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Certificate in Wholebeing Positive Psychology

Experience an in-depth exploration of the science and direct application of positive psychology—the study of flourishing.

Positive Psychology Coaching Certification

Apply the leading-edge science of thriving with evidence-based coaching to help your clients and build a successful practice.

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Evidence-based online courses and immersion experiences for whole person well-being built on evidence based science.

Life is full of inflection points. Divorce, career upheaval, illness, empty nests, retirement, and other life-changing events are full of uncertainty and stress. But what if those difficulties could become the doorways to positive possibilities? When approached in the right way, these challenges hold the opportunity to explore, strengthen, and move towards happiness.

Take the Next Steps to Happiness
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Join Paula Felps and Megan McDonough, Founder of Wholebeing Institute, and see how to take the next step toward happiness. Learn how the challenges you’re facing today — no matter how daunting they seem — actually hold the opportunity to explore, strengthen, and reshape your life.

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Why SPIRE for Well-being?

By taking the whole into account, the greatest well-being can be realized. We call that wholebeing; and we use the term as our definition of happiness.

Should I Search for Meaning or Let It Come to Me?

In Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece Waiting for Godot, two characters wait for a man they both claim to know but whom neither would be able...

A Model of Self-Care That Goes Beyond the Self

When the “new” notion of self-care emerged in the 1980s, as an outgrowth of the mind/body integration movement, we were taught to focus...

To Turn Down Anxiety, Turn Up Curiosity

Our brains are wired to become overactive in troubled times, and we are wired evolutionarily to look for the negative. This “negativity...

How Failure Led Me to Positive Psychology

The story of how I became a Certified Positive Psychology Coach is a story of failure. Failure at managing stress and work/life balance,...

Scare Your Soul: Learning to Harness Our Fears and Lead Our Most Courageous Lives

Scott Simon’s work is grounded in positive psychology and the belief that a growth mindset, coupled with intentional action, leads to greater...
Kathy Washburn

“Wholebeing Institute allowed me to completely turn around a life focused on what I wasn’t good at to focusing on my positive strengths.”

Kathy Washburn Founder, Carved By Cancer
Scott Shapiro, MD

“My psychiatry practice has been re-energized, as I incorporate these Positive Psychology lessons, including how to be more present, listen more deeply and empathically, and be more generous in my own life.”

Scott Shapiro, MD Adult ADHD Psychiatrist + Executive Coach
Rebecca Soni,

“The Certificate in Positive Psychology motivated me to get my ideas shaped into what I wanted to achieve. My final project was a rough version of what RISE became.”

Rebecca Soni,  Six-time Olympic medalist, founder of RISE Elite Athletes
Michael Silverstein,

“The Wholebeing Institute CIPP course has been the most powerful and important training program I have ever been exposed to. I use it every day.”

Michael Silverstein, Private Equity Investor