Positive relationships with our friends, family and colleagues are an integral element of wellbeing. As social beings we need to connect, feel affection, friendship and love but if relationships really are so essential to wellbeing how can we nurture them? [Read more…]
When we use our highest strengths to meet a challenge we are in a state of flow, Martin Seligman describes the feeling of flow as, “being one with the music, time stopping, and the loss of self- consciousness during an absorbing activity”. Full engagement in an activity supports us to develop, learn, create and flourish. [Read more…]
How do you react when others encourage you to be more positive? Your response is likely to sit somewhere along a scale ranging from annoyance to wondering why increased positivity seems to be so popular. So does the evidence show that positivity is good for you? [Read more…]
Running and meditation, most of us have heard of the great benefits that these activities offer individually but what about the magic created when the two are combined ? [Read more…]
When was your enthusiasm last ignited by a group of like-minded business peers, friends or colleagues? Do you regularly spend time with others who fire your motivation and encourage you to think big and bold? A virtual mastermind group is a unique opportunity to connect with the expertise of others whilst sharing your own skills and knowledge, collaboratively working together to achieve success.
Ikigai, it’s life enhancing, it’s profound and we all have one. If you’ve ever pondered you’re purpose, your passions or your personal mission in life then you’ve speculated about your ikigai.
Ikigai, the Japanese concept of uncovering your reason for being, can empower and motivate you when the going gets tough. Discovering your ikigai can sustain you through dark times, help you to navigate your path to career and personal happiness and provide a deep sense of satisfaction with life. [Read more…]
Running shoes at the ready
We’re super excited to have entered the Great North Run 2017 – the largest half marathon in the world! We’ve already begun our training schedule and you can follow our progress on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
We’re using positive psychology to get us across the finish line
Natural born runners? If you know us personally, you’ll know that we’re not super athletes, although we’ve both completed a number of marathons and half-marathons in the past, it’s been a while (!) so we’re excited to have this event to inspire our efforts. Week by week you can see which tools and techniques we’re using from positive psychology to help us cross that finish line.
Sharing the love
Positive psychology tip no. 1: Maximise motivation by linking your goal to your values. We know, from a huge body of research, that integrating your values with goals has a powerful impact on motivation. So, we’ll be running for two great causes that really make a difference. Viv is running for the charity Guide Dogs and Gill is running for Koru Trust. If you’re also taking part let’s hook up, join us along the way or after to celebrate!
Where will we be training?
A lot of our training will take place in the UK but PCG will be working around the world in the months leading up to the Great North Run, which takes place on 10th September 2017. We’ll be grabbing every opportunity to run in each country we visit, see if you can spot which countries we’re in as we post our pavement pounding pics.
Recently we’ve heard some great things about therapists Tes, Karim, Eliza and Ellie. So what, you might ask, there are probably lots of great therapists out there to choose from. What makes Tes, Karim, Eliza and Ellie unique is that they’re all artificial intelligence therapists. These AI therapists use pioneering software that enables them to both recognise and understand emotion in people and continually refine and develop that understanding. So how is robotic emotional intelligence learning new tricks? [Read more…]
Artificial intelligence – impact on income
How will the rapid advances in artificial intelligence affect your future income? A handful of countries and cities have begun to experiment with possible solutions to the employment problems posed by automation. When jobs are increasingly displaced by artificial intelligence impact on income will be profound. How will your job and income shape up against AI? [Read more…]