Understanding the Power Couple: Positive Psychology and Integrative Coaching
What is Positive Psychology?
Positive Psychology is the science-based body of evidence of how we can raise our level of happiness and success via proven interventions and strategies. Happy, flourishing people are living in the moment with a purposeful eye toward the future. Positive Psychology studies how humans can flourish, and coaching can help you get to that purposeful, well-designed future.
At Clear Path Health Coaching, I believe the marriage of coaching and applied positive psychology is an ideal way to reach your best self.
Why Add Positive Psychology to Coaching?
Classic Integrative health coaching uses assessment tools for each client to self-evaluate multiple realms in their life as to their satisfaction with them or desire to improve them.
As a Positive Psychology Practitioner, I additionally ask clients to do self-assessment tools which help them recognize, emphasize and use what is already good in their lives to assist the success of desired changes. I also provide tools along the way that help you implement more positive framing and outlook to everyday challenges.
Using Positive Psychology enables us to:
LeveragePersonal StrengthsBecause science says that whenever we use a strength of ours, we get a good dose of positivity. However, we don’t always know what those strengths are. Learning to uncover them and use them makes you happier, which increases your motivation and opens up possibilities.
ChooseGratitudeBecause science says scanning our days for positive patterns until it becomes a habit, can give us more energy, more ability to forgive, and less depression or loneliness.
CultivateOptimismBecause science says the more you scan and find positive things, the more you’ll expect good things. And this cultivated optimism is predictive of goal performance and resilience.
Articulate YourVisionBecause science says those with a purpose are happier and visioning your end point helps you along the way to goal achievement.
CreateGoalsCreate goals that you want to advance towards, not away from things you don’t want.
EvaluateMindsetBecause often identifying barriers is only skimming the surface of discovering what might be holding you back from success.