. Much of the work on positive psychology is attributed to Martin Seligman, a Doctor of Psychology for over fifty years. His mission within this area of psychology has been to study the ways in which people derive meaning and enjoyment from their lives.

If you’re interested in hearing more about this topic from Dr. Seligman himself, you can watch this TED Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FBxfd7DL3E

ADFCA is collaborating with Dr. Beverly Dolinsky and her students at Endicott College to offer a series of informative and interactive sessions on positive psychology. During these hour-long virtual meetings, the students will guide participants through a few exercises designed to promote self-compassion, mindfulness, resilience, and appreciation for others, among other things. They are a great opportunity to take a break during your day and pause and reflect on the simple joys in life. The exercises you learn can be something you return to however often you choose.

Sessions will take place on Wednesdays from 2:00 – 3:00 PM on the following days:
November 3, 2021
November 10, 2021
November 17, 2021

To sign up to participate, please email Carrie Johnson at [email protected] or call 978-281-1750.