Category Archive for: ‘Positive Psychology’

VCE Results 2012 – Coping with your ATAR Result

The results are out today and the anticipation and anxious wait is over! For some it will be celebration, others will feel relief and some perhaps even disappointment. Below are a few tips for young people to help deal with their ATAR Score. Feel the emotions – label the emotions. It might be  joy, relief, sadness, disappointment or regret. Let …

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Understanding Negative Emotions

While negative emotions have the potential to be destructive, it is also important to understand them and learn to control them, so they don’t control you. Negative emotions include sadness, anger, jealousy, hate and severe anxiety. These emotions can impede your ability to cope with everyday situations. However, negative emotions are a natural part of life and they provide a …

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Teaching Happiness

We teach children to count, to read, we teach them about the world, we teach them how to be resilient, how to bounce back, how to solve conflict and how to manage their anger… but do we ever really teach them to be happy and how to practice it daily? Happiness must be taught. It is a learned skill, it …

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Ethics: The greatest good for the greatest number, or help individuals reach their full potential?

A small child was bugging her father to play with her. He was intent on reading his daily newspaper, and was trying to ignore her. He then came across a large map of the world, so he ripped it out the paper and then tore the picture of the world into small pieces to resemble a jigsaw puzzle and gave …

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