Most people yearn to feel accepted by, significant to, and meaningfully connected to others. In fact, a reciprocal relationship exists: The healthy human psyche has an innate need to feel cared for by others and to also demonstrate appreciation of and care for others. This basic tenet applies to personal, professional, and romantic relationships. Accordingly, this interactive and experiential seminar will help participants synthesise research on how to satisfy our innate need for a sense of relatedness to others with Positive Psychology, the scientific study of human strengths and virtues. As, Positive Psychology
offers a framework through which wellbeing and positive relationships can be studied. We will thus delve into pertinent theory and engage in a selection of research-based interventions to aptly explore, analyze, and assess the decisive ingredients for promoting high-quality connections. If you wish to be able to identify and explain underlying mechanisms, and actively apply strategies for fostering the strengths and virtues which enable one to develop and sustain healthy and meaningful relationships, this seminar will be of value to you—and those with whom you interact.