Positive psychology is a branch of psychology that uses scientific exploration to understand and enhance optimum human functioning. It focuses on the factors that enable individuals , groups and communities to thrive – such as strengths, creativity, positive emotions, flow, resilience and wellbeing.
Positive psychology evolved in response to mainstream psychology’s medical model that focused on the treatment of illness in clinical populations with the aim of returning clients to a functional baseline. In contrast, positive psychology recommends a proactive, preventative and wellness-modelled approach that helps non clinical populations move from a state of languishing to one of flourishing, fulfilment and personal growth. As such, positive psychology interventions (PPI) are currently defined as interventions that promote wellbeing in non-clinical populations.
As research in positive psychology continues to expand, more and more empirically grounded PPIs are being developed and explored across a range of diverse disciplines. Examples include mindfulness meditation, gratitude and savouring activities, ‘best possible self’ and a range of strength, meaning and creative activity-based strategies. We believe PPIs and positive psychology can offer a lot to organisations wanting to enhance their employee experience and increase engagement, performance and resilience.
Individuals belonging to the Association of Positive Psychology Practitioners have key professional expertise in such areas as coaching, management consulting, key note speaking or functional experience working in business. This expertise is combined with post-graduate level training from a recognised applied positive psychology programme to design and deliver unique solutions for the organisations we work with. It is our wealth of experience, combined with a passion for positive psychology underpinned by science that makes our proposition unique.
Please contact any one of our practitioners to understand more about the work we do. We’d love to hear from you.