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Dr. William Kent Larkin is a researcher specializing in applied neuroscience integrating positive psychology and quantum physics. Dr. Larkin works in helping individuals and organizations create an UpSpiral, find their strengths and to build a central vision or aim based upon them. His specialty is creating and maintaining what he calls an "UpSpiral" of positivity which enriches individual lives and promotes and increases organizational productivity. His research indicates that when people live in an UpSpiral that the process of personal discovery he outlines here unfolds, creates clarity of aim and self-definition. In this process, he has invented what he has trademarked, "The Emotional Gym".
With a degree from Yale University, and a doctorate in psychology and religion from Harvard University, he has also done post-doctoral work in neuroscience and holds a Certificate in neuropsychology. Dr. Larkin was for 10 years the voice of psychology for the Armed Forces Network which broadcast to 72 countries of the world. Breakthrough with Dr. Larkin, both radio and television, won 62 national and international awards including the New York City International Festival of Radio Gold Medal and 2 Gabriel Awards from the United States Catholic Communicators Association.
"We are culture driven by trying to change our weaknesses, when actually our weaknesses change very little over a lifetime. That window of change is only 3%, at the most 7%. In contrast, our ability to sustain an UpSpiral of positivity has a natural tendency to engage unique personal strengths which have infinite malleability, they can grow enormously, and when they do, they undo weaknesses, they heal weaknesses, and they manage weaknesses by creating new goals, person clarity and direction, vision and even revelation," contends Dr. Larkin. He believes that we would develop many more prodigies and geniuses if we focused on creating an UpSpiral of positive emotion and mood, rather than on "balance", "wholeness" and fixing weaknesses.
Dr. Larkin is the author of The Self-Esteem Inventory, The Self-Esteem Inventory and Manual, Get Real, and the just released Growing the Positive Mind and Plans to Universe and the Answers Back.