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5 Quality of Life Questionnaires and Assessments

Quality of Life Questionnaires

How do you measure quality of life? The idea of quality of life (QOL) has been discussed in the psychological realm since the 1950s. The Quality of Life Scale (QOLS) originated from John Flanagan, who was an American psychologist. (Burckhardt & Anderson, 2003) The Quality of life scale measures things […]

#5 PositivePsychology.com Podcast – Effortless Being

Podcast #5 effortless being

Do we really constantly have to push the membrane of reality? Or is there a way to spend more time in flow and to live more effortlessly? Hugo and Seph discuss the topic of effortful being and its opposite: effortless being.   […]

20 Positive Psychotherapy Exercises, Sessions and Worksheets

Positive Psychotherapy

Positive psychotherapy: the term almost seems self-contradictory. The word “psychotherapy” often evokes images of nerve-wracked patients reclining on couches, a stern therapist with furrowed brows and a notepad, and a deep uneasiness linked to the identification and analysis of every childhood trauma you have suffered, whether you remembered it before […]

The Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire (FFMQ)

Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire

Mindfulness is the connecting bridge between our mind and the present moment. It is the art of staying aware of what is happening right now, what we are thinking about this very moment, and how we are feeling at present. Jon Kabat Zinn, the proponent and one of the most […]

A Look at Hope in Psychology and Therapy

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While hope is an undoubtedly personal experience and one that can be challenging to define, the value and positive impact hope can have on human life is widely recognized and difficult to ignore. People often speak about hope strengthening their resolve and accompanying them even in their darkest hour; guiding […]

25 Sharp Emotional Intelligence Interview Questions

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You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who would say they love attending interviews. No matter who you are or how experienced you might be, interviews tend to send a few nerves rumbling. It’s not so much the interview itself as the unexpected questions we might be asked that tends to […]

What Is Meditation Therapy and What Are the Benefits?

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Is meditation therapy right for everyone? A quick look at the app Insight Timer tells you thousands of people are doing it worldwide. But are you? Should you? It has become the chic thing to do for some. You can find classes in yoga studios, cafes, and parks. You can […]

What is the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule? (PANAS)

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The Positive and Negative Affect Schedule or (PANAS) is a scale that consists of different words that describe feelings and emotions. (Magyar-Moe, 2009). One of these scales measures positive affect, and the other measures negative affect. Positive affect refers to the propensity to experience positive emotions and interact with others […]

The Importance of Forgiveness in Marriage and Relationships

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The ability to forgive and seek forgiveness is often rated as one of the most important factors that affect relationship longevity. In this article, we explore forgiveness in marriage, relationships and the family unit as a whole. Read on to explore the role forgiveness plays in our closest and most […]