The Psychology of Choice

The text below comes from an article written by Pr. Ilona Boniwell which originally appeared on her Positran consultancy website. Pr. Boniwell is an expert and leading figure in Positive Psychology and we regularly collaborate on wellbeing education projects. It’s a commonly held belief that choice means freedom, freedom leads to well-being and that asContinue reading “The Psychology of Choice”

Loneliness Runs “Like a Dark Thread”

Loneliness is a complex emotion – and although it’s likely that we have or will feel lonely at some point in life, our experiences of loneliness are personal to us. The post below is the second by Henny Syers, an experienced educator and positive psychology practitioner who is passionate about social change and the importance ofContinue reading “Loneliness Runs “Like a Dark Thread””

Loneliness Matters

Loneliness is a complex emotion – and although it’s likely that we have or will feel lonely at some point in life, our experiences of loneliness are personal to us. The post below was written by Henny Syers, an experienced educator and positive psychology practitioner based in Bali. Like all of us, Henny has beenContinue reading “Loneliness Matters”

Flow

This is an excerpt from a blog post ‘Living in Flow: what is it and how to enter the flow state?’ written by Pr. Ilona Boniwell which originally appeared on her Positran consultancy website. Pr. Boniwell is an expert and leading figure in Positive Psychology. Have you ever spent half an hour searching the internetContinue reading “Flow”

Quizzes

If you’re curious how you score on e.g. emotional intelligence, empathy, mindfulness, gratitude or levels of stress and anxiety, the Greater Good Science Center has free online quizzes on these topics and more. You can take them as a one off or set up an account, save your quiz scores and track your progress overContinue reading “Quizzes”

Curiosity

The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original size. Albert Einstein What Is It? Interested, inquisitive, eager to know, intrigued – these are all things you may feel when experiencing curiosity. When you’re curious, you want to learn more about something and may e.g. spend time researching, talking about orContinue reading “Curiosity”

Resilience Research

This is the second part of an article on resilience written by Pr. Ilona Boniwell which originally appeared on her Positran consultancy website. Pr. Boniwell is an expert and leading figure in Positive Psychology. Areas of research and practice that inform our current understanding of resilience include: 1) Coping Coping literature talks about three broadContinue reading “Resilience Research”

Hope

Hope and optimism go hand in hand. Having an optimistic or hopeful attitude means you have confidence that things will go well. You often have a positive approach to or take away from a situation. People who are hopeful or optimistic often experience better moods and have higher well-being than those who are not. WhileContinue reading “Hope”

Forgiveness

Forgiveness isn’t approving what happened. It’s choosing to rise above it. Robin Sharma Making the decision to forgive is a deliberate choice. We don’t have to forgive someone who has e.g. betrayed or upset us – however many of us choose to do this. Of course, the more we feel wronged, the harder it isContinue reading “Forgiveness”