The Practice Of Resilience

The Practice Of Resilience

Much research on resilience to date has focused on the notion that there must be some sort of ‘significant adversity’ present before resilience can occur. However, with the constant pressures of the modern age, longer working hours and the added pressure social media...
Modern Resilience Is A Learned Behaviour

Modern Resilience Is A Learned Behaviour

When life goes downhill our natural defence mechanisms usually kick in, that is, our flight, fight or freeze responses. Let’s say your relationship ends, the pain of heartbreak might make you shut down and freeze. What if you got fired from your job? Some people might...
Preventative Psychology

Preventative Psychology

What’s in a name? While studying on the MAPP (Masters in Positive Psychology) a question that was discussed from time to time was the future of Positive Psychology and whether the name Positive Psychology was the most appropriate name for the discipline. This came...
Everyone Has Moments of Suffering

Everyone Has Moments of Suffering

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill Legend has it that restaurateur Fernand Lachance exclaimed, “Ça va faire une maudite poutine!” (“It will make a damn mess!”) when first asked to throw a handful of cheese curds on...
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