Theatre and Mindfulness

This month in the UK there is a focus on wellbeing and mental health, which of course links to mindfulness, which is what many schools are embracing as part of their Advisory programmes. Soon I am going to be running a workshop in my local community on wellbeing and creativity, so I have been reading up about creative mindfulness. The blog this month is going to share some mindfulness exercises that you can try out with your students, but I ...

Let’s all be positive!

Positive Psychology is receiving more and more consideration by mainstream psychologists.  While traditionally psychology has focused on understanding unhappiness and dysfunction, Positive Psychology, in the words of  its founder, Martin Seligman, is the ‘scientific study of optimal human functioning aims to discover and promote the factors that allow individuals and communities to thrive'.  We can all learn by knowing how some people are resilient and resourceful in the face of adversity, while others crumble. Positive Psychology was established about ten years ...