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MENTAL FITNESS
 

Paula Robinson, Managing Director of PPI, is arguably the first in the world to address the concept, measurement and development of Mental Fitness, based on her PhD research.

Mental Fitness is a proactive, positive term without the negative connotations associated to mental health or mental illness. Whilst the term Mental Fitness is being increasingly used by psychologists, mental health practitioners, schools, organisations and the general population, there is confusion as to what it is (and isn’t) within the scientific and popular literature. To address this lack of consensus Paula has conducted a comprehensive theoretical and empirical review of the term Mental Fitness drawing from Psychology, Positive Psychology, physical fitness and the perceptions of the global community.

Based on this research, Paula developed a baseline definition and four underlying principles for the term Mental Fitness which were evaluated by an international expert panel based on specific and rigorous selection criteria. The panelists were drawn from several countries including Demark, United Kingdom, Canada, United States of America, Australia and New Zealand. The expert panel reached consensus based on the set criteria thus providing a final definition, four underlying principles and a framework of Mental Fitness broadly aligned to physical fitness (i.e., strength, flexibility and endurance).

Following this study, Paula has developed a measure of Mental Fitness together with specific activities and practices designed for work, school, and in everyday life to measurably improve well-being and optimal functioning. This research can now be practically applied to individuals, schools and organisations.

Develop your own Mental Fitness Plan with a PPI Coaching Psychologist:

Mental Fitness Programs include:

• Individual Mental Fitness Programs for everyday life;
• Mental Fitness in the Workplace - for individuals, teams & organisational development;
• Mental Fitness in Education - for teachers, staff and students.

Paula is also available to give an in-house presentation/ keynote on Mental Fitness at your school or place of business.

Email info@positivepsychologyinstitute.com.au for more detailed information.-



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