Happiness is a mental or emotional state of well-being, but it does not always come naturally. Happiness therapy, or therapy aimed at optimizing your life can be helpful to bring you there. Happiness can be characterized by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. If you feel as though some people around you are aiding in the creation of unpleasant moments, take a minute to read our blog on 8 types of toxic people who aren’t worth your time and what to do about it.
There are a variety of psychological, religious, and philosophical approaches that have come to be used in defining happiness and identify its sources. Psychology has a whole branch called positive psychology, which strives to seek what is good and possible in life. Living a positive lifestyle is of such fundamental importance to us humans that “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” is in the American constitution.
Yet the pursuit of happiness is rather illusive at times. However, one thing that much of psychology agrees upon is that there needs to be a pursuit of life contentment, perhaps through therapy, and that this journey will take work throughout one’s lifetime.
Too long, psychology has been consumed with mental illness that we forget to think about teaching people the art of happiness, and happiness therapy. It seems for every 100 books on depression, there is but only one on happiness. However, research on how to increase positive moods and increase happiness has grown in recent years. Not everyone is born happy, but we can all learn how to bring more meaning and satisfaction into our lives.
Capital Choice Counselling Group has psychotherapists who can help and guide you towards this goal. Fill in the form on the right and begin your journey, or call 613-425-4257.
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