Positive Practices Playbook

Positive Practices Playbook - An essential resource in an uncertain and everchanging world

An essential resource in an uncertain and everchanging world 

The Positive Practices Playbook is a resource that helps individuals to take a proactive rather than reactive approach to building psychological wellbeing. Grounded in science, applying positive psychology and neuroscience, the Playbook provides actionable information and evidence-based practices that inform, support and empower individuals and teams. 

When used as a regular agenda item in team meetings within organisations, it can help to build positive teams and cultures – enhancing engagement, performance, productivity, and collaboration.

The happy secret to better work

We believe we should work hard in order to be happy, but could we be thinking about things backwards? In this fast-moving and very funny talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that, actually, happiness inspires us to be more productive. 

Over 134 pages in the Positive Practices Playbook, we explore the information and activities shared in this terrific TED talk.

WELCOME to the Positive Practices Playbook

Did you know that Neuroscience has shown us that if you can raise a person’s level of positivity in the present, their brain experiences what is called a happiness advantage – that is, your brain at positive performs significantly better than at negative, neutral or stressed?

Your ability to make positive decisions and to ‘access and utilise’ your intelligence rises, your creativity rises, your energy levels rise – in fact – every single personal and professional outcome can improve.

Positive psychology and neuroscience research has shown there are many practices we can implement in our daily life that lead to increased positivity and improved mental and physical wellbeing, however, applying practices that improve our wellbeing isn’t a one size fits all approach.

Evidence-based practices that improve psychological wellbeing are like a restaurant buffet, even though all the food can nourish us, some will be more appetising, nutritious (and agreeable!) to and for us than others. The Positive Practices Playbook provides the what, why and how to implement multiple applied positive psychology practices, acting as a ‘wellbeing buffet’, it helps readers to find practices that resonate the most and have the greatest impact on them – facilitating increased application to boost and protect psychological wellbeing.

We hope you enjoy embedding the practices in your life and workplace!

The Positive Practices Playbook is such a worthwhile investment – it provides value well beyond its price. The practical and simplified neuroscience and psychology research informing this tool is first class. Incorporating the information and activities into our regular meetings has helped our teams to connect, learn, and develop powerful new skills to create a more positive culture. Taking the time to work through it together also shows our people that we really care”.

C Callinan Director of Marketing SJA