Positive psychological therapy
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Alleviating distress is the principal aim of traditional approaches to psychotherapy. Positive psychology interventions, in contrast, focus on enhancing wellbeing. Traditional approaches to psychotherapy are primarily concerned with ameliorating disorders and addressing disability-related constraints. Positive psychological interventions, in contrast, aim to cultivate positive emotions, build strengths, and enhance meaningful relationships. A range of approaches to applying positive psychology within a psychotherapeutic context have been
developed. These include positive psychotherapy, the 14 fundamentals for happiness programme, well-being therapy, quality-of-life therapy, person-centred approaches, post-traumatic growth therapy, solution-focused therapy, positive family therapy, and strengths-based therapies for severe problems.