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The science of happiness

Positive psychology has been described in many ways and with many words, but the commonly accepted definition of the field is this:

“Positive psychology is the scientific study of what makes life most worth living” (Peterson, 2008).

To push this brief description a bit further, positive psychology is a scientific approach to studying human thoughts, feelings, and behaviour, with a focus on strengths instead of weaknesses, building the good in life instead of repairing the bad, and taking the lives of average people up to “great” instead of focusing solely on moving those who are struggling up to “normal” (Peterson, 2008). (Information taken from

Having studied a Masters in applied positive psychology and coaching psychology, I wanted to share a little about what this means for the work that I offer.


Below is a free webinar that took place in September 2022, to explain a little about

'the science of happiness'.

Enjoy :)

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