What is the Science of Hope?

"Everything begins with Hope."

Dr. Ashley Cross

Dr. Chan Hellman’s definition of hope is, “the belief that your future can be brighter and better than your past and that you actually have a role to play in making it better.”

Unlike most things in life, hope actually has a formula.

 = Goals + Willpower + Pathways

"Hope is relational. It is a social gift."

Dr. Chan Hellman

Hope is more than a feeling; it is a science and a healing agent. Hope can heal the brain, restore the soul and give life meaning. Since hope a science, this means it can be taught, learned and restored. Hope is the single best predictor of an individual’s ability to thrive and research points to hope as being consistently linked to positive outcomes and well-being.