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What Does it Mean to Have a Sense of Coherence? (+Scale)

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According to Harvard Health, the Sense of Coherence Scale (SOC) is a scale that assesses how people view life and a scale that seeks to identify how people might use their resources to overcome resistance and maintain and develop their health. The concept of a sense of coherence (SOC) originated […]

What is the Life Orientation Test and How To Use It? (LOT-R)

Life orientation test

Optimism is a mental attitude tied in with the belief that all our actions will have a desirable outcome. It is a psychological capacity that affects the way we think, feel, and act. Combined with an everlasting positive approach towards every endeavor a person makes, optimism makes life more zestful […]

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We're excited to re-open the digital doors to the updated Emotional Intelligence Masterclass! You can find more information and join the masterclass here today >>> If you are looking to... ✓ Help other people use their emotions instead of being used by them ✓ Add emotional intelligence to your professional […]

The Importance of Child Mental Health and Happiness

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Being a child in today's world is in some respects far more challenging than years before. Many children find themselves having to navigate an ever-increasing and demanding education system. This combined with 24/7 news cycles and keeping up with social media can contribute to feelings of anxiety and unhappiness. Teachers […]

24 Forgiveness Activities, Exercises, Tips and Worksheets

Forgiveness Activities

Forgiveness is a complex process of change, and although beneficial cannot be accomplished by simple means. It requires sustained effort and commitment. Below we have compiled 24 tips, activities and exercises that hopefully can be used to help find some effective ways to start the process of forgiveness today. This […]

How to Successfully Teach Positive Psychology in Groups

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The efficacy of psychological interventions to increase well-being is, in many ways, the heart of positive psychology. While positive psychology can be beneficial in a multitude of individual and group contexts, incorporating concepts such as virtues, strengths, and mindfulness to your work with groups can help create a supportive framework […]

50 Best Meditation Books of All Time

Books on Meditation

It is a tall order to create a "best of all time" list about meditation books. How does one decide? There are thousands of books on the subject. That did not stop us from trying, though! Below you will likely see some familiar titles, but you will also discover a […]

19 Best Books on Self-Discipline and Self-Control [2019]

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Self-discipline goes by many names – willpower, self-control, and self-regulation, to name a few. It helps us stay focused, deal adaptively with distractions, and accomplish what we intend to do, among many other things. Some researchers have linked self-discipline with accomplishment, others with well-being, and still others argue that it’s […]

The Mindful Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS)

Mindful Attention Awareness Scale

Ever found yourself driving and suddenly unaware of how you got to your present location? Do you find yourself walking fast to get somewhere and missing the experience of getting there? How about plowing through your meal without tasting it? We are all susceptible to the “busyness” of life and […]

How to Measure Flow with Scales and Questionnaires

how to measure flow

Someone who’s really caught up in what they are doing might say “I’m in the zone.” Positive psychologists use a similar term for this state: ‘Flow.’ Flow refers to the positive experience of complete absorption in an activity that is both spontaneous and effortless (Csikszentmihalyi, 2000; Nakamura & Csikszentmihalyi, 2014). […]