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(p. 99) Session Fourteen: Altruism 

(p. 99) Session Fourteen: Altruism
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(p. 99) Session Fourteen: Altruism
Author(s):

Tayyab Rashid

and Martin Seligman

DOI:
10.1093/med-psych/9780190920241.003.0015
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date: 16 January 2019

Altruism is helping others without being asked for it and without any financial reimbursement. In positive psychotherapy (PPT), meaning entails using one’s signature strengths to belong to and serve something that one believes is bigger than the self. One wants to make a life that matters to the world and create a difference for the better. The psychological benefits of altruism are significant. In Session Fourteen, clients learn how being altruistic helps both themselves and others. The central PPT practice covered in this session is the Gift of Time. The chapter provides a list of readings, videos, and websites that relate to the Gift of Time and offers a worksheet to practice the concepts learned in the chapter. The chapter also includes real-life case studies that illustrate giving the gift of time.

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