University Study Summary
Positive Health – University Study Summary
The field of medicine has long focused on the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and cure of disease. But as Dr. Siligman (University of Pittsburgh) and his team of researchers state, “Health is more than simply the absence of disease.” The emerging concept of positive health takes an innovative and proactive approach to health and focuses on promoting things within our control that have been linked to our overall health and longevity. Continuing research is being conducted to help identify these assets, which might include biological factors, as well as subjective factors, such as optimism; and functional factors, such as spirituality. The goal of such studies is to validate the relationship between living a longer, healthier life and our ability to control our lives through intentional acts, faith, positive thinking and other healthy emotional patterns.
Dr. Cynaumon’s Addendum
Spring boarding from Dr. Siligman’s groundbreaking research into positive health, Dr. Cynaumon expands the theory to include faith and 6 Biblical directions for a happier and longer life. Cynuamon notes that, while faith is addressed in Dr. Siligman’s research, he believes it merits even more consideration.
In a recent interview, Dr. Cynaumon stated, “While it’s very positive that the medical community is embracing a serious study linking how state-of-mind influences illness, disease and lifespan, our team feels more focus needs to be placed on religious beliefs, Biblical principles and overall spirituality as an essential predictor of a positive mental outlook and thus – a longer, happier and healthier life.
In this groundbreaking perspective, Cynaumon provides 6 scriptural steppingstones that neutralize the main contributors to unhappiness. The program teaches us how to release future worries, stress and problems and to stop trying to control what isn’t ours to control. It also teaches us how to let go of past hurts and regrets so we can stop dragging issues into our present lives and relationships. The program also teaches us how to live in the moment, which Dr. Cynaumon points out, “Is really all we have any control over anyway.”
Described by doctors and clergy as the precise point where medicine, psychology and theology meet, this program also teaches us how to identify our spiritual gifts and talents so we can better understand our life’s purpose and why God placed us here. It also teaches us how to prioritize our lives so we spend less time doing unimportant things and more time doing the things that matter most and bring us lasting, joy, peace and happiness. Simply put, if you ever wondered if you could be happier and healthier, this award-winning program will show you how to do it.
Source: Dr. Siligman; Authentic Happiness – Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Positive psychology: An introduction.Seligman, Martin E. P.; Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly American Psychologist, Vol 55(1), Jan 2000, 5-14.