POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY FOR PROFESSIONALS
Positive psychology has been shown to be linked to numerous benefits including improved well-being, health, meaningfulness, longevity, enhanced mood, and overall quality of life. Becoming more aware of positive emotions can improve your satisfaction and effectiveness in the workplace. Learn to use your character strengths and tools from positive psychology to enhance your job and life satisfaction.
STOP.. AND SMELL THE ROSES!
A positivity group committed to cultivating the joy in every day life
This group emphasizes the use of discussion, sharing experiences, and concrete examples of successful strategies. The goal is to increase positivity and decrease negativity.
Together, we will learn how research-based strategies to increase the positivity in our lives and to live more joyfully. We will have fun, encouraging out-of-the-box thinking and interaction. Participants will be invited to help guide our journey.
This group typically runs for 6 to 8 weeks for one our per week.
"Positivity opens us. The first core truth about positive emotions is that they may open our hearts and our minds, making us more receptive and more creative." - Barbara L. Fredrickson, Ph.D., Positivity (Three Rivers Press 2009)
JUDGES ENTERING RETIREMENT
Retirement is challenging for many of us. Judges stepping down from the bench are a unique population of professionals who I particularly enjoy sharing the research-proven tools of positive psychology with. While judges receive excellent pensions and health benefits, the emotional aspect of this transition tends to be ignored and problematic for many. The reduction of status, meaningfulness, structure, and daily routine is a challenge for many accomplished professionals. I can help you identify the character strengths during this time of transition.
Life's opportunities come in many shapes and sizes
Important elements of our lives make up a mosaic, patterns overlapping and intersecting each other. When an important stage of our life comes to an end, it can be difficult or unnerving.
Transitions are opportunities to learn about yourself and to explore new beginnings. Make use of your strengths as you take on the challenge of change. Learn to master the transitions in your life as though crossing the bridge from one place to the next.
I AM ENTERING RETIREMENT...
I AM GETTING MARRIED...
I WANT TO CHANGE CAREERS...
I'VE HAD A DEATH IN THE FAMILY...
I LEFT HOME TO ATTEND BOARDING SCHOOL...
I LOST MY JOB...
I GRADUATED COLLEGE, NOW WHAT?
MY BEST FRIEND MOVED AWAY..
Endings - As we go through life, what we are familiar with is always changing. Sometimes we have control over this change and sometimes we do not. There is an end to what we know and how we know it. What we do with that end is up to us.
The Neutral Zone - Once something familiar in our life comes to an end, our instinct is to begin to prepare for the next step. Rather we should take some time to process this change and get to know ourselves.This is where we experience the not knowing that is associated with a transition. This can create anxiety-but tolerating these feelings allows us to set ourselves up for a new beginning.
New Beginning - You finish with a new beginning. The new beginning takes us to the new place that is different. It includes what we learned about ourselves from the neutral zone. We are prepared for a meaningful new opportunity.