Everyone here at itsMYtime would like to thank the following people for the contributions they have made. Everyone on this list have either contributed something to the field of positive psychology we use here on itsMYtime or helped us by contributing in other ways.
Commonly known as the founder of Positive Psychology, Martin Seligman is a leading authority in the fields of Positive Psychology, resilience, learned helplessness, depression, optimism and pessimism. He is also a recognised authority on interventions that prevent depression, and build strengths and wellbeing. He also proposed the PERMA model of wellbeing and has written numerous books relating to topics within the field of positive psychology. Without Martin Seligman there would be no positive psychology.
Barbara Fredrickson has contributed invaluable work on positive emotions to the field of positive psychology. Her foundational research led to her to develop a theory on positive emotions called the Broaden & Build Theory. The substance of this theory lies in the notion that positive emotions play an essential role in our survival. Positive emotions, like love, joy, and gratitude, promote new and creative actions, ideas, and social bonds. When people experience positive emotions, their minds broaden and they open up to new possibilities and ideas. At the same time, positive emotions help people build their personal wellbeing resources, ranging from physical resources, to intellectual resources, and social resources.
Chris Peterson was widely regarded to be one of the seminal figures in Positive Psychology. He was the research director of the Values in Action (VIA) project, the most ambitious undertaking to date from the explicit vantage of positive psychology; the VIA project describes, classifies, and measures important strengths of character. Chris' VIA Survey of Signature Strengths has been taken by more than a million people throughout the globe.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is a contemporary psychologist who has conducted extensive research into happiness and creativity. He developed the concept of psychological flow and is also widely regarded as another co-founder of positive psychology.
Leon Burley is the Founder of itsMYtime. He conducted research into Positive Psychology for over four years to identify the most effective ways to help people improve their wellbeing. He developed all the wellbeing workouts we use and all of the wellbeing programmes. In addition to this he has also contributed a number of articles to our blog section.
The Princes Trust have supported us from day one and have offered support, guidance, and funding which has enabled us to build this platform. They run numerous schemes to help business start ups, especially for young adults. If you have an idea for a business or social enterprise then don’t hesitate to get in touch with them.
Arcimedia are the web developers who did the fantastic job of building the website for itsMYtime. They are an efficient team who communicate well, work hard, and are only interested in delivering the site you want.
Here at itsMYtime we are always looking to improve our service. If you wish to contribute anything that you believe would help make us a better service then get in touch! We are always in the look out for individuals who wish to contribute articles or advice, partnership opportunities, or any other groups who wish to help.