Positive Psychology is the scientific study of what makes life worth living. It is often referred to as the “Science of Happiness.” Psychology has more often than not emphasized the shortcomings of individuals as compared with their potentials. The Positive Psychology approach focuses on the potentials. It is not targeted at fixing problems, but is focused on applying the research to create a meaningful life. Melissa will coach you to apply the science of happiness and success to your life!
Master of Applied Positive Psychology
Discovering an affinity for Positive Psychology, Melissa earned her Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) from the University of Pennsylvania, under the tutelage of Dr. Martin Seligman, the most eminent psychologist of the 20th century and the father of Positive Psychology.
Mindfulness is about being fully aware of whatever is happening in the present moment without the lens of judgement. It can be brought into any situation. Mindfulness consists of cultivating awareness of the mind and body and living in the here and now with care, curiosity and kindness.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Melissa has also completed the Practicum in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Professionals at Jefferson Myrna-Brind Center of Integrative Medicine. Melissa has had the opportunity to study mindfulness and the MBSR approach directly with Center for Mindfulness leader Jon Kabat–Zinn.