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  • Start with review of PP from October session.
  • Start with review of PP from October session.
  • Review what positive psychology is from October workshop.
  • At the core of Positive Psychology is PERMA. When human beings have PERMA, they are able to FLOURISH.
  • 24 strengths we all have to varying degrees. Focus on signature strengths (top 3-5)
  • Knowing your strengths helps to identify how you may be over or underusing your strengths.
  • Sounds like PERMA huh?http://www.pbs.org/thisemotionallife/topic/resilience/what-resilience
  • Self-compassion.org has a variety of resources including meditations, research, exercises to increase self-compassion, etc.
  • http://www.self-compassion.org/what-is-self-compassion/the-three-elements-of-self-compassion.html
  • Equally important to know, what you CANNOT be the best at.If math isn’t your strength, why spend every waking moment in hours of tutoring when you could be spending more time on playing the flute or music composition?
  • Parents will divide equally through the 5 groups for 15 minutes each.Afterward, will come back for closing
  • Parents will divide equally through the 5 groups for 15 minutes each.Afterward, will come back for closing

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  • 1. International School Manila
  • 2. Review A little recap of our October session on Positive Psychology and Strengths. International School Manila
  • 3. School Mission & Philosophy International School Manila  To build a vibrant learning community  …maintain healthy balance in the time devoted to work, rest and recreation  Acknowledge and celebrate our differences and encourage empathy, compassion…  …live our lives positively, joyfully, and ethically International School Manila
  • 4. Positive Psychology Answers…  How can we cultivate the BEST within our students?  How can we help students thrive personally and academically?  How can we increase well-being (physical, mental, etc.)? International School Manila
  • 5. Negative emotion is like Velcro to the brain. Positive is like Teflon. Why Positivity?  Negativity Bias - Brains are hard wired for negative to help identify situations where there is danger    Bad health has a larger impact on our happiness than good Evolutionary need of our ancestors  Bad is more quickly learned than good We are more motivated toward the bad than the good  Growing research worldwide International School Manila
  • 6. What Positive Psychology is not  Happy-ology A tool to eliminate negative emotions  Simple positive thinking “Positive Psychology should be just as concerned with building strength as with repairing damage.” Dr. Martin Seligman International School Manila
  • 7. What Positive Psychology IS  The study of what is RIGHT with people  Goes beyond being simply “happy”  The study of well-being  What makes life worth living  Supported by empirical research  Flourishing is the goal!  Removing misery + having PERMA International School Manila
  • 8. PERMA Positive Emotion Engagement (flow) Relationships Meaning Accomplishment International School Manila
  • 9. STRENGTHS  The backbone of Positive Psychology or Pathway to PERMA  Labels what’s RIGHT in our lives  Measure behavior or capacities for thinking, feeling, and behaving  They identify who we are at our core  Can use to build relationships  Brings balance in focusing on both what is right and what is wrong International School Manila
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  • 12. People who focus on their strengths are more than three times as likely to report having an excellent quality of life compared to those who do not. International School Manila
  • 13. Resilience ISM Parent Workshop January 29, 2014 International School Manila
  • 14. Brainstorm  What are some challenges/adversi ties we face in our adult lives?  What are some challenges/adversi ties our students face? International School Manila
  • 15. What is resilience?  American Psychological Association defines as,  “the ability to adapt well to adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or even significant sources of stress” (2011) International School Manila
  • 16. Factors that contribute to resilience include           Close relationships with family/friends A positive view of yourself and confidence in your strengths and abilities The ability to manage strong feelings and impulses Good problem-solving and communication skills Feeling in control Seeking help and resources Seeing yourself as resilient (rather than as a victim) Coping with stress in healthy ways Helping others Finding positive meaning in your life despite difficult or traumatic events International School Manila
  • 17. …I have a distinctly different view of school reform. The problem, I think, is not only the schools but the students themselves. Here’s why: learning is hard. True, learning is fun, exhilarating, and gratifying – but it is also often daunting, exhausting, and sometimes discouraging. Dr. Angela Duckworth, University of Pennsylvania Researcher of GRIT! International School Manila
  • 18. Resilience = Immune System “A kid’s social, emotional, spiritual and intellectual muscles can shrink if they are not exercised. Vaccines expose us to a dose of the disease so our bodies learn to overcome it; exercising strengthens weakened muscles after injury. Kids must be inoculated with a dose of hardship, delay, challenges and inconvenience to build up the strength to withstand them. Only then do they develop immunity.” Dr. Tim Elmore, Founder and President of Growing Leaders International School Manila
  • 19. Comprehensive Soldier Fitness  Dr. Martin Seligman  Resilience training initiative designed to reduce and prevent adverse psychological consequences of combat  Resilience can be learned International School Manila
  • 20. Research  Academic achievement among school children is predicted by perseverance and temperance strengths (Peterson & Park, 2009).  After controlling for IQ, strengths of perseverance, fairness, gratitude, honesty, hope, and perspective predicted GPA (Park & Peterson, 2008a).  Higher hope levels are related to greater scholastic and social competence and to creativity levels (Onwuegbuzie, 1999). International School Manila
  • 21. Research In a study of nearly 1200 kids who wore a beeping watch leading them to write about their thoughts, feelings, and actions 8 times per day, the most curious kids were compared with the bored kids. The curious were more optimistic, hopeful, confident, and had a higher sense of self-determination and self-efficacy believing they were in control of their actions and decisions, than the bored kids who felt like pawns with no control of their destiny (Hunter & Csikszentmihalyi, 2003). International School Manila
  • 22. Self-Compassion Needed For Resilience      Trumps self-esteem!! How can we grow if we can’t acknowledge our weaknesses? Powerful way to achieve emotional well-being. Helps avoid destructive patterns of fear, negativity, and isolation. Duke University Research - Students who could be kind to themselves (as opposed to self-critical) were significantly less prone to homesickness and depression when transitioning to university. Test yours!! : http://www.self-compassion.org/testyour-self-compassion-level.html International School Manila
  • 23. Self-Compassion Needed For Resilience  Self-Kindness   Common Humanity   Warm and understanding to ourselves when we suffer, fail, or feel inadequate Recognizing that suffering and personal inadequacy is part of the shared human experience Mindfulness (April Parent Workshop!!!!)  Willingness to observe our (negative) thoughts and emotions with openness and clarity so that they are held in mindful awareness. International School Manila
  • 24. Talent + Effort = SUCCESS  What can you be the best at? (TALENT)  What are you deeply passionate about? (EFFORT) International School Manila
  • 25. Small Groups Today Rotate through 5 small groups: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Grit (Mr. Ayling & Mr. McQueen) Learned Optimism (Ms. Ball & Mr. St. Laurent) Vulnerability (Ms. Hardison & Ms. Vandermerwe) The Importance of Failure (Mr. Comer & Ms. Unite) Melbourne News Interview: Raising Kids That Thrive! (Mr. Birchenall) International School Manila
  • 26. Take-a-Ways Brainstorm with your group, 3 take–a–ways from your 5 sessions this morning. Is there anything in particular that resonated with your group? International School Manila
  • 27. Resources  http://www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/  http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/  https://sites.sas.upenn.edu/duckworth  http://www.self-compassion.org/  https://www.viame.org/www/ International School Manila
  • 28. Next Well-Being Parent Workshop Tuesday, April 1 7:45-9:45 Little Theatre MINDFULNESS International School Manila