POSITIVE AKO: A FORUM ON EMOTIONAL WELLNESS
The seminar which was held last September 2013, at the FRC Mall 2nd flr. Imus, Cavite was entitled “The Psychology of Positivity towards Emotional Wellness”. Our guest speaker was Mr.Richard Monteverde who is a very good speaker, taught us on how to examine the different factors of personality adjustments and maladjustments in achieving emotional wellness. The term “personality adjustments” for me, is a term used to describe a personal adequacy, self-fulfillment and psychological maturity. I learned many things about the 4A’s personality adjustment (awareness, alternative, access and acceptance) and especially, I was more conscious now of why people have higher standards, why they become annoyed so easily, why we always think that our ideas were right, why we blame others for our happiness, why do we have so much to do but doesn’t have enough energy & time and why do we avoid such difficult ones. There was also the causes of maladjustments because there are situations in our life that requires more than what we could have done, the events happens to us and our attitude toward these events results to maladjustments and the insufficient social and moral support of the people around us in accomplishing these stressful life events. The positivity of psychology also entails feeding the mind and heart, support system, self-relaxation, maximizing choice, positive self-talk, humor and exercise. In stress, its effect to emotional wellness puts people to more and more under pressure. Human biological evolution is lagging behind developments in technology and lifestyle. . Physiological and psychological stress emerges as a result of a growing deficit between daily demands and coping resources. Today it is virtually impossible to avoid stress. Many try but they find that the avoidance strategies frequently generate more stress rather than reducing it. There are two types of stress that people have to deal with. Eustress, which is...
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