The School of Positive Psychology

TSPP Tips: Holiday Edition

TSPP Tips: Holiday Edition

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 challenging to cope.This does not mean that those struggling with mental health are averse to participating in festivities.Events […]

Gratitude: A Building Block For The Culture Of Appreciation

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. The solution to quiet quitting – if a solution is required at all […]

TSPP Tips: International Friendship Day

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 that disrupting them can lead to […]

Tips To Combat Loneliness

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 physical and mental health, and even higher mortality rates.This 9-15 […]

High Challenge, High Support Leadership

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 that we want leaders who are good at both challenging and supporting, it seems […]

Why Middle Managers Are More Important Than Senior Leaders

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 employees thrive in the “new normal”, and for some it is difficult to overcome the […]

Challenge With Love, For Impact

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 new perspectives, disagreeing with each other, pushing boundaries, and learning together. Leadership […]

What is a Mentally Healthy Workplace?

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 in my role as a corporate wellbeing trainer. When I dig below […]

Calm within Chaos: A Covid-19 Resilience Awareness Model

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 – mental illness. And now, mental illnesses have only become more […]