We all want the best for our children. The vast majority of parents when asked "what do you want for your children?" will say "I just want them to be happy and successful in life." But what is happiness? What is success?
Philosophers and psychologists have been asking these questions for centuries. Aristotle, famous for his thoughts on happiness, believed that happiness was the 'aim of human existence' but he admitted that no-one at the time could really agree what happiness was. Psychologists now know there are two main types of happiness, but people generally only recognise one.
Defining success is even harder, but we could argue that success is "achieving what you value." But many people, especially young people aren't really aware of their values.
I am a qualified teacher, a positive psychologist, a coach, a parent and I'm incredibly passionate about mental health, personal development, and the science behind Positive Psychology and flourishing. I have learnt things later in life that I wish I had known as a young person growing up, struggling to decide what to do with my life. Young people, schools and parents today are struggling with so much pressure and so many decisions that it can be hard to know which way to turn.
Positive Psychology is an 'applied science' and this scientific enquiry is being applied to education and other walks of life to help uncover how we can help children, teenagers and young people to flourish. The dedication and hard work of positive education psychologists means we now know so much about the science of well-being, potential, flourishing and happiness, but unfortunately this science has not yet filtered through to mainstream education and families. Everglow Consultancy was born to help change that.
I have created some exciting evidence based programmes for young people, parents and teachers that have the potential to be life-changing. These programmes help young people, parents or teachers to explore their values and strengths, develop their self-awareness through mindfulness and understand the different types of happiness. Click here to find out more!
Q: Are you the parent of a teenager who would benefit from learning about mindfulness, strengths and how to apply them, resilience, self-control, embracing stress, nurturing relationships and much more?
Q: Would you like to learn how positive psychology, well-being and character education can make a difference to the lives of students in your school?
Q: Are you a parent of a young child or teenager? Would you like to find out how mindfulness and strengths based parenting can help you to help your child to flourish? Would you like find out how to reduce your own stress and increase your own self-awareness and well-being?
Q: Is teacher well-being important in your school? Would you like to learn how positive psychology and coaching psychology interventions can help to reduce stress and increase teacher well-being?
Q: Are you a young person with a dream or vision for your future? Would you like to find out how you can nurture this?
Q: Are you someone who would like to learn about what it means to have meaningful fulfilment and happiness?
Q: Are you interested in discovering what makes you who you are? Would you like to learn how to put the steps in place to turn your dreams into reality?
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