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Mei Yean: Enhancing Relationships By Evolving Our Strengths
Mei Yean uses her Positive Psychology education to build and enrich meaningful relationships professionally and personally. She elaborates on her perspective of strengths and EVOLVE-ing to become a better person.
TSPP Tips: Holiday Edition
Minding Mental Health this festive season It’s a Feel-Good Season? While a good number of people are excited for Lunar New Year celebrations, there are also some – especially those socially isolated or those estranged from family – who find this period more...
Rani: Empowering students to thrive
Returning to the classroom after completing the Graduate Diploma in Applied Positive Psychology during retirement, Rani now uses her newfound knowledge to empower struggling students.
Sally Mounir: The Accidental Therapist
Sally Mounir, our Professional Diploma in Psychotherapy graduate, shares how her education at The School of Positive Psychology (TSPP) enabled her to discover her calling as a psychotherapist.
Gratitude: A Building Block for the Culture of Appreciation
Written by Jana Dawson “We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.”– Cynthia Ozick Lately, social media and human resource news have been awash with quiet quitting, quiet firing, and a plethora of other ‘quiet’ spinoffs....
Su-San: Building Workplaces That Strengthen Work Culture
Su-San builds inclusive spaces by applying her education in Positive Organisational Psychology into her professional work in the corporate world of designing and building workplaces.
TSPP Tips: International Friendship Day
We may have heard of how individuals are the average of the five people they spend the most time with. Indeed, most people have friends, but have you considered how greatly your friendships can shape who you are as a person? In fact, friendship bonds can be so crucial...
Tips to Combat Loneliness
Do you feel lonely? Up to 80% of people under 18 years old and 40% of adults over 65 years old report being lonely at least sometimes. Loneliness can have devastating effects; individuals who reported often being lonely showed a significantly greater risk of poorer...
Florence: Building Genuine Relationships through Positive Communication
Galvanised by the pandemic, Florence left her job to embark on a journey of self-discovery in 2021. She decided to explore wellbeing and positive psychology with TSPP and is now seeing the world around her with fresh eyes.
Luciana: Using Personal Toolkits for Better Wellbeing
Luciana shares with us the ways in which she has been able to apply her learnings throughout various aspects of her life, be it in a classroom, at home, or for herself. She highlights the importance of taking care of oneself in order to be able to help others and ourselves thrive.
Hiroshi: Taking on a new approach to work
Hiroshi Limmell was understandably hesitant to take up life as a student again mid-career, but he now views it as the best decision he has made, describing his journey in Positive Psychology as one that improved his workplace greatly.
Leslie: Sharing with others using Positive Psychology skills, knowledge and tool-kits
Leslie Davis is a positive educator and well-being practitioner, who strongly believes in the importance of sharing amongst a community, and teaching the social and emotional skills required to navigate through our daily lives.
Caroline: Being a Student again – after 20 years of teaching
Caroline Araneta stepped back into student life, two decades after joining the teaching workforce. She shares with us how this has opened new career pathways for her, and how her learning helped her in everyday life.
Niamh: Creating positive changes in the world of education
Niamh Bowman shares her experience engaging in Positive Psychology for well-being in academic, and familial settings. She speaks about her takeaways from connecting with people to inspire and motivate one another, and where she applies her learnings.
Shaleen: Becoming my child’s BFF through Positive Parenting
Shaleen Porwal chose to be a Stay-at-home Dad so he could be a big part of his 7-year-old son’s growth. He shares his experience on integrating positive parenting strategies effectively into his relationship with his son.
Eve: Swimming through life mindfully
Eve Loo reflects on her journey with Positive Psychology and how she utilises what she learns in her daily life.
CHALLENGE WITH LOVE, FOR IMPACT
Do you give bla bla feedback, or do you care enough to challenge? Most leaders care about their people, their colleagues and their mission. But many of them are too shy about challenging their fellow leaders. They are not energetically questioning status quo, bringing...
HIGH CHALLENGE, HIGH SUPPORT LEADERSHIP
Only 26% of employees experience so-called High Challenge & High Support leadership (HCHS) from their leaders, and fall into the Thriving quadrant. According to Mckinsey, 61% of employees experience only a low level of support from their leaders. So, when we say...
WHY MIDDLE MANAGERS ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN SENIOR LEADERS
To move the organization from surviving to thriving, middle managers are now more important than senior leaders. As they are closer to the workforce through their daily interactions, middle managers can directly influence and support employees to thrive anew. Not all...
What is a Mentally Healthy Workplace?
With one-third of adult life spent at work, how can workplaces help employees feel safe, supported and valued especially in the face of increased occupational burnout due to the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic? “My workplace is toxic”: these words are often shared with me...
Calm within Chaos: A Covid-19 Resilience Awareness Model
The challenges arising due to Covid-19 provide us with a chance to develop our resilience and increase our wellbeing. Shared amongst the whole world, Covid-19 is a common enemy that all of humanity is fighting. Before this pandemic, we already face a common enemy –...
Educating for a flourishing Singapore: Is positive education the way forward for Singapore?
The School of Positive Psychology (Singapore) has partnered with psychology experts, researchers, and educators from Singapore and across the globe to take an active part in helping our nation to flourish. A newly-created Graduate Diploma in Positive Education...
Gratitude: A Building Block for the Culture of Appreciation
“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude” - Cynthia Ozick (b. 1928) With Facebook and Google choosing Singapore as a base for their Asian headquarters, their unique corporate cultures have sparked interest and conversations—on...
Enhancing Positive Emotions Through Fashion Choices
Author: Lydia Wan Are feelings and fashion choices connected? True or false? I experience emotional swings through the clothes I wear. I am aware that my fashion choices for a day affect my feeling high or low. It sets my mood for the day. My mood when I wake...
Improve our work engagement and combat possible burnout!
Time is a valuable commodity to most of us, especially in the workplace where we are constantly challenged by limited time and resources for our ever increasing and demanding workloads. Many people I know who live in Hong Kong and the Chinese Mainland work long hours...
We have all heard of strengths, but what are meta-strengths and how do they fit?
Since WW2, Psychology has had at its core, a preoccupation with what is dysfunctional, is unwell and which needs fixing. It would appear that the “New Normal” is an obsession with illness and what is wrong....
Positive Psychology Corporate Training @ Singapore Girls’ Home
How do we navigate around the inner challenges that we may experience once in a while? In this interview with Stephen Lew, Founder and Executive Director of The School of Positive Psychology, we learn about the origins of…