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Promote happiness and well being

In the last half century millions of Americans have engaged in some form of therapy. Millions have approached psychologists, psychiatrists, or some other trained counselor for assistance in dealing with a wide range of emotional or other life problems. Thankfully, the dedication and skill of these mental health professionals have assisted many of these people. It is interesting to note, as a result, that modern psychotherapy is undergoing a major new development called “positive psychology”. Spearheaded by Dr. Martin Seligman, a professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, this movement emphasizes the human strengths and positive characteristics of a patient rather than focusing on the traumas of the patient. In other words, rather than focusing on a person’s illness and