Dr Maria Sirois shares how we can find happiness in our lives, even in dark times, combining the latest research with personal stories and how we can put this into practice. This was filmed at an Action for Happiness event in London on 13 February 2019.
Nearly every time you see him, he's laughing, or at least smiling. And he makes everyone else around him feel like smiling. He's the Dalai Lama, the spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet, a Nobel Prize winner, and a hugely sought-after speaker and statesman.
In Positive Psychology, Compassion is seen as a way to relate to the self and a pathway to happiness. The proven benefits of compassion range from increased well-being, to relief from illness, and improved relationships.