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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.

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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.

Can Jealousy Be Your North Star?

So many people are ashamed when they feel jealous and deny these feelings or push them away. I argue that we should welcome these feelings with open...

Holding the Tension of Opposites: Connection and Loneliness During The Pandemic

One of the biggest challenges during the pandemic has been how to stay connected; we have realized that it is as important as food and water. The...

Help Your Mental Health: An Interview with Barbara Fredrickson

What have we learned this past year about navigating COVID in a psychologically healthy way? Join Megan McDonough as she interviews Barbara...

The Latest Research on Positivity in a Pandemic

For more than two decades, positive psychology research has focused on the processes that help people cope with and grow through adversity. Never...

The Healing Power of Hope: Bridging Practice and Science

"If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it...
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