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A Focus on Strengths

A Focus on Strengths

Working with your strengths and encouraging clients to identify and utilise their strengths well lies at the heart of positive psychology coaching. The last two years have been tough years for most people, and I have felt my personal resilience slip a little as continued uncertainty regarding personal and community safety, and the ability to […]

My story of the Pandemic: A Positive Psychology Workbook

My story of the Pandemic: A Positive Psychology Workbook My story of the Pandemic: A Positive Psychology Workbook

As the world is starting to open up to some normalcy post Covid-19 pandemic, are we ready for it?  Covid-19 has certainly taken a toll on our mental wellbeing.  In fact, for many people, it can be hard to feel optimistic about the future.  Enduring the long-term stress of the pandemic has left many of […]

Ethical Guidelines for Positive Psychology Practice

Ethical Guidelines for Positive Psychology Practice Ethical Guidelines

As a coach or positive psychology practitioner, how often do you ask yourself the following questions? What is my perspective on the topic of “professional ethics?” How well do I know the guidelines or code of ethics that informs my practice? How frequently do I receive training in ethics? What is my view on the […]

Making positive emotions happen

Making positive emotions happen positive emotions

Nothing conjures up pictures of yellow smiley faces like “positive emotions”, the first pillar in the PERMA model. A lot can be said for positive emotions and their benefits for our wellbeing beyond the present moment. While we all intuitively think to recognise positive emotions when we sense them, they actually come in many shapes, […]

Five Ways to L.E.A.R.N and Build on Your Strengths for Success

Five Ways to L.E.A.R.N and Build on Your Strengths for Success positive psychology coaching certification, positive psychology , coaching, strengths, success

1. Learn the language Why even bother building a dialogue around strengths? Surely the words ‘strength’ or ‘strong’ is enough to get the feeling and the benefits across? Not so fast…   The L from L.E.A.R.N is to Learn the language of strengths and can be an important part of developing your own unique blend of […]

“But it isn’t fair!”

“But it isn’t fair!” positive psychology coaching certification, positive psychology , coaching, forgiveness, wellbeing, fairness, freedom

To want to be respected and treated fairly is understandable. Morals and ethics based upon this expectation form a major part of our social system and inform our social construction of justice. As such, a person who breaks the law can be held morally responsible for their actions.  My sense of moral responsibility legitimises me […]

How Anger can be a Positive Emotion

How Anger can be a Positive Emotion positive psychology coaching certification, positive psychology , coaching, mentor, anger, positive, wellbeing

The first wave of positive psychology focused on defining what constitutes a good life, with the formation of various models of wellbeing and the development of positive psychology interventions. The second wave, however, switched the focus to the dynamics between positive and negative emotions, uncovering some of the downsides of positive emotions. One of these […]

Understanding the Role of Mindfulness in a Coaching Practice

Understanding the Role of Mindfulness in a Coaching Practice positive psychology coaching certification, positive psychology , coaching, mentor, wellbeing, mindfulness, peace

In recent decades, ‘mindfulness’ has become a ubiquitous concept throughout our society.  Originating as a method of self-awareness and transformation in ancient India, in our contemporary society mindfulness has evolved into one of the more effective interventions for numerous medical and emotional conditions. But the influence of mindfulness has far extended beyond the clinical sphere […]

Happiness is a Process, not a Destination

Happiness is a Process, not a Destination positive psychology coaching certification, positive psychology , coaching, mentor, wellbeing, happiness

Given the challenges we face today where COVID-19 continues to influence our lives, one way to help our clients enhance their wellbeing is by engaging in practices that increase their levels of happiness. The Foundations of Wellbeing Research  The science of happiness has been studied throughout history, with many definitions evolving over time. Two concepts […]