Spelling and Wellbeing

Spelling and Wellbeing

Languages have always been my passion and I have some wonderful memories learning English, Polish, German, Russian, and even Hungarian. However, there was one language that has stayed in my mind as very unpleasant to learn. On the one hand, it was all due to the teacher, whose pedagogical approach made me squirm. On the other hand, it was due […]

The Boys Academy

The Boys Academy

In Denmark, 100 marginalised boys attended a summer camp for three weeks, during which they were introduced to positive psychology via “The Boys Academy” programme. Their objective was to introduce and help them develop the following strengths: self-control commitment perseverance social intelligence curiosity gratutide optimism Following on from the programme, the boys showed significant improvements in their reading, spelling, maths, […]

The effect of positive psychology activities on young people

The effect of positive psychology activities on young people

Recently, a group of researchers from the University College Dublin led by Prof. Alan Carr analysed 347 studies with over 72,000 participants who were practicing various positive psychology interventions. They tried to identify the effect of the positive psychology activities on participants’ wellbeing, depression, anxiety, quality of life, and stress. They found that while adults showed moderate or small improvements […]

Make wellbeing fun

Make wellbeing fun

Learning wellbeing activities is one thing, delivering it in a way that boosts our wellbeing is another. Imagine you are given a number of evidence-based wellbeing activities to do, but your options are to receive them on a piece of paper, or on a key ring. Do you think this would matter? Researchers have divided participants into three groups, (1) […]