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Personal Development can be seen as the conscious pursuit of personal growth, through expanding self-awareness and knowledge and improving personal skills. Personal happiness is important, and many people focus time and energy exploring ways to feel a sense of harmony, peace and achievement within themselves. The area of personal wellbeing and happiness has been researched extensively in recent years, especially through the positive psychology movement. In this category you will find some useful resources on best practices, ideas, and research based on personal development and wellbeing.
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Personal Fulfilment through the Science of Happiness

If you look through the zillions of self-help books published every year, you’ll find a lot of people claiming to know the secrets to happiness and a fulfilling life. Clearly, people are interested in happiness psychology. The problem is that too much of this advice comes from one person’s unique experience or worse, his or her mere speculations about what…

Social Wellbeing - MOOC

Since the financial crisis, there has been an increased interest in moving away from GDP and wealth as measures of national and individual performance. Instead, more explicit attention is being paid to wellbeing around the world, and how it can be promoted at individual, local, national and international levels.

This free online course will help you engage…

What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it's fame and money, you're not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you're mistaken. As the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned…

A Multidisciplinary Framework for Measuring and Improving Wellbeing

Wellbeing is a dynamic multidisciplinary concept for a better future. We can see wellbeing as a balance point between resources and challenges, autonomy and intensity, as well as support and demand. Any system to measure, understand, or increase wellbeing must contain multidisciplinary theories and findings, incorporate co-responsibility and appreciative inquiry, and include feedback loops that allow for accurate measurement of…

Self-Compassion: Here’s Why Science Says We Need More Of It

Are you too self-critical? Research shows that people who have compassion for themselves are happier, more optimistic, and more grateful. This infographic from Happify shows you how to get there.

How to practice emotional hygiene: Guy Winch

We have medicine cabinets for common physical injuries like cuts and colds, but no toolkits for common psychological injuries such as failure, rejection, guilt, and loss. In his inspirational talk, Guy Winch tells us that “you can’t treat a psychological wound if you don’t know you’re injured”. Guy teaches us a lesson on why it is so important to practice…

How to support your child’s well-being

‘Parents want their children to be happy and positive about the future. But at times, the huge range of advice from parenting manuals, friends, family and other places can be overwhelming.

‘What make this guide different is that it’s influenced by the people that really know what they’re talking about – children themselves. It’s based on…

Learning for Well-being. The Essentials

Learning for Well-being describes the journey of learning to realize our unique potential through physical, emotional, mental and spiritual development in relation to self, others and the environment.