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 […]
Notes from the author of Positive Psychology for Overcoming Depression
On Blue Monday in January, I took a phone call from one of my colleagues. Her nephew had taken his life. 48 hours later I got a text from one […]
By Miriam Akhtar and Dr Chris Johnstone
During planning for the next cohort of our Positive Psychology Foundations online course (January 12 – March 12 2019) we were exploring the theme of what it means to be a positive psychology […]
A new meta-analysis has shown that anti-depressants are effective. There have been doubts expressed over the years with some studies suggesting they only work in the most severe cases. I was suffering from major depression disorder when I tried […]