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Overcoming Negativity

Releasing Worry to Make Space for Joy

This 4-week course offers a solution-focused and practical approach to overcoming negativity. Influenced by positive psychotherapy, Tayyab shares effective tools and techniques for individuals to use in their everyday lives to leverage their strengths, increase positive emotions, and lighten the burden of life’s challenges. Learn new ways to release worry, stress, and anxiety to make space for more joy.

What you can achieve with this course

  • Learn to use a resilience-based approach in managing mental health challenges such as anxiety and depression.
  • Attain the skills to identify, amplify, and enhance your strengths to better manage everyday stress.
  • Discover how to deal constructively with memories that prevent growth, and how to cultivate gratitude and savoring to decrease stress and anxiety.
  • Understand the path you’re required to take in order to create and sustain positive and caring relationships.
  • Defeat negativity by creating coherence and connection to serve something beyond ourselves.

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Tayyab established arguably the largest, quantitative-qualitative longitudinal database on key indicators in Canada to understand the mental health of young adults, while his book with Martin Seligman, Positive Psychotherapy, is considered the most comprehensive in the field. As a clinical psychologist he has more than 15 years experience with expertise in strength-based clinical psychotherapy with complex mental health challenges, resilience, and posttraumatic growth.

Course Plan

Week 1 - Managing Worries and Anxieties with Resilience
Learning to use a resilience-based approach to manage mental health challenges is an important first step on this journey you’ve embarked on. Counteracting your symptoms with strengths will help you understand the complexity and coherence of your personality so you can deal with stressors and challenges in a resilient manner.
Week 2 - Using Your Strengths to Deal with Stress
Due to negativity bias, spotting weaknesses and deficits is much easier for us than spotting strengths. Hence, we spend too much time focussing on our weaknesses and the things about ourselves and our lives that we don’t like that we don’t have enough space to focus on our strengths.
Week 3 - Overcoming Negative Memories
From grudge to gratitude: Dampening the impact of negative memories and cultivating skills to slow down, savor, and appreciate the genuine good and positive, will be our prime focus this week.
Week 4 - Positive Emotions and Relationships
In our final week together, let’s take a closer look at positive emotions and their effect on relationships, from building empathy and perspective-taking, to fostering positive relationships supported by your strengths. We will also delve a little deeper into the importance of kindness, meaning and purpose, and leaving your lasting positive legacy.
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Discover in Tayyab’s master class effective everyday techniques to leverage strengths, increase positive emotions, and lighten the burden of life’s challenges.

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