Positive Psychology

Research we like – Positive mental health at work

We support organisations that are implementing strategies to reduce mental illness at work and to support employees who suffer from mental ill-health.  In our view, however, such initiatives are simply the starting point. Rather than a focus on risks, promoting positive mental health at work by implementing strategies to strengthen wellbeing and flourishing is an [...]

March 1st, 2016|

Law Talk Magazine Issue 852

Two for One – Using Positive Psychology in Teams Law Talk - Issue 852, 10 Oct 2014 Higher rates of illness including heart disease, depression, anxiety, and substance abuse have been found in the legal  eld compared with other professional services (Peterson and Peterson, 2009). Moreover, it seems that these poor health outcomes have something [...]

July 6th, 2015|

For greater happiness: invest in experiences rather than possessions

Many psychological research studies have reported that life experiences provide us with greater lasting happiness than buying possessions. A recent study by Cornell Psychology Professor Thomas Gilovich demonstrated this finding again, with an additional benefit from experiences. The benefit was that the anticipation we engage in before an experience creates even more excitement, and happiness, [...]

May 26th, 2015|