I have been successful in doing a TEDx talk on Positive Psychology and Mindfulness and have set up my own business (The Happiness Branch). I have now left Aviva to work on this full time. The Happiness Branch helps people and businesses flourish through positive psychology and mindfulness.
I found the experience transformational. I greatly enjoyed the initial face to face sessions where we learned about the major positive psychology theories, discussed their practical use and talked about ways they could be incorporated into our work and personal lives. We studied and practiced mindfulness, we created experimental art and supported each other as we went through many personal and meaningful exercises. We were vulnerable and we laughed (more than I expected), and cried (also more than I expected).
I believe I apply the learnings from the Diploma every day in some way. I finish my day with gratitude for all that has happened and all that I have, and I’m always looking for opportunities to do random acts of kindness. I find both of these have enriched my life significantly.