Psychological interventions can help people get past the negativity, and the best one yet is the Positive Psychology approach, said psychologist G.K. Krishnamurthy, author of The Positive Psychology Handbook.
Psychologists are also trained to use evidence-based theories, which can be challenging, he said.
The main idea is that people should accept that there are some things that happen in life that are very important and can change their perception of the world, he added.
“They should be able to say that, ‘I know this, and it has changed me in the past’,” Krishnamurti said.
“That’s what the Positive Psychological approach is all about.
It doesn’t mean you can’t change your perception of things, but if you accept that, then you can see what can happen.”
The method has been proven to work in clinical settings, but it can be difficult to get the message across in the workplace, said Krishnamurgity.
“The problem is the way we talk about work and about how to manage it,” he said, adding that it’s difficult to have a positive workplace culture, and that’s why the positive psychology approach is needed to combat it.
“You need a sense of hope and a sense that you are going to get through it,” Krishnamursy said.
“It is not just about what you do.
You need a positive outlook and you need to feel a sense if you want to do anything else.”
The book is available for free from Amazon, and can be found on Amazon’s bookshop.
The Positive Psychological Handbook is also available for download from Amazon.