Positive psychology is defined as a field of psychological theory and research which centers upon the psychological states, personal characteristics and strengths, and cultural institutions which make living most valuable (Psychology Dictionary, n.d.). Positive psychology relies on humans taking the brighter side of life and moving through time with kindness, patience, and the ability to forgive and pursue life to the fullest. Positive psychology is having a positive mindset. People having a positive mindset will be healthier than someone who is always negative. Martin Seligman and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi defined actual theory of positive psychology in 1998 that looks at all attributes of a person’s psychology. Traditional psychology is not overlooked, nor does it replace it. Positive psychology is viewed as a form of therapy that simply looks at the positive rather than just the treatment. Materialistic items and a great lifestyle often portray happiness. However, what you are thinking and how you feel about those thoughts accounts for happiness. Being mindful of your thoughts plays a big part in choosing to be happy. Taking time to be mindful or present with your thoughts doesn’t require a lot. Perhaps starting out with just a few minutes per day could work wonders. Taking time think positively release negative self-talk. Negative self-talk is the biggest block to positive thinking. Negative thinking can be part of the norm and is usually associated with people who are insecure, overly apologetic, and indecisive as well as vulnerable to numerous stress-related problems. Forgiveness is a feeling or action that another person does when a wrong has been done to that individual he or she may or may not forgive. Even though some ... ... middle of paper ... ... it? Forgiveness is not easy for some to ask for or give. Some situations often make people feel or believe that forgiveness of wrongdoing acts are not worth giving or sometimes receiving. This belief is especially viewed if the wrongdoing is considered as evil. Indeed, experts say that forgiving those who have wronged us helps lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and heart rate. (Haupt 2012) Haupt mentions in her article, How to Forgive, And Why You Should, that Duke University researchers reported a strong link between forgiveness and strengthened immunity among HIV-positive patients. Haupt further states that benefits aren't just limited to the physical. Letting go of old grudges reduces levels of depression, anxiety, and anger. People who forgive tend to have better relationships, feel happier and more optimistic, and overall enjoy better psychological well-being.
Forgiveness comes in many different points of views, it is not just a word but it’s how you see it mentally, feel it emotionally, and must acquire for yourself to move forward and be happier. In an interview that I saw on youtube with world famous writer Elizabeth Gilbert, she asserted that, “We forgive ourselves and not abuse ourselves for what we didn’t know as it was happening”. I agree with her assertion because everyone does make wrong choices at times and should remember the most important thing is, you must forgive yourself before you can identify what else is needed to be forgiven. Whether it is an unfaithful partner, a past decision or a mistake which had lead you to failure and forgiveness is what we must acquire to live a happier life.
“Seligman (1998) noted positive psychology’s focus is to make the lives of all people rewarding and to build positive experiences”(Costello & Stone, 2012). His concern and main focus was to train and support staff, faculty, and administrators of positive psychology approaches and overall, helping their students grow as learn...
Lino (2017) clearly gave the definition of positive psychology and explained how it overall explained how it can impact our lives. Positive Psychology is important in the sense of how many time it has been seen that successful people have issues because of the lack of positive influence in their lives and that seeing ourselves in a positive way can help prevent or cure many mental illnesses like depression or anxiety. The basic idea of Positive Psychology is that this moment is better than the last and the next will be better than this one. There is a constant reminder that the past is in the past focus on being positive in the future instead of in the past.
One of the most difficult and toughest things humans are ever called upon to do is to respond to evil with kindness. Everyone loves to hear stories about others who have responded to hatred with love, and were somehow able to forgive the unforgivable. These stories institute pleasure and bliss into people and overall restore their faith that there is still good in the word. Whereas these “feel good” stories are uplifting to listen to, when this same idea is demanded on a personal level the result is usually anger, depression, or hatred. People find it hard to forgive personally even after they know of the many studies that show forgiveness will lead to good health and a more positive life. Although moving toward forgiveness may not be easy, it is the best thing someone could do for him or her self because they deserve to be free of the evil they were victimized with. The poem “Rooms” by Paula Camacho and the poem “Ghazal: Forgive and Forget” by Ellen Pickus both question if it is possible to forgive on either a general or personal level and maybe not achieving but moving toward forgiveness.
Principally, this idea confronts my idea of anger, especially when I have been wronged. I take the Christian perspective on forgiveness. The point for me to forgive them is that they don’t deserve what forgiveness brings: the removal of guilt and feeling of contempt for them (cf. Volf, 194-195).
Forgiveness is a process. You can still feel the pain, see the events behind your eyes, and feel the loss of the people around you but you have to find a way to forgive. People think that if you forgive someone you are forgetting or saying hey I would hang out with this person now because we’re cool but thats not at all what forgiveness is. Forgiveness is righting the wrong for yourself because you want the injustice you feel to leave. It’s acknowledging to that there a wrong that was done to you and you decide how you want to think about it not anyone
Psychology comprises of two words originally used by the ‘Greeks’, ‘psyche’, defining the mind, soul or spirit and lastly ‘logos’ being study. Both words define together the ‘study of the mind’. Psychology perspectives evaluate the normal and abnormal behaviour and how persons’ deal with different concepts of issues and problems. Psychology theories’ are based on ‘common sense’, but its scientific structure, everything needs to be evaluated and tested, therefore, promoting different psychological theories’.
People tend to resist forgiving because we don't understand what forgiveness is or how it works. Most people assume that if we forgive our offenders, they are let off the hook and get to go about their merry ways while we unfairly suffer from their actions. They have it all wrong. The first step to understanding forgiveness is learning what it is.
“I don’t think that the attitude of the great religions to the question of forgiveness differs to any great extent. If there is any difference, then it is more in practice than in principal. You can only forgive a wrong that has been done to yourself. (Weisenthal 1997 pg. 81) It takes a lot to forgive a person who has wronged you but we learn that forgiveness is an act of strength and a gift that we give ourselves to be able to move on with our lives. It is a waste of time and energy to hold on to
Forgiveness is the process of acceptance and closure after being wronged by a person. At some point in everyone's life, there will be moments where forgiving someone just isn’t possible, but i t needs to be done. For everyone deserves a second chance every once in awhile.
This video has found many impacts of this type of psychology. They said that the outcomes of positive psychology include the rise of intelligence, creativity, and energy level. But not only that, people with this advantage have better secure jobs, better productivity, less burnout, more sales, greater resilience, and many more. Many people value these types of impacts. So much that they will do anything to reach them. But they are doing in the wrong way because like the video said, people try to be more successful to be happier.
Forgiveness is empathy. I believe it means, putting ones self in the position of the other person, and wiping away any sort of resentment and antagonism we feel toward them. Forgiveness is a journey to freedom. Forgiveness works directly on the emotion of anger, resentment, hostility, and hatred by diminishing its intensity or level within the mind and heart. Only the one who is wronged can forgive.
Humanistic Psychology (humanism) is based on the belief that people are good by nature. This type of psychology holds that morality, ethical values and good intentions are the driving forces of behavior, while adverse social or psychological experiences can be attributed to deviations from natural tendencies, this is why I believe is the most interesting perspective above the rest.
Psychology plays a very important role in organisations today, in particular, positive psychology. It can be noticed across all industries in today’s workplace, from the IT sector to factory work, and it affects all levels in an organisation. Positive psychology can have an enormous impact on organisations. Everything from moral to employee turnover can be drastically affected.
Forgiveness is the act of releasing an offender of any wrong or hurt they may have caused you whether they deserve it or not. It is a decision to let go of resentment or vengeance toward a person or group of people. When we choose to forgive, we’re wiping the slate clean, cancelling a debt, or as I love to say, “Letting it go.” In the Bible, the Greek word for forgiveness literally means to “let it go.” This concept, “forgiveness,” is easier said than done. Majority of people find it very difficult to let go of offenses and hurts caused by others. I really do believe that most people desire to let it go, but we lack the knowledge of how to do it. As believers, we are instructed by God maintain an attitude of forgiveness.