Habits of Happiness: Positive Psychology & Judaism explores the concepts of Positive Psychology through the lens of Jewish wisdom, giving viewers practical and meaningful tools to change, be happier, have better relationships, and live more fulfilling lives.
The life-changing ideas in Habits of Happiness are presented by world-renowned Positive Psychology expert and former Harvard lecturer Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar, and a team of world-class Jewish educators.
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This episode asks important questions like: What is happiness? Am I happy? Can I become happier? And of course, what do happiness and Judaism have to do with each other, anyway?RELATIONSHIPS
Ah, men/women! Can’t live with them, can’t live without them. This episode will make the whole relationships thing a bit more understandable. And possibly more enjoyable, too.CHANGE
Changing. It’s so easy... except for the part that requires us to change. This episode will show you how to create positive habits in your routine and change your life for the better.HAPPINESS
Though the title might seem misleading, this episode discusses happiness. What it is, what it isn’t, and how to get more of it.PERMISSION TO BE HUMAN
You’re not perfect. That’s fine. Neither are we. This episode will help you fully accept yourself – warts and all.SELF-ESTEEM
This episode explores everything you ever wanted to know about self-esteem, but didn’t have enough self-esteem to ask. It will also give you powerful empowerment tools, so that you’ll never again be afraid to ask questions.MIND BODY SOUL
Like calculus, human beings are complex. Possibly even more than calculus. Learn about the different elements that make us human + eight practical tools to holistically integrate them into your life.
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DR. TAL BEN-SHAHAR
Tal Ben-Shahar is an author, lecturer and consultant, famed for teaching Harvard University’s most popular course, Positive Psychology. He also obtained his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Harvard. He is the author of the international best sellers Happier and Being Happy, and is currently on the faculty of the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel. Ben-Shahar consults and lectures around the world to executives of multinational corporations, Fortune 500 companies and educational institutions on topics that include leadership, happiness, self-esteem, resilience, goal setting and mindfulness.
Jackie Engel is a psychotherapist, Jewish educator and the former resident psychologist on Australia’s Today Show. She has run her own private psychotherapy practice and conducted consulting and organizational work for media personalities and non-profit organizations. Engel is currently Director of the Jewish Student Leaders Foundation, dedicated to inspiring, empowering and training student leaders on college campuses and in communities. She is also Program Director for the Peer Educator Research Internship, a personal empowerment program for college students, and a Jewish topics lecturer and counselor at the Jerusalem College for Jewish Women’s Studies.
Yosef Lynn is an author, life coach, marriage counselor, Jewish educator and college lecturer on Positive Psychology. He completed a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, under the tutelage of Positive Psychology’s founder, Dr. Martin Seligman. He is currently Dean of Students at Machon Yaakov, the Dr. David Robinson Institute of Jewish Heritage, in Jerusalem. Lynn also directs Greatness Within Seminars, offering consulting to businesses, educational institutions and non-profit organizations on personal empowerment and discovering and building your life based on your personal strengths.
Dannielle Rothman is, among many things, a Jewish educator, lecturer and world traveler. She began her career studying Choreography, Dance and Musical Theatre, and served in the Israeli army as a sports instructor and combat trainer. Her experience living and travelling in many different countries has given her a broad perspective of different cultures and religions, which she brings to her passion for Jewish education. She currently works as part of the team at London’s Jewish Learning Exchange, teaching and leading young professional groups along a personal discovery of their heritage.
Kaila Lasky is an author, leadership consultant, dynamic educator and motivational and keynote speaker. In a former life she was a Broker and Sales Team Trainer, as well as an actress who appeared on The Bill Cosby Show and acted in Hollywood film productions with Michael J. Fox, Michael Douglas and Oliver Stone. Kaila currently travels across the US and internationally, presenting transformational workshops and seminars on topics related to leadership training, personal growth, Jewish observance, women’s topics and relationships.