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Happiness is not just
the absence of sadness, it is also the capacity to love, forgive and be grateful to heal the sadness.....

Suzanne

Powerfully Positive Coaching

“What if the secret to a positive, happy life was actually a formula? What if the elements were already known? Turns out, nearly two decades of research have been dedicated to uncovering what enables people to live vibrant, flourishing, happy more positive lives.  Positive psychology is a relatively new field of study that uses rigorous science to answer the question, ‘What’s right with you? And, how can we build more of that?’  Tired of feeling overwhelmed, underwhelmed, overworked, underpaid, disengaged or over-stimulated?

 

Join me for this eye-opening coaching program where you will:

  • Discover the formula for thriving, based on published, academic research.

  • Learn how to take back the reigns to your life through simple, proven tools for managing your thoughts, shifting your emotions and inspiring your actions. 

  • Identify simple tweaks to your schedule, outlook, and habits that can lead to dramatic and measurable increases to your well-being.

  • And more…

What our sessions look like......

#1. INTRODUCTIONS  

Learn what the science of happiness and well-being (Positive Psychology) is all about.  Tell strengths stories and uncover the power of focusing on “what’s right with you” in a world that’s constantly focusing on what’s going wrong.

 

#2. STRENGTHS           

Discover your top signature strengths are.  Learn about naming, spotting and amplifying strengths. Use these skills to become more effective in the world by leveraging what you’re already doing well.

 

#3. GRATITUDE            

Learn about how evolution has biased your mind and body for negativity and how you can counter this tendency to worry, judge and ruminate by practicing gratitude.  Learn the science of gratitude and novel gratitude exercises.

 

#4. SAVORING                

Positive life events alone are not enough to bring out happiness.  Harnessing these approaches to savoring enable you to get more positivity out of your day-to-day experiences.  

 

#5. CONNECTIONS     

Learn to build more positive and authentic connections with the people in your life.  Uncover simple tools for helping the people in your become happier and healthier.

 

#6. VISUALIZATION      

Many people waste their energy thinking about things they “should change” but rarely do.  Uncover this research-based approach to effectively moving towards your best possible self.

 

#7. MIND CHATTER      

Is your mind-full or are you mindful? Learn about how your brain works. Identify how to redirect and reprogram your limiting beliefs to more empowering, solution-oriented thoughts.

 

#8. HABIT CHANGE     

Of course, you can teach an old dog new tricks, you just need to know the science of how habits form and how they are broken.  Learn to identify the trigger, habit loop and appropriate rewards to break old habits.

 

#9. FORGIVENESS       

Forgiving does not mean forgetting.  Research shows that people who score high on forgiveness are happier than those who score the least.  Discover exercises for letting go of the past to be able to authentically move forward. 

 

#10. INTUITION            

Learn the science of intuition and how to tell the difference between the static and the signals.  Practice taping your inner wisdom and intuition.

A Supportive Hug
Therapy Session
Group Hug
women discussion group

What's Included with this program:

 

  • 10 Modules sent weekly via email

  • Workbook for Students to Keep

  • Personalized Journal 

  • 25 positive psychology tools & activities

  • 10 1:1 or group coaching sessions 60-90 mins each

 

       Bonus: Meditation/Spiritual Cleanse Program ($1650 Value)

Are you ready to tackle the mindset, gratitude, forgiveness, and finally live an unapologetic life of your choosing?  Embrace who you are with love and gratitude?  Look forward instead of backward into the past for answers?  Work with me deeply, profoundly and quickly to change the focus of your mindset, life, relationships and make the highlight of your day celebrating what's good! 

 A letter to you my future client.............

 

I believe all great coaches use Positive Psychology, it doesn't mean they call themselves Positive Psychology practitioners. We work to form trusting relationships, we build a close rapport and we are driven to help clients move forward to achieve a set of purposeful and meaningful goals. We love using our clientsstrengths in each session, making them energized by our work together and experiencing a sense of accomplishment when they succeed.

 

As Robert Fulghum argued, everything we need to know we learned in kindergarten (share everything, play fair…be aware of wonder). I am going to show you how everything you need to know about coaching (well, almost everything), you can learn from Positive Psychology. I will introduce you to the field of Positive Psychology and the theories and assortment of practices I use to fuel client momentum and drive success.  We are going to “learn some and think some…and play and work every day some” (Fulghum).

 

How I work:

 

A typical session starts with.....What are three good things that happened in the past 24 hours? What went well? They can be as big as winning a gold medal or as small as getting to a meeting on time. Take 30 seconds to write them down.  I’ll wait.

I do this activity at the start of every coaching session, class and most conversations too!  This simple activity is at the heart of Positive Psychology: a shift in focus to “what’s working,” and how do we do more of it? instead of “what’s wrong,” and how do we fix it?

 

While psychology “as usual” concentrates on how to help people get from -5 to 0, Positive Psychology focuses on how to help people flourish and move from 0 to +5. This method also explores what helps the “plus fivers” thrive.  Why are happy people happy? What factors contribute to healthy relationships? What are the characteristics of successful teams? How do motivated people stay motivated? You get the point. Positive Psychology provides coaches with the tools for us to help healthy, creative, resourceful people change for the better, and offers us a smorgasbord of research-based activities to keep our clients engaged in the process.

 

Oh, and by the way, the results of the study that had people write down three good things at the end of each day for just one week (conducted by Martin Seligman, the father of Positive Psychology; Chris Peterson, the great uncle of the movement, and Nansoon Park, a distant cousin), found that participants experienced an increase in happiness and a decrease in depressive symptoms for six months. Six months!! Pretty amazing. Try it and see what you think.

 

Tool #1 : for those who are really ready to play and work every day!

  1. At the end of the day, write down three good things that happened. Big or small, deep or superficial. Whatever comes to mind. Keep it simple and list only three. Take 60 seconds to replay one good thing, savor it, and ponder why it works.

  2. At the start each session, have your client talk about three good things that happened in the last day, or since the previous session. Keep a log of the items and read them at the end of the week.

  3. Find your Strength and  take the VIA Character Survey below and start thinking about your strengths. Good luck!

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