As well as coaching and mentoring students, I also am a positive psychology coach and practitioner on any topic. Additionally, I created Positive English. A place where language learning and psychology meet.
Why? Because often learning a language is not just about grammar and rules. Very often my students find themselves improving their grades and abilities through gaining confidence to speak and feeling good about their use of language. Combining my background as a positive psychology practitioner, coach and mentor and teaching experience, I have managed to help children believe in their own abilities and adults conquer their fears of speaking to an audience. I have also helped total beginners feel they can just get started.
Positive English incorporates theory and research from positive psychology alongside using English actively and encouraging confidence in speaking or writing. The focus is on enjoyment when coming to "class" and becoming more able to use the language without internal barriers. For children - this can help with feeling able to speak up at school, or write a difficult essay - tools that lead them to progressing more confidently in the language. For adults, it can help with skills for big presentations, meeting clients or basic work tasks. Other adults look to gain English skills and confidence to handle basic day-to-day tasks or travel.
Realizing we have the ability and tools inside and feeling good inside is often key to success in many areas including speaking English.
In Positive English sessions we work on typical English tuition but also positive psychology exercises through the medium of English. This combination of positive psychology and language learning has led to clients experiencing improved well-being and performance on a number of levels. Others have expressed a sense of feeling more free to just be themselves whilst using English.
If you have a small group - I can also facilitate Positive English with the group. One of you should approach me to be the main contact and organizer and we take it from there!