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What is Post-traumatic Growth?

The Journey from Adversity to Growth
Trauma such as the loss of a loved one or the diagnosis of serious illness can test us to our very limits. And while it can destroy life as we know it, it may […]

Love 2.0. What is Love Anyway?

Valentine’s Day is the day we celebrate romantic love. There are other types of love eg. storge is love based on friendship, agape is the selfless love concerned with others’ wellbeing, ludus, the pleasant, shallow love based on mutual enjoyment rather […]

Happy Twixtmas: Pottering with Purpose

Twixtmas is the time between (betwixt) Christmas and New Year. This precious pot of me-time occurs when the days are short, energy levels are low and the out-of-office assistant is on. You can let yourself go with the rhythm […]

Blue Monday or More?

Got the January blues? If you have a tendency to feeling low then the short days of a long winter can send your mood spiralling down. But what if it’s more than a case of feeling blue? Often people […]

New dates for the Positive Psychology Masterclass

The Positive Psychology Masterclasses have been running for 5 years and have proved to be a great asset to anyone who wants to access the knowledge and tools that help people feel good, function well and flourish in a concentrated 2-day […]

Resilience in the Face of Trauma

In Conversation With: Positive psychologist Miriam Akhtar and author Tara Lal on how to build resilience in the face of grief and trauma.

How do we survive when a life-changing trauma shatters our assumptions about the world, and move beyond that […]

The natural anti-depressant

Depression is a modern epidemic: Miriam Akhtar & Dr Chris Johnstone explore natural, effective ways to promote emotional wellbeing based on things we do rather than take. They introduce the ‘Self-Help SSRI toolkit’ of Strategies, Strengths, Resources and Insights that can improve the quality […]

What is Happiness Training?

“Happiness is not a spectator sport” said the late Chris Peterson. The Dalai Lama agrees “Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” Neuroscience supports both the spiritual leader and the positive psychologist. Studies on the brains […]

How to train in positive psychology

Positive Psychologists Miriam Akhtar and Chris Johnstone explore pathways to training in Positive Psychology in this free webinar, so that you can apply this new science in your work, relationships and lives. The webinar previews Positive Psychology Foundations, an 8-week […]