What is PP?

What is Positive Psychology?

Positive Psychology is scientific study of optimal human functioning.

Unlike traditional psychology which focused on diagnosing, treating and preventing mental illness, Positive Psychology uses the same rigorous science to build:

  • Resilience

  • Well-being

  • Achievement

  • Hope

  • Optimism

  • Engagement

  • Curiosity

  • Perseverance

  • Strengths

  • Meaning

  • Purpose

  • Passion

  • Habit

  • Mental Toughness

  • Gratitude

  • Connection

  • Community

  • and many more ……

Positive Psychology looks at whats right with people instead what is wrong.

Positive Psychology Myths

Just as important as what Positive Psychology is it is important to understand what it is not!

  • It is not the same as positive thinking or manifesting (ex, “The Secret”)

  • It is not about being happy all the time. It is about experiencing a full range of human emotions

  • It is not about denying the negatives in life but increasing optimism

  • It is not a modality for treating psychological disorders or meant to replace psychotherapy

What can Positive Psychology

do for you?

Practices rooted in Positive Psychology theory aim to increase the quality of our lives and well-being. Research shows that increased well-being not only feels good, it leads to:

  • Better work performance and productivity

  • Finding meaning and purpose

  • Increase wellness and self-care

  • Builds Hope

  • Workplace Engagement

  • Have more gratitude about life

  • Positive emotions

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