Somatics & Kinaesthetics

Positive Psychology for Movement & Health

The Somatics and Kinaesthetics Initiative was created to further Positive Psychology in movement, exercise and sport. It falls under the Positive Health Project led by the Positive Psychology Centre.

The initiative partners with Inner Athletics on exploring the intersection of Positive Psychology and Exercise & Sport Psychology, and research on: (1) Motivation to practice a form of movement, exercise, and/or sport, and how this changes over time; (2) Embodied aspects of character development through movement; (2), Cognitive-somatic approaches to Positive Psychology movement-based interventions around fear and anxiety.

Students on the Level 5 Diploma Positive Psychology Practice & Coaching and Level 5 Diploma Positive Psychology Practice & Training who have a professional background in movement, exercise, and/or sport, may link their Module 2 and Module 3 case study research to this initiative and publish a journal article or white paper on their findings following certification.

The initiative is open to building academic and organisational partnerships on research and training on Positive Psychology for Movement, Exercise, and Sport.

For more information, or to enquire about research opportunities, please contact: