According to the VIA Character Strengths website, “Hope” is one of the two-character strengths most associated with life satisfaction and well-being.
We know that learning about and practising character strengths can act as buffers against ill being (the opposite of wellbeing). This is why we use fun activities in PosEd classes (formally known as “interventions”). The character strength “Hope” means being optimistic about the future. Hope involves agency as it is connected with motivation and confidence to achieve goals and the knowledge that there are many different pathways to achieving the desired future.
At BHPS, Hope lies within the ‘Positive Emotions’ arm of our PERMA wellbeing model because people with hope ‘have lots to look forward to’.
With Christmas and the Summer holidays around the corner, what are you looking forward to?
What We’ll Build by Oliver Jeffers
What Do You Do With A Chance? A book about making the most of opportunities.
We all love Kid President and this is a report about his personal story which gives us an insight, possibly, as to what a resilient and hope spreading person he is!