Op de site Greater Good in Action – Science-based Practices for a Meaningful Life – van de Universiteit van Californië te Berkeley, zijn simpele oefeningen te vinden om ons algehele gevoel van welbevinden te vergroten. De oefeningen zijn makkelijk te vinden op categorie (bijv. compassie, verbondenheid en optimisme), maar ook op de hoeveelheid tijd die de oefening kost en de moeilijkheidsgraad.
Bij een oefening staat uitleg over hoe en waarom het goed is de oefening te doen (How to Do It, Why You Should Try It, Evidence That It Works, Why It Works, Sources) Als voorbeeld hieronder de link naar een zelfcompassie oefening van 5 minuten:
That’s why UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, in collaboration with HopeLab, launched Greater Good in Action. Synthesizing hundreds of scientific studies, Greater Good in Action collects the best research-based methods for a happier, more meaningful life—and puts them at your fingertips in a format that’s easy to navigate and digest.
The practices in Greater Good in Action are for anyone who wants to improve his or her social and emotional well-being, or the well-being of others, but doesn’t necessarily have the time or money to invest in a formal program. We hope they serve as building blocks for creating your own happiness regimen. You can start building this regimen by saving practices to your My Practices page.
While we’ll never have a sure path toward happiness, we believe these practices can create lasting improvements in individuals, families, and communities. Over time, they can evolve into habits, and from habits become a new way of experiencing the world.
Greater Good in Action was developed through a partnership between the Greater Good Science Center and HopeLab, two organizations committed to using cutting-edge science to promote psychological health and well-being. Additional funding was provided by the 1440 Foundation and Allan Spivack. The site was designed by gleeMachine and developed by Hop Studios, with additional design concepts by Chairun R. Siregar.
The practices in Greater Good in Action are not intended to be a substitute for therapy, or to serve as a form of mental health treatment for people suffering from depression or other major mood disorders. If you are or think you may be suffering from depression, we encourage you to talk with someone, especially a trained mental health professional.” – greater good in action