If you have taken the time to read this, you are probably a professional, a student, or a parent, who is interested in the same things we are – how to expand your existing knowledge and learn how to flourish, or to help young people in your care to flourish. What we mean by ‘to flourish’ can simply be described as feeling good and functioning well. These two components inform the scientific studies and relevant applications in Positive Psychology.
We hope that you will join us in our purpose – to bring different perspectives and practical applications from the field of Positive Psychology, and adapt them to our local context .
The discipline of Positive Psychology is not new. But what is new is how this branch of psychology joins with traditional psychology and neurology to give us a language and conceptualisation that we can bring to everything we do, from approaching a sports game, to dealing with complex relationships or new challenges.
It also gives us hope. Whilst there are no quick-fix solutions, there are ways to enhance feelings of well-being. A broad framework includes mindfulness, increasing grit and opening our mindsets, building positive emotion, exploring our meaning and purpose, and understanding our unique characters and how they can help us in times of difficulty.
Embarking with you on a journey of discovery of the benefits of Positive Education, we aim to provide a space to share experiences, and investigate how we can create more opportunities for individuals, families, schools, workplaces and communities to thrive.