What is Positive Psychology?
Positive Psychology is the scientific study of happiness and well-being, the psychology of what makes life worth living.
“Positive Psychology essentially focuses on what works,. All people should learn about this field because there is some fascinating research being done in this area that can help people become happier, that can help them improve their relationships, that can aide them in raising healthier, happier, flourishing children.” Tal Ben Shahar
The goal of positive psychology today is to give people the tools to boost them from feeling just okay to feeling great and to move them beyond just surviving to flourishing!
There are skills that people can learn and use that will shift them to a higher and sustainable level of well-being and help them to flourish throughout their lifetime. Sonja Lyubormirsky has shown in her research that our happiness level is affected by our genetics which is 50%, our environment or life circumstances which makes up 10% and the other 40% we control. We have a choice as to how we use that 40% to increase our sense of well-being.
How to Get Unstuck
We all come across situations in which we get stuck in life, work, relationships and self-care. I would like to work with you to look at these times and find a new way of handling them to get unstuck. We can take what is working and build on it rather than focusing on what isn’t working. Reinterpret, redirect, reframe into a more optimistic , fulfilling direction in life. We can look at the bigger picture and see what steps can be taken to create the life you really want. According to Rick Hansen, neuropsychologist and author of Hardwiring Happiness, our brains are wired to scout for all that’s negative, like Velcro; however, we are surrounded by opportunities every day to change this. I can help you discover the tools that can bring more happiness into your life. Conventional thinking is that success will lead to happiness, but research has shown the opposite to be true, happiness leads to success. By cultivating a positive mind set you can boost well-being, productivity, creativity, relationships and flourish in your life.
Life is a choice
This is your Life What do you choose? Choose consciously, wisely, thoughtfully. I can guide you in making the right choices for you and your unique life.
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
” Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
As a wellness coach I would like to assist you in choosing the life you want to live. My goal is to help you thrive not just survive. Change is not easy but it is possible. Make change accessible, little things can make a big difference. Your body is like your temple. Let me help you meet your goal of a healthy life style. There are many tools that we can draw upon from Positive Psychology that can offer you the impetus to change.
“We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.”
All of these can help you to lead the life style you want to bring about a sense of well-being.
Relationships are one of the most important components of happiness. People with strong and varied relationships have a stronger sense of well-being. Close relationships with family and friends give our lives meaning, provide love, support and help. They all give us a sense of self worth. Taking action to create these relationships and bonds is essential for a flourishing life. We can discuss how you can connect more with the people you care about and create more potential for intimacy and passion. I have been in a long term successful marriage and know what it takes to achieve that. Being a mother to two grown children, a daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren I understand how relationships are key to a flourishing life.
Are you looking to make a change?
Do you want to start your own business? Having made various changes in my own career and running my own successful business for many years I know what it takes to bring action to your dreams. As you clarify your goals and strengths, become aware of your available resources, you can begin to see where you want to go.
I can assist you in implementing the change you desire by helping you discover the best in yourself and visualize your plan to create action to achieve them. It takes willpower and waypower which as your coach I can help you accomplish. You can make positive lasting change which will lead to greater levels of happiness, purpose, and success.
What you can expect:
You can expect me to listen to you and hear where you want to go and what you want to achieve. We will work together to come up with an action plan that can be accomplished.
My coaching style has some general steps that I follow using my expertise in Positive Psychology. If we decide to work together we will discuss and come up with a fully customized plan just for you. This plan will take your goals and needs and focus them into a doable action plan that is right for you.
The initial consultation will give us an opportunity to discuss the areas that are most important to you and hear how I can work with you to achieve your goals.
Strengths and Goals Assessment
We will take some time to explore what your strengths are and how you can use them to get where you want to go. Your story is unique to you and I want to hear it. This will help us design a plan that will take your strengths, goals, passions, resources and desires into consideration.
Change Can Happen
Change is not easy but it is possible. By implementing a plan of action and the steps you need to take you can achieve your dreams. We will work with some evidence based research tools that positive psychology offers us to make this change a reality. You can achieve your goals, improve your relationships, change careers, and fulfill your life aspirations.