Approach and Philosophy
At Circle of Life, our aim is to promote positive development and emotional well being of children and adolescents to empower families to provide a nurturing and a caring environment for them to grow and to mature.
Our approach is based on effective evidence based positive psychology practices, humanistic theoretical constructs, and a deep & abiding belief that each child has an inherent ability to strive towards inner growth and maturity when provided an atmosphere where pro-social aspects of self flourish.
These beliefs are lived out in therapy and professional guidance offered at Circle of Life.
Positive psychology is a relatively new branch of psychology that does not seem to fix what is wrong but rather seeks to increase what can improve individual’s levels of contentment and quality of life. Research shows that the impact of Positive psychology interventions, such as, Mindfulness and EQ (Emotional Intelligence) is significant. Unlike the static IQ, EQ (Emotional Intelligence), can be taught, learned and improved. We focus on building inner resilience and enhancing emotional intelligence also through mindfulness exercises with children and adolescents. Mindfulness is being aware of what’s going on in the present moment. For children & teens, it helps focus attention, improve self-regulation (impulsivity and decision making,) build resiliency to stress and develop a positive mindset.
While positive thinking has its power, positive psychology is different from it.
Positive psychology is a science that examines one’s strengths and areas of concerns for an overall enhancement of well-being. Positive thinking is based on ideas in your mind, whereas positive psychology constructs are based on scientific evidence.
We offer a handful of programs delivered through group workshops and one-to-one sessions as well. Our programs are new but are reaching out to wider audiences, and we are seeing first hand what is helping people flourish.
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