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Douglas R. Ramm, Ph.D.
P.O. Box 26
Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785
(727) 596-7516

 

 
All people have the capacity to become and remain happy
 

 
Whether a person becomes happy depends on whether and to what degree he or she is able to get and keep ten core values
 

 
Research has resulted in the formulation of four principles for making choices which are likely to enhance a person's quality of life
 

 
 
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About The Programs

 
Facts of Life programs are rooted in a cutting-edge paradigm for understanding and enhancing quality of life, developed by an internationally recognized, board certified clinical psychologist, who has worked with children and adolescents for more than thirty years.
 
Facts of Life programs are based on Dr. Douglas Ramm's distillation and synthesis of virtually every scientific study of happiness, subjective well-being, contentment and satisfaction in living combined with the results of his innovative research on the relationship between human behavior and quality of life. The value of this approach to conceptualizing quality of life has been acknowledged within the scientific and professional communities.
 
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  • Facts of Life programs teach students that all people have the capacity to become and remain happy and that human beings are naturally motivated to achieve this goal. It then goes on to reveal that even though everybody wants to be happy, not all people enjoy an optimal quality of life.
     
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  • Students learn that becoming happy is a function of their ability to get and keep a set of ten core values. These core values are those circumstances of life which have been identified by scientific research as enhancing the quality of life for any human being irrespective of gender, race or ethnicity. Each of these core values is presented in detail so that the student has the ability to identify where and how they encounter these values in daily living.
     
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  • Next, students are familiarized with six self-defeating behavior patterns. These are courses of action which appear to enhance a person's quality of life, but which frequently result in a threat to one or more of a person's ten core values. Each of these self-defeating behaviors is reviewed in detail with the students themselves providing examples of how each behavior can have a negative effect on a person's set of core values.
     
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  • Once the students have a clear understanding of how the self-defeating behaviors interfere with a person's efforts at becoming and remaining happy, they are introduced to a set of four basic principles which were formulated as alternatives to self-defeating behavior. Students come to see that when used consistently and in combination, these principles maximize their potential for becoming and remaining happy.
     
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