We all know that Parenting is a journey and to know the process better, I had to delve into Psychology – to understand the basics of human behaviour. It helped me to complete my Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy & Counselling from The School of Positive Psychology, Singapore.
This was furthered by researching in the lastest branch – “Positive Psychology”. All thanks to this amazing person Ms Jana Dawson who during my training process, introduced me to this evidence-based field of psychology. Later, I could identify myself with the ‘science of happiness’ and eventually turned out to be my calling. This also helped me to complete my Graduate Diploma in Applied Positive Psychology from The School of Positive Psychology, Singapore.
By now there is a complete shift in my paradigm from ‘what is wrong’ to ‘what is good’ and ‘how can we get better’ processes. I can find an organic connection by applying the science of positive psychology into everyday interaction with my child.
In the refinement and specialistion process of parenting journey through positive psychology, I started following the works of an eminent research scientist Dr Lea Waters. She has published numerous research papers, relevant to the new science of Positive Education and Parenting. I admire her work, in her book, that comes straight from heart, “The Strength Switch”. Moreover, she has recently launched her course by the same name. And our family is proud to say that we are A Strength Switch Family.
I am in constant touch with active positive agents from the world and community, it helps to keep myself continuously evolving in this research-based movement of Positive Psychology. In this attempt, I have enrolled myself as the member of the following organisations:
1. International Positive Psychology Association, USA. Member ID: 064930
2. World Happiness Fest, Spain. Member ID: 318
Words of Wisdom
Raising children is vastly more than fixing what is wrong with them. It is about identifying and nurturing their strongest qualities, what they own and are best at, and helping them find niches in which they can best live out these strengths.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.Viktor Frankl
Parentage is a very important profession, but no test of fitness for it is ever imposed in the interest of the children.George Bernard Shaw
We are all together in this, let’s share and evolve!