Positive Actions Cards
Build your well-being skills and develop your psychological potential using evidence-based validated positive psychology interventions.
Organised into seven categories around the acronym of ACTIONS (active, calming, thinking, identity, optimising, nourishing and social interventions), these attractive and informative cards provide detailed suggestions of how to build new positive habits in your life. An essential resource for any positive psychology practitioner, these cards can be utilised in any coaching or training setting, in one-to-one or group work, or even for personal application.
Product discription : 64 cards with instructions on how to use them.
A few ideas on how to use the cards:
Organise all of the cards on a table into collumns that separate the types of interventions (the Activity collumn, the Comprehension collumn, etc)
- Locate the actions that you naturally perform in your everyday life and that make you happy. Read the instructions of those activities and find ways on taking that activity even further. Try and better understand the impact these actions have on your life and your personality.
For example, I often do yoga. I appreciate doing this activity because it makes me feel good. The impact section shows me that this positive feeling is because the activity plays on my psychological well-being and prevents depression. The card also shows me that "even 30 minutes of it generate positive effects from a well-being perspective".
- Secondly, Identify the actions category that seems to be the most efficient for you. Locate the actions that you should try out and that would complete the ones you already do. The more you invest in the category of actions that you do naturally, the easier it will be to do them. Choose the actions that you would like to put in place for yourself and plan them out over the next weeks or months.
For example, I think that I often do actions from the Optimising category. However, I don't know the activity of "mental time travel" , so I take a look at the "how to" section that explains how to do the action: "Try to imagine, as precisely as possible, four positive things that realistically could happen to you tomorrow. It could be any positive event, from a small everyday pleasure to an enormous positive event. The events that you imagine must be precise (meaning that they happen here or there at a certain time). Take the time to think about the people and objects that are present, about the sounds, smells and emotions you could feel. The "to note" section tells me to "do this exercise every day for the next 15 days. This action has the potential to prepare you for future positive experiences." I discover that this has an impact on my wellbeing. I decide to go forth with it and I plan out my timetable for the next 15 days to discover this activity and it's positive impacts.
- Finally, find an action to put into place at work or with work colleagues.
For example, in my team we work a lot and we take little time off together. I choose to propose the card called "Rest break at work." The how to section says: " Why not take a break in your work day? A nice way to do so is to watch nature videos (National Geographic for example). Stimulating and rich in colours, but without any pressure, it's an activity that has the potential to boost your morale. In the to note section, I discover that: " The positive impact of taking a break in the day is more and more recognized. In fact, it's been shown that a break in the working day counteracts the effects of tiredness and improves productivity. The nature of this break has an great impact on the process of recuperation. These breaks must not be percieved as a bore. Therefore, if you like nature and animals, the video should relax you! In an ideal case, the breaks should be done over 16 weeks, 3 times a week and 20 minutes each." This has an impact on the psychological well-being of the team if they can find breaks adapted to everyone. We decide to do so for the next 4 weeks and we start planning our breaks.
These ideas for exercises can be used both in your personal and your professional lives. You can do the actions for yourself, your teams, your clients and any patients you may be taking care of.
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"The Positive Actions Cards capture the excellence of evidence-based positive psychology interventions to offer an innovative platform for practitioners to showcase their distinctieveness and craft towards engendering Positives Action with and for their clients. A remarkable tool set that raises the bar for positive psychology coaching practice."
Dr Aneta D Tunariu, Head of Subejct for Psychological Intervention. School of Psychology, University of East London, Water Lane, Stratford Campus, London, E15 4LZ
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