Monique Zahavi

Monique is a positive psychology practitioner, with a BSc in Psychology from Birkbeck, University of London and a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) from Buckinghamshire New University. She previously founded and managed her own small businesses, where her experiences with clients and other business owners led to an initial interest in resilience and wellbeing.

At undergraduate level, she explored multiple psychological factors, behaviours and personality traits which might enhance wellbeing for a chronically ill population. Her more recent interests include positive psychological practices which might support us through our life journeys, transitions and changes in self-identity.

Having conducted her Master’s research on the lived experience of single Anglo women over fifty, as new immigrants to Israel, this is a journey which Monique, who is originally from London, UK, recently made herself. From just outside Tel Aviv, she continues her writing and research about resilience, wellbeing and thriving.

 

Monique’s Blog

A Mindful Return to Freedom

A Mindful Return to Freedom

The last year has been like none the world has ever experienced in my lifetime and it has certainly been a time of huge change, mental and physical readjustment with many challenges along the way. For me, a move to a new country, culture, and way of being has made...

Making Lemonade When Life Gives Us Lemons

Making Lemonade When Life Gives Us Lemons

I have always been curious about why, despite really tough circumstances, many people manage to take the lemons life throws at them and make them into lemonade. I have also always loved this saying. Apart from making me smile at the thought of adodging lemons being...

Finding Paths to Resilience

Finding Paths to Resilience

Looking back at my own life journey, particularly over the last decade, I see my personal path to resilience as a series of blue sky days with golden sun-rays with some very grey days flooded by thundery showers. Yet despite some stormy times, I generally find myself...