Why Changing Your Fixed Ideas Is Important for You, Your Children and Everyone Else

Here are the reasons why choosing a fixed mindset is a terrible thing for you, your children and everyone else. Yes, it is a choice to stubbornly stick to an idea that you believe to be true even if those … Read More

Lifehacker: Are you a Pessimist or Optimist & Why is it Important?

Are you pessimist or Optimist? Have you ever found yourself in a debate with your mates after a few too many about whether the glass is really half full or half empty? Of course most of us know that how you … Read More

Positive Psychology Explained (part 1)

Welcome to my series of blogs addressing the practice, application and efficacy of Positive Psychology. I am a huge advocate of this branch of psychology and provide its application to my clients. Contact me today to discuss how PP could … Read More

Positive Psychology Explained (PART 4) – the place for Positive Psychology Interventions (PPI’s) in the therapy process?

Legacy of PPIs We now move on to the theme of legacy, in which we consider the debate surrounding positive psychology as potentially separate and distinct to ‘psychology as usual’. We follow this with the debate regarding PPIs’ place in … Read More

Positive Psychology Explained (PART 3) – the place for Positive Psychology Interventions (PPI’s) in the therapy process?

2) Is ‘psychology as usual’ limited by its potential to leave a patient languishing? Supporting the importance of PPIs and second wave positive psychology is the argument concerning the limitations of ‘psychology as usual’. Limitations are cited in reference to … Read More

Positive Psychology Explained (PART 2) – the place for Positive Psychology Interventions (PPI’s) in the therapy process?

First wave and second PP The field of positive psychology studies the subjective well-being, optimism, flow states and optimal functioning in human behaviour. It has brought with it a renewed interest in the benefits of introducing PPIs. Many researchers in … Read More