Positive Psychology Program
Coping: Dealing with Life’s Inevitable Disappointments in a Healthy Way

Coping: Dealing with Life’s Inevitable Disappointments in a Healthy Way

28 Oct 2017
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“Life’s not fair.” How I hated hearing that as a kid. It was a phrase trotted out by my father (and probably fathers everywhere) whenever I complained about something not going my way. I especially hated when my brother was allowed to do something I wasn’t, or when he received some ki
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coping skills

10+ Coping Skills Worksheets for Adults and Youth (+ PDFs)

04 Oct 2017
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No matter how mentally healthy, resilient, or happy we are, every one of us goes through times when we need to cope with something difficult. Coping is something we all do, whether we do it consciously or without thinking. That might mean watching a funny movie when you’re sad,
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how to measure resilience at work and in adults

How To Measure Resilience: 8 Resilience Scales For Youth & Adults (+ PDF)

13 Jul 2017
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“Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work through difficult problems.” – Gever Tulley When we experience disaster, trauma, or distressing psychological issues, we usually react with grief and a range of negative emotions. This is, of course, a nat
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Shame Resilience Theory: How to Overcome Feelings of Shame

Shame Resilience Theory: How to Respond to Feelings of Shame

14 Jun 2017
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Shame Resilience Theory (SRT) is, as the name suggests, a theory concerned with how people respond to feelings of shame. It was first articulated in a 2006 paper by Brené Brown. Shame is a universal emotion which can have serious negative consequences if left unchecked, so examining w
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27 Resilience Activities and Worksheets for Students and Adults (+PDFs)

27 Resilience Activities and Worksheets for Students and Adults (+PDFs)

13 Jun 2017
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“The human capacity for burden is like bamboo – far more flexible than you’d ever believe at first glance.” – Jodi Picoult You may think you’re not very resilient. The word “resilient” might bring to mind all of the struggles and setbacks that have plagued you in your life. You might
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Psychological Capital: HERO in Leadership and Coaching

Psychological Capital: HERO in Leadership and Coaching

07 Jun 2017
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Originally developed in an organizational context, the concept of Psychological Capital with its four pillars of Hope, Efficacy, Resilience, and Optimism (HERO) has been linked to job as well as life satisfaction. While every component has its own characteristics and interventions, th
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resilience in positive psychology

Resilience in Positive Psychology: Bouncing Back & Staying Strong

03 Mar 2017
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Resilience in positive psychology refers to the ability to cope with whatever life throws at you. Some people are knocked down by challenges, but they return as a stronger person more steadfast than before. We call these people resilient. A resilient person works through challenges by
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5 Ways to Develop a Growth Mindset Using Grit and Resilience

20 Sep 2016
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Why is it that when some people encounter obstacles to a goal it stops them, while other people gain energy from “the haters” and the challenges life presents? The ability to bounce back from adversity and stay persistent with your passions—especially when things get tough
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grit

Is Grit the New It? Developing Your Passion and Practicing Perseverance

05 Sep 2016
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Have you ever seen someone—maybe a dancer or basketball player—demonstrate amazing ability in their field and assumed that they’re gifted with an innate talent that only a few people possess? If you’re like most people, you answered “yes.” People are enamored with th
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Do You Bounce Back? Find Out With This Resiliency Questionnaire

17 Jul 2016
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How well do you react to an unexpected turn of events? Do you feel devastated by a fight, get energized by uncertainty, or crumble with pressure? Everybody handles unexpected challenges differently. Some people possess an innate resilience to stress, troubles, or difficulty. Others la
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How to building resilience

10 Ways To Become More Resilient

17 Dec 2015
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The Oxford English Dictionary defines resilience as “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties and the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape” (Stevenson, 2010). We can see an example of this with metals, for example, as wrought iron can be stre
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PsyCap

Psychological Capital: Training the 4 Positive Capacities

07 Jun 2015
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Many organizations are all for employee well-being, engagement, and positive interventions. However great these values are, the bottom line for many of these organizations is “are we making a profit?”  That’s why Luthans and his associates started developing Psychological
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