As 2020 begins many of us pause to reflect on the year that’s been and plan for the year ahead.
This year it holds extra significance as the world stands on the verge of a new decade (yes, I know […]
Leading wellbeing authors offer free online course in positive psychology
Positive psychology, a new branch of science focuses on how to bring out the best in ourselves and other people. It reveals how simple practices can act as a foundation […]
On World Mental Health Day.
I first got into positive psychology when I was looking to self-medicate out of depression. The idea of putting the focus on practices that grow wellbeing, felt alien but amazingly it worked. Not only did […]
There is no health without mental health
Ask someone what they most wish for their life and the number one answer is that they want to be happy. Happiness is a subject that has fascinated thinkers and teachers for millennia. […]
By Miriam Akhtar MAPP
I’ve never been much of a fan of New Year’s Resolutions and making a vision board can leave me feeling surprisingly flat. Recently at a Positive Psychology Masterclass, my co-trainer Bridget mentioned hearing Prof Martin Seligman talk […]
Mindfulness has become the new black in the world of well-being. What began as a spiritual practice in Buddhism, has been put under the microscope and found to have multiple health benefits. Neuroscience has made a remarkable discovery. Mindfulness […]
Reaching the menopause is a major transition in life and often coincides with empty nest syndrome or a longing to do something totally different after clocking up 30 years at work. Despite all the negativity about age, there are […]
‘Positivity’ is a word that means different things to different people but in the science of well-being it represents the frequent experience of positive emotions. The top ten positive emotions are joy, gratitude, serenity, interest, hope, pride, amusement, inspiration, […]