The Power of Positive Psychology
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Learn the strengths and virtues that allow individuals to thrive.

The Power of Positive Psychology

What is Positive Psychology?

According to Dr. Martin E.P. Seligman, Director of the University of Pennsylvania Positive Psychology Center and a leading authority in the field of Positive Psychology:

 “Positive Psychology is the scientific study of the strengths and virtues that enable individuals and communities to thrive. The field is founded on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best within themselves, and to enhance their experiences of love, work, and play.”

Even when things are going well many of us carry a constant inner dialogue that tends to be self-deprecating. Even if we exercise self-discipline in our diet and exercise, we rarely consider discipline of thought as a way to enhance our emotional health and well being. Yet, much of our personal freedom is blocked by negative thought patterns and beliefs.

Studies show that high school students who deprioritize their happiness to gain admission to top colleges are adopting harmful life habits that have led to a "mental health crises" on college campuses.  A 2013 report by the Yale College Council found that more than half of undergraduates sought mental health care from the university during their time there.

Numerous studies have also shown that nurturing positive skills can help pull people out of depression, anxiety, and even suicidal thoughts.

Using positive psychology as the foundation for this workshop, we will cover the use of positive thinking to help us make peace with the past, seek contentment in the present moment and acknowledge a hopeful future.

Some of the happiness habits and tools you will learn:

  •  Methods for controlling and changing our thoughts and behavior to become more positive
  • Necessary steps to creating the balance that is right for us in our lives
  • How to deal with pessimistic people and negative situations
  • How to break negative patterns of thinking that are self-defeating
  • Tips to live mindfully

Who should attend:

  • Parents and their high school children
  • Teachers, school counselors and camp couselors
  • Anyone wanting to learn valuable happiness habits

Join us as we share proven tools to foster more well-being in your life and at work by being more positive, more engaged, have better relationships, find more meaning and accomplish more. Come explore ways to have a more positive mind-set.

“Every business and personal outcomes show improvement when the brain is positive. Training your brain to be positive is not so different from training your muscles at the gym.” –Shawn Achor

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This powerful workshop will be lead by Diane Lang, Therapist, Educator and Positive Psychology Life Coach. She is on a mission to help people develop a sustainable positive attitude that can literally turn you into an optimist.

Her clinical experience includes treating patients with different forms of mental illness, physical and emotional abuse and relationship issues.  Lang is also an Adjunct Professor in Psychology at Montclair State University; her college work includes mentoring students for individual career counseling and personal issue advisement.

As an expert in her fields of therapy, Lang has been featured in Family Circle, Family Magazine, Working Mother Magazine and seen on CBS News, NJ 12 TV, Good Day CT, Style CT, The Veira Network and the national television program “Fox & Friends.” In addition Lang writes a blog for and is the wellness correspondent for “Live it up” TV Show on UETV.

Lang has an M.A. in Counseling and a B.A. in Liberal Arts from the New York Institute of Technology. Her latest book is: Creating Balance & Finding Happiness.

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