Stay tuned for information on the interrelated areas of Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, and the Science of Happiness.
Mindfulness is quite popular nowadays and is used in many contexts nowadays, with many different understandings of what the term means. Diana Winston of UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center offers a great definition:
“Paying attention to present moment experience with open curiosity and a willingness to be with what is.”
Positive Psychology is a branch of psychology that focuses on positive emotions, “flow,” mindfulness, meaning, and other areas that make people thrive. This is a relatively recent area of study and an increasing number of counselors work from this perspective. Claremont’s EAP provider network includes Positive Psychology specialists – just give us a call and let us know you’d like to work with a Positive Psychology clinician.
Science of Happiness. Yes, “happiness” is a science. This is a new field of social science that focuses on positive emotions. There is a growing body of research showing how happiness can be developed.