Many sources in the wellness industry erroneously treat the concepts of disease prevention and health promotion as if they were one and the same. That’s a big mistake, and not recognizing the inherent distinction between the two undoubtedly reduces our ability to implement our health intentions. Here’s why, and how to use each.
Pathway 3 “Meaning”
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Healing Loss through Positive Psychology
Kathryn Britton recently wrote about using positive psychology to deal with a sudden loss as she mourned her dear friend Linda. Grieving is an individual process, but while no two people have an identical experience of losing a loved one, there are several patterns that emerge. I’d like to offer some observations about how Positive Psychology is at work while people heal after a loss, even in the long term.
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2008 Meaning Conference: Highlights, Insights, and Research
Ten days ago, about 300 people attended the international 2008 Meaning Conference in Toronto, Canada July 24-27, 2008. The main conference theme was “Living well and dying well: New frontiers of positive psychology, therapy and spiritual care.”
Meaning = having prosocial goals.
Meaning = finding ways to make sense of losses.