Positive psychology is prime tool for change

Around two-thirds of clients are in distress, according to a study on positive psychology in coaching. This approach helps clients refuel their energy to get on with their lives, stimulates action to progress, and is a constructive tool for change, said Lucy Ryan, presenting the results of her action research study at the annual European Mentoring and Coaching Council conference in Amsterdam in November, writes Liz Hall. Ryan said using language such as ‘happiness’, ‘gratitude visits’ and ‘random acts of kindness’ makes positive psychology hard to sell into business. “It needs a language of its own. You need to treat […]

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