When A Positive Psychologist Meets Depression


By filling in the scale-tests that Sonja displays in her book, I finally faced the reality I was trying to cover up: at the moment, I am not very happy and I am depressed. A lot of feelings have been coming through from this reality-check. Some of them might be shame and guilt. How can I not be happy? How am I depressed? Don't I know everything about happiness and positive psychology? Haven't I taught people on the "Psychology of Happiness"? Other feelings are empowerment and self-acceptance. I accept the present moment and its reality. Doing so makes me feel empowered, because from that point I know what to do next: I need to befriend my feelings and nurture back my positivity.