Have You Heard of Positive Psychology?
31 July 2019
Dr Peterson tells us that positive psychology is not to be confused with untested self-help. It is neither the power of positive thinking nor a sequel to The Secret (2008). This field of study is a subfield of psychology and based on scientific methods of research and evidence.
Despite this being a relatively new avenue of investigation, there is an enormous amount of information available for review, with psychologists and success coaches expanding this theory into practical actions that we can take to help us add positive value to our everyday lives. The reason for this is because Positive Psychology shines a spotlight on the encouragement of wellbeing and assisting us in changing our lives, where we feel we might like to, to be more fulfilled and engaged with positive relationships and accomplishments.
There are many ways that we can apply positive psychology to our every day lives and, studies have shown, that by changing our perspectives, even slightly, to adopt a more positive and gratuitous mindset we can achieve a significantly more positive outlook on our surroundings. This by no means tells us to singularly focus on the positive events and completely disregard the negative, this just isn’t possible because we are all affected by these ups and downs. Instead positive psychology promotes finding a balance between these two so that we are better equipped to deal with the low’s when we come across them.
Over the next few weeks we will be releasing tips and hints through our Facebook page that have been put together by International Success Coach and Positive Psychologist Niyc Pidgeon to guide us through this adventure.
We look forward to following along with you!
Ackerman, C., (2018). Positive Psychology: What is Positive Psychology & Why is it Important?
Miisa., (2016, May 22). Driven Woman: 10 Ways to Use Positive Psychology to Enhance Your Everyday Life. Retrieved from: https://www.driven-woman.com/blog/archive/10-ways-to-use-positive-psychology-to-enhance-your-every-day-life