Sustainable Happiness Workshop
Sustainable Happiness Workshop Starting
By Linda Brackin, MSS, LCSW, Sustainable Happiness Life Coach
PRE-REGISTRATION IS NECESSARY (Registration fee covers the first session)
STARTING: Mid January, 2016 ENDING: Early April or June, 2016 (see below)
WHERE: 701 Adams Dam Road Greenville, DE 19807
WHEN: After 12 years, this is the first time, I am offering two options for this series. If there is enough interest, I will offer both groups. If most of the interests leans towards one option or the other, I will offer one group.
- Option One: Monthly on Saturday mornings 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM (January – June)
- Options Two: Bi-Weekly on Thursday nights 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (January – April)
FEE: Option One: $65 per session
Option Two: $55 per session
PHONE: 302 888 2345
Although each individual session in the workshop series builds upon another, each one stands alone as holding inherent value to you. It is my intention and desire that you will be able to attend the complete series. If your schedule doesn’t permit due to prior travel plans or something unexpected, you will have the opportunity to share the assignment you had to miss. Think of it as a course you are committed to attending. There is tuition. To make it more manageable, you can pay for each session as the course progresses.
The goal for this workshop series is simple and powerful: To help you lead lives that are happier, more engaged, and more deeply meaningful. I do this by drawing on the principles of Positive Psychology.
“Positive psychology is the scientific study of what enables individuals and communities to thrive and flourish. The field was founded in 1996 on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best within them and to enhance their experience of love, work and play.” (www.ippanetwork.org)
Happiness and well-being are overarching terms to describe the goals of the entire positive psychology enterprise, embracing both positive emotions (such as joy and comfort) and positive activities (such as engagement and absorption).
Dr. Martin Seligman, one of the principal pioneers of the Science of Positive Psychology, teaches that life satisfaction has three dimensions: the pleasant life, the engaged life, the meaningful life.
1. The Pleasant Life: Focused on getting as much healthy pleasure as possible; a life that successfully pursues the positive emotions about the Past (contentment, serenity, satisfaction), the Present (savoring, gratitude) and the Future (optimism, hope, faith, confidence).
2. The Engaged Life: Identifying and using your signature strengths every day to obtain abundant gratification, absorption and flow in the main realms of your life (work, love, friendship and parenting).
3. The Meaningful Life: Adds one more component, which is using these same signature strengths in the service of something much greater to obtain meaning, to forward knowledge, beneficial power, or goodness.
By identifying the very best in ourselves, we can improve the world around us and achieve new and sustainable levels of authentic contentment, gratification and meaning. A foundational component of this workshop series will be to introduce you to your signature strengths through an assessment tool developed by the early pioneers of positive psychology.
The primary focus of the introductory workshop session is the results of your VIA Character Strengths Survey, which you will be asked to complete prior to the workshop. You will receive a 25 page interpretive report on your individual character strengths. This is a guide to embracing and more consciously focusing on your signature character strengths, which will become a foundational tool leading to sustainable happiness.
By participating you will have gained an introductory level of understanding of the link between daily utilization of your signature strengths and sustainable happiness. You will know a great deal about what’s right with you instead of what’s wrong! You will be more consciously aware of the benefits of your signature strengths to you, to others, and have a sense of how and where you could use them even more.
You will walk away with an understanding of the pursuit of pleasure in terms of positive emotions from the past, present, future.
You will learn actual steps you can take to savor, build gratitude, and build optimism.
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All good blessings,
Linda Brackin, MSS, LCSW