Cultivating A Positive Mindset

Fizza Shah

Fizza has a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology awarded from Buckinghamshire New University. She is a Positive Psychology Practitioner and Director of Positive Wellbeing Association. Her career started with banking and then progressed to working with special needs children to a voluntary college teacher for Psychology. Her journey of change has been an inner passion to pursue Positive Wellbeing for all with the initiation of the Positive Wellbeing Association http://positivewellbeingassociation.com/.
 
Positive Psychology has inspired her to look at positive interventions that ignite better well being and change the way society deals with clinical issues in a more positive adaptive manner. With the focus on Martin Seligman (Seligman, 2011) founding father of positive psychology with the goal of increasing worldwide Wellbeing by 51% by 2051 she starts her humble journey towards a positive mindset “Positive Wellbeing for all”.

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Global Positive Hope

Global Positive Hope

In Greek methodology, hope was the only remaining element in Pandora’s jar when she unleashed all the evils in the world. Bearing in mind our current climate I feel hope is the only way forward and we must cultivate it in abundance. Hope is defined as “to want...

Positive Courage

Positive Courage

What does Positive Psychology say about Courage? Earlier philosophers state how courage is an essential virtue which floats between cowardice and rashness (Aristotle, 350 BCE/1999).  The changing face of courage has shifted from support for a diminishing cause viewed...

Positive Education

Positive Education

The science of Positive Education What is positive education? Well it is perceived in Positive Psychology as positive emotions and attitudes derived from subjective wellbeing student’s experiences within their schooling environment. So how would we create a school...

What Is Positive Love?

What Is Positive Love?

Positive Psychology and Love To be or not to be in love? That is the question. Everyone knows love is good for you but what does positive psychology say about. Let’s kick start the process of love with some philosophical references such as Irving Singer (1984) who...

Is Positive Wellbeing Possible?

Is Positive Wellbeing Possible?

Positive psychology has an abundance of theoretical knowledge on eudaimonic wellbeing. Aristotle postulated that eudaimonic wellbeing was the notion derived from daimon meaning true nature leading a virtuous life with meaning to it. Postulating that authentic...

Building One’s Motivation

Building One’s Motivation

What does positive psychology say about motivation? Motivation is an imperative aspect of human functioning without it we would seize to do the most important tasks in our lives. So what is it? And where does positive psychology take it? Positive psychology has...

The Power Of Self-Belief

The Power Of Self-Belief

What does positive psychology say about self-belief? Positive psychology advocates human flourishing (Seligman, 1998), which also directs us towards changing our bad habits into good habits for the purpose of optimal wellbeing. Thus building self belief into a pro...

Optimism: A Matter of Mind Set

Optimism: A Matter of Mind Set

Optimism is a word that has such powers that it can change your mind set to “I cannot do” to “I can do this” How do we do this and what does positive psychology say about this process of change? Martin Seligman (1998) the founding father of positive psychology...

Grief: How to cope with it

Grief: How to cope with it

Theoretical models for grief Some early ideas on grief advocate a cognitive adaptation theory (CAT) (1983) that postulates that after a trauma comes personal growth permeated through maintenance of self-protection processes and the boost of self-esteem (Taylor, 1983)....

Happiness The Inner Call For Optimal Wellbeing

Happiness The Inner Call For Optimal Wellbeing

The Science of happiness The founding father of positive psychology Martin Seligman (1998) advocated fellow psychologist to contemplate the reasons for why people were happy? He furthermore stated that “psychology was half-baked……. the side of strength, the side of...

Where do we go with our strengths?

Where do we go with our strengths?

The science of strengths The extensively researched VIA Character Strengths survey presents twenty-four strengths tested by Dr Martin Seligman and Dr Chris Peterson, advocating it as unique strength spotting tool. I feel the use of this questionnaire is best suited...