The positive backbone of your sustainable change and health consists of three parts. Positive psychology, appreciative inquiry and positive/negative emotional attractors. Of course with strong evidence from the world of science and of course well tested on the masses.
Positive psychology and appreciative inquiry is about working with strengths and asking questions in an affirmative way. This way you build the strengths needed to reach your ideal self
In general, positive psychology is about finding and living the good life. The good life where the focus lies on happiness, well-being and positivity. A life where you can blossom to your full potential and capacity. Read more on Positive Psychology and the Science of Happiness.
The concept Appreciative Inquiry was created on Case Western Reserve. Our role model here is Dr Stephen Fry, one of the profess in and creators of appreciative inquiry.
As you will notice, the art of appreciative inquiry is connected with Positive Psychology, insofar as one seeks the best in people and their relevant world. We work a lot with existing strengths to achieve sustainable change. Something we covered in Encourage good behavior.
Positive and negative emotional attractors
Comes from the researchers at Case Western Reserve, and is about a way to achieve intentional and sustainable changes where you use positive and negative emotions and the relationship between them as tools. It is strongly linked to positive psychology and individuals’ motivation, effort, optimism, flexibility, creative thinking, resilience and other changeable behaviors.