Positive Psychology (PPT) is a relatively new therapeutic approach, influenced by humanistic and psycho-dynamic approaches. Its core focus is on moving away from what is ‘wrong’ (or the negative aspects of an individual), instead moving towards what is good and positive. It has proven to be highly effective for people with depression and anxiety, and can be applied to children and adults.
PPT helps people to explore their innate resources – physical, emotional, spiritual, and cognitive – that they already have and just need help tapping into, in positive ways. PPT focuses on the positive events and influences in life, including positive experiences (like happiness, love, and inspiration) and positive states and traits (like gratitude, resilience, optimism, and compassion). It teaches us the power of shifting our perspective, which can lead to astounding shifts in well-being, a greater sense of inner balance and in maximizing our potential for happiness.