WHAT IS POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY?
There is a science to becoming happier.
There are proven methodologies that can help people to find more peace of mind, develop healthier lifestyles and ultimately thrive in a world that often feels negative and out of control.
Positive psychology is a rapidly growing scientific and professional movement that is committed to helping individuals, organizations and communities uncover and utilize the tools to achieve a better life.
TRADITIONAL PSYCHOLOGY VS. POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY.
Traditional psychology, primarily focuses on treating and curing mental illness. And while this work is vitally important for the people who need it, it misses the opportunity to also serve the 85% of the population who do not have a diagnosed disorder. Where traditional psychology focused on fixing what was wrong, positive psychology offers a paradigm shift to “what’s right.” The field aims to create more wellbeing, happiness and life satisfaction which research shows to be predictive of life and organizational success. While philosophers have long investigated the nature of happiness, it was not until 1998 that scientists coalesced to explore well-being through systematic and multi-faceted research using the scientific method.
Positive psychology is a rapidly growing scientific and professional movement that demonstrates what individuals, organizations and communities need to flourish, while offering the skills and tools that are not traditionally taught in schools.
It is the science of human flourishing.