Do you know what Positive Psychology is? Do you know that it is integral to wellbeing in schools? Did you know that it provides us with preventative health measures to build resilience and enhance wellbeing? This brief video gives a great introduction to the topic, including why it is a science. It also introduces us to Seligman’s (2011) wellbeing theory PERMA-H, which is explored in our Strong Minds Expert workshop. Enjoy!
5 Ways to enhance school wellbeing with Positive Psychology…
- Spot character strengths in your students/child/colleagues. Each day choose 2 people to focus on and look for the best in them. Make a note of the strengths you have spotted and tell them.
- Adopt Thankful Thursday. On this day each week every member of the school should stop for 10 minutes and write (or draw) what they are grateful for from the week. Check out our Gratitude Journals to learn the optimum way to journal for maximum wellbeing.
- Perform random acts of kindness. Challenge yourself and your students to perform 5 random acts in one day. Great suggestions are available here: https://ripplekindness.org/resources/free-printouts/
- Start each day with a mindful meditation. You may like to try the free Smiling Mind app: https://www.smilingmind.com.au/smiling-mind-app
- Teach and role model active listening, this builds relationships. Paraphrase, ask questions, express empathy, use engaged body language.
“Positive psychology studies what makes life most worth living.” – Christopher Peterson
“Positive psychology is the scientific and applied approach to uncovering people’s strengths and promoting their positive functioning.” -Hugo Alberts
Interested in implementing Positive Psychology in your school? Check out our Positive Psychology initiative Strong Mind Expert.
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