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, […]

Improving Humility

Improving Humility

Sharing our successes may be fun, but it is sometimes associated with higher expectations we have of ourselves, which may ultimately affect our wellbeing negatively. An alternative to it is practicing humility, which is linked to lower stress-levels and enhanced wellbeing. We can enhance our wellbeing by following a PROVE humility workbook guidelines, which are structured around the following steps: […]

Reminiscence Album

Reminiscence Album

I love photographs and my house is filled with prints of moments from the past I want to remember. I change them twice a year and not only love the process of doing it, but also enjoy the pleasure it gives me when I stop and reflect on the circumstances associated with each picture taken. This is one of the […]

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 […]