The Positivity Institute (PI) is a positively deviant organisation dedicated to the research and application of well-being science for life, school and work. PI’s BHAG (big, hairy, audacious goal) is to create flourishing lives and increase the well-being of the world! PI enables this by providing evidence-based positive psychological services and programs aimed at enhancing well-being, resilience and peak performance of individuals, groups, schools, organisations and communities. The PI Team are leading experts and practitioners in the scientific fields of Positive Psychology, Coaching Psychology and Positive Organisational Scholarship. PI is also strongly committed to the promotion of scientific research and is affiliated with leading academic institutions including the Institute of Positive Psychology & Education, Australian Catholic University and the Institute of Well-Being, Cambridge University. PI also loves to be a positive connector by sharing the latest scientific research on well-being with the broader community by being an expert voice in the media and in hosting regular events where everyday people can learn how to create a flourishing life, school, workplace, community and world!
The force for positive change is within us all. Famous humanistic psychologist, Carl Rogers referred to it as the “actualising tendency” – our innate desire for growth and development. And, whilst there has been an ever-increasing thirst for knowledge as to peak performance and optimal human development, it wasn’t until the Positive Psychology movement emerged in the late 1990s that the science allowed us to identify the essential psychological needs we all have and strategies we can take to increase our overall well-being. Positive psychology is the science of optimal human functioning – for individuals, groups, teams, organisations, communities and society more broadly!
The science of Positive Psychology is now over ten years old and merging with fields like Neuroscience, Medicine, Education, Economics and Business. The research base whilst growing is full to the brim with possibilities for applications in the real world! Those who were the brave pioneers have already gathered some evidence to attest to its benefits.
Hence “The Positivity Institute” was created and launched! Its aim is to bring this science to life and to continue as an “Institute” to investigate and add to the knowledge base of Positive Psychology.
Our aim is to create flourishing lives and increase the well-being of the world! In our profession, this is known as a BHAG – a big, hairy, audacious goal! We hope you can join us in some way to attain this goal!
|Dr Suzy Green
– D.Psyc.(Clin.) MAPS
Dr Suzy Green is a Clinical and Coaching Psychologist (MAPS) and Founder of The Positivity Institute, an organisation dedicated to the research and application of Positive psychology for life, school and work. Suzy is a leader in the complementary fields of Coaching Psychology and Positive Psychology, having conducted a world-first study on evidence-based coaching as an Applied Positive Psychology. Suzy was the recipient of an international Positive Psychology Fellowship Award and has published in the Journal of Positive Psychology. Suzy lectured on Applied Positive Psychology as a Senior Adjunct Lecturer in the Coaching Psychology Unit, University of Sydney for ten years, and as an Honorary Vice President of the International Society for Coaching Psychology. Suzy also currently holds Honorary Academic positions at the School of Business, University of Western Sydney; Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne; Institute for Positive Psychology & Education (IPPE), Australian Catholic University and the Black Dog Institute. Suzy is also an Affiliate of the Institute for Well-Being, Cambridge University. Suzy was the 'Stress-less Expert" for Australian Women's Health Magazine for eight years, and maintains a strong media profile appearing regularly on television, radio and in print.
Suzy engages a range of highly professional and creative people to support her in enabling her vision. Suzy’s collaborators and associates have specialist expertise in:
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