Archive for 'positive psychology'
Posted on 23. Jun, 2009 by Julia Barnard.
is an ever growing branch of psychology and since its ethos is about getting the most out of life, I believe it can be readily used in counselling. For many years psychology has focused on looking at problems and seeing if anything can be done about this. As a result so much focus seems to [...]
Posted on 15. Mar, 2009 by Julia Barnard.
Gratitude is about having an awareness of and appreciation for the good things in your life and not taking them for granted. It is about acknowledging the of others. As such, it helps us recognise that we are not solitary creatures and that others have helped and supported us along the way. Gratitude is an [...]
Posted on 28. Aug, 2008 by Julia Barnard.
Positive psychologists Chris Peterson and Martin Seligman have identified 24 strengths which can be seen as character traits. All of these strengths can be developed. A great deal of research has gone into looking into these strengths and how they can benefit happiness and wellbeing. Seligman suggests that we identify our signature strengths (our top [...]
Posted on 27. Aug, 2008 by Julia Barnard.
What is positive psychology? The positive psychology movement was pioneered by Martin Seligman and is about improving the quality of life for all. It is concerned with happiness, sensual pleasure, wellbeing and . The vision is to enhance and nurture individual traits such as love, courage, forgiveness and perseverance. It is through this focus that [...]