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ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

The Power of Positive Thinking

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About the course

Positive attitude is infectious and leads to a ‘can do’ approach not only within an individual, but also throughout a team and an organization. This course develops skills necessary for individuals to change their outlook on life and build their inner confidence at the flick of a mental switch.

Course Objectives

By the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the characteristics of emotional and mental health.
  • Describe the values and self-esteem components of psychological health.
  • Define attitudes and work on overcoming the negative approach to life.
  • Discuss effective coping strategies that promote positive attitudes.
  • Build a fortress of a healthy mind and body.
  • Define and understand Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and its relevance at work.
  • Identify their preferred thinking patterns and filters.
  • Use modeling techniques to improve their relationships with others.

Course Outline


  • Definition
  • The Environment We Live In:
  • Changing Environment
  • Past Experiences
  • Negative World View
  • Other People’s Behavior
  • Negativity: The Poison that Kills Dreams

How to Change Your Attitude

  • Definition
  • Observing Your Thinking
  • The Power of Positive Thinking - The 3Cs:
  • a) Commitment
  • b) Control
  • c) Challenge
  • Changing your Behavior:
  • a) Unconscious Incompetence
  • b) Conscious Incompetence
  • c) Conscious Competence
  • d) Unconscious Competence

Optimism: Factors Affecting Happiness

  • Genetics
  • Life Events
  • Health and Age
  • Love and Faith
  • Humor
  • Optimism
  • How Optimism Influences Health
  • Psychological Health (EFT= Emotional Freedom Techniques)
  • Emotional
  • Mental
  • Spiritual
  • The Mentally Well Individual
  • Establishing and Maintains Close Relationships
  • Carrying Out Responsibilities
  • Valuing Him/Herself
  • Accepting Own Limitations
  • Feeling a Sense of Fulfillment in Daily Living
  • Perceiving Reality as It Is

Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)

  • Definition and Relevance
  • The New Technology of Achievement

Discovering Your Own Filters at Work and Life

  • Identifying Our Biases, Perceptions and Filters
  • Using Body Language to Influence Others

Programming and Modeling Skills

  • Improving Self Esteem
  • Neuro Linguistic Programming Techniques
  • The Use of NLP in Giving and Receiving Feedback

## Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

Individuals who need to improve their positive outlook on life and enhance their relationships at both the personal and professional levels.

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