What Can Organizations Do to Tackle Workplace Bullying?

Workplace bullying. What is your organization doing about it?

Are Authentic People Less Likely to Conform?

Rarely mentioned in the textbooks is the remarkable fact that 24 percent of Asch's participants did not conform.

What is the Formula for Authentic Living?

The hunger for authenticity guides us throughout our lives.

Use the Miracle Question

The miracle question can help us to think about what changes we would like to make in our life.

Writing to Be Heard, Writing to Heal

Poetry and the healing power of writing to work through questions of anger and loss

Does Self-Acceptance lead to Growth following Adversity?

New research on self-acceptance suggests it makes a difference in how we cope with trauma

Client-Centered Therapy

Non-directive therapy is often misunderstood as sloppy, unstructured, and passive, but actually it means very actively following the direction of the client, carefully, closely, and creatively.

Rwandan Stories of Change

Last week as part of our Rwandan Stories of Change Project we visited the Genocide Archive in Kigali

Rwandan Stories of Change

The Genocide Archive Rwanda helps to preserve history, educate and promote peace building

Traumatic Consequences of the Rwandan Genocide of 1994

Our project aims to listen to the ways in which individual Rwandans interpret their own lives and to examine posttraumatic growth in the context of post-genocide Rwanda.

Looking to the Future of Positive Psychology

Positive psychology is at a crossroads whether it is a new separate discipline or a force for transformation and integration

Posttraumatic Growth in Northern Ireland

Little is known about post traumatic growth in conflict situations

Carl Rogers' Person-Centered Approach

Is non-directive therapy the same as client-centered therapy?

Steps to a Long and Healthy Life

When it comes to aging well, careful maintenance is everything.

Consumer Culture And Well-Being

Research shows that consumerist goals and values are damaging to well-being. The alternative is to cultivate intrinsic aspirations.

Humanistic And Positive Psychology

When positive psychology first arrived it distanced itself from humanistic psychology, but now over a decade later we can see that the pioneers of humanistic psychology had a similar vision and that these two disciplines have much to learn from each other.

Does Your Boss Suffer From Hubris Syndrome?

We need to be able to help leaders in organizations stay grounded, realisitc and avoid the trap of hubris.

Are You Bullied at Work?

It is not just children who are bullied. As adults we may face workplace bullying. But unlike children who are more likely to use direct forms of bullying such as name calling and physical violence, bullying in the workplace can be indirect and subtle.

The Benefit of Solitude

Being on your own is not great, but being with others can be worse. Enjoy and make the most of solitude.

What Does Good Leadership Look Like?

Poor leadership has a huge cost in well-being, productivity and morale. Knowing what to look for in a good leader and how to quickly spot a poor leader is a key skill of management.

What Is Non-Directive Therapy?

Non-directive can be a confusing term. What does it mean to be a non-directive therapist?

Is It Better To Love Or Be Loved?

Who holds the power in your relationship? An unequal balance of power in relationships fosters inauthenticity

What Are the 3 Things That Authentic People Do?

From the moment we wake in the morning to when we go to sleep at night there are moments that we feel we are being truly ourselves. But for most of the day we are putting on a show. We are not true to ourselves.

What Is the Good Life?

The good life is the freedom to choose our direction in life and for that direction to be authentically ours.

Lessons from Adversity

Learning to approach adversity for the lessons it can provide helps us to move forward toward more meaningful lives

What Doesn't Kill Us

On Saturday I had the priviledge of talking about my work on posttraumatic growth at the University of East London Alumni evening for their Masters in Applied Positive Psychology. This is a summary of my talk.

Recognize your Conditions of Worth

If we can free ourselves from the conditions of worth we have introjected as children we can more readily learn to be ourselves.

Posttraumatic Growth

Posttraumatic growth research shows that often people report positive benefits from their struggles with adversity. We cannot avoid adversity, but we can learn to subvert suffering.

What Can We Learn From the Wizard of Oz?

Like the tin man, the scarecrow, and the lion who thought that the Wizard had all the answers to their problems, too often we look to others to provide the solutions to our difficulties when the answers are actually within us.

One Lesson from the Life of Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela showed us that the posttraumatic growth of an individual may benefit an entire nation