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Positive psychology, emotional intelligence, the micro-biome – and lots, lots more. Unable to find what you are looking for? Get in touch and we will create it for you!

Positive Language & Strengths-Based HR practices

We know that wellbeing in the workplace is a game-changer. Happy people are more resilient, more productive & more engaged, and this has proven to increase the bottom line. Where traditional HR Policies often outline what 'not to do' and focus on a deficit model, a positive psychology approach applies to all elements of the HR process – including language.

October 25th, 2021|Categories: Human Resources, Leadership and Management, Media and Interviews|

Happiness at work: The ROI of happy workplaces and employees

The science of happiness continues to change the way we work, think and live. The value happy employees bring to workplaces deserves attention in the business world, perhaps now more than ever. After decades of psychological research and inquiry into what makes people happy, the evidence that continues to emerge is compelling.

October 18th, 2021|Categories: Human Resources, Positive Psychology|

In conversation with Dr Denise Quinlan

Throughout a flourishing career, her research has been published in International academic journals and several edited volumes. Denise shared her insights in an equally candid and considered chat, touching on an array of concepts including psychological safety, ruthless prioritisation and radical acceptance. When asked why she is in the wellbeing space, Denise responded, “the deep, deep, truth is that you teach what you need to learn.” As a self-confessed ‘recovering pessimist’, it is perhaps Denise’s humility that allows her to share views on wellbeing psychology in such a relatable way.

October 11th, 2021|Categories: Media and Interviews, Positive Psychology|

Why do people find it so hard to change when they know it’s good for them?

Why do people find it so hard to change when they know it's good for them? There are several ways to create change; from slightly modifying or adjusting our behaviour, substituting one action for another, through to embarking on a complete overhaul of the way we do things.

September 27th, 2021|Categories: Human Resources, Neuroscience|

Connecting the Dots: A Positive Education

Positive education brings together the science of positive psychology with best practice teaching, encouraging individuals and school communities to thrive. Positive Education goes beyond acquiring factual knowledge and focusing on individual achievements – in addition to academics, it thoroughly incorporates wellbeing outcomes

September 20th, 2021|Categories: Positive Psychology|

Thriving in the Pandemic

SECRETS OF THOSE WHO HAVE THRIVED THROUGH THE PANDEMIC The ‘silver linings’ of life during a global pandemic have been anecdotally reported since the early stages of Covid-19.  When it comes to publishing facts and figures, the headlines have focused on the mental health fallout and stress-related challenges of life during these times.

September 6th, 2021|Categories: Emotional Intelligence, Positive Psychology|

In conversation with Dr Robert Biswas-Diener

Dr Robert Biswas-Diener is widely acknowledged as an authority on the application of positive psychology in coaching; he has published over 60 academic articles and is the author of seven books and counting. Our online learning community recently had the privilege of catching up with him, and it was no surprise to find him equally humble, insightful, and thought-provoking.

August 30th, 2021|Categories: Coaching, Media and Interviews, Positive Psychology|

10 Strategies For Managing Emotions

After a stressful day at work, we might hit the gym or head out for drinks with our friends. A regular exercise routine to keep our energy levels high or switching off in the evenings with a good book can be how we manage our moods proactively. Our capacity to deal with emotions is referred to as Emotional Intelligence (EI) and defined as the ability to recognise, understand, and manage our own emotions as well as recognise, understand, and influence the emotions of others.  The Jack Mayer and Peter Salovey model reflects the four key abilities

August 16th, 2021|Categories: Emotional Intelligence|

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