Applying Positive Psychology At Work


Positive psychology is an emerging field of psychology that offers a counterbalance to traditional psychological research, which focuses on what isn’t working and how best to fix it. In essence, positive psychology is the study of what makes life worth living, how people flourish and become successful. This can mean many things to different people. It could mean performing at your best, being happy, finding meaning in what you do, being engaged in the task at hand, improved well-being, bringing out the best in others or reaching your full potential.

On this course you will learn practical ways to gain an understanding of the field of positive psychology and its application at work. This will include learning about the benefits of a strengths-based workplace, promoting well-being/positive emotions within your organisation, increase resilience amongst your staff and create compelling and desirable goals for individuals and your organisation.

Additionally, we are proud that this course is Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and so by attending this course, it will count towards your CPD hours, should your job require it.

Programme topics:

  • Introduction to positive psychology at work
  • Creating a strengths-based workplace
  • How positive emotions can increase staff well-being
  • Setting compelling goals for staff, teams and your organisation
  • Building staff resilience at work

The outcomes and objectives of the course are to understand:

  • What positive psychology is and is not
  • What strengths are and to understand one’s own strengths
  • The broaden and build theory of positive emotions
  • How willpower and pathways can contribute to goal success
  • Ways in which you can increase your own resilience and that of your work colleagues

and be able to apply techniques at work to:

  • Increase focus and engagement
  • Create greater productivity
  • Build resilience in challenging situations
  • Improve well-being
  • Raise job satisfaction
  • Achieve goals more effectively
  • Lower turnover
  • Decrease staff sick days

This course is ideal for:

  • Those with an interest in positive psychology who want to learn how to apply concepts at work
  • Managers, team leaders, supervisors, learning and development specialists, trainers
  • Complementary therapists, psychologists, psychotherapists, teachers, coaches
  • Professionals wishing to enhance their CVs
  • Health care workers, therapists etc. who wish to apply Positive Psychology in their work