Positive Psychology

Harnessing Positive Emotions to Create Change

What are the long-term benefits of positive emotions? We all enjoy feeling good but tend to be consumed by negativity. Learn everyday strategies to boost your mood, lift your psychological wellbeing and the wellbeing of those around you. Denise Quinlan from the New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing and Resilience talks with Sue Langley about how positive emotions contribute to our health. 

Harnessing Positive Emotions to Create Change2021-07-27T10:42:28+10:00

Book Review: Counterclockwise by Ellen Langer

COUNTERCLOCKWISE: A proven way to think yourself younger and healthier Ellen Langer has to be one of my favourite researchers, psychologists, writers, and people.  I love her work and she is an amazing person.  To sit down with her over a peppermint tea (me) and martini (her) was a delight. We spoke for two hours about life and challenges, mindfulness, personal traumas and professional highlights. Diving into her books is still a pleasure; like diving into the mind of someone who challenges thinking, removes the blinkers, and wonders 'who put the box there in the first place’.  Ellen’s research and [...]

Book Review: Counterclockwise by Ellen Langer2021-07-27T10:30:47+10:00

Sue Langley featured in documentary: Make Me A Leader

The About My Brain Institute launched a fantastic new documentary in July 2018, entitled "Make Me A Leader"; a feature-length documentary on how leaders can optimise brain and body performance to thrive in the 21st Century. Sue Langley, who is a featured expert in the documentary, was asked what positivity has to do with leadership, and you can find the interview here.

Sue Langley featured in documentary: Make Me A Leader2021-07-26T13:18:47+10:00

Martin Seligman – What Three Things Are You Grateful For?

In April, Sue Langley and The Langley Group team were invited by the Happiness and Its Causes team to participate in a special event: An Afternoon with Martin Seligman.  The event started with a keynote presentation by Dr Seligman, followed by an interview and Q&A session, hosted by Sue. […]

Martin Seligman – What Three Things Are You Grateful For?2021-07-26T12:53:28+10:00

Cultivating Character Strengths in Kids

For children, just like adults, using their top (or signature) strengths feels energising, motivating and like we are using the best of ourselves. This builds a sense of self-esteem, competence and wellbeing that can grow over time. As a parent, focusing on our children’s strengths, positive qualities and future potential—rather than what they don’t do well—enables them to see the best in themselves and work toward becoming better.

Cultivating Character Strengths in Kids2021-07-26T11:00:02+10:00

Upcoming Courses

Mon 27

MSCEIT Accreditation – Virtual Classroom September 2021

Monday 27 September - 6:00 pm - Tuesday 12 October - 10:30 pm AEST
Wed 29

Top tips to be a positive parent – backed by science!

Wednesday 29 September - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST
Oct 11

LG Certified Trainer – Positive Leadership

Monday 11 October - 9:00 am - Tuesday 19 October - 12:30 pm AEDT
Oct 15

Strengths Profile Accreditation – Virtual Classroom October 2021

Friday 15 October - 7:00 pm - Friday 22 October - 10:30 pm AEDT
Oct 18

Leading with Emotional Intelligence – Virtual Classroom October 2021

Monday 18 October - 9:00 am - Thursday 21 October - 12:30 pm AEDT
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