Dr. Jeremy Sutton

'Flourish' Newsletter

Published about 2 months ago • 4 min read


New online coaching coming soon!

Hi, I'm Dr. Jeremy Sutton, creator of 'Flourish' 🌱 online coaching.

Wow, this newsletter has taken a long time to get off the ground, so thanks for your patience.

I've been busy on LinkedIn recently because I want to connect with people like you who wish to grow and develop.

Perhaps you're feeling stuck in your role or situation and want a psychological shake-down.

If it helps, I've been there.

Dr. Jeremy Sutton

Positive Psychologist

Following my first degree, I worked in technology and business for twenty years. While I worked on some fantastic projects and with some wonderful people, I began to feel there must be more to work – and, indeed, life.

Ten years ago, I enrolled on a PhD exploring the psychology and physiology of endurance athletes. It was a long slog, working on it early in the morning and late at night to continue full-time employment and being a parent.

Fast forward to COVID-19, and being laid off gave me the opportunity (or shove) to begin again.

So I took what I'd learned in the business world and my new performance and positive psychology skills and transitioned full-time into helping people grow, develop, and learn.

I'm using this newsletter as another opportunity to connect with like-minded people like you and share ideas, exercises, learning, and new online digital coaching opportunities.

I'll begin by sharing some top-performing posts from recent weeks before introducing a new online coaching program that aims to help you flourish, moving you from surviving to thriving.

Hope may be our most powerful positive emotion

If only there were a way of managing feelings of being overwhelmed. Well, there is, it's called 'hope.' So how do we do it? Continue reading...👇🏻

We all, at times, feel overwhelmed by the challenges we face. Engaging hope can help.

Psychological research shows hope is more of a habit than a state of mind.

And like any other, it can be learned.

'Learned hopefulness' is the ability to maintain a positive outlook in the face of adversity. It's a mindset that can be developed and strengthened over time.

First and foremost, learned hopefulness can help you to overcome obstacles and achieve your goals.

And psychology shows it improves problem-solving skills, increases motivation, and reduces stress.

Secondly, it can help you build stronger relationships. People with a high level of learned hopefulness are more resilient, have a greater sense of well-being, and are better at coping with difficult situations.

So, how can you cultivate learned hopefulness in your own life?

One of the most effective ways is to focus more on the positive aspects of a situation rather than dwelling on the negative. It helps to set small, achievable goals and then celebrate your successes.

Another effective approach to cultivating learned hopefulness is to surround yourself with positive, supportive people. Seek out individuals who have a positive outlook on life and inspire you to be your best self.

Learned hopefulness is a powerful mindset that can help you to overcome obstacles, achieve your goals, and build stronger relationships.

To find out more about this vital subject, check out the article below, along with some free resources:

Understanding who we are? The power of personality

You might ask yourself, "Who am I?" but what about "Why am I that person?"Understanding our psychological qualities can help us grow.
Ready to find out more about yourself? Continue reading...👇🏻

At one time or another, we all question who we are and how well we know ourselves. It’s part of the human condition.

The search to understand human nature has been a journey lasting thousands of years, taking us from ancient Greece to modern gene labs.

During that time, there have been many theories of personality, yet they all attempt to answer the same questions.

What makes us who we are, and how do we differ from those around us?

Our personality is the sum of the psychological qualities that impact our enduring thinking, behavior, and feelings. It is very much a part of who we are and how others see us.

Personality traits are not separate from who we are; they affect how we act, see ourselves, feel, and interact with others. Not only that, they shape how we view life and the goals we pursue.

Genetics, the study of evolutionary psychology, and ongoing trait analysis will continue to offer more significant insights into our personality. And rather than limiting our choices, improved understanding will open the door to showing us what we should accept and treasure in ourselves and where we may need professional support.

To find out more about personality, check out the full article here:

Our new digital coaching pathway 'Flourish' is soon to launch!

We've been busy here at 'flourish 🌱'

We’re creating a digital coaching pathway to help you create the life you want by taking you from 'stuck' to where you want to be.

We'll guide you through exercises and activities from positive psychology, performance psychology, and cognitive science to create a life of flourishing.

1: Positive emotions
You will learn ways to use positive emotions to enhance cognition and attention and trigger a chain reaction that improves emotional well-being.

2: Engagement (or flow)
You will learn to feel completely absorbed in what you are doing–where your actions and awareness merge–and perform at your best, both mentally and physically. Your focus will be stronger, which helps you ignore distractions and be the best version of yourself.

3: Relationships
You will learn why relationships are vital to you for living a "good life," boosting positive emotions, finding meaning in life, and reaching for goals. Practice focusing on the relationships that matter to make life more satisfying.

4: Meaning (and meaningful living)You will discover what a life of meaning is for you and how to work towards it. Build purpose in your actions and the person you want to become.

5: Achievement and accomplishment
Our short-term and long-term resilience, motivation, and enjoyment are affected by what we think about our abilities and how we feel about achievement and success. Learn to identify, recognize, and dwell on your achievements and success.

Screenshots from the forthcoming app-based 'flourish' pathway

If you want to be one of the first to sign-up for the early release and receive a heavily discounted price for this 20-30 day course of only $100 (approx. £90) see below.


​Flourish pathway

Secure an early discount! Paying only $100
(soon increasing to $200+)
Launching end of April 2024.... Read more

Looking for a vast library of positive psychology resources?

If you are looking for science-led, best-in-class worksheets, tools, and exercises for you or the organization you work for, check out the following ''

Dr. Jeremy Sutton

Using positive psychology to help others flourish 🌱

Helping individuals and teams thrive – transforming potential into performance using positive psychology 🌱 | Arcadian Consultancy and University of Liverpool

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