The 5 ‘R’s of Positive Emotions

The 5 ‘R’s of Positive Emotions

The 5 ‘R’s of Positive Emotions. Without a doubt, positive emotions lie at the heart of positive psychology and any other psychology and therapeutic intervention for that matter. There are numerous research papers and articles that show positive emotions...
Positive Psychology: PERMA

Positive Psychology: PERMA

As a counselor, I heard many clients say “I want to be happier, I truly do; I just don’t know what I need to do to get there”.  We assume that there is one magic tool that will make us happy in all aspects of our life, but in reality we need to flip that triangle. It...
Broaden and Build Theory

Broaden and Build Theory

The Broaden and Build Theory of positive emotions is the brain-child of evolutionary psychologist Barbara Fredrickson 1,2 .The theory describes how the 10 positive emotions of joy, serenity, amusement, awe, pride, gratitude, interest, inspiration, hope, and love are...
Positive Emotions

Positive Emotions

Positive Emotions have been extensively studied by evolutionary psychologist Barbara Fredrickson. Their role in the lives of our ancestors, she argues, was one which fuelled survival. The evolutionary benefits of negative emotions in evoking the ‘fight or flight’...
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