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Something revolutionary has begun. Starting with Gestalt and Cognitive theories, psychology began to take a new course and develop more effective ways of helping people think straight and deal with the challenges of life. However, something even more revolutionary has begun. Dr. Martin Seligman, a cognitive psychologist, has developed a psychology of wellness based on the virtues. His premise is that good mental health is founded on virtuous thinking and living. He describes the virtues as core qualities that make a person truly whole He went outside of the realm of psychology to define the virtues and looked to philosophy and religion for guidance. He relied on Plato, Aristotle, Confucius, the Hebrew Scriptures, the New Testament, St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas in listing six essential virtues: wisdom, courage, temperance, justice, transcendence, and humanity. Fr. Groeschel describes Dr. Seligman’s work in detail and shows how it offers people the best hope for a happy well-adjusted life.

©2014 Benedict Groeschel (P)2014 Pious Society of St. Paul

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Enormously enlightening

Enormously enlightening. This really helped me know where to go next in my attempt at self-improvement and turn towards God

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Life changing accounts of virtue. A must listen

Fr. Benedict is not narrating the book word for word but rather giving a talk to a group. The final two chapters are most interesting. Overall its an excellent account of virtue.

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  • TJ
  • 05-03-16

Amazing!!!

Fr Groschel is fascinating to listen to, and gives a very real world overview and advice to live a virtue- filled life

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  • T
  • 21-04-20

pretty sure it's all on YouTube, but still...

I'm pretty sure I heard all this on YouTube, but still worth it. Fr. Groeschel was a prophet. Fr. Benedict Groeschel, pray for us.

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  • Steve L.
  • 11-12-18

The wisdom of an intelligent holy man for our time

Very informative and witty! Spiritual nourishment with a sense of humor!!! A great listen.

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  • Michael
  • 29-07-18

Great book on virtue

I enjoyed this book, and he showed how secular psychologists looked and found the importance of virtue and looked to the church as their model.

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