Helping educators and students to dramatically enhance both learning and living via the new tools and techniques of positive psychology.
Mission: When we expose students to knowledge and practices that build their well-being, not only do we foster happier, healthier, and more committed young people, but we also promote more effective learners and more constructive classrooms. The key to accomplishing this lies in the emerging science of human flourishing, formally known as positive psychology.
The Empirical Evidence is In
Focusing on well-being variables leads to:
- More academic achievement
- Prevention of anxiety & depression
- Increases in positive social behavior, improved attitudes, decreases in behavior problems.
To learn more about the established empirical support for the above claims, click here.
How it works
- Commit to incorporating improved well-being into the education process and personal learning plans.
- Harness the power of appreciative inquiry to collaboratively focus on a positive future.
- Introduce new tools and concepts via workshops and/or direct student contact and incorporate objectives into student learning plans.
- Experience increases in academic achievement and positive social behavior.
In a nutshell, consider these facts:
- a wide-ranging study of U.S. adolescents (ages 13 to 18) found that over 22% met the criteria for a severe mental disorder, with anxiety disorders as the most common (Merkangas et al, 2010)
- Mental health practitioners recognize that there are thousands of adolescents suffering from sub-threshold depression, meaning they they are just below the threshold for a clear diagnosis of clinical depression (Flett & Hewitt, 2013).
- In the past 10 years, there has been a doubling of hospital admissions for the suicide attempts of children and adolescents.
The time for positive education is now.
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