Positive Psychology

All positive psychology articles within this category deal with different subjects that lie within the field of positive psychology such as mindfulness, positive emotions and happiness.

What is positive psychology

What Is Positive Psychology? A Starting Point

Positive psychology uses science to uncover, understand, and share what allows individuals and communities to thrive – or flourish (Boniwell & Tunariu, 2019; Seligman, 2011). [...]

Positive Psychology at Work

Applying Positive Psychology at Work: Your Ultimate Guide

In 1998, positive organizational psychology at work gained legitimacy when the father of the movement, Martin Seligman, chose it as the theme for his term [...]

Validation in Therapy

What Is Validation in Therapy & Why Is It Important?

Validation means that you understand where the other person is coming from, even if you disagree with what they say or do (Rather & Miller, [...]

Building Rapport with Clients

How to Build Rapport With Clients: 18 Examples & Questions

As every good clinician knows, diving into deep discussions without first establishing rapport is a sure-fire way to derail the therapeutic process. It can also [...]

Dealing with resistant clients

Client Resistance in Therapy: How to Help Difficult Clients

Facing a client who is resistant or possibly hostile to the therapeutic process or therapist can be unsettling and challenge the treatment’s success (Clay, 2017). [...]

Boundaries in therapy

How to Set Healthy Therapist-Client Relationship Boundaries

Whether or not we’ve thought about it, each of us carries in our heads an implicit set of boundaries that dictate how we expect to [...]

Positive Criminology

What is Positive Criminology? (+ 14 Theories & Worksheets)

In 1764, the Italian criminologist and philosopher Cesare Beccaria wrote an essay that changed the face of the criminal law system across Europe and influenced [...]

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[FREE] 3 Hand-Picked Tools From the Positive Psychology Toolkit©!

We are always incredibly grateful to our growing community of like-minded professionals for sharing our mission to uplift others through positive psychology. As a small [...]

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19 Practical Positive Psychology Worksheets & Activities

What do you do when you are not reaching your goals? Who can you turn to if everything in your life is pretty good, but [...]

PERMA Model activities

8 PERMA Model Activities & Worksheets to Apply With Clients

One of the undeniable benefits of any form of therapy, coaching, or counseling is the greater sense of wellbeing and happiness it can help you [...]

3 Positive Psychology Tools (PDF)