Experience a whole-person approach to positive psychology and optimal well-being in a course developed by one of the leading experts in the field, Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar.

This year-long online and onsite course offers an in-depth, integrated exploration of the science and direct application of positive psychology—the study of individual and societal flourishing—in all aspects and stages of life.

Apply the whole-person approach personally and professionally in leadership, counseling, coaching, parenting, or teaching in order to:

  • Bring about lasting change in individuals and organizations
  • Create healthy personal and professional relationships
  • Build positive emotions and the resilience to deal with painful ones
  • Develop self-regard and grounded optimism.

Graduates leave with the tools, practices, and research to support an increased capacity for health, strengthened resilience, deeper mindfulness, and greater levels of overall well-being.


“This course is the most powerful and important training program I have ever been exposed to. I use it every day.”

Michael Silverstein, senior partner and managing director, Boston Consulting Group

For Coaches, Business Leaders, Parents, Teachers, Entrepreneurs, Lifelong Learners, and Anyone Who Wants to Make Tomorrow a Little Bit Better than Today.

Whether you want to improve your home life, better your workplace, grow personally or professionally, or start a new career, the Certificate in Positive Psychology offers you in-depth study, world-class faculty, and transformative experiences.

  • Eight Online Modules that combine prerecorded video lectures by leading experts including live question-and-answer sessions via video webinars with rotating core faculty; webinars with special guests focusing on the practice of positive psychology; reading assignments and homework; forum discussions and small-group work.
  • Onsite Immersions that bring together faculty and students from around the world for personal interaction, dynamic exercises, and a peaceful yet powerful gathering of community.
  • Ongoing Interaction with small groups of fellow students in an atmosphere of support and collaboration.

This course uses the SPIRE methodology for whole-person happiness—a pioneering approach that considers all aspects of your life—spiritual, physical, intellectual, relational and emotional.


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Give the SPIRE process a try now. Look at each of the five dimensions and see which actions will have the greatest leverage for your well-being.