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Purveyor of Positivity

Purveyor of Positivity

Posted by James Cummins
Categories: visible wellbeing - positive parenting - wellbeing - positive education - PESA 2018 - Mental health - positive psychology

I genuinely attempt to live up to the self appointed title of a ‘Purveyor of Positivity’ on a daily basis and aspire to optimistically celebrate character strengths, cultivate healthy emotions, practice mindfulness daily, create helpful connections with the people I meet. My desire to pursue a career in teaching began almost 20 years ago with […]

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Visible Wellbeing… Can you kick it?  Yes you can!

Visible Wellbeing… Can you kick it? Yes you can!

Posted by James Cummins
Categories: visible wellbeing - positive parenting - wellbeing - positive education - school - PESA 2018 - Mental health - positive psychology - meditation - smiling mind - + positive education - + education - + parenting

Question: Where does wellbeing start? Answer: It starts with me and it starts with you. It commences with the intentional thought to model or share wellbeing and then this can transform into acts of wellbeing. Where does wellbeing start at School? It starts with the educator and are we not all we educators? We all […]

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Three of my favourite things… (Positive Education)

Three of my favourite things… (Positive Education)

Posted by James Cummins
Categories: PESA 2018 - Mental health - positive psychology - meditation - smiling mind - + positive education - + education - + parenting - + exercises

At a recent Early Childhood Educators conference I was asked to prepare a keynote on the following theme: How to use mindfulness, play and movement to enable resilience and improve wellbeing in children. Please enjoy the framework of this presentation. Context: 1. Accredited Exercise Physiologist & Scientist providing clinical exercise and behaviour change interventions for […]

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