positive psychology

Chris Peterson – missing you

By Lisa Sansom / October 13, 2012 / 2 Comments

Many readers of this blog will be familiar with Chris Peterson, one of the founding fathers of the  modern field of positive psychology. Chris was one of the authors of the Character Strengths and Virtues as well as the author of the Primer on Positive Psychology, a text that is very readable and extremely useful to me […]

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Talk #2 of 51 free talks on positive psychology

By Lisa Sansom / October 11, 2012 / 0 Comments

Today was talk #2 in my series of 51 free talks on positive psychology. This time, it was a screening of the HAPPY movie and, as far as I can figure, it was the sixth time I had seen it – twice at conferences, twice on World Happy Day (when our local theatre kindly screened […]

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Free talk #1

By Lisa Sansom / October 3, 2012 / 1 Comment

About a month ago, I launched my 51 free talks about positive psychology, and since then, I’ve been fielding many requests to come and speak. September was mostly about planning and co-ordinating, and my first talk has just been completed, with several others on the books for October. In fact, I’m now booking talks into […]

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Save us from Tony Schwartz saving us from strengths!

By Lisa Sansom / September 21, 2012 / 2 Comments

Tony Schwartz recently wrote a blog post expressing his backlash to “the phrase “strengths-based” organization”. I invite you to read his thoughts here: http://blogs.hbr.org/schwartz/2012/09/save-us-from-our-strengths.html As someone who practices positive psychology, especially with organizations and organizational leaders, I agree with much of what he has to say. If  “strengths-based” becomes a flavour of the month approach, like […]

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51 free talks on positive psychology

By Lisa Sansom / September 6, 2012 / 17 Comments

At the first World Congress on Positive Psychology in 2009, hosted by the International Positive Psychology Association, Martin Seligman was challenged to increase the world’s flourishing to 51% by the year 2051. Now, there were several questions about this, notably as the field of positive psychology was only about 10 years old and this is quite […]

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What isn't positive psychology?

By Lisa Sansom / September 3, 2012 / 2 Comments

It’s been a very busy summer with the CPPA conference and several other work-related events that filled many of the sunny days of June, July and August. With the arrival of September, stay tuned for a new announcement and offer from LVS Consulting! In the meantime, I’d like to use this space to write a […]

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