Tag: wellbeing

“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 […]

Locked in or Opened up? Stasis and Movement in Lockdown

Locked in or Opened up? Stasis and Movement in Lockdown Locked in or Opened up? Stasis and Movement in Lockdown

I have always embraced the playfulness of movement. As waves break onto the sand, I am propelled to hop and skip around the arcs of foamy water, and in doing so I feel alive. Maxine Sheets-Johnstone, a scholar and author, suggests that there is a similar potential for playful movement at home, in everyday activities. […]

Applying PERMA to your Everyday Life

Applying PERMA to your Everyday Life Applying PERMA to your Everyday Life

As a Positive Psychologist and coach, I am frequently asked for the magic key to happiness: the one thing that people can do to miraculously make their lives better and tick that happiness box. Usually, I try to manage their expectations a little: it is unrealistic to expect one single thing will unlock the box […]