Positive Psychology

Introductions to Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology is the scientific study of well-being and optimal human functioning which can help us achieve a more productive and fulfilling life. We use the research and findings from positive psychology to help develop the performance and engagement of managers, leaders and teams in the NHS and Technology sector. Please download our 10 part series which introduces positive psychology in applied, practical terms, which relate to you and your organisation.


A recent UK study of male and female office workers found that experiencing more “flow” per week is associated with greater enthusiasm and job satisfaction.But what is flow and how can you and your workforce experi-ence more of it?


Focusing solely on what’s wrong with your organisation rarely helps to solve long-term problems. But by using appreciative inquiry, organisations can give equal weight to strengths and weaknesses to successfully manage change or growth.


Hiring people who will be naturally drawn to the tasks within a role is known in Positive Psychology as Strengths-Based Recruitment. When your tasks utilise your strengths of character, the result is greater self-esteem, lower self-reported stress, greater vitality and increased positivity.


Similar in some professional aspects to counselling and therapy, Coaching Psychology can be used for goal setting, growth, and learning, whether that be in a current job role, on the path towards a new career, or in personal and professional relationships.


It’s common sense to develop the positive aspects of your character that come most naturally and make you feel good about yourself. And psychologists have methods for identifying and utilising an individual’s greatest strengths, either for personal or professional development – often for both.


Psychologists are unlocking the secrets of positive emotion to discover how and why contentment, interest, joy and love make you more effective at work.


Mindfulness originates from Buddhist meditation and is a popular way to reduce stress by quietly putting aside worries and demands to concentrate purely on the moment


Why can some people can keep going day after day in the face of life’s daily stresses and strains? Why are some people better at coping in a crisis? The answer is Resilience: the ability to adapt positively to adversity.

Hope and Optimism

Studies show that being hopeful is linked to increased success in a number of fields, from academic study to physical and mental health. And the good news is that it’s possible to learn to be more hopeful and optimistic.

Pathways to Change

Change can be daunting. For some, it results in a paralysing state of mind where every sentence starts with the words “I can’t”. But you can conquer that paralysis using the four pillars of icanology®.

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