“Positive psychology is the scientific study of what makes life most worth living”
Traditionally psychology has focused on what is “wrong” with a person, and how to fix their problems. But if you’d rather focus on what’s going right, and building on that, then positive psychology might be for you!
positive psychology us an area of psychology that really aligns with the goal of living your best life. When we talk about positive psychology, we mean using psychological tools and techniques to fill your life with purpose, meaning, happiness, gratitude, accomplishments and positive relationships. Sound fun, doesn’t it?
By focusing on developing and maximising your strengths (especially with the support and accountability provided by a psychologist!) you can achieve way more vitality in your life.
“The difference between misery and happiness depends on what we do with our attention”
As humans we’re hardwired to focus our attention on negative experiences and to be on high alert for perceived threats in our environment. While this can protect you, it doesn’t feel good! Positive psychology shows you how to bring your attention away from the negative and towards more positive influences. This creates a more balanced perspective to maximize the joy in everyday behaviours.
Research show that those who focus on positive emotions and personal strengths are more likely to have a happy life, more rewarding relationships, achieve their goals, be physically healthier and even live a longer life….sign me up!
Do any of the goals of positive psychology align with the outcomes you’d like to see you in your own life?
- To create a fulfilling and satisfying life
- To live in the moment and appreciate every positive experience
- To identify and develop your unique strengths and talents
- To increase your sense of hope and optimism
- To follow your dreams and accomplish your goals in life
- To cultivate a sense of gratitude
- To build and nurture healthy, positive relationships
If so, positive psychology is likely a great fit for you! Sage & Sound psychologists are all trained to use positive psychology strategies with their clients, and love to do so!
Book an appointment with one of our Sage and Sound psychologists today to discuss how these tools and strategies can help you get the most out of your life.
“Every person on this earth is full of great possibilities that can be realized through imagination, effort and perseverance”.