23/11/2020

Categories: Psychology, Postgraduate

5 Reasons to Upskill and Become a Positive Psychology Coach

Our MSc Positive Psychology course is designed for psychology graduates interested in upskilling in this relatively new subject area. If you want to train in this specialist field, and want to take a flexible and fairly autonomous approach to your studies, this degree could be for you.


This master’s programme focuses on the scientific study of happiness, wellbeing, purpose and strength, giving you all the necessary skills and knowledge to become a positive psychology coach. Here are 5 reasons to consider this unique and rewarding profession.


1. It offers a fresh approach to treating depression

This branch of psychology tackles mental illnesses such as depression in an alternative way, and our studies have shown that while it takes time to implement, it provides clear, effective treatment methods that present benefits for the individual.


2. It can help people from all walks of life

Working with a range of people can be hugely rewarding, and you’ll be able to help clients of all ages and backgrounds. By helping people focus on positivity, you can change their way of thinking, no matter what their problems may be.


3. It aims to create long-term benefits for clients

One of the best things about exploring the science of happiness is being able to alter a client’s mind set. This doesn’t just give them the tools to deal with present challenges, but arms them with a new approach to life, making them more resilient in the future.

 

4. It works side by side with traditional psychology

Positive science isn’t here to replace existing methods, but works best as an additional strategy to combat mental illness. For graduates who have traditional training, our course can be a great way to increase your skill set, upskilling and preparing you for a range of exciting job prospects.

 

5. It can help people in more ways than one

According to Dr. Richard Davidson, ‘wellbeing’ is now considered to be a life skill, not just a state of mind. With positive psychology, you can arm your clients with a skill that impacts them in every area of their life, from their work to their personal relationships.

 


To find out more about upskilling to become a positive psychology coach, visit our course page for details. At the University of Bolton, we’re No.1 in the North West for Teaching Satisfaction in Psychology Courses and also feature in the Top 50 UK Universities (The Guardian University League Tables 2021).

Additionally, students have voted us No.1 in the North West for Student Satisfaction for the past three years (Complete University Guide in 2021, 2020 and 2019), so there’s nowhere better to begin your journey into coaching and psychotherapy than the University of Bolton. Enrol in January 2021 to join our fantastic Postgraduate community and to enjoy #UniAsItShouldBe!

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