In this interactive session, Lucy Ryan introduces the positive psychology (the study of the factors that enable us to live happy and fulfilled lives) and its relevance to HR and organisational development.
For the last 50 years, psychology has studied what’s ‘wrong’. With a little help from evolution and the assistance of psychology we’ve all become adept at labelling and recognising what’s ‘not quite right’ with our lives; why we’re feeling bad; what our weaknesses are and what we need to improve.
So positive psychology reverses the focus. Without negating the fact that life and business can be tough, it helps people understand how to bring a positive focus, purpose and resilience to their lives. As such it explores factors such as:-
• Exploring and using your strengths.
• Enriching your positive emotions.
• Building resilience and the ability to handle negativity productively.
• Understanding how to develop hope and optimism.
• Aligning your goals, your values and enhancing motivation.
• Investing in high quality relationships.
In this session, participants will reflect on their own strengths, as well as consider how positive psychology could enhance HR and people development within their own organisations.
Speaker: Lucy Ryan, Director, Mindspring
Time: Registration from 5pm.
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