2000 students in state schools in Britain will be taught the art of positive thinking under a pilot program aimed at cutting depression, self-harm and anti-social behaviour. The leader in the field of positive psychology in the U.S., Dr. Martin Seligman, will train British teachers in the subjects of resiliency, positive thinking and self-esteem. . .


The book on which the program will be based is The Optimistic Child: Proven Program to Safeguard Children from Depression & Build Lifelong Resilience, by Seligman. The program for the schools is a cognitive-behavioral group intervention. Special attention will be given to breathing techniques that will help young people cope while parents fight, ease tension if parents divorce and manage the pressures of modern life… (AFP News)


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    That is good news. I now feel happy that my grandchildren that I left behind in the UK will get a positive education. The education here in NZ is different and they place importance on happiness and confidence more than academic qualities then the learning naturally follows.

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