Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world. - Nelson Mandela
A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it isn't open. Frank Zappa
Positive psychology is the scientific study of what makes life most worth living. It is a scientific approach to studying human thoughts, feelings, and behaviour, with a focus on strengths instead of weaknesses, building the good in life instead of repairing the bad, and taking the lives of average people up to “great” instead of focusing solely on moving those who are struggling up to “normal. Christopher Peterson
Your brain - every brain - is a work in progress. It is 'plastic.' From the day we're born to the day we die, it continuously revises and remodels, improving or slowly declining, as a function of how we use it. Michael Merzenich
You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending. C S Lewis
The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there. John Buchan
Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do. Mother Teresa
I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. Stephen Hawking
Psychology is not just about the study of disease, weakness and damage; it also is the study of strength and virtue. Treatment is not just fixing what is wrong; it also is building what is right. Psychology is not just about illness or health; it is about work, education, insight, love, growth, and play. And in this quest for what is best, Positive Psychology does not rely on wishful thinking, self-deception or hand waving; instead it tries to adapt what is best in the scientific method to the unique problems that human behaviour presents in all its complexity. Martin Seligman
Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging. Joseph Campbell
If a brain is exercised properly, anyone can grow intelligence, at any age, and potentially by a lot. Or you can just let your brain idle - and watch it slowly, inexorably, go to seed like a sedentary body. Michael Merzenich
An obstacle is often a stepping stone. Prescott
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. Winston Churchill
I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Emotions are flowing throughout your organisation and impacting every thought, behaviour and decision. Your choice is not whether they exist or not, your choice is whether you will be smart about them. David Caruso
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If you’ve ever asked a couple anticipating the birth of a child about their wishes for their child’s future, listened to a friend celebrating another at a birthday party, shared a toast to a couple on their wedding day, bid a colleague farewell from a workplace, or even just reflected on your own resolutions and hopes on New Year’s Eve, the common wish that permeates all is invariably a wish for happiness.
Happiness is something we all desire and thankfully all experience at different points in our life – but how do we experience more of it and sustain it, in spite of the change and adversity that are inevitable aspects of life? How do we tap into our immense human potential, to flourish and live genuinely fulfilling lives?
Everything we need to be better leaders, managers, co-workers, family members, friends, spouses, partners and parents is already within us. Everyone has a brain, body, heart and mind, but so few of us are sufficiently empowered to optimise them. Our mission is to help you simplify the science to help the people and organisations you care about, thrive.
Relativity4 is a consulting and specialist training company dedicated to improving and protecting the psychological health and wellbeing of individuals and organisations through applied psychology and neuroscience.
We draw on advances in neuroscience and positive psychology to create a range of evidence based programs and simple tools and techniques specifically designed to improve engagement, performance, leadership and fulfilment in modern workplaces, schools and life.
Through bespoke programs, workshops, keynote talks, assessment, coaching & development services we raise awareness and understanding of the neuroscience and other aspects of human biology and psychology linked to optimised human potential, empowering individuals and organisations to take a more proactive rather than reactive approach to health and wellbeing.
All organisations, including schools, can, and need to, make positive choices to create cultures and opportunities for individuals to thrive in the 21st Century. Afterall, organisations are made up of individuals so thriving individuals are key to a thriving organisation.
What is Positive Psychology and how can it help?
The question “what is wrong with people” and “how can we fix it” has guided the thinking of many researchers and dominated countless scientific studies during the 20th century. This is an important question in the field of psychology and attempts to answer it have thankfully resulted in an understanding of many illnesses and the development of effective treatments for a wide range of problems. However, as an inevitable consequence of the focus on the negative aspects of well-being and health, such as anxiety, depression, distress and disease, the field of psychology developed an almost exclusive attention to pathology.
As the 21st century unfolds, a different question is being increasingly asked: “What is right about people? How do we help humans to thrive?” This question is at the heart of positive psychology, which is the scientific and applied approach to uncovering people’s strengths and promoting their positive functioning. Positive Psychology works alongside, not separate to, the understanding and interventions developed to treat the negative aspects of well-being and health, such as anxiety, depression, distress and disease.
Positive Psychology is not about being happy all the time. All our emotions can serve us in healthy ways at different points in our life - life is a roller coaster of twists and turns, ups and downs and constant change.
Our goal in applying positive psychology, emotional intelligence and neuroscience is to empower individuals and organisations to navigate the inevitable change we all experience in life.
Our work helps those who are happy enough, or surviving okay, to make positive choices to move from surviving to thriving, but also provides the necessary knowledge and tools to help when we hit the tough times, which we all inevitably do, to not fall as far or stay for as long in the negative experiences or emotions that result from the difficult times that are an unavoidable part of this ultimate ride we call life.
First, we listen...we really listen.
We know that to deliver truly bespoke services, that address your organisation’s needs as well as genuinely engage your participants, listening is vital.
You may be quite advanced in identifying the change you would like to see and have all the statistics required to support the investment, strategy and need for change... but listening to understand the needs and circumstances of the individuals you are trying to change is a vital piece of the implementation strategy.
Organisations are made up of individuals - unless you genuinely change the individuals in your organisation, you will not achieve genuine and sustainable organisational change.
That’s why once we’ve listened, we work with you to decide which of our products will be the best fit for you, and tailor them where necessary to ensure we are addressing the particular needs of your organisation and your people, resulting in engaging programs that deliver meaningful and sustainable change.
Perhaps you’re not motivated by a need to effect change in your organisation but simply looking for a way to give back to your people in a meaningful and impactful way. #Dreamleader#Dreamorganisation The great news is that in giving back to your people through positive psychology knowledge, tools and practices (that they can easily apply to benefit every aspect of their lives) ...there will be a positive ripple on effect for your organisation. Investing in people’s development creates an appreciative asset. Depression, anxiety, sick leave, bullying, can all be consequences of people’s lack of vitality. It is critical to understand that development of people’s health and well-being is key to keeping an organisation growing, and ultimately thriving.
When you genuinely look after the health and well-being of your people, the presence, productivity and profit follow.
We love designing health and well-being programs “just because” for organisations...they are a great addition (or alternative) to the gym memberships, health check-up services and private health insurance subsidies offered as part of so many employee benefits packages currently.
We live in a world of continuous change and this constant change means we are required to adapt faster than ever. The demands on both our personal and professional lives can be stressful and overwhelming at times, impacting how we think and behave. Empowering ourselves through knowledge and implementation of simple practices to protect our brains and bodies from the impairment caused by the demands and stresses of the 21st Century, is essential to making a life, not just a living.Let’s talk