Self-acceptance is important for psychological and spiritual wellbeing. But accepting yourself or your situation doesn't always go down well with others. I guess that's why they call it a 'personal journey'.
Does your mind act like an ally who guides and supports you or as an enemy that's out to get you? The idea that 'you can't manage feelings' is, quite simply, wrong.You CAN manage feelings, but you have to know how to go about it.
Adopting a learning attitude means that you see life as a process of learning and growth. Experiences are seen as opportunities for learning, which is empowering and takes some of the sting out of negative events.
Favouring simplicity, self-awareness and personal strengths, positive psychology brings a greater sense of control for clients. In many cases, self-help techniques can be as effective as therapy. Its all a question of viewpoint.
How do you start your day? Get it right and start with your mind in the right gear and things can flow more naturally and positively as you cruise through your day.
If you only have a single story about yourself, an event, or anything else, that story is manipulating you. You might say that a single story leads to psychological impoverishment.
I'm not sure if they all do it, but my dog has shown me how it pays off to have positive expectations. He's also helped me learn something about my own needs (like I need six walks a day, apparently).
The old medical models in psychology are being replaced by a different focus. Thankfully, there are now many more conversations about what ‘normal’ actually is, and how to promote mental health and psychological wellbeing. Which brings me to the point: normal means just that and most people are normal.
The season of good cheer manages to have the opposite effect on a fair few people, apparently. One concerned employer, a large international organisation, has asked me to present a session to help staff cope with, as they see it, the added pressures associated with Xmas.