Building Happiness, Resilience and Motivation in by Ruth MacConville

By Ruth MacConville

Optimistic psychology specializes in development strengths and constructing artistic and optimistic considering with a purpose to strengthen happiness, healthiness and fulfillment. It is helping humans to be prompted, continue confident psychological healthiness, and to flourish in all components in their lives. This source is a fully-formed confident psychology programme designed to advertise happiness, resilience and motivation in teenagers elderly 11-18. It introduces the idea and study at the back of optimistic psychology, and contains a tips part for facilitators on the right way to carry the programme. The programme itself is made of 24 chapters which replicate all of the 24 'character strengths' pointed out by means of Martin Seligman, the founding father of confident psychology. those strengths contain inventive considering, kindness, equity, management, forgiveness, and teamwork. actions educate scholars how you can improve those strengths and abilities for you to begin confident switch of their lives. This source offers lecturers, counsellors, psychologists, social employees and others operating with teens with an entire programme to advertise health and wellbeing in children and aid them flourish of their lives.

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In today’s world, too often the power and energy children have, is either left idling, looking for a satisfying outlet or is organized by adults into structured activities where there is little room for children to do their own thing. 19 This can leave children lacking the experience they need to explore and use their personal strengths. ’ Building and using personal strengths Nurturing self-discovery Giving a child’s inner motivation room to grow may be complicated by our security concerns and by how we educate children.

36  Resilience 0 1 2 3 4 1. Is optimistic about the future 2. Has plans and believes in making things happen 3. Can positively reframe a difficult situation to see ‘the bright side’ 4. Shows effort and persistence in working towards personal goals 5. Can put aside short-term distractions to follow longerterm goals 6.

5. Mentoring and role models Mentoring is a supportive relationship where someone with greater experience encourages someone to develop their full potential. The mentor is able to focus on the needs of the other to help them find out how to make progress. A mentor is appreciative of the potential of the individual they are supporting. A mentor encourages self-help and initiative. Mentoring is less about applying universal skills of parenting or teaching and more about education in its original sense which is about ‘drawing out’ the potential each person has inside them.

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