IN THE CHAIR: Ruth Cooper-Dickson on Positive Psychology and Post-Traumatic Growth
Each week a different expert joins host, Sophie Scott, to share their insights and techniques on how to look after your mental & physical health during COVID-19.
Positive psychology is a term that’s been bandied around a fair bit recently – but is ‘staying positive’ in the midst of a global pandemic really something to aim for?
In this episode, positive psychology practitioner and wellness coach, Ruth Cooper-Dickson talks about the importance of focusing on incremental happiness and taking micro-steps to look after your mental health.
As the UK takes steps to re-open, the conversation also turns to post-traumatic growth, and the fact that not everyone will be in the same headspace post-lockdown. Ruth charts ways to be kinder and more tolerant as we step into the next phase, since everyone’s resilience works differently.
Plus, she speaks to the shame some may feel in recognising that they don’t actually want this period to end.
Watch the interview here.
You can read more about Ruth’s wellbeing and coaching consultancy work here.
Check out her new 8-week online health and wellbeing coaching programme ‘My Mental Wealth’ based on positive psychology principles.