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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.

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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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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.

Never Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste: 10 Golden Nuggets Mined from the Pandemic

I first heard the phrase “Never let a good crisis go to waste” this March in a lecture by Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar. He was talking about how curiosity and...

Attitudes of Gratitude: Join Me in a 14-Day Gratitude Challenge!

2020 will be unforgettable. Not only because of the pandemic that has changed how we take care of ourselves, how we work, and how we spend time with...

An Overview of the First Virtual IPEN Conference

The last week of October, the International Positive Education Network (IPEN) offered its first-ever online conference. IPEN focuses on the...

I Vote for Peace

Peace. What does that look like to you? Have you ever actually thought about it? We have all at one time or another wished for a peaceful world, but...

Bringing Positive Psychology Into Equity and Justice Work as We Build Anew

Nearly four years ago, I was honored to receive two speaking invitations. One was from Wholebeing Institute's Embodied Positive Psychology Summit,...
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
Dana Keep

“I have many years of coaching experience, but little formal training. Your information and insights helped me expand my thinking around the use of the specific tools you shared.”

Dana Keep
Career Coach, Wellesley College
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