Positive Psychology Coaching

Definition of positive psychology coaching.

“Positive Psychology Coaching (PPC) is a scientifically-rooted approach to helping clients. increase well-being, enhance and apply strengths, improve performance, and achieve. valued goals. At the core of PPC is a belief in the power of science to elucidate the best.” (Source by Carol Kauffman, Ilona Boniwell & Jordan Silberman)

Positive psychology coaching uses the science of well-being and research-based assessments and interventions to bring about greater satisfaction and fulfillment in life. It is an approach that stems from psychological theory. A scientifically-rooted approach to helping clients increase healing and well-being, enhance and apply strengths, improve performance, and achieve valued goals. Professionals are trained in either psychology or positive psychology, informing their work with research of the field.

Positive psychology coaching seeks to understand what constitutes an optimal lifestyle and uses research-based interventions to help people live pleasant, meaningful, and engaged lives. It is largely based on identifying the strengths and virtues of individuals and promoting them.

Psychology coaching uses the science of psychology in practical ways that support the clients towards creating success and well-being in their personal and professional lives.

Positive psychology coaching uses the science of well-being and research-based assessments and interventions to bring about greater satisfaction and fulfillment in life.

When combining the strength of intuition and built-in accountability of life coaching and the research backed solutions of positive psychology, clients can achieve powerful growth that neither can provide individually.

What is positive psychology?

What is Positive Psychology? 7 Definitions + PDF

What are the potential benefits of PP coaching?

The potential benefits of PP coaching are much the same as regular coaching – personal and professional growth, moving closer to your important goals, self-awareness and so on. The ICF has a good page that outlines why people would engage with a coach.

Additionally, the benefits to working with a PP coach who is well-trained and qualified are potentially that you will be drawing on a valid body of research (as opposed to just intuition and that individual’s personal coaching experience) and that your coach will know the why and wherefore of the practices, rather than just guessing that things might work for you.

  • Individuals

I will work with you to:

  • Rise to life’s challenges, make most of setbacks and adversity.
  • Engage and relate to other people.
  • Find fulfillment in creativity and productivity.
  • Look beyond oneself and help others to find lasting meaning, satisfaction, and wisdom.

I will work with you on the PERMA Model: The Scientific Theory of Happiness:

This theory of well-being comprises 5 elements that create the foundation of a flourishing life: 

P – Positive Emotions

E – Engagement

R – Relationships

M – Meaning

A – Accomplishments

Each of these elements has 3 properties:

  • It contributes to well-being.
  • People pursue it for their own sake, not just to attain the other elements.
  • It’s measured and defined independently from the other elements.

Visit our Positive Psychology Coaching topic area by clicking on this link http://www.xiomaraasosa.com/category/positive-psychology-coacing/ for a full range of information on the issues we address.


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