Dr. Happy

Dr. Tim Sharp is Australia’s very own ‘Dr. Happy’, at the forefront of the positive psychology movement and founder of The Happiness Institute.

A sought after public speaker, consultant, best-selling author, news columnist and a regular on Australian and International television, Dr. Happy is widely regarded as a leader in mental health and the authority on all things happiness in Australia.

With three degrees, including a Ph.D in psychology, plus an impressive record as an academic, clinician and coach, Dr. Happy is a passionate professional with a wealth of experience both in the field and the media.

To find out more about The Happiness Institute, visit drhappy.com.au

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There’s a Fine Line Between Pleasure and Pain

There’s a Fine Line Between Pleasure and Pain

You’ve more than likely heard the saying – “There’s a fine line between pleasure and pain”, but what does this mean and why is it important? We caught up with Psychologist Dr. Happy, who explains that in reality, there’s no line at all. Feeling down and experiencing negative emotions is a part of living our best lives and more than likely setting the scene for something more positive to come.

Why Does Social Media Make Me Feel Miserable?

Why Does Social Media Make Me Feel Miserable?

Dr. Happy

It’s virtually impossible to avoid spending some time on social media and many of us may experience the social comparison and misery that comes from innocently scrolling through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. According to mental health expert and psychologist Dr. Happy “Whether we realise it or not, most of us are constantly evaluating our own attractiveness, intelligence, success, attributes and qualities by comparing ourselves to how we perceive others in these domains”. With this in mind, Dr. Happy shares some simple tips to ensure you enjoy using social media without it making you feel miserable.

Category:Mental Health
Take a Holiday for Your Health

Take a Holiday for Your Health

Dr. Happy
Regular breaks are important for our health and wellbeing. According to Mental Health Expert and Psychologist Dr. Happy,” We are working harder and longer and we’re more stressed than we’ve ever been. In his latest article for HIF, Dr. Happy explains the importance taking multiple holidays a year to ensure we feel refreshed and revitalised.
Category:Mental Health
How to Help Your Child Cope with the Loss of a Pet

How to Help Your Child Cope with the Loss of a Pet

Dr. Happy

There’s no doubt that every pet we own, becomes part of the family. Many children form lifelong bonds with their pets but unfortunately, our pets don’t live forever. Psychologist and Mental Health Expert Dr. Happy, from The Happiness Institute shares his personal experience on how to help your child understand loss while, also highlighting the opportunity for parents to teach their children several life lessons.

Category:Mental Health
7 Benefits of Swimming for Mental Health

7 Benefits of Swimming for Mental Health

Dr. Happy

We all know there’s a physical benefit of swimming, but have you ever stopped to think about the mental health benefits? According to Dr Happy from the happiness institute “Regular exercise is a potent stress-buster, and a powerful antidepressant. In addition, exercise is a magnificent mood enhancer, contributing to positive emotions such as happiness and satisfaction, pride and contentment. In this latest article for HIF, Dr. Happy shares 7 ways swimming can benefit your mental health.

Category:Mental Health
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