Dr John Drimmer

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Think of the most precious treasure. A treasure that all men and women who have ever lived have yearned for...

That's what happiness is. Without it, nothing we have is really worth much.

Men and women have pondered happiness for as long as... well, for a long time. Until recently it's been left to philosophers and religious leaders.

But now as Positive Psychologists study happiness, we're uncovering the practical truths of what makes a happy life. Here's the great news: you can learn them. I can teach them


Historically, psychology and psychotherapy have focused on understanding and fixing negative states of being, such as mental illnesses like depression and anxiety. Little energy was ever devoted towards helping people understand how to avoid such negative states in the first place, or, for that matter, how to enhance one's normal life experience so as to become a happier, more fulfilled person.

Most traditional therapists focus on your problems and your defeats. Their goal is often to take you from -5 to 0. Positive Psychology says neutral isn't enough. My work is to help people rise from neutral to +5

Look at it this way: Most of us have been taught little about how to grow happiness. (If your parents didn't understand it, how could they teach it?) And our culture doesn't help much either, huh?

That's where Positive Psychology comes in. Research is pouring out of our great universities (Over 700 studies in the last decade.) Positive psychology is new and yet has roots in the great wisdom traditions and spirit pathways of mankind..

Besides seeing clients, I teach Positive Psych to the med students at UCLA. My clients tell me they see big improvements in their lives - and it doesn't take a long time


AUDIO: DR JOHN DRIMMER ON THE WISE COUNSEL PODCAST

Dr John Drimmer discusses his background and his beliefs. He talks about the key roles played by resilience, purpose and strength and how they can be nurtured and grown.



THE HAPPINESS FORMULA  


Scientists, in the BBC’s four-part series, say they know how to measure happiness and are piecing together what they believe really makes us happy.



Dr John Drimmer                         310 491-1472

179 South Barrington Place

LOS ANGELES, CA 90049

johndrimmer@positivepsychologyla.com 

 

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