How positive psychology can invest health psychology by "méthode target"?


  • M. Regourd Laizeau


Positive psychology is the study of the conditions and processes that contribute to the flourishing or optimal functioning of people, groups, and institutions (Gable & Haidt, 2005). Salama-Younes (2011) defined sport and exercise psychology as the study of psychological influences on performance and participation in sports, exercise and other forms of athletic activity. Coming from high level sport, Target (2012,2016) has built over 30 years of experience in developing several tools. Last year, his work was published under the title of" Mental coaching Bible". If it works for athletes, it can also be used by employees. We will present the model of mental performance and the challenge skill profile and see how these two tools can be related to scientifc contents, and which parts of it could be integrated into health psychology. The support is composed of the management of emotions related to the individual's ability to get into the right emotion and cope with anxiety or stress, Energy that is related to the ability to manage relaxation, and develop this ability to better recover and Self-esteem that allows to develop a positive vision of self. The 2nd and 3rd level are related to motivation and confidence. Concentration is the stage of effective action, with its three stages: exploring the past, succeeding in action in the present, and planning the future. Next comes the communication that depends on individual mental performance. These 9 elements will be explored in the light of existing theoretical knowledge.





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