JEFF HARRY'S

POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY PLAYLIST

I believe that play is as important as breathing, sleeping, and love.  It's where so much of our happiness, fulfillment, and creativity comes from. 

JEFF HARRY

Welcome to the Positive Psychology Playlist!  

Inspired by the Flourishing Center's Certified Applied Positive Psychology Program, the goal is to gamify positive psychology modules, so you can incorporate them into your everyday life.  If you'd like to cultivate more of a certain aspect of positive psychology, click on the link below and try one of the play challenges.  Observe what occurs for you through the play.  Share your results with the Rediscover Your Play Tribe, tag @jeffharryplays on Instagram or Twitter.

 

It promises to be a fun, adventurous, and fulfilling ride.

 

Special Thanks To Louis Alloro and the CAPP.65 Los Angeles Cohort!    

Positivity Psychology

Press Your Luck


The Luck Factor, Richard Wiseman Lucky or unlucky people are responsible for much of their fortune through their thoughts and behaviors. 4 Basic Principles of Lucky People

  • They are skilled at creating and noticing chance opportunities
  • Make lucky decisions by listening to their intuition
  • Create self-fulfilling prophesies via positive expectations
  • Adopt a resilient attitude that transforms bad luck into good




Luck Play Challenges


INDIVIDUAL PLAY CHALLENGE

  • For a 48-hour period, log every good experience that happens to you, regardless of whether it is big or small
  • Each time, something good happens, ask yourself with curoisity: How Can It Get Any Better Than this?
  • Journal about the result
PLAY CHALLENGE WITH FRIENDS
  • Gather a group of your friends and prime each other by saying that you will have a lucky outing
  • Have the group point out and celebrate every time some unexpected positive action occurs (whether it is big or small) and be curious about where that leads
OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE PLAY CHALLENGE





Find Your Inner Genius

Through Play

POSITIVITY 

Fixed Vs. Growth Mindset

Aspects of Fixed & Growth Mindset


Two Mindsets, Carol S. Dweck Ph.D

  • People with a fixed mindset believe their abilities are established and can’t change much regardless of how hard they try.
  • People with a growth mindset know that they can learn and grow if they invest enough effort.
  • Mindsets become self-fulfilling prophecies. If you think you can improve you will and vice versa
  • Mindsets are learned and can be changed.
Mindset, The New Psychology of Success, Carol S. Dweck Ph.D.




Fixed Vs. Growth Mindset Play Challenges


INDIVIDUAL PLAY CHALLENGE

  • For one day, observe every time you have a fixed mindset thought and log the ways in which that fixed mindset limits you
PLAY CHALLENGE WITH FRIENDS
  • For one week, Ask your friends to point out places where you are have a fixed mindset and choose one that they will remind you of to work on
OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE PLAY CHALLENGE
  • Pick one area where you have a fixed mindset. For one month, challenge yourself to devote time to change your perspective on that area to a growth mindset. Journal about your experience.





Choice Map

Breakdown of The Choice Map


The choice map provides you an opportunity to see whether you an embracing a challenge from a Judgemental or Learner approach. By simply catching the judger thoughts, you can help yourself avoid falling into a negative spiral that leads to the judger pit. Choice Map Inquiry Institute Marilee Adams, Ph D. Change Your Questions, Change Your Life Here is the breakdown of the judger path and questions vs. the learner path and questions: Judger Path: Focuses on what is wrong. React

  • Automatic Reactions
  • Blame Focused
  • Win/Lose Relating
  • Leads to the JUDGER PIT
Judger Questions* include:
  • What’s wrong with me?
  • Whose fault is it?
  • Why are they so stupid?
  • How can I prove that I’m right?
  • Haven’t we been there, done that?
  • Why bother?
Learner Path: Focuses on possibilities and growth. Choose
  • Thoughtful Choices
  • Solutions Focused
  • Win/Win Relating
  • Leads to the Learner Path
Learner Questions* include:
  • What do I want?
  • What works?
  • What are the facts and what can I learn? • What are my choices?
  • What action steps make sense?
  • What’s possible?




Choice Map Play Challenges


Print Out Choice Map INDIVIDUAL PLAY CHALLENGE

  • Catch the judger. Log all the judger thoughts that you have and when you see them, run the thought through the Choice Map Method. See how many judger thoughts you can run through the Choice Map in one day
PLAY CHALLENGE WITH FRIENDS
  • Find a partner and for 48 hours, point out to each other whenever one verbalizes a judger thought
  • Help each other by running your thoughts through the Choice Map Method
OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE PLAY CHALLENGE
  • For one week, log all of your judger thoughts that you notice and as you find them
    • Run each thought you catch through the Choice Map Method and observ what effect it has on you that week
  • At the end of the week, compare the number of judger thoughts you had at the beginning of the week to the end of the week





Luck

Press Your Luck


The Luck Factor, Richard Wiseman Lucky or unlucky people are responsible for much of their fortune through their thoughts and behaviors. 4 Basic Principles of Lucky People

  • They are skilled at creating and noticing chance opportunities
  • Make lucky decisions by listening to their intuition
  • Create self-fulfilling prophesies via positive expectations
  • Adopt a resilient attitude that transforms bad luck into good




Luck Play Challenges


INDIVIDUAL PLAY CHALLENGE

  • For a 48-hour period, log every good experience that happens to you, regardless of whether it is big or small
  • Each time, something good happens, ask yourself with curoisity: How Can It Get Any Better Than this?
  • Journal about the result
PLAY CHALLENGE WITH FRIENDS
  • Gather a group of your friends and prime each other by saying that you will have a lucky outing
  • Have the group point out and celebrate every time some unexpected positive action occurs (whether it is big or small) and be curious about where that leads
OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE PLAY CHALLENGE





ENGAGEMENT

Savor

Breakdown of Savoring


Why Savoring Works:

  • Increases positivity
  • Shifts the focus to what is beautiful, auspicious, delicious and life-enhancing
  • Increases gratitude
  • Counters hedonic treadmill and adaptation
“People who are habitually mindful of their current experiences are more likely to experience frequent and intense positive emotions, to feel self- sufficient and competent, and to have positive social relationships.” The How of Happiness, Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky Three Orientations of Savoring
  • Reminisce: Look back fondly at a time that you really appreciated
  • Attentively: Be present in the moment
  • Anticipatory: Looking at future activities in an appreciative way
4 Pathways of Savoring
  • Marveling: regulates awe
  • Thanksgiving: regulates gratitude
  • Basking: regulates pride.
  • Luxuriating: regulates physical pleasure




Savor Play Challenges


REMINSCING INDIVIDUAL PLAY CHALLENGE

  • Close your eyes and think back on a recent journey (I.e. travel, program, conference/retreat, job, etc.) you have been on and identify one of your fondest memories of that experience
    • What do you appreciate most about that memory?
      • Journal about what comes up for you
  • Take a old photo of a really great memory and take 2 - 4 minutes to stare at it, remembering everything from it
  • Remember the smell, the feeling, who was with you, and why it was such a happy moment
  • If you want to double down on this challenge, journal about it, writing about what was so amazing about it
PLAY CHALLENGE WITH FRIENDS
  • Sit down with a friend and talk about one of your favorite memories with them
  • Try to see if you can remember the feelings of that experience and what made it so memorable
  • Measure how you feel before and after you reminisce
OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE PLAY CHALLENGE
  • Share with friend a challenging time in your past and how that experience shaped you
    • Describe what it was like being in that situation and what made it so memorable
    • Even though it is challenging, try to think of what you now appreciate about that experience that shaped the rest of your life
ATTENTIVELY INDIVIDUAL PLAY CHALLENGE
  • Pick one thing that you are really enjoy doing every day
  • Be as present as possible in the moment enjoying that particular experience
    • Example of a particular experience: Enjoying a cup of coffee
      • Purchase the coffee and take the time to really appreciate the coffee
        • What is it that you love?
        • Notice the feel of the warm cup and the smell of the coffee
        • Observe how each drop rolls down your throat
  • Compare this moment to your typically experience drinking coffee and observe what is different
PLAY CHALLENGE WITH FRIENDS
  • Go with your friend to your favorite restaurant
  • Order your favorite items off the menu and when eating, take each bite slowly and describe to each other what you enjoy most about that particular food
  • Simply be present enjoying this meal, removing any distractions from the experience
    • How does it compare to the top meals you have ever had?
OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE PLAY CHALLENGE ANTICIPATORY INDIVIDUAL PLAY CHALLENGE
  • Pick one play activity you can do this week that will bring you joy.
    • It could be small or big, just something that really brings you happiness that is exciting and not passive.
    • Notice if knowing this activity is coming up makes your week more enjoyable
PLAY CHALLENGE WITH FRIENDS
  • Make a list of 5 events that you are looking forward to this year with your friends
    • If you don’t have them already planned, reference the Yearly Play, Joy, Fun Index and come up with a list with a group of your friends/family
OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE PLAY CHALLENGE
  • Choose to do an experience this year that is exciting, nerve-racking, and challenging to your inner core being (I.e. Public Speaking, Skydiving, Traveling Abroad Alone, etc.)
  • Ask your closest friends to keep you accountable that you will commit to doing it this year
  • Notice how you feel leading up to this exciting event that may alter your life in a positive way
BONUS WAYS TO SAVOR Creating Pathways of Savoring
  • Basking
    • When you do something that is worthy of praise, all yourself to appreciate all the words of kindness and really embrace the love and positive feedback given to you
  • Marveling
    • Identity what puts you in awe (I.e. sunrise/sunsets, nature, powerful feat, etc.) and take the time to experience sitting in that feeling
  • Thanksgiving
    • .Share your gratitude and appreciation for others as if you have so much to give and can't give enough
    • See how that feels to be that grateful and what effect it has on others
  • Luxuriating
    • Do something that makes your body feel good (I.e. eating a good meal, sleeping, exercising, massage, etc.) and enjoy fully the process of that experience





Flow

What Is Positive Psychology?


“Positive psychology is the scientific study of optimal human functioning. It aims to discover and promote the factors that allow individuals and communities to thrive.” Dr. Martin E.P. Seligman, Founder of Positive Psychology “Positive psychology is about helping people move ‘North of Neutral.’ Positive psychology in 3 words: Other People Matter.” Dr. Christopher Peterson, Founding Father of Positive Psychology Positive Psychology is the science of human flourishing. The Flourishing Center PERMA - V




Positive Psychology Play Challenges


These play challenges are designed to apply positive psychology in fun, useful, and powerful way. To take full advantage of the play challenge, it is an important to observe the effect the play has on your mind, body, and spirit, as much as doing the action itself. The more you commit to the play action, the more you will get out of it. The way the play challenges are broken down is as follows: INDIVIDUAL PLAY CHALLENGE

  • These are easiest to do play challenges as you can do this anywhere at anytime
PLAY CHALLENGE WITH FRIENDS
  • These challenges are to be done with friends or family, so they can both experience it with you, as well as help keep you accountable
  • Having a partner to do these play challenges helps provide a different perspective, as well as give you an adventure partner that you share this experience with
OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE PLAY CHALLENGE
  • These play challenges are considered stretch goals and are designed to challenge you to push yourself in order to experience a possible breakthrough
  • The more you are committed to this play challenge, the more you will get a powerful effect from it





RELATIONSHIPS

Love

Aspects of Love


Definition of Love:

  • As a Noun (n):
    • a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person
    • a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, child, or friend
    • sexual passion or desire
    • a person toward whom love is felt; beloved person; sweetheart
    • used in direct address as a term of endearment, affection, or the like):
    • Would you like to see a movie, love?
  • As a Verb (v):
    • to have love or affection for: All her pupils love her
    • to have a profoundly tender, passionate affection for (another person)
    • to have a strong liking for; take great pleasure in: to love music
    • to need or require; benefit greatly from: Plants love sunlight
    • to embrace and kiss (someone), as a lover
What Happens When You Fall in Love ( Bartels & Zeki, 2000, cited in Peterson, 2007)
  • Neuroimaging scans of individuals who describe themselves as madly in love resemble that of cocaine addicts.
  • Pleasure centers are activated when viewing pictures of their loved one, compared to pictures of a friend or a neutral control.
Blinded by Love
  • “When mothers look at pictures of their own children, brain regions responsible for negative emotions and social comparison are deactivated” ( Bartels & Zeki, 2004, cited in Peterson, 2007)
  • (Until they become teens or the honeymoon phase is over)
Passionate vs. Compassionate Love
  • Passionate love brings people together
  • Compassionate love keeps people together
  • Passionate love is a chemically induced state that is not meant to last otherwise you wouldn’t be able to function
  • “Passionate love occurs at the beginning of an affair and is marked by extreme absorption and dramatic mood swings, from ecstasy to anguish.
  • Compassionate love is the unshakable affection shared by two people whose lives have become intertwined” (Peterson, 2007 p. 267)
Passion’s Shelf Life
  • Passion is subject to Hedonic Adaptation
  • We’re wired for variety
Typologies of liking, loving and more
  • Virtuous Love:
  • Affiliation:
    • We have a biological need for affiliation
    • A research study with laboratory rats showed that the mere physical presence of another rat reduced the physiological effects of stress. A non-stressed rat was most beneficial. (Kiyokawa et al. 2004)
    • Affiliation refers to “simply wanting to be associated with someone” (Peterson, 2007 p. 264)
    • ‘Misery loves company’
    • Same is true for people
    • Schachter (1959) found that students who were told they were expecting to be shocked as part of the experiment preferred to be in the presence of a stranger, compared to control.
  • Liking vs. Loving “I love you. But I don’t like you right now!”
  • In liking, people have a positive attitude toward each other.
    • 6 factors predispose people to liking someone (Peterson, 2007, p.265):
      • Proximity - other things being equal, we like those who live close to us
      • Similarity - other things being equal, we like those whose personality traits, values and beliefs are similar to ours
      • Complementarity of needs - other things being equal, we like those who satisfy our needs
      • High ability - other things being equal, we like those who are competent
      • Attractiveness - other things being equal, we like those who are physically attractive or otherwise pleasing
      • Reciprocity - other things being equal, we like those who like us




Love Challenges


In order to find our flow, we must create the conditions for a flow state to occur. INDIVIDUAL PLAY CHALLENGE

PLAY CHALLENGE WITH FRIENDS & LOVED ONES
  • Determine their Love Language and express your love to them through this language for one week
    • Ask them at the end of the week, do they feel any different towards you?
OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE PLAY CHALLENGE
  • For one week, the way you give your love to your closest friends and family, choose to do the same for yourself
    • Identify ways in which you'd appreciate love and self-compassion and go all in loving yourself
  • Express your love freely to people that you are close to, but you have never said "I Love You Too."
    • See how that feels in your body when you do this





MEANING

Purpose

Breakdown of The Choice Map


The choice map provides you an opportunity to see whether you an embracing a challenge from a Judgemental or Learner approach. By simply catching the judger thoughts, you can help yourself avoid falling into a negative spiral that leads to the judger pit. Choice Map Inquiry Institute Marilee Adams, Ph D. Change Your Questions, Change Your Life Here is the breakdown of the judger path and questions vs. the learner path and questions: Judger Path: Focuses on what is wrong. React

  • Automatic Reactions
  • Blame Focused
  • Win/Lose Relating
  • Leads to the JUDGER PIT
Judger Questions* include:
  • What’s wrong with me?
  • Whose fault is it?
  • Why are they so stupid?
  • How can I prove that I’m right?
  • Haven’t we been there, done that?
  • Why bother?
Learner Path: Focuses on possibilities and growth. Choose
  • Thoughtful Choices
  • Solutions Focused
  • Win/Win Relating
  • Leads to the Learner Path
Learner Questions* include:
  • What do I want?
  • What works?
  • What are the facts and what can I learn? • What are my choices?
  • What action steps make sense?
  • What’s possible?




Choice Map Play Challenges


Print Out Choice Map INDIVIDUAL PLAY CHALLENGE

  • Catch the judger. Log all the judger thoughts that you have and when you see them, run the thought through the Choice Map Method. See how many judger thoughts you can run through the Choice Map in one day
PLAY CHALLENGE WITH FRIENDS
  • Find a partner and for 48 hours, point out to each other whenever one verbalizes a judger thought
  • Help each other by running your thoughts through the Choice Map Method
OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE PLAY CHALLENGE
  • For one week, log all of your judger thoughts that you notice and as you find them
    • Run each thought you catch through the Choice Map Method and observ what effect it has on you that week
  • At the end of the week, compare the number of judger thoughts you had at the beginning of the week to the end of the week





ACHIEVEMENT

Visualization

Visualization


How and Why does Visualization work? (From Flourishing Center CAPP) Maybe it’s “Ordinary Magic”? What is visualization doing?

  • Activating the placebo effect
  • Activating the attention bias
  • Regulates emotions
  • Moderates the physical effects of stress
  • Helps set goals and increase self-efficacy
  • Decreases the planning fallacy
Activating the placebo effect:
  • Prepares you for action and puts you in a state of readiness
  • Increases in confidence may activate the placebo effect
  • Visualizing an event or a situation happening puts that person in a state where they are ready for action. If before, you didn’t think it was possible for you to achieve this, and you start visualizing it happening your confidence increased. For example a student who wants to be a doctor can begin seeing herself in that roll, seeing herself as a doctor, working with her patients, seeing herself in med school, studying for the MCATs. The fact that she sees herself doing it, increases her confidence. Often times believing that she wants to go to medical school can begin visualizing herself as a doctor, seeing herself, doesn’t think she has what it takes, but if starts to visualize herself, you suddenly begin to see yourself as better able to do those things that you didn’t think you could do. You also send out nonverbal cues to the world around you about your changed state. By thinking about this happening I am getting myself psyched.
Activating the attention bias:
  • The tendency to focus on things that support your beliefs: Narrows and deepens awareness
  • Study: pro-life and pro-choice
  • Behavioral confirmation – do things to support
  • 2 groups of people read the same article, one group was pro-choice
  • See either opportunities or threats to your personal position
Regulates Emotions: Visualizing things helps control the emotions associated with it. For example someone who wants leave a job that they are miserable at. However, there’s a lot of fear and worry associated with starting that business they’ve always dreamt of. Visualizing the event happening stirs lots of emotions up, providing fertile soil for controlling and regulating those emotions. This is particu- larly powerful for people who are catastrophizers. Induces Positive Emotions:
  • A study by Nelis et al (2012) compared the effects to positive affect of mental imagery versus verbal processing, i.e., creating images of the words in your mind versus speaking words and thinking about what they mean.
  • Mental imagery cultivated more positive affect.
  • “If results can be translated from the lab to the clinic then imaging positive situations may help people feel more positive than only discussing them verbally in therapy.”
Moderates the physical effects of stress:
  • Visualization creates physical and emotional arousal
  • Vision vs. Visual Imagery:
  • “The brain does not know the difference between what it sees and what it thinks about” 88% overlap in recalling information as observing the information (Krelman, Koch & Fried, 2000)
Visualization and the Brain:
  • Visualization happens in the cerebral cortex (language, thinking, and problem solving)
  • Visual images > optic cortex
  • Sounds > auditory cortex
  • Tactile > sensory cortex
  • Cerebral cortex > limbic system > endocrine system and the autonomic nervous system > bodily functions
  • Visualization and the Body
  • Increased heart rate
  • Blood pressure
  • Because of this, the body reacts to the images in the brain as though they are real threats, and real opportunities
  • Reactions in the body like increased heart rate & blood pressure
  • Increased heart rate
  • Blood pressure
  • Electrodermal activity
  • Human body is designed to act when this happens
Help Set Goals and Increase Self-Efficacy:
  • Approach vs. Avoidance Goals
    • Thinking about what you don’t want attracts it in!
    • Must frame goals in the positive.
    • “Pink Elephant”
Self-Efficacy
  • You can do it!
  • What a person believes they can do with their skills under certain conditions (Maddux, 2002)
  • Self-efficacy is different than self-esteem. It is not you can do “You were great out there” to the overweight 9 year old after she forgot the routine, tripped over her own feet, and smashed into one of the other girls on stage. It is what you believe you can do.




Visualization Play Challenges


INDIVIDUAL PLAY CHALLENGE

  • Practice the Kylego Visualization Exercise, visualizing a year from now and describing it as if it already happened
  • Journal about it and see what comes up
PLAY CHALLENGE WITH FRIENDS & LOVED ONES
  • Do a Tunnel Visualization with your friends
OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE PLAY CHALLENGE





VITALITY

Physical Activity

Visualization


How and Why does Visualization work? (From Flourishing Center CAPP) Maybe it’s “Ordinary Magic”? What is visualization doing?

  • Activating the placebo effect
  • Activating the attention bias
  • Regulates emotions
  • Moderates the physical effects of stress
  • Helps set goals and increase self-efficacy
  • Decreases the planning fallacy
Activating the placebo effect:
  • Prepares you for action and puts you in a state of readiness
  • Increases in confidence may activate the placebo effect
  • Visualizing an event or a situation happening puts that person in a state where they are ready for action. If before, you didn’t think it was possible for you to achieve this, and you start visualizing it happening your confidence increased. For example a student who wants to be a doctor can begin seeing herself in that roll, seeing herself as a doctor, working with her patients, seeing herself in med school, studying for the MCATs. The fact that she sees herself doing it, increases her confidence. Often times believing that she wants to go to medical school can begin visualizing herself as a doctor, seeing herself, doesn’t think she has what it takes, but if starts to visualize herself, you suddenly begin to see yourself as better able to do those things that you didn’t think you could do. You also send out nonverbal cues to the world around you about your changed state. By thinking about this happening I am getting myself psyched.
Activating the attention bias:
  • The tendency to focus on things that support your beliefs: Narrows and deepens awareness
  • Study: pro-life and pro-choice
  • Behavioral confirmation – do things to support
  • 2 groups of people read the same article, one group was pro-choice
  • See either opportunities or threats to your personal position
Regulates Emotions: Visualizing things helps control the emotions associated with it. For example someone who wants leave a job that they are miserable at. However, there’s a lot of fear and worry associated with starting that business they’ve always dreamt of. Visualizing the event happening stirs lots of emotions up, providing fertile soil for controlling and regulating those emotions. This is particu- larly powerful for people who are catastrophizers. Induces Positive Emotions:
  • A study by Nelis et al (2012) compared the effects to positive affect of mental imagery versus verbal processing, i.e., creating images of the words in your mind versus speaking words and thinking about what they mean.
  • Mental imagery cultivated more positive affect.
  • “If results can be translated from the lab to the clinic then imaging positive situations may help people feel more positive than only discussing them verbally in therapy.”
Moderates the physical effects of stress:
  • Visualization creates physical and emotional arousal
  • Vision vs. Visual Imagery:
  • “The brain does not know the difference between what it sees and what it thinks about” 88% overlap in recalling information as observing the information (Krelman, Koch & Fried, 2000)
Visualization and the Brain:
  • Visualization happens in the cerebral cortex (language, thinking, and problem solving)
  • Visual images > optic cortex
  • Sounds > auditory cortex
  • Tactile > sensory cortex
  • Cerebral cortex > limbic system > endocrine system and the autonomic nervous system > bodily functions
  • Visualization and the Body
  • Increased heart rate
  • Blood pressure
  • Because of this, the body reacts to the images in the brain as though they are real threats, and real opportunities
  • Reactions in the body like increased heart rate & blood pressure
  • Increased heart rate
  • Blood pressure
  • Electrodermal activity
  • Human body is designed to act when this happens
Help Set Goals and Increase Self-Efficacy:
  • Approach vs. Avoidance Goals
    • Thinking about what you don’t want attracts it in!
    • Must frame goals in the positive.
    • “Pink Elephant”
Self-Efficacy
  • You can do it!
  • What a person believes they can do with their skills under certain conditions (Maddux, 2002)
  • Self-efficacy is different than self-esteem. It is not you can do “You were great out there” to the overweight 9 year old after she forgot the routine, tripped over her own feet, and smashed into one of the other girls on stage. It is what you believe you can do.




Visualization Play Challenges


INDIVIDUAL PLAY CHALLENGE

  • Practice the Kylego Visualization Exercise, visualizing a year from now and describing it as if it already happened
  • Journal about it and see what comes up
PLAY CHALLENGE WITH FRIENDS & LOVED ONES
  • Do a Tunnel Visualization with your friends
OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE PLAY CHALLENGE





VIA Strengths

What Is Positive Psychology?


“Positive psychology is the scientific study of optimal human functioning. It aims to discover and promote the factors that allow individuals and communities to thrive.” Dr. Martin E.P. Seligman, Founder of Positive Psychology “Positive psychology is about helping people move ‘North of Neutral.’ Positive psychology in 3 words: Other People Matter.” Dr. Christopher Peterson, Founding Father of Positive Psychology Positive Psychology is the science of human flourishing. The Flourishing Center PERMA - V




Positive Psychology Play Challenges


These play challenges are designed to apply positive psychology in fun, useful, and powerful way. To take full advantage of the play challenge, it is an important to observe the effect the play has on your mind, body, and spirit, as much as doing the action itself. The more you commit to the play action, the more you will get out of it. The way the play challenges are broken down is as follows: INDIVIDUAL PLAY CHALLENGE

  • These are easiest to do play challenges as you can do this anywhere at anytime
PLAY CHALLENGE WITH FRIENDS
  • These challenges are to be done with friends or family, so they can both experience it with you, as well as help keep you accountable
  • Having a partner to do these play challenges helps provide a different perspective, as well as give you an adventure partner that you share this experience with
OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE PLAY CHALLENGE
  • These play challenges are considered stretch goals and are designed to challenge you to push yourself in order to experience a possible breakthrough
  • The more you are committed to this play challenge, the more you will get a powerful effect from it