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Strength Based Cards

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Strengths cards for adults and children. Buy now online!

Articles about Positive Psychology

What is Positive Psychology? [PDF]

An introduction to Positive Psychology by Martin Seligman

Happiness [PDF]

The New York Article that brought Positive Psychology to the attention of mass america in 2007

Happy Days are Here Again! [PDF]

Psychology Today’s review of positive psychology and its offering to the psychological world

20 tips for Happiness [PDF]

Simple and effective article from the Happiness Institute

Thriving at Work [PDF]

Excellent leadership article exploring how the field of positive organisational scholarship can help grow leaders

Empirical Validation of Interventions [PDF]

Seligman’s much quoted research article offering evidence for some positive psychology interventions

Top 5 Academic articles about Coaching

In the last 3 years of researching coaching, I have come across some stimulating articles. These are my top 5!

Coaching and Positive Psychology [PDF]

Martin Seligman’s brief review of the link between coaching and positive psychology

Evidence Based Coaching: Flourishing or Languishing [PDF]

Grant’s useful review on the future for evidence based coaching

The Manchester Review [PDF]

The famous coaching study that demonstrated the 5.7:1 ROI for coaching

Executive Coaching: It Works! [PDF]

A study of 114 executives that examines the positive results of coaching and leadership development

I doubt therefore I coach [PDF]

Ashridge’s study of coaches and the recognition that coaching is a dynamic process for coaches, with doubt being an integral part of this process!

Lucy’s Dissertation [PDF]

An exploration into coaching with positive psychology. Check out appendices for 102 ways in which to use positive psychology in your coaching.

Useful web links to find out more

Great Books to Read

If you’re not already exhausted with the above! There are now hundreds of books on positive psychology, but here are my favourites – readable and useful :

Authentic Happiness Martin Seligman
Positive Psychology in a Nutshell Ilona Boniwell
Happier: Can you learn to be happy? Tal Ben Shahar
Positivity Barbara Frederikson
Stumbling on Happiness Daniel Gilbert
Average to A+ Alex Linley
Learned Optimism Martin Seligman