A different kind of happy - positive psychology and coaching psychology in the Middle East
Positive psychology coaching has the potential to support individuals in achieving their goals while promoting their wellbeing at the same time. Yet, coaching and wellbeing can mean different things in non-European parts of the world. Drawing on their research in the UAE and Middle East, the presenters introduce the similarities and differences of happiness and wellbeing, positive psychology interventions that work (or not) in the region and how coaches may need to adapt their approach when working in – or with people from – the region. The presenters highlight ways in which research and practice can support the development of an indigenous positive psychology and coaching psychology for the region.