Positive Psychology Online
We provide online positive psychology therapy.
Positive psychology is an approach of focusing on strengths, rather than dwelling on weaknesses. The practice involves building up the good things in life, rather than repairing the bad stuff.
What is Positive Psychology (in a nutshell)?
As the name suggests, positive psychology focuses on positive influences and events in a person’s life.
These may include:
- Experiences (such as happiness, inspiration, joy, love)
- States and traits (such as gratitude, compassion, and resilience)
- Positive institutions (the application of positive principles through entire organisations)
The main principles of the practice involve time thinking about:
- Character strengths
- Life satisfaction
- Compassion (for others and self)
The approach was developed to negate the psychological theory of “learned helplessness” and empowering individuals to take back control over their lives.
Some benefits of positive psychology
There are countless benefits to our online positive psychology therapy which revolves around the power of shifting perspectives.
Through techniques and exercises, we can inject optimism and gratitude into our lives to transform a gloomy outlook into a positive approach to life.
Positive psychology teaches the individual to harness the power of shifting their perspective to optimise their potential for happiness through everyday behaviours.
For example, many of us overestimate the influence of money on our happiness. Of course, having money does have some effect on our happiness, but nowhere near as much as we think. By shifting focus away from the accumulation of wealth, we become happier with what we have.
How does a positive psychology session work?
Positive psychology sessions introduce specific interventions that aim to empower and provide you with the resources to face up to traumatic and negative experiences while cultivating resilience and develop improved emotional functioning.
How your particular therapy session runs depends on your individual case, but may include:
- Practising gratitude – feeling gratitude and recognising things in your life that you feel grateful for has a powerful energising impact on your emotional well-being. You might create gratitude journals or worksheets that point us towards appreciation of the things in our lives that make us richer (even if it’s not financially richer).
- Practising forgiveness – forgiveness for others and the self is an essential element of healing and well-being.
- Practising empathy – recognising that all of us inherently want to live meaningful lives and enjoy enriching relationships, with the appreciation that – at the core – we’re all good. Your therapist may use storytelling that attempts to put the patient into other people’s shoes; describing how it might feel to respond to challenging situations as another person
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