Life Coaching

Positive Psychology

Life coaching is about life balance and support. Many of us begin our journey here. Sometimes, all we need in order to gain the most traction and clarity is to be understood and validated. The wonderful things in life unravel when we are met with joy and meaning. Life coaching is about personal renewal. It's an opened door to perfect balance, healing and self-love; ultimately it's the opened door back to you. When someone needs the support to overcome fears and personal challenges; the smallest word of encouragement or advice can
propel them to unimagined heights.

I use the subject of Positive Psychology as point of reference, to bring about fulfillment and happiness to each individual I serve. Positive Psychology is the scientific study of the strengths and virtues that enable individuals to maximize their potential. Life coaching promotes training, education and the dissemination of Positive Psychology.

This field of study was founded on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best within them, and to enhance their experiences of love, work and play. Following the patterns of Positive Psychology, I promote three central concerns:

Positive Emotions

Positive emotions this entails the study of contentment with the past, happiness in the present and hope for the future.

 Positive Individual Traits

Positive individual traits consists of the study of the strengths and virtues, such as the capacity for love and work, courage, compassion, resilience, creativity curiosity integrity self-knowledge moderation self-control and wisdom.

Positive Institutions/Organizations

Positive institutions/organizations entail the study of the strengths that foster better communities such as justice responsibility civility parenting nurturing work ethic leadership teamwork purpose and tolerance.

Some of the goals of the study of Positive Psychology for Life Coaching are to edify and to build the habits/character for individuals to flourish in the following areas:
  • Workplace/Career 
  • Relationships 
  • Personal Achievement 
  • Stress Management 
  • Purpose Discovery 
  • Self-Discovery 
  • Self-Esteem 
  • Self-Awareness 
Positive psychology is the study of the conditions and processes that contribute to the flourishing or optimal functioning of people, groups, and institutions. Defined in this way, positive psychology has a long history, dating back to William James's writings on what he termed "healthy mindedness" in 1902 to Allport's interest in positive human characteristics in 1958 to Maslow's in 1968 and to Cowan's research on resilience in children and adolescents (eg Cowan 2000).

 However, for reasons discussed later, the past half century has seen the study of the psychological aspects of what makes life worth living recede to the background, whereas studies on disorder and damage have taken center stage. The recent positive psychology movement grew out of recognition of this imbalance and a desire to encourage research in neglected areas. -Dr Shelly L Gable

A science of positive subjective experience, positive individual traits, and positive institutions promises to improve quality of life and prevent the pathologies that arise when life is barren and meaningless. The exclusive focus on pathology that has dominated so much of our discipline results in a model of the human being that lacks the positive features that makes life worth living. Hope, wisdom, creativity, future mindedness, courage, spirituality, responsibility and perserverance are ignored or explained as transformations of more authentic negative impulses.


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