Positive Psychology is a psychological paradigm which focuses on personal well-being and using your strengths every day to produce authentic happiness and abundant gratification.


It is a branch of psychology which is grounded in the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best within them, and to enhance their experiences of love, work, and play.

Rather than the focussing on the treatment of mental illness (which other areas of psychology perpetuate), Positive Psychology is focussed on personal growth, and more largely, prevention of illness (as opposed to cure). In addition, Positive Psychology encourages the act of living a happy, engaged, meaningful and 'good life' through positive relationships and personal accomplishments.

The Holiday Psychologist believes Positive Psychology is the way forward in a society which is increasingly stressful and emotionally/mentally & financially demanding.

By using the principles of Positive Psychology,
we can lead more fulfilling lives every day,
but more importantly,
maximise our holiday and travel experiences.