Positive Psychology

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The study of positive psychology focuses on the strengths that permit individuals and communities to flourish. The field of positive psychology is built on the ideology that people want to lead a fulfilling and meaningful life and to bring out what is best within themselves and to increase the experiences of everyday life such as love, work and even play (UPenn, 2016). Health services are looking to increase well-being, instead of treating an underlying illness. Recent evidence has come to light regarding the promotion of well-being into client practices and with this new evidence for positive psychology interventions are being developed to improve the well-being and overall quality of life for individuals. Positive psychology provides valid insights to the workings of the development of a healthy and meaningful life for people experiencing mental illness (Biomed Central, 2010).
Gratitude and being grateful for what one has, is a learned trait that will allow one to feel a sense of
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Positive psychology is a vast array of different parts of traditional psychology that draws upon theories that have been tried and true to the psychological field coupled with the positive aspects that the main focus of positive human behavior is focused on (Baumgardner & Crothers). Positive psychology is an action based therapy that allows one to go outside of the box and try new things that will bring them joy or another positive emotion, this can be done is an environmental setting such as outdoors or in a seminar, etcetera. This type of psychology leads to the buildup of confidence in a person which enables them to believe in their self and begin to live a happy, engaged and meaningful

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