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The Power of Hope

By Jan Macfarlane - Author First published: Last updated:

The Positive Psychology Wellbeing Toolkit for Nurses Series - The Power of Hope

This is the eleventh article of The Positive Psychology Wellbeing Toolkit for Nurses Series

Key points

  • Hope is not an absolute state and it can fluctuate depending on the situation
  • Hope interventions are designed to support individuals with clear goal setting, positive affirmation and consideration of a productive direction of change
  • Those with levels of high hope are more able to recover from stressful situations

This eleventh article outlines a range of flow based interventions that recognise the importance of hope for staff wellbeing.

Hope can be viewed as an essential part of the human condition. It is central to mental health, as well as being part of the recovery process in illness, in imagining and creating a desired future, even when facing challenges. Hope is often misinterpreted as being naive and unrealistically optimistic that a certain

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