Posts by The Positive Performance Team

Finding Flow: The Essence of Escalati...

Finding Flow: The Essence of Escalating Excellence
Escalating the Edge of Excellence – Finding Follow the above link for our writings on ‘finding flow’, this is the topic of our upcoming workshops (23rd/24th May) based in Carton House. The above article explores the benefits of flow and an overview of the conditions necessary for a flow state to occur. Our upcoming workshop [...]

Upcoming Events: Forging Flow for Pea...

Upcoming Events: Forging Flow for Peak AAA® Performance.
Forging Flow for Peak AAA® Performance. The Essence of Escalating Elite Excellence. The Positive Performance Academy is running a one day introductory Flow workshop focused on the skills of Forging Flow and the development YOUR Ideal Performance State (IPS) so you can compete with Peak AAA® Performance. These initiatives are aimed at sports a [...]

The H.E.R.O. Programme – Positi...

The H.E.R.O. Programme – Positive Education Interventions in Ireland.
The HERO Programme

Proactive Positive Education Interven...

Proactive Positive Education Interventions that Make a Proven Progressive Difference
The current approach to reducing the number of suicides by young people is quite simply not effective. Suicide rates among young people in Ireland are among the highest in the world. This is despite the many suicide prevention programmes, that are been rolled out across many institutions in this country. So what is going on? Research suggests [...]

Stone-Agers in the Fast Lane to…...

Stone-Agers in the Fast Lane to… – Problems with Modern Talent Development
Does the modern young talent development culture need an upgrade? What our young talent is telling us: “We expect everything but the will to work for nothing, especially if it can be ‘hacked’ instead. We are engaged with being endlessly entertained because we are told we are worthy and only deserve the best. We are starved of the skill [...]

What is Flow?

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  “Flow” is the term psychologists use to refer to conscious states in which we are completely immersed in what we are doing. The term ‘flow’ was given to these states by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, who is a world renowned psychological expert on ‘optimal experiences’. He first became interested in these states when researching [...]

Denis Hevey Bio

Denis Hevey Bio
Denis Hevey is an ICF Accredited Coach & holds a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology. His main area of research, expertise & passion is “Optimal Human Functionality” & “Flow Coaching” for individuals, teams, schools & organisations. He is the founder & MD of the Positive Performance Academy. Prior to this, D [...]

Are You Stuck In A Small Pond?

Are You Stuck In A Small Pond?
  Have you ever felt limited in your potential reaching capabilities? It is a sad fact that we are often conditioned into believing that our potential has a set capacity to grow. It is almost as if there is some form of invisible boundaries that set the blueprint for abilities. This can be seen in the analogy of a goldfish only growing [...]

Kindness…. What’s not to ...

Kindness…. What’s not to like?
Kindness…. Everyone Benefits from it..What’s not to like?   Any one who has ever committed random acts of kindness will know the boost in happiness it can leave us with. It can be extending a warm smile to someone, or buying someone in need a cup of coffee. No matter how small or big the act is, it can make us feel good, and increase the well [...]

How can Teens Create Great Careers?

Don’t pick a career with great vacation time, pick one that doesn’t need escaping from _ Unknown Recently we ran a Careers Workshop for a Transition Year Group in an all-boys secondary school in Kildare. In Ireland at least, students are barraged with advice on how to pick their university courses, plan their careers, write CV’s [...]