Can A Psychology Degree Help Me Become A Therapist?
22 Oct 21
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Positive psychology coaching can change lives. Here’s why the world needs more coaches, and why you should apply!
There’s never been a more important time to study positive psychology, and the University of Bolton’s counselling and positive psychology degrees are designed to give you all the skills you need to support those in need.
It’s not too late to apply and there are still places left on our degree programmes for a September 2021 start. Use the University of Bolton’s Clearing website to find out more.
Here’s a look at why positive psychology coaching is so important in making the world a happier place…
This branch of psychology is one of the newest and most fascinating fields to study. As a concept, it helps people turn their ‘glass half empty to a ‘glass half full, and assists people in finding joy in meaningful ways.
Instead of focusing on material things and measured success, positive psychology places emphasis on good experiences. It includes work on character strengths, optimistic emotions, and constructive institutions.
Where traditional medicine has failed, positive psychology coaching can be used to support a range of disorders. This includes anxiety and depression, as well as other mental health conditions.
Depression is a great example of where this type of counselling can be beneficial, and not just in the short-term. While medications can bring unwanted side effects, coaching and counselling can deliver lasting results without other health implications.
There’s a strong link between social media, psychology and happiness. Modern society is consumed by online interactions and the sharing of personal content, such as photos and videos. While social platforms can connect people and give people a voice, it also has some negative aspects attached to it.
Social media is considered to be addictive, leading to overuse and even causing things such as ‘Facebook Addiction Disorder’, which can affect mood. These platforms can also encourage people to compare their lives with others, and this mindset is what makes us obsess over external markers of success.
If you’ve ever heard of ‘pay it forward’, you’ll understand the butterfly effect of one single act of kindness. When people are happy, they are more likely to show compassion and help others in need.
Naturally positive people are kind to others without wondering what's in it for them. So improving positivity for clients and patients is a great way of spreading positivity across entire communities.
By boosting self-esteem, it’s possible to improve relationships between friends, family members and spouses. Positive psychology coaching teaches people to focus on gratitude and social connection. It stops people from comparing their lives, and gives them the tools to appreciate those around them.
In a time where we rarely have time to reflect on what we have, this branch of counselling is hugely important. This is especially true when you look at how social media, psychology and mental health are intertwined.
Ready to kick-start your career as counsellor or coach? It’s not too late to apply for a September 2021 course!
The University of Bolton puts students, and their needs first, and provides a friendly and supportive learning environment so you can reach your potential. There’s nowhere better to study…
We’ve also been a Top 6 UK University for Teaching Quality in The Times Good University Guide* for three consecutive years, as well as No.1 in Greater Manchester for Student Satisfaction in Psychology Courses* for the fourth year running!
To apply, head over to our Clearing website.
Or if you have further questions, call our dedicated Clearing number +44 (0)1204 896936 and talk to a member of our team.
*The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021, 2020 and 2019
**Complete University Guide in 2022
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