Monthly Archives: November 2013

Don Crowe, PhD: Helping Patients Understand Happiness

Psychologist Donald “Don” Crowe, PhD, serves individuals, families, couples, and groups in his private practice in Orinda, California, and teaches courses to his patients on ways to find true happiness, based on the book, The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want, by University of California professor Sonja Lyubomirsky

The How of Happiness offers readers a guide to understanding happiness. Opening with a short diagnostic quiz, the book allows readers to determine their own capacity for happiness, and then teaches strategies, activities, and mindful actions that they can use to lead a happier life, including practicing optimism for the future, savoring pleasures, living in the moment, and keeping an active lifestyle.

Psychologist Don Crowe use the principles in the book to help his patients become less time-urgent and oriented to consumption, and more focused on engaging with others through acts of kindness, gratitude, and forgiveness.