Positive Psychotherapy

Positive Psychotherapy (PPT) is an evidence-based therapeutic approach within the field of psychology that focuses on promoting positive emotions, strengths, and overall well-being in individuals. It was developed by Martin Seligman and his colleagues, who are known for their work in the field of positive psychology

Positive Psychotherapy


Positive Psychotherapy (PPT) is a therapeutic approach rooted in the principles of positive psychology, which emerged in the late 20th century. Developed by Martin Seligman and his colleagues, PPT focuses on promoting well-being, strengths, and positive emotions in individuals. It encourages the identification and utilization of personal strengths, the cultivation of positive emotions, and the pursuit of meaningful life goals.

PPT has been integrated into clinical practice, with research demonstrating its effectiveness in improving well-being and reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety. This approach continues to evolve, adapting for various settings, and contributing to a broader shift in psychology towards enhancing human flourishing and the positive aspects of life.

Focus theme / core-concept

The focus theme of positive psychotherapy is to foster well-being, resilience, and personal growth by emphasizing and enhancing positive emotions, strengths, virtues, and overall life satisfaction.


Positive psychotherapy promotes resilience, optimism, and emotional well-being, fostering a more positive outlook on life.
It enhances self-esteem and self-efficacy, empowering individuals to face challenges with confidence.
Positive psychotherapy helps individuals build fulfilling relationships and strengthen social connections.
It improves overall mental health by reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Positive psychotherapy enhances life satisfaction and a sense of meaning and purpose.


Enhancing Well-Being: To improve an individual's overall sense of well-being, life satisfaction, and happiness.

Promoting Positive Emotions: To cultivate positive emotions such as joy, gratitude, love, and hope.

Identifying and Utilizing Strengths: To help individuals recognize and leverage their personal strengths and virtues.

Fostering Resilience: To build resilience and the ability to bounce back from life's challenges.

Encouraging Positive Relationships: To enhance the quality of social connections and communication skills.


Social Skills Training: Helping individuals improve their interpersonal relationships and communication skills, fostering positive connections with others.

Gratitude Practices: Emphasizing gratitude exercises to appreciate life's positive aspects and enhance well-being.

Character Strengths Application: Encouraging the use of character strengths in daily life, both personally and in interactions with others.

Positive Visualization: Guiding individuals in envisioning positive future scenarios and using mental imagery to achieve desired outcomes.

Positive Self-Talk: Promoting the use of positive and encouraging self-talk to improve self-perception and optimism.