Saturday, September 11, 2010

Dr. Martin Seligman - The Three Blessings Exercise

I posted this video about a year ago, and many of my current Followers have never seen it. Because it's such a valuable exercise in optimism, I'm posting it again here now.

Marty, a former president of the American Psychological Association, author of the classic books Learned Optimism and Authentic Happiness, and founder of the Positive Psychology movement, is one of the most esteemed psychologists in the world. In this video, he explains the background for the "Three Blessing Exercise," one of many he's developed to help people become more resilient.

The exercise is simple. At the end of each day, think about the three things that happened that day that you are most happy about...and why they happened. In this brief video, he explains how this exercise works.

Though an older video, it's a treat to hear this from Marty himself. The Reflective Happiness website he refers to has changed, and I don't know enough about it to endorse it.

Here's to your everyday blessings!

Post by Dennis E. Coates, Ph.D., Copyright 2010. Building Personal Strength .

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