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

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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.

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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.

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Celebrating IPPA 2023

This summer, I had the great pleasure of attending the 2023 IPPA Conference in Vancouver, BC.  I was there as a poster presenter,...

Here’s How to Find Meaning in Your Midlife Crisis

My midlife crisis started when I one day realized that I had unconsciously imagined that my mid-20s self would simply grow into a...

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...

Who’s In Charge of Your Coaching Engagements?

Recently, a friend of mine shared that she was working with a life coach. She was having a hard time adjusting to some major life...

Positive Psychology Coaching: Nurturing Desire on the Road to Change

It was a pivotal moment for me during my first year as a Positive Psychology Coach. I'd started working with my client, Sarah, a few weeks earlier....
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