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Positive Psychology

Positive psychology is a relatively new field of study that focuses on understanding and promoting human wellbeing. This approach differs from traditional psychology, which has traditionally focused on treating mental illness and pathology. Positive psychology seeks to identify and promote the positive qualities and experiences that can lead to a fulfilling and meaningful life. Here are five benefits of positive psychology and five ways to get started with it:

Benefits of Positive Psychology:

  • Increased Happiness:

Positive psychology is a powerful tool for promoting happiness and life satisfaction. By focusing on positive experiences and emotions, we can develop habits and behaviors that cultivate a more joyful and fulfilling life.

  • Improved Resilience:

Positive psychology can help us build resilience, or the ability to cope with stress and adversity. By focusing on our strengths and developing positive coping mechanisms, we can better weather life’s challenges.

  • Enhanced Relationships:

Positive psychology emphasizes the importance of positive relationships, and can help us develop stronger, more fulfilling connections with others.

  • Improved Mental Health:

Positive psychology can be an effective tool for improving mental health. By focusing on positive emotions, relationships, and experiences, we can develop a more balanced and resilient mind.

  • Increased Success:

Positive psychology can help us achieve greater success in our personal and professional lives. By focusing on our strengths, setting realistic goals, and developing positive habits, we can achieve greater fulfillment and success.

Ways to Get Started with Positive Psychology:

  • Gratitude Practice:

One simple way to get started with positive psychology is to practice gratitude. Take a few minutes each day to reflect on the things in your life that you are grateful for.

  • Mindfulness Practice:

Mindfulness is a powerful tool for promoting positive emotions and reducing stress. Try incorporating mindfulness practices like meditation or deep breathing into your daily routine.

  • Positive Social Connections:

Focus on developing positive relationships with friends, family, and colleagues. Spend time with people who uplift and inspire you.

  • Strengths Assessment:

Identify your personal strengths and focus on developing them further. This can help you achieve greater success and fulfillment in your life.

  • Positive Habits:

Cultivate positive habits like exercise, healthy eating, and self-care. By taking care of your physical and mental health, you can develop a more positive and fulfilling life.

In conclusion, positive psychology is a powerful tool for promoting happiness, resilience, and success. By focusing on positive emotions, relationships, and experiences, we can develop a more fulfilling and meaningful life. To get started with positive psychology, try practicing gratitude, mindfulness, and positive social connections, and focus on developing your personal strengths and positive habits.

With time and effort, positive psychology can help you achieve greater happiness and success in all aspects of your life.

Wellbeing PERMA

The PERMA acronym is a model of Wellbeing theory in the field of positive psychology, by Martin Seligman. PERMA makes up five important building blocks of wellbeing and happiness:

Positive Emotion : feeling good. Including hope, interest, joy, love, compassion, pride, amusement, and gratitude. From exercise, meeting friends, being out in nature, seeing sights, sounds, smells, tastes…

Engagement : being completely absorbed in activities. Living in the present moment and focusing entirely on the task at hand.

Relationships : being authentically connected to others. Feeling supported, loved, and/or valued by others

Meaning : purposeful existence. Belonging and/or serving something greater than ourselves

Accomplishment : a sense of accomplishment and success. Achievement, mastery, competence, attaining goals…

Wellbeing Service

Services relating to the people & groups served

Experience Type

This is a categorisation of the wellbeing experience activity that, in some way, improves your overall Wellbeing

Entertainment : passive watching where you appreciate the activity or performance

Aesthetic : passively engrossed in the beauty or artistic qualities of an object, and not it’s functionality

Sensory : where the activity engages & focuses on one or two of your 5 senses; touch, sight, hearing, smell and taste

Learning : you actively absorb the experience. The activity enhances your knowledge or a skill

Participation : active participation in the activity, where your actions have an effect on the outcome

Volunteer : freely giving your time or knowledge to help others

Embodiment : putting an idea, thought or concept into a physical form or action

Transformation : an activity that takes you from one state (of body, mind or spirit) to a new desired state

Physical , Occupational , Financial , Spiritual
Intellectual , Environmental , Emotional , Social

Wellbeing Dimension

These 8 Wellbeing Dimensions are commonly used in Wellbeing frameworks, to highlight and seperate the various aspects of our lives.

We use these 8 dimensions to categorise listings for better findability, using the filter options.