Happiness and Positive Psychology – General
Action for Happiness is about “encouraging the shift to a happier society”.
Greater Good Science Center “studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society”. Has a special focus on raising joyful children and happy parenting.
The Happiness Institute – “With the aim of teaching as many people as possible to be happier, The Happiness Institute offers a range of services based on extensive research, particularly from the growing field of positive psychology.”
The Happiness Project is the memoir of the year Gretchen Rubin “spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, current scientific studies, and lessons from popular culture about how to be happier”.
Professor Martin Seligman’s work – Founder of positive psychology which is “a new branch of psychology which focuses on the empirical study of such things as positive emotions, strengths-based character, and healthy institutions”.
Happiness, Positive Psychology and Clinic Psychology Sites by The Happiness Institute
Happiness at Work
Joy Works is a Singapore-based consultancy that specialises in workplace happiness.
The GoodWork Project “is a large scale effort to identify individuals and institutions that exemplify good work – work that is excellent in quality, socially responsible, and meaningful to its practitioners – and to determine how best to increase the incidence of good work in our society.
Communication, Conflict Resolution and Relationships
Bay Area Nonviolent Communication has lots of great educational resources.
The Center for Nonviolent Communication – “a global organization that supports the learning and sharing of NVC, and helps people peacefully and effectively resolve conflicts in personal, organizational, and political settings”.
Imago Relationships International aims to “transform relationships in the world. We teach key insights into how relationships work and the effective use of dialogue skills, both directly and in partnership with others”.
The Shared Heart Foundation is “a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing love and consciousness to all relationships”.
Virtues and Values, including Compassion and Kindness
Dr Brene Brown ‘s work on authenticity, vulnerability, shame and courage.
The Center for Courage and Renewal nurtures “personal and professional integrity and the courage to act on it”.
The Charter for Compassion “is a document that transcends religious, ideological, and national difference. Supported by leading thinkers from many traditions, the Charter calls on us all to activate the Golden Rule around the world”.
The Fetzer Institute “advances love and forgiveness as powerful forces that can transform the human condition”.
The Institute for Research on Unlimited Love “focuses on the science and spirituality of the unselfish love that shapes the lives of people who find energy and joy in the compassionate service of others”.
Dr Kristin Neff’s website “provides information about self-compassion, and is intended for students, researchers, and the general public”.
Singapore Kindness Movement – “wants to encourage everyone to start, show and share kindness”.
The VIA Institute on Character “advances the science and practice of character development. VIA provides the free VIA Survey and other assessments designed to help all people live their best lives”.
The Virtues Project is “a global grassroots initiative to inspire the practice of virtues in everyday life”.
Transformation, Contemplative Practices
The Center for Contemplatice Mind in Society “works to integrate contemplative awareness into contemporary life in order to help create a more just, compassionate, reflective, and sustainable society”.
The Institute of Noetic Sciences is a“nonprofit research, education, and membership organization whose mission is supporting individual and collective transformation through consciousness research, educational outreach, and engaging a global learning community in the realization of our human potential”.
Others (Sometimes we tend to gloss over the “other” category but this list has gems…)
Organisations Working on Social and Emotional Wellbeing – A list by the Greater Good Science Center
A mention on this page is not an automatic endorsement of anyone, any organisation or any product, unless expressly stated. This will be updated as and when I discover something good. So keep checking back!