WEEK 6- Sharing hope
Teachers to read and facilitate the following:
Positive emotions and Relationships
Positive emotions help us think better and be more creative. They can undo negative emotions, make us more resilient and help us build new skills. When we look towards the future with hope, we experience the effects of the positive emotion in the present moment. Our positive emotions and experiences are deepened and our wellbeing enhanced, when we share our positive experiences with someone else (Bryant and Veroff, 2006).
Description of Personal Wellbeing Practice: Sharing Hope
Spend a few moments thinking about one thing you are really looking forward to in the next month. Ask yourself why you are looking forward to it.
Turn to the person next to you and take turns to share what you are looking forward to and why.
Finally, tell this person what feelings you experienced as you shared and listened.
“Looking forward to things is half the pleasure of them. You may not get the things themselves; but nothing can prevent you from having the fun of looking forward to them.” L. M. Montgomery
UPP’s Personal Wellbeing Practices
A Personal Wellbeing Practice (PWP) is an evidenced-based positive psychology intervention, applied in school communities or other educational settings. At UPP, we have tried to make these PWP’s simple, concise and relevant for students and their teachers. The six elements for the Personal Wellbeing Practices are: Positive emotion (P); Engagement (E); Relationships (R); Meaning (M); Accomplishment (A); and, Health (H).
We hope that these evidence-based tools of positive psychology will enhance help people to thrive and live their best life, both within and beyond the school gates.
For more activities like this (and much more), check out THRIVE Online Lesson Modules for Pastoral Care and Wellbeing.
Unleashing Personal Potential