Psychology is often connected to something serious, and often, it is. But for me (clinical psychologist working with adults) humor and positive psychology is as meaningful as everything I know about “abnormal psychology” if not more important. I love to see my clients smile, especially because they seldom got the chance, and humor also makes it easier to say and work with big problems. It creates a freeing distance to everything in front of you, without making it unclear. Its like being inside a house, with all its clutter, and then getting the chance to see it from above. Well, the clutter is still there, but you can see that this is just a house out of many, all with their own mess to clean up. Sometimes it feels better, when we look at things from a new perspective. If I can make you smile a bit today, my day (filled with meaningful conversations with some lovely people) will almost be perfect.
- CONNECT: Applying the Science of Positive Psychology to Improve Society (maitripsychology.com)
- What Happens When a Clinical Psychologist Diagnoses Your Favorite Superheroes (fastcocreate.com)
- Martin Seligman – Positive Psychology (malinavalon.wordpress.com)
- Guest post: How can we improve the happiness and wellbeing of children in the UK? (schoolsimprovement.net)
- 2013 Positive Schools Conference – Melbourne – 6th & 7th June (projectbetty.wordpress.com)