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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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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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Courage in a Time of Unspeakable Fear

“Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.” —Khalil Gibran, Lebanese-American Writer I remember a time. It was a hot...

The Vision Behind the Certificate in Positive Psychology

Here’s your chance to learn more about the 9-month, Certificate in Wholebeing Positive Psychology directly from the leaders of Wholebeing Institute....

Antipathy to Hope

This post is excerpted from “Modern Science, Ancient Wisdom, and A New Theory of Hope,” by WBI alum Debra Orenstein, published in Masorti, the New...

How Positive Psychology Took My Health Coaching Game to the Next Level

Like many health coaches before me, I entered the holistic nutrition world in an attempt to solve my own personal mysteries surrounding...

Hope Amidst Violence and Conflict

In this edition of the WBI/JCC Positive Psychology Hour, Oded Adomi Leshem, Scholar at Hebrew U, discusses how hope theory can aid us at this time...
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