Over the last 40 years, the field known as "positive psychology" has become a serious and well-respected area of study, with significant data validating many of the solutions that have been created. Bryan introduced our group to research by the world's leading positive psychologists, including Martin Seligman, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Christopher Peterson, Barbara Frederickson, and many more. This led our group to examine what was being done in the field of positive education, including the work being done by the University of Pennsylvania, the Geelong Grammar School, Kipp Charter Schools, and the Black Dog Institute. Positive education tools, like ours, focus not only on overcoming stress, anxiety, and negative thoughts but also on building life skills, including grit, optimism, resilience, growth mindset, engagement, and mindfulness.
Our brains focus on the negative to keep us safe in a hostile world. However, we can change this behavior through neuroplasticity. You can teach your brain to focus on positive things. Through the research of many people we can understand that the amount of effort given to this process does not proportionately relate to the result received. Because of this, we are simply encouraging you to take 2 minutes a day for yourself. From this minimal amount of time, you can yield big results through consistency. The tools we have developed at Take2Minutes have been created and designed to help you do just that.