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17 Best Online Coaching Programs, Software & Tools

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Operating in the wild west of psychology as an applied positive psychology coach can sometimes feel like you’re forging through the unknown with only your certification in your wagon of supplies. Coaching and setting up a business are not mutually exclusive skills. Each coach has a different style, client base, […]

What Is Video Therapy and How to Apply It

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It is a regrettable truth that many clients face barriers to accessing effective therapeutic treatment. Individuals living in remote areas with limited or no transportation and those isolated due to mobility issues are just two examples of clients who may find it challenging to access the professional support they need. […]

10 Best Mental Health Coaching Software Solutions

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Times are changing, and fortunately for the better! The stigma surrounding mental health is slowly becoming a thing of the past as our understanding of mental health increases. Through prominent promotion across different social media platforms and people sharing their own stories and journeys, it is widely acknowledged that investing […]

#7 PositivePsychology.com Podcast – Finding Focus in an Age of Distraction

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  In this conversation, Hugo and Seph discuss today's challenge -and the costs of- distraction. How can we reap the benefits of deep focus and end the day with a sense of achievement and fulfillment? Is it enough to eliminate distractions? Or is there a deeper issue that we need […]

20 Most Popular Theories of Motivation in Psychology

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To describe the indescribable seems to be the ambitious undertaking of motivation theories. The many approaches to defining what drives human behavior are best understood when considering the very purpose of creating them, be it increased performance, goal pursuit, resilience, or relapse prevention, to name a few. There is nothing […]

17 Motivational Interviewing Questions and Skills

Motivational-Interviewing

Have you ever been “healed” by a long conversation with someone where you were given full attention and felt the other person really listened to you without judgment? Has a particular relationship made you feel normal, lighter, or good about yourself again? Chances are this happened in an environment that […]

The Vital Importance and Benefits of Motivation

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Being passive is not our default mode as human beings. Otherwise, we would have been born as a slough or a panda bear (no offense to these lovely creatures). It is in our nature to strive, to want, and to move in a direction of something we desire and deem […]

How to Measure Motivation By Understanding the Science Behind It

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Motivation is a psychological force that enables action and has long been the object of scientific inquiry (Carver & Scheier, 1998). The study of motivation is a behavioral science that concerns those internal processes that give behavior its energy, direction, and persistence. Science must begin with myths, and with the […]

What is Motivation? A Psychologist Explains.

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Motivation has as many faces as there are human desires. The simplest definition of motivation boils down to wanting (Baumeister, 2016). We want a change in behavior, thoughts, feelings, self-concept, environment, and relationships. People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it […]

Motivation and What Really Drives Human Behavior

Motivation and Human Behavior

In our world of exponential change and ever-increasing complexity, the power rests with those who act, and especially those who act with self-determination and persistence. Our motivation is our most valuable commodity. Multiplied only by action, its value fluctuates with how we invest our attention. Why is it that we […]
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