Positive Psychology is the scientific study of well-being and what makes life worth living. The key question it focuses on is “what helps individuals, communities and societies flourish?” Established in 1998 by Dr Martin Seligman, it seeks to find the best in people and organizations.
Sha-En Yeo, who received a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) from the University of Pennsylvania, shared with the Gravista Leaders about how to they could harness the science of positive psychology to manage stress, foster stronger connection with others and see the good in people.
Through interactive activities and discussion, the Gravista Leaders learnt about how mindfulness supports stress management. Pausing and observing before proceeding to take action means they would also make better decisions, instead of simply reacting to situations emotionally. The Leaders also learnt about fostering High Quality Connections (HQC) by conveying presence and being genuine. Finally, they learnt how to use appreciative questions to savour and prolong the experience of positive experiences.
At the end of the night, they had learnt simple yet practical tools they could use to increase their personal and professional well-being. Indeed, it was a wonderful night of Wellness for all.
About Sha-En, Founder, Happiness Scientist
Sha-En YEO is the 1st Singaporean graduate of the Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. She has been featured on multiple media platforms, including TV documentary ‘Chasing Happiness’, Business Times & radio MONEY 89.3FM. As the founder of Happiness Scientists, Sha-En has trained more than 10,000 people in schools & organizations in the research and practice of Positive Psychology. A professional speaker, she has recently spoken at the 1st Positive Psychology Conference in the Philippines & the World Congress on Positive Psychology 2019 in Melbourne.