I confess I typically make use of the instruments of Optimistic Psychology Teaching when interacting with others, even exterior of my teaching periods. I faucet into my curiosity, apply my listening expertise, and use appreciative inquiry after I ask my cashier what they’re wanting ahead to throughout the weekend. Lots of the college students in WBI’s Optimistic Psychology Teaching Fundamentals course additionally share that they get pleasure from doing this.
Over the last class of the newest Optimistic Psychology Teaching Fundamentals course, I requested college students, “Who do you suppose your ‘fish’ are?” In different phrases, who will they be utilizing their Optimistic Psychology Teaching (PPC) expertise with? I then had the chance to pop right into a breakout room with a scholar to listen to her reply. Her preliminary response was, “I don’t know as a result of I’m not beginning a training apply.” However as we talked, she realized that she was really already utilizing these expertise in her office with purchasers and coworkers, at dwelling along with her household, and even in the best way she spoke to herself. Her faculty of fish was really fairly giant.
Using PPC expertise might be very rewarding, whether or not in a training relationship or out in the true world, to open up new methods of interacting with others. Viewing others by means of a constructive psychology lens by taking a look at what’s working, what they do effectively, and what excites them counters the standard “downside focus” in our tradition. It creates entry to inspiring potentialities and to a extra hopeful approach of viewing all kinds of conditions and challenges.
Are you able to be taught new methods to see the very best in others? Listed below are 5 methods to make use of PPC expertise in on a regular basis life.