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3 positive psychology exercises

Download 3 Free Positive Psychology Exercises (PDF)

Enhance wellbeing with these free, science-based exercises that draw on the latest insights from positive psychology.

Scarcity Mindset

8 Strategies to Transform a Scarcity Mindset

Scarcity mindset, also referred to as poverty mindset, is fast being recognised as a challenge to mental health and wellbeing. Authors and TEDTalkers are all [...]

Urge Surfing

Urge Surfing: How Riding the Wave Breaks Bad Habits

We all experience cravings, sometimes daily. For some, it might be chocolate, caffeine, or social connection, while for others, it can be more serious, including [...]

Leadership Assessment Tools

8 Leadership Assessment Tools to Uncover Hidden Strengths

Leaders are everywhere: they help build organizations, steer institutions, and govern our societies. Yet recent governmental and organizational scandals across the globe highlight a worrying [...]

Anxious Attachment Style

Anxious Attachment Style: What It Is (+ Its Hidden Strengths)

In the realm of human relationships, attachment styles shape our perceptions of intimacy and emotional fulfillment. Anxious attachment style, a type of insecure attachment characterized [...]

Toxic Stress

Toxic Stress: 6 Signs & Positive Ways to Cope

What exactly is toxic stress, and why does it matter? Stress seems to be an inevitable feature of our urgent, fast-paced, and technology-saturated lives. We [...]

Body language

Analyzing & Interpreting Your Clients’ Body Language: 26 Tips

Darwin was one of the first individuals to explore the concept of body language in Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals. He studied [...]

Emotional Literacy in Adults

Cultivating Emotional Literacy in Adults

Emotional literacy, the ability to understand, express, and manage emotions effectively, is a critical skill for adults in both personal and professional contexts. This article [...]

Treating Phobias With Positive Psychology: 15 Approaches

Phobophobia is a fear of phobias. That is just one in our list of 107 phobias. Clearly a person suffering from phobophobia has a lot [...]

Healthy mind

How to Keep a Healthy Mind While Aging: 8 Easy Strategies

With 1 in 5 people likely to be over 60 by 2050 (Ballesteros, 2022), it is becoming increasingly essential to understand why our cognitive powers [...]

Empathy Sympathy

Understanding Empathy vs. Sympathy: What’s the Difference?

Empathy and sympathy go to the core of what it means to be human. We are a social and highly cooperative animal that depends on [...]