My Journey with a MAPP

My Journey with a MAPP

When I decided to take the leap and do an MSc or to become a MAPPster  I was fortunate in that I had already been introduced to Positive Psychology in my undergraduate degree.  This then shaped my decision very easily as the subject contained so much personal growth...
Being Successful, Being Yourself?

Being Successful, Being Yourself?

Can you really be successful being yourself? What do you truly want from your working life? Now I would certainly not be so bold as to claim that I know.  However, it seems to me that when you take money out of the equation and ask people ‘What do you want in your...
The Benefits of Failure

The Benefits of Failure

The Benefits of Failure: Why the correct answer is not always the best answer. Failure, it is a word associated with such negative connotations, it is often linked with fear and anxiety. This is such a waste as failure has unlimited potential to help us grow. Through...
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...