Tips and Techniques

3 Blessings Exercise

Our brain tends to ignore what goes well and it focuses by default on what might go wrong. Martin Seligman and others have devised and used a simple technique to address this, called the three blessings exercise.

Have a Beautiful Day

Professor Martin Seligman, in his book 'Authentic Happiness', describes methods that we can employ to increase momentary happiness in our lives.

Gratitude Visit

Select one important person from your past who has made a major positive difference in your life and to whom you have never fully expressed your thanks. Choose someone who is still alive.

BBC Happiness Manifesto

?Making Slough Happy? BBC 2 TV series rounded up research on happiness. Do these for two months and see if they make a difference.

Climbing the Pyramid of Forgiveness ? REACH model

Dr Everett L Worthington, Jr has developed a model which can help people to learn how to forgive.

Eight Steps Towards a More Satisfying Life

Sonja Lyubomirsky, University of California. This is more of a ?summary? TTT which brings together a number of different stands from this famous psychologist?s research.

Active and Constructive Responding

Shelly Gable, assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of California, has examined the different types of responses we give to other people's good news.

Subjective Happiness scale (shs)

The following questionnaire has been devised by Dr Sonja Lyubomirsky to measure a person's rating of their own happiness level. Within the next few weeks you will be abel to complete the questionnaire on-line on this site and get a result. In the meantime you can review the instrument.

The Satisfaction with Life Scale

The following questionnaire has been devised by Dr Ed Diener to measure a person's own assessment of their life-satisfaction. Within the next few weeks you will be able to complete the questionnaire on-line on this site and get a result. In the meantime you can review the instrument.

10 tips for boosting happiness