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The Practice of Befriending Our Resistance

Posted on Feb 27, 2019 in blog, Emotional, Inspiring Change, Intellectual, Relational, Spiritual

by Kim Childs Several years ago, I was invited to be a writer and facilitator on a wonderful project. On the morning it began, I found myself dawdling and stalling on my way out the door for the 9:00 am meeting. Once in the car, I encountered rush hour traffic and arrived 15 minutes late. The other staff members, who’d traveled hundreds of miles to be there, were on time and waiting for me, the person who lived two miles away. It was a...

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Coaching, Positive Psychology, and Experiential Learning

Posted on Feb 20, 2019 in blog, Inspiring Change, Intellectual, Relational

by Phoebe Atkinson In WBI’s Certificate in Positive Psychology (CiPP), Tal Ben-Shahar described coaching as “a natural home for positive psychology,” suggesting that coaching is an ideal vehicle through which the science of positive psychology can be applied. WBI coaching courses apply foundational positive psychology concepts and build on core competencies from the field of coaching. Over the past years since graduating CiPP, I have...

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Congratulations and Thanks to Sonja and Nicole

Posted on Feb 11, 2019 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Relational

by Megan McDonough Stephen Covey wrote that there are three constants in life: change, choice, and principles. Positive psychology teaches us the power of choice and how to sustain positive change, and—through mindfulness—we become aware of principles that fuel growth and wholebeing happiness. Each day is an opportunity to grow and change. Today, here’s what we’re growing into … Two valuable team members are...

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CiPP Alumni Spotlight: Ruth Pearce

Posted on Jan 30, 2019 in Alumni Spotlight, blog, Emotional, Inspiring Change, Intellectual, Relational

by Suzee Connole The work of a project manager is all about facilitating communication and coordination among groups of people. That’s why CiWPP alum Ruth Pearce, who has been a project manager for 25 years, was surprised to discover that project managers tend to rank quite low on the VIA character strengths scale in social intelligence—while scoring high in hope, prudence, and appreciation of beauty. “What stood out most for me during...

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What the Study of Positive Psychology Looks Like

Posted on Jan 15, 2019 in blog, Emotional, Inspiring Change, Intellectual, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Maria Sirois The science of positive psychology gives us the perspective and tools to increase our happiness. But it’s also more than that. This study is about building the capacity to see ourselves and the world through a more grounded, optimistic lens, so we can manage life’s up and downs with greater ease and wisdom. In the Certificate in Wholebeing Positive Psychology (CiWPP), we explore positive psychology and also examine...

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How to Use Positive Emotions in Coaching

Posted on Jan 9, 2019 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Relational, Spiritual

by Nicole Stottlemyer Hope is a rock star in positive psychology. It’s one of the 10 big positive emotions, one of the 24 VIA strengths, and the second letter in the CHANGE model that we teach in our Positive Psychology Coaching courses. That’s a lot of hope! But how exactly do we help people feel hope and, while we’re at it, how exactly do we help people feel other positive emotions, like amusement, awe, gratitude, inspiration,...

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