Positive Psychology Resources

Pat’s coaching focus is influenced by the research produced in the field of positive psychology, which scientifically studies positive emotions, positive character, and positive institutions. She believes that developing one’s natural talents into strengths can put the wind at your back and help you soar toward your most fulfilling life.

Here are some of her favorite works that you may find helpful:

Flourish by Martin E.P. Seligman

Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment by Martin E.P. Seligman

Flow: the Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment by Tal Ben-Shahar

The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt

Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life by Martin E.P. Seligman

Positivity: Groundbreaking Research Reveals How to Embrace the Hidden Strength of Positive Emotions, Overcome Negativity, and Thrive by Barbara Fredrickson

Stumbling on Happiness by Dan Gilbert

Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success by Adam M. Grant.

Also, to learn what your personal character strengths are and how you can use them to increase your well-being, there is a free online Values In Action (VIA) testing instrument developed by positive psychologists. Click here for access.

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