Playing Positive Psychology: Using Novel Innovative Tools and Faciliation Methodologies to Enhance Your Coaching, Training and Teaching
Over the past few years, the notion of a “positive intervention” has risen to prominence, as it was discovered that certain intentional actions can be effective in increasing and sustaining happiness and other positive states, as well as in reducing depression and anxiety. Despite the evidence for their effectiveness, these interventions are not widely accepted in organisational domains, often seen as too "fluffy", simplistic and removed from the realities of day-to-day business. Similarly, in educational settings, these interventions may be viewed as lacking “stickability” and falling behind other strategies based on gamification approaches. The workshop will focus on the theory, practice and emerging evidence behind using more innovative tools and facilitation methods in positive psychology coaching, training and consultancy to communicate positive psychology concepts and solutions to the business and professional audiences. We will be making use of some of the cutting-edge methodologies such as systemic interventions, serious game and gamification, Lego Serious Play and experience design.
- Consider how to create lasting positive transformation by combining scientific bases with powerful experiential learning.
- Explore gamification strategies to communicate positive psychology concepts and solutions to business and professional audiences on-line and face-to-face.
- Experiment with and critically reflect on the use of innovative tools, such as digital strengths cards for individuals and teams, card games and dashboards.
- Explore the integration of positive psychology assessment tools with real life solutions.
Ideal Audience: Coaches, Trainers, Teachers, HR and Applied Psychologists.
About Ilona Boniwell
Ilona Boniwell is a professor of positive psychology at the University of East London and the original founder of the UEL’s MSc in Applied Positive Psychology, the first ever degree of this type in Europe. Nowadays, she leads the UEL’s new PhD in Applied Positive Psychology. She is one of the world leaders in positive psychology, working in the field for over 20 years, originally mentored by Martin Seligman. Professor Boniwell wrote or edited twelve books, delivered over 200 keynotes and a TEDx, founded the European Network of Positive Psychology, organised the first European Congress of Positive Psychology and was the first vice-chair of the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA). She is also a passionate practitioner of positive psychology. As a CEO of Positran she consulted the Governments of UAE and Bhutan and many major international companies, including ClubMed, L’Oréal, Unilever, Nestle, EY, Microsoft and BNP Paribas.