Dr Lucy Ryan offers a coaching perspective on positive psychology and resilience
The response to the conditions and challenges post-World War 2 from the fields of psychology and psychotherapy was to direct resources to help those suffering from anxiety, stress and depression, focusing on what was wrong, rather than was might be right. It would be a while before the focus shifted.
Although much was usefully learned, the direction proved remarkably ‘sticky’, so much so that the field of psychology became fixed in the problem-focused ‘pathology’...
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