Positive Therapy

What is positive therapy?

We focus on positive aspects of a person’s life and the understanding we can all learn to heal ourselves with positive thoughts, goals, and hope. This explanation comes from Positive Psychology website.

According to PositivePsychology.com

Positive Psychotherapy (PPT) is a relatively new therapeutic approach, influenced by both the humanistic and psychodynamic approaches towards diagnosis and treatment. Its core focus is on moving away from what’s ‘wrong’ or the negative aspects of an individual, and instead move towards what’s good and positive.

Seligman, Rashid, and Parks (2006) offer the following definition for PPT concerning depression:

Positive psychotherapy (PPT) contrasts with standard interventions for depression by increasing positive emotion, engagement, and meaning rather than directly targeting depressive symptoms.

PPT often uses a range of interdisciplinary approaches of psychotherapy, including the use of multicultural stories, ideas, and metaphors to help individuals create a new view of their mental health in positive ways. Therapists using PPT often invite the individual to place themselves in the stories used, so they become active in their healing process in an empowered way, and in so doing, become the ‘therapist’ of their own recovery.

While the emphasis is on positivity and positive outcomes, the overall theory of PPT also asserts that three core principles need to be addressed to allow this to happen:

1.Principal of Hope

2.Principle of Balance

3. Principal of Consultation

                1.observation

                2. inventory

                3. situational support

                4. verbalization

                5. development of goals

Look to the sky and know where your help comes from… It comes from the Lord is who always with you. He will lead you, comfort you, and show you the way.

If you do not believe in God you may believe in a higher power who is there for you at all times. I would encourage you to look up and admire the creation of this world. When frustrated lookup and see how all things work together: sometime we have storms, but some times we have quiet. In both, we can find peace. Life is hard, not always fair; however, is we can stop and breath we may find our path for the situation we are in.
It’s the little things can encourage us or break us. The little things are what usually has me fall apart. When I can stop, I find a newness and can continue to go forward.

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  1. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” – Les Brown
  2. “When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life or the life of another.” — Helen Keller

The Present looking to the past for advise and direction. Never give up on your futrue because of your past.

TEN POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS TO BOOST YOUR MOOD EVERY DAY

Here is our list of positive affirmations! Choose your favorite and speak it out to start your day. PERSONALIZE by adding more statements that are specific to your situation. I also added some tips to help.

1. I AM BEAUTIFUL.

You can’t control what people think about you, but you can choose to see the good in you. Speak out and say what you like about you. Take good care of yourself and enhance your beauty. 

2. I AM ACCEPTED.

Be the first to accept who you are, flaws and all. Forgive yourself for not being perfect, because nobody is. When you learn to embrace yourself, you make it easier for others to see who you really are and love you for it.

3. I AM VALUABLE.

You are important and you bring value to this world. There are ideas that only you can think of, there are people that only you can reach. A kind word from you can change someone else’s life.

4. I AM LOVED.

Be the first to love yourself. Be thankful for each person who added value to your life. Imagine those whom you will meet in the future and build happy relationships with. Attract love.

5. I HAVE A POSITIVE ATTITUDE IN ANY SITUATION.

You are in control of your reactions and you can choose to be positive. The more you practice this, the more you are able to make good decisions in times of crisis.

6. I KEEP ON LEARNING NEW THINGS.

There is no limit to what you can do, as long as you keep on learning. View difficulties and challenges as opportunities to learn new things.

7. I ALWAYS HOPE FOR THE BEST IN MY LIFE.

Always believe that there are better things ahead of you. Though failures and disappointments are painful, they also teach valuable lessons in life. Learn from them and keep moving forward.

8. I ATTRACT GOOD THINGS IN LIFE.

Keep on doing good and good will keep on coming back to you. Expect good to happen to you every day and receive it with a thankful heart.

9. I WAS MADE FOR A PURPOSE.

You were born in this day and age for a reason that no one else can fulfill. Your choices shape your world and those around you, so keep making good choices.

10. I WAS BORN FOR GREATNESS.

Greatness comes to those who are willing to serve, so take the opportunity to help others. You can be great in the eyes of the world or in the heart of a child.