Positive Psychology Program
The Science behind happiness at work

Happiness at Work: 10 Tips for How to be Happy at Work

25 Jan 2019
How often do you consider quitting your job and feel that you are not getting paid enough for the dedication and service you offer your organization? Happiness and satisfaction are subjective concepts – while for some of us monetary benefits can be equated with job satisfaction,
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12 Tips For Building Self-Confidence and Self-Belief (+PDF Worksheets)

18 Jul 2018
“Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford This classic quote from automobile magnate Henry Ford is a perfect lead into this piece. The topic is self-confidence and self-belief, two ingredients to a healthy and happy life. According to Ford,
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Flourishing in Positive Psychology: Definition + 8 Practical Tips (PDF)

Flourishing in Positive Psychology: Definition + 8 Practical Tips (PDF)

09 May 2018
What does it mean to flourish? As a person, I mean. We can probably agree that a plant which is healthy and blooming can be said to “flourish,” and that a business that is booming and raking in record profit is “flourishing.” But what does it mean for a human being to flourish? Some m
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What is Positive Psychology & Why is It Important?

20 Apr 2018
If you’ve been hearing the term “positive psychology” thrown around a lot, but you’re not quite sure what it is, you’ve come to the right place! There are some common misconceptions about positive psychology, both about what it is and what it is not. To clear up some of these misunder
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13 Most Popular Gratitude Exercises & Activities

28 Apr 2017
The power of gratitude is really quite extraordinary. We usually show our gratitude to others when we feel indebted to them, when we have benefitted from their actions, and when we want to make our feelings towards them known. Showing gratitude is sometimes a required or expected thin
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The 20 Best Ted Talks And Videos on The Power of Gratitude

The 34 Best TED Talks And Videos on The Power of Gratitude

26 Apr 2017
Here at the Positive Psychology Program, we have recently been discussing the power of gratitude from a variety of angles. Whether you have been following along all month or this is the first article you are reading, we hope these videos will help drive home the idea that feeling grat
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A scientific theory of happiness

The PERMA Model: Your Scientific Theory of Happiness

24 Feb 2017
Everyone seems to be in the pursuit of happiness nowadays, but what if we had a model—like the PERMA model—to help guide us? There are many ways to reach happiness, including training your mind for happiness, spending money on others, and following the guidelines presented here for we
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hope and happiness

How “Hope” Can Keep You Happy If You Do It Right

24 Feb 2017
Hope can strengthen and support happiness. The Dalai Lama summed up this idea nicely when he said: “The very purpose of our life is happiness, which is sustained by hope. We have no guarantee about the future, but we exist in the hope of something better. Hope means keeping going, thi
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Positive psychology versus life coaching

Positive Psychology Coaching and Life Coaching: How Do They Differ?

15 Feb 2017
If you’ve ever asked yourself how positive psychology and life coaching differ, you’re definitely not alone. Brief definitions don’t distinguish between these two very different approaches towards well-being. What is even more surprising than their marked differences is how powerful p
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Organizational Psychology & Coaching For Well-Being In The Workplace

02 Jan 2017
Organizational Psychology is currently on the rise in the realm of psychology, with exponential growth over the past few years. Organizational Psychology focusses on the well-being of CEO’s and employees in order to foster healthy minds and consequently enhance the standard of output
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Positive Psychology Degree: 13 Opportunities For Eager Students

07 Oct 2016
The science supporting positive psychology has sparked a huge increase in degree programs. It makes sense: when we understand the “why” of positive human functioning, we can unlock whatever beliefs block us from our greater potential. “Education is the most powerful
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The Hedonic Treadmill – Are We Forever Chasing Rainbows?

05 Sep 2016
Can you remember the last time you were dreaming of buying a new car, getting a promotion at work, moving into a nicer house or finding a partner to share life with? Do you remember fantasizing about how happy you would be if you attained those things? If you finally did attain one of
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Happiness Positive Psychology

The Subjective Happiness Scale and Other Happiness Measures

29 Aug 2016
Regardless of culture, socioeconomic status or geography, happiness is one of the most sought after dispositions, according to the World Happiness Report.  The human pursuit of happiness still remains an elusive concept with its factors, determinants, and characteristics differing gre
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subjective well-being

Subjective Well-Being: Your Life, Your Happiness

24 Feb 2016
Asking the question, “Am I living a fulfilling life?” is an essential part of being human. The answer to the age-old question is based on one’s subjective well-being (SWB), which is completely particular to the individual in question. There are no set guidelines for
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Life coach using PERMA Model

Happiness & Well-Being Coaching with PERMA

29 Jan 2016
In coaching settings, it can be extremely helpful to work from a theoretical framework or model. These can be used to guide clients through their thought-process and explore the various aspects of the model. These models can also change how coaches relate to the client’s experience, w
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