Greater Good Toolkit
Inside the Greater Good Toolkit
Made in collaboration with UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, this toolkit includes 30 science-based practices for a meaningful life.
Finding Meaning, Backed by Science
Each practice has four sections: why it is important, how to do it, why it works, and the primary research that supports it. Perfect for therapists, coaches, facilitators, managers, teachers, and others looking to bring the science of mindfulness and positive psychology into practice.
Designed for You
A beautiful color gradient connects all of the guides, which are designed to be both informative and a delight to use. The set comes in a practical box to keep the printed activities organized and accessible on your bookshelf or desk.
Quality & Craftsmanship
Printed and assembled in the USA, using the finest quality paper and finishes. A timeless design that is made to last.
A Meaningful Partnership with the Greater Good Science Center
UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center is a nonprofit pioneering a new scientific movement to explore the roots of happy and compassionate individuals, strong social bonds, and altruistic behavior — the science of a meaningful life.
A Special Thanks
A special thanks to all the researchers whose findings were featured in this toolkit. Here is a short list of those whose work was featured in the Greater Good Toolkit:
Aaron Lazare, M.D., Adrienne Dougherty, Aleah Burson, Amy Prosser, Arne Evers, Beth Polin, Brandon J.Schmeichel, Brian C Healy, Candace M. Raio, Carsten K. W. De Dreu, Chris Germer, Christina M DuBois, Christine E. Webb, Christopher M Celano, Christopher Peterson, Dacher Keltner, Daniel M Stancato, Daniel T. Gilbert, Daniela Schiller, David C. Johnson, David Evans, David K. Sherman, David Schkade, David Tang, Deborah A. Small, Diana Winston, Ph.D, Dirk van Dierendonck, E. Tory Higgins, Eleanor Tate Shonkoff, Eli J. Finkel, Elizabeth A. Phelps, Elizabeth M. Minei, Elizabeth W. Dunn, Emma Bruehlman-Senecal, Erica B. Slotter, Ethan Kross, Fabian Gander, George Loewenstein, Gina Castle Bell, Gregory M. Walton, Harry Weger Jr,. Holli-Anne Passmore, Holly Shablack, Howard J. Markman, James Carmody, James J. Gross, James Pennebaker, Ph.D, Janice K. Kiecolt-Glaser, Jason Moser, Jeff C Huffman, Jeffrey Froh, Jessica M. Tipsord, Jiyoung Park, John W Denninger, Jordi Quoidbach, Joseph E. LeDoux, Julia K Boehm, Juliana G. Breines, Juliana Schroeder, Kennon M. Sheldon, Kirsten Keller, Kristin Layous Ph.D., Kristin Neff, Laura A. King, Ph.D., Laura B. Luchies, Leah B. Shapira, Lisa Michelle, Leslie Louisa Pavey, Maria T. M. Dijkstra, Marie-H. Monfils, Mario Mikulincer, Mark Holder, Mark Leary, Mark Levine, Martin Seligman, Ph.D., Matthew Feinberg, Maya Rossignac-Milon, Melissa C. Robinson, Michele J. Gelfand, Minkyung Koo, Myriam Mongrain, Nansook Park, Nicholas Epley, Omri Gillath, Ozlem Ayduk, Ph.D., Paul K Piff, Paul Sparks, Phillip R. Shaver, Pia Dietze, Rachel A. Nitzberg, René Proyer, Robert B. Lount Jr., Ronald Glaser, Roy J. Lewicki, Ruth A Baer, Ryan Bremner, Sara B. Algoe, Scott M. Stanley, Serena Chen, Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D., Stephen Reicher, Steven D. Hickman Psy.D, Susan L. Blumberg, Susan Sergeant, Timothy D. Wilson, Tobias Greitemeyer, Tobias Wyss, Todd B Kashdan, Tracy A. Steen, Willibald Ruch
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Simplified for most anyone to utilize
Easy to implement. Simplified instructions and lets you know right away how complicated the processing will be. Therapies stripped down to basics. Like the quotes - helps with mindset.
As a Clinical Psychotherapist I see so many ways to use Toolkit with My Patients! I also am excited to use in my life and with My Grandchildren!
Due to current physical and mental health issues I haven’t used the Toolkit as much as I would like but I have practiced a few exercises and feel they have value.
As an educator of emotional intelligence using positive psychology, I love this beautiful easy to use toolkit. It can be used for my own growth as well as my clients. I love this product. - Diana
I love the WHY
I appreciate the layout of the cards with a focus on the relevance of the activities. When working with teens, that is always a question -- "Why?" When I can tell them the research behind the intervention, they are more willing to give it a try.
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