The NTH Degree

Understanding wellbeing and happiness with Vikky Leaney

April 29, 2020 Rob Forsyth Season 1 Episode 3
The NTH Degree
Understanding wellbeing and happiness with Vikky Leaney
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The NTH Degree
Understanding wellbeing and happiness with Vikky Leaney
Apr 29, 2020 Season 1 Episode 3
Rob Forsyth

In this episode of The NTH Degree Rob Forsyth interviewed Vikky Leaney, wellbeing coach and Psychological Mentor and we talked about the definition of positive psychology, wellbeing and what it means to people along with happiness and everything in between.

Positive psychology focuses what is right with people, rather than what is wrong with people!  It focuses on applying personal strengths and building positive resources, this differs from traditional talking therapies, which focus on areas of difficulty with the aim of reducing the negative affects.

What is happiness?  Happiness is a construct. It is subjective wellbeing and Vikky talks through how happiness can be measured and how we can effect 40% of our happiness by taking control and plotting some positive niceties into our daily lives.

Vikky talks through her approach which combines self-compassion, acceptance and behavioural activation. This may all sound technical, but it essentially means learning to love yourself and engaging in life. Vikky will equip you with the techniques and coping strategies that allow you to continue living a balanced life. Vikky talks about how making some small changes, challenging yourself and engaging in your life can pay massive results.

What can we do to improve our happiness?

  • Get a weekly schedule together
  • Plot out what makes you happy.
  • Make sure you are talking to others, building this into your day and your week, be that socially or work related.
  • Stick to your plans

Vikky can help! Vikky has a Master's degree in Applied Positive Psychology and a Certificate in Resilience Coaching. This has lead her to specialise in Positive Psychology Coaching (PPC), working with individuals with depression, stress and anxiety or those who may be overwhelmed by life. Vikky also offers Wellbeing Workshops, providing education on subjects such as self-care and applying Positive Psychology to real life.

You can reach Vikky on LinkedIn or email her here [email protected]

Show Notes

In this episode of The NTH Degree Rob Forsyth interviewed Vikky Leaney, wellbeing coach and Psychological Mentor and we talked about the definition of positive psychology, wellbeing and what it means to people along with happiness and everything in between.

Positive psychology focuses what is right with people, rather than what is wrong with people!  It focuses on applying personal strengths and building positive resources, this differs from traditional talking therapies, which focus on areas of difficulty with the aim of reducing the negative affects.

What is happiness?  Happiness is a construct. It is subjective wellbeing and Vikky talks through how happiness can be measured and how we can effect 40% of our happiness by taking control and plotting some positive niceties into our daily lives.

Vikky talks through her approach which combines self-compassion, acceptance and behavioural activation. This may all sound technical, but it essentially means learning to love yourself and engaging in life. Vikky will equip you with the techniques and coping strategies that allow you to continue living a balanced life. Vikky talks about how making some small changes, challenging yourself and engaging in your life can pay massive results.

What can we do to improve our happiness?

  • Get a weekly schedule together
  • Plot out what makes you happy.
  • Make sure you are talking to others, building this into your day and your week, be that socially or work related.
  • Stick to your plans

Vikky can help! Vikky has a Master's degree in Applied Positive Psychology and a Certificate in Resilience Coaching. This has lead her to specialise in Positive Psychology Coaching (PPC), working with individuals with depression, stress and anxiety or those who may be overwhelmed by life. Vikky also offers Wellbeing Workshops, providing education on subjects such as self-care and applying Positive Psychology to real life.

You can reach Vikky on LinkedIn or email her here [email protected]