MasterClass: Exploring VIA Character Strengths: Taking Strengths to the Next Level

When coaching, leading, or collaborating with other human beings, few elements are as important or have as much impact as working with an individual’s character strengths....

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Through the lens of strength: A framework for educating the heart

The work of Chris Peterson and his colleagues provides a context and rationale for creating a new paradigm for character education....

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Podcast: VIA Character Strengths with Ryan Niemiec: Improving Well-being, Mindfulness, Leadership, and Teamwork,

IOC Founder Carol Kauffman interviews Ryan Niemiec, one of the leaders of the Positive Psychology movement.  He is the developer of the VIA Character Strengths and discusses them in action: Improving Well-being, Mindfulness, Leadership, and Teamwork .

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Mindfulness and Character Strengths A Practical Guide to Flourishing

Looking for the latest research and practices on character strengths and mindfulness? Curious about how character strengths can supercharge your mindfulness practice? Or how mindfulness can help you deploy your best qualities? Look no further the...

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Mindful living: Character strengths interventions as pathways for the five mindfulness trainings

The “Five Mindfulness Trainings” of Thich Nhat Hanh (1993) have been pursued and practiced by countless individuals over the years. The core of the trainings is mindful living, in which individuals apply heightened awareness to their relationships, health behaviors, and activities of daily life, while considering the impact of these on society....

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About Ryan Niemiec

Biography of Ryan Niemiec

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Positive Psychology at the Movies

Now with dozens of evocative movie images to help discuss key points Three completely new chapters on "PERMA" (positive emotions, engagement, relationships, meaning, and accomplishment), the 5 core areas of well-being discussed by positive psychologists: o Positive Relationships o Mindfulness and Resilience...

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