Positive Psychology

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12 Positive Psychology Interventions + 3 Ways To Find The One You Need

Positive Psychological Interventions (also known as Positive Psychology Interventions-PPIs) are theoretically-grounded and empirically-validated instructions, activities, and recommendations that are designed to enhance wellbeing (Lomas, Hefferon & Ivtzan, 2014). Moreover, PPIs focus on using positive emotions and strengths to achieve and/or boost wellbeing. Numerous research projects have shown that concentration on positive characters and strengths are […]

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Positive Psychology Coaching and Life Coaching: How Do They Differ?

If you’ve ever asked yourself how positive psychology and life coaching differ, you’re definitely not alone. The surface level definitions don’t really do a great job of distinguishing these 2 very different approaches towards well-being. However, what’s even more surprising than their marked differences is how powerful positive psychology and life coaching are when used in […]

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Top 20 Mindfulness Apps For Meditation, Eating & Awareness

As smartphones become more and more ubiquitous in today’s world, questions arise as to how they affect mindfulness. For example, a few years ago the Huffington Post published an article entitled “Mindfulness vs Smartphones” pitting the two against each other. Regardless of how you feel about that article, some clearly believe that smartphones are an […]

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The Positive Psychology Of Successful Relationships (Oh, And Sex…)

Here’s the unhappy truth about long term relationships. Over time, as couples get used to each other, they have less sex. There I said it. Sad but true. In fact, as Sonja Lyubomirsky has noted the amount of time two people have been together as a couple is a better predictor of decreased sexual frequency […]

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What is Awe? A Definition And 3 Ways To Live An ‘Awesome’ Life

We all have the leading part in the play of our life. Our aims and goals seem very important and time has long been added to the list of scarce resources. But every now and then a moment of awe manages to challenge our understanding of the world. As a result we feel pleasantly insignificant […]

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Mindfulness Training, e-Courses, Programs, Workshops & Degrees

As positive psychology is interested in increasing the well-being of all people, it makes sense for positive psychology to include mindfulness interventions. This is because mindfulness interventions, like positive psychology itself, are focused on bettering peoples’ lives no matter what their situations are. Here is an overview of mindfulness training programs around the world, from […]

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What is Mindfulness? Explained. (20 Definitions That Clarify Mindfulness)

What is mindfulness? Whether you are first hearing of mindfulness or have been wondering for a while exactly what it means, it is helpful to have a definition handy. It is even more helpful to have multiple definitions. Here are 20 definitions of mindfulness from various sources, including individuals and groups, in no particular order. […]

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Optimistic Explanatory Style Supports Good Health

Although many studies show that it is possible to be happy even in the disease, it is clear that good health is a very important goal for our well-being and personal development. Psychoneuroimmunology is the science that studies the relationship between the thoughts, emotions, and immune system. Persistent thoughts about stressful situations affect the immune […]

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Positive Psychology is Not Equivalent to Positive Thinking

Last year, I officially completed the requirements of Penn’s Master of Applied Positive Psychology program. Recently, I read Morgan Mitchell’s Newsweek article, The ‘Tyranny’ of Positive Thinking can Threaten Your Health and Happiness. This article makes a fundamental error concerning the definition of positive psychology, and I wish to correct that error. Before World War […]

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Can Meditating Together Improve Your Relationships?

After being a meditation skeptic for years, I finally took a meditation course with my husband. It definitely helped me calm my nerves and focus a bit better, and it even seemed to improve my interactions with others, including him. But after the class was over, I started meditating every morning on my own and […]