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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.

Are You Feeling Your Feelings?

“If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy, don’t hesitate. Give in to it.”—Mary Oliver When my starter marriage failed (early 20s,...

Permission to Be

At Wholebeing Institute, there are two phrases that get a lot of attention:Permission to Be HumanPermission to Be Magnificent When these...

How to Use the SPIRE Model to Move from Languishing Toward Flourishing

“Mental health is not a dichotomy, but there is something in between. The absence of mental illness does not lead to mental health....

Of Nones and Nuns: Where Religion and Positive Psychology Meet

Since the 1980s, people have explored human flourishing in two primary, separate silos: religion and positive psychology. Yet we have a great deal...

Stop Chasing Happiness, with Sanj Katyal

Why is happiness and pleasure so fleeting, and how can we change that wiring? Sanj Katyal, MD, has explored these questions through the lenses of...
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