Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology2021-06-22T07:49:15+08:00

Positive psychology focuses on ‘what is right with people’ to create a happy, fulfilling and thriving life.

Historically, psychology has focused more on what is ‘wrong’ than what is ‘right’ with people and typically deals with their deficiencies or ‘abnormal’ behaviours, and supports returning them to ‘normal’ behaviour.

Positive psychology is distinct from this. Martin Seligman, the ‘father of positive psychology’ defines positive psychology as the “focus on what is right with people, including happiness, wellbeing, and human strengths.”

As this suggests interventions based on positive psychology work to improve people’s wellbeing to create a happy, fulfilling and thriving life.

We offer tailored applied Positive Psychology leadership programs and coaching for personal and organisational development:

Individual Applied Positive Psychology Intervention

Our life circumstances contribute as little as 10% to our happiness. Conversely, our mindset and the actions we intentionally make contribute anywhere between 50 – 90% to our sense of contentment and wellbeing. Interventions with Positive Psychology apply proven, multi-faceted neuroscience to build upon your strengths and what is working well in your life to create more positive experiences, more often.

We offer numerous psychometric assessments and tools to guide and support you to identify your strengths and what is working well as well as opportunities for growth. Examples include:

    • Grit Score
    • Locus of Control
    • Situational Benefactors Score
    • Meaning in Life Questionnaire
    • Satisfaction with Life Scale
    • Adult Hope Scale
    • Values in Action Survey
    • Domain Satisfaction
    • Scale of Positive and Negative Experience
    • Subjective Happiness Scale
    • Purposeful Work Scale
    • Is Life Getting Better or Worse Survey

    Our workshops and coaching support you to develop a growth mindset that enables you to: receive feedback to increase your performance; use your strengthsto elevate your energy; manage your emotional state and nurture your relationships; communicate positively in an active and constructive way; create meaningful and purposeful goals and eliminate your self-limiting beliefs. Ultimately, you will be fully engaged and perform optimally more often and thrive in all aspects of life. You will take control of your wellbeing now and into the future.

    Team and Organisational Applied Positive Psychology Interventions

    Your people will not perform at their best when they feel stressed, anxious or unhappy. Whether their negative wellbeing stems from home or work, it reduces their capacity to perform and engage at work. Applying Positive Psychology practices will improve your staff’s emotional wellbeing, especially when life’s circumstances are challenging.

    Our workshops and coaching support you to create a culture of positive leadership and a happy and cohesive workplace. Your staff will experience fulfilling and positive relationships with colleagues and customers, collaborating effectively, communicating constructively and running positive and efficient team meetings. Your organisation will be more harmonious and healthier, and you will experience reduced staff stress, burnout, absenteeism and turnover. You will boost performance related business outcomes by more than 200%1 saving you time, energy and money.

    Investing in your people with Positive Psychology holds many benefits for your team or organisation. These benefits are summarised 2:

    • 70% fewer safety incidents
    • 41% reduced staff turnover
    • 41% lower absenteeism
    • 40% less quality defects
    • 28% less staff-related theft
    • 21% greater profitability
    • 20% increase in sales
    • 10% improvement in customer ratings
    1. Gallup (2013). State of the American Workplace: Employee engagement insights for U.S. business leaders.
    2. Gallup (2016). The Relationship Between Engagement at Work and Organizational Outcomes: 2016 Q12 ® Meta-analysis, 9th edition, April.

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    BEING PROFILE

    The Being Profile is a world-first ontological tool that assesses the health of your relationship with 31 ways of being, such as courage and confidence, that are essential for success in every area of your life, and especially your leadership.

    POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY

    Positive psychology is defined as the focus on what is right with people, including happiness, wellbeing, and human strengths. This suggests interventions based on positive psychology work to improve people’s wellbeing to create a happy, fulfilling and thriving life.

    EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

    Our intelligence (IQ) might get us through school but it is our emotional intelligence or EQ that gets us through life. Unfortunately, for many of us, developing our emotional intelligence is something we ignore yet it is vital to so many areas of our life.

    STRENGTHS

    A strength is a pre-existing capacity for a particular way of behaving, thinking, or feeling that is authentic and energising to the user, and enables optimal functioning, development and performance. Managing your strengths is critical in your performance.

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