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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.

Parenting Styles

Parenting Styles: Are You Helping or Hurting? 3 Quizzes

Navigating the complexities of parenthood involves understanding various parenting styles and their impact on children’s development. From authoritarian to permissive, each approach reflects differing beliefs [...]

Enmeshment

Enmeshment: Breaking Free From Overbearing Relationships

When boundaries are unclear, particularly in families, relationships can become overbearing, with individuals experiencing a diminished sense of self (Bacon & Conway, 2023). In such [...]

How to say no

How to Say No & Master the Art of Personal Freedom

In a world that often values compliance over authenticity, the notion of personal freedom becomes not just a luxury but a necessity for our wellbeing [...]

Complex PTSD

CPTSD: Understanding Complex Trauma & Its Recovery

As we face the worrying increase of environmental events, pandemics, and wars across the globe, the topic of trauma is extremely relevant across various contexts. [...]

Theory X and Theory Y

Theory X and Theory Y (& Z): Employee Motivation Explained

Most leaders and managers are aware of the importance of motivating their employees and creating an environment for them to perform at their best (Sennewald [...]

FEA

Fundamental Attribution Error: Shifting the Blame Game

We all try to make sense of the behaviors we observe in ourselves and others. However, sometimes this process can be marred by cognitive biases [...]

Humanistic therapy

Humanistic Therapy: Unlocking Your Clients’ True Potential

Humanism recognizes the need of the individual to achieve meaning, purpose, and actualization in their lives (Rowan, 2016; Block, 2011). Humanistic therapy was born out [...]

Positive Psychology Myths

12 Myths & Misconceptions About Positive Psychology

Positive psychology is a fast-growing, emergent discipline within psychology. Technically, positive psychology is still in its salad days, passing the 25 year mark since its [...]

Disorganized attachment style

Can a Disorganized Attachment Style Be Overcome?

No individual needs to be defined by the actions or behavior of their parents. However, the attachment strategies we form early in our lives for [...]

ADHD Coach

How to Become an ADHD Coach: 5 Coaching Organizations

The latest figures suggest that around 1 in 20 people globally has ADHD, although far fewer are actively diagnosed (Asherson et al., 2022). Attention-deficit hyperactivity [...]