Positive Psychology is the scientific study of the strengths that enable people to thrive. The field is founded on the belief that we want to lead fulfilling and meaningful lives, to cultivate what is best within ourselves, and to enhance our experiences of life.
It is an evidence-based approach, which can help you to succeed in your professional and personal life. In a nutshell positive psychology is “a scientifically-rooted approach to helping clients increase well-being, enhance and apply strengths, improve performance and achieve valued goals” (Kauffman, Boniwell & Silberman, 2009).
Positive psychology helps to identify and focus on your strengths. Instead of looking at whats ‘wrong’ with people it focusing on what’s right and how to build on that. Research shows that your greatest potential for growth comes from developing your strengths rather than fixing your weaknesses.