All of Happy Ground’s services draw on the latest science and research to inform what we do. This gives participants the best chance of feeling great, and continuing to do so.
We predominantly use two approaches with strong research evidence behind them, being positive psychology, and meditation.
Positive Psychology is a relatively new field of psychology that can best be understood as the scientific study of human flourishing. Rather than being concerned with illness or deficits, its focus is on personal growth and happiness, and the strengths and virtues that enable individuals, communities and organisations to thrive. It is also concerned with positive emotions, positive experiences, and positive environments.
While the field of study is broad, the types of things positive psychology is interested in include:
- Managing change
- Our strengths
- Meaning and purpose
Happy Ground Wellbeing has taken the science behind each of these concepts and created exercises which enable people to explore and discuss these topics, make personal discoveries, and then work out how they can best apply these discoveries to their lives.
The second main approach we use in our programs is meditation, which has been shown to have a significant, positive impact on people who practice these techniques regularly. Indeed, studies show that an eight week program of daily meditation can actually change our brains for the better, moving activity from the amygdala, the part of the brain which is responsible for fear, anxiety and the ‘fight or flight’ response (i.e. stress), towards areas that create positive emotions. Subsequently people feel calmer, happier, more focused and optimistic.
Our programs offer a range of highly effective meditation styles, such as breathing exercises, body scans, and the innovative heart meditation, which allows us to better balance our heart and our mind.
The bottom line
So the bottom line is, if you use our services you can be sure you’re getting approaches which are backed by current science and research and which have been shown to produce positive results. This is why people who use our services report feeling better afterwards, and why you can be confident that our programs can work for you too.