Body & Brain

Positive psychology articles related to the human body and brain. Which positive psychology theories and interventions can help us to improve physical and mental well-being?

theory behind flow

Flow Theory in Psychology: 13 Key Findings & Examples

Have you ever been ‘in the zone?’ We all want to experience it. It’s intense, exhilarating, and satisfying. When we’re in the zone, or what [...]

Benefits of connecting with nature

The Positive Effects Of Nature On Your Mental Wellbeing

Nature heals. Just a walk in the woods or a stroll by the beach on a sunny morning can awaken the innermost feelings of happiness [...]

What Is Peak-End Rule? Theory & 14 Real-Life Examples

Update March 2019: This is article on peak-end theory has been updated and extended. We’ll walk you through the psychology behind the peak-end theory, relevant research [...]


What Is Neuroplasticity? A Psychologist Explains [+14 Tools]

Our brains are truly amazing, aren’t they? Have you ever watched one of those specials on someone who experienced an amazing, unexpected recovery after a [...]

Intrusive thoughts

What Are Intrusive Thoughts in OCD & How to Get Rid Of Them?

Do you ever have intrusive thoughts popping into your head, unbidden and seemingly from thin air? You might be just going about your day when—suddenly—your [...]

Positive body image

2+ Positive Body Image Activities & Worksheets

How do you feel about your body? If you don’t immediately answer “Great!” with a smile—don’t worry, you’re not alone! This is a very common [...]

Mental Health Emergencies

28 Mental Health Games, Activities & Worksheets (& PDF)

Mental health is an important thing to talk about, but it can sometimes feel very uncomfortable. Despite this, increasing mental health awareness is crucial as [...]

Cognitive Distortions

Cognitive Distortions: 22 Examples & Worksheets (& PDF)

We tend to trust what goes on in our brains. After all, if you can’t trust your own brain, what can you trust? Generally, this [...]

body mind integration

Exploring the Body Mind Connection (Incl. 5 Techniques)

Even before Sigmund Freud and the psychoanalysis movement, psychologists have argued why the body-mind concept is crucial to psychology. The reasoning for this stems from [...]

Mihaly Czikszentmihalyi

8 Traits of Flow According to Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Want to increase your wellbeing, creativity, and productivity? If so, you might want to cultivate flow, a concept describing those moments when you’re completely absorbed in a challenging [...]

3 Positive Psychology Tools (PDF)