Certified Life Coach: Positive Psychology Coaching
Available at: CURE Concierge
What is positive psychology coaching?
The basic premise of positive psychology is that human beings are often, perhaps more often, drawn by the future than they are driven by the past. Seligman and Csikszentmihalyi (2000) define positive psychology as “the scientific study of positive human functioning and flourishing on multiple levels that include the biological, personal, relational, institutional, cultural, and all global dimensions of life.”
Research has shown it is possible to help suffering people by building their strengths. In addition, prevention researchers have discovered strengths act as buffers against mental illness. The strengths that represent major strides in prevention include: courage, future mindedness, optimism, faith, work ethic, hope, honesty, perseverance, and the capacity for flow and insight. Positive psychology is concerned with three issues: positive emotions, positive individual traits, and positive institutions. Positive emotions are concerned with being content with one’s past, being happy in the present and having hope for the future. Positive individual traits focus on one’s strengths and virtues. Finally, positive institutions are based on strengths applied to better a community of people.
Positive psychology coaching will help clients identify and build on their strengths, develop a stronger core self, become empowered, resilient, hopeful and more connected to their community of support and growth.
Lyn views all of her clients as unique, creative and capable individuals. Everyone is given unconditional positive regard and she meets them from where they are in life. By using a collaborative, versatile and solution focused approach, Lyn assists clients in developing a life they may have only dreamed about.
Lyn holds a Bachelors degree in Fine Art and Painting, a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology and is in the final stages of completing her PhD in Psychology. For over 13 years Lyn has worked with addiction recovery, stages of life challenges, improving relationships, anger management, stress, finding new meaning and purpose, launching careers, and improving personal and professional growth. Lyn works with young adults, individuals, couples, families, artists, and executives while following the professional ethics and guidelines that are designated by the International Coaching Federation.