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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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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.

Positivity and Tragedy: Holding the Whole

In this video, Megan McDonough interviews Barbara Fredrickson, a leading scholar in the field of positive psychology and the originator...

Viruses as Metaphor, and What’s Happening to ‘Life as We Know It’

Viruses are weird. They are not exactly alive in that they are mostly bundles of genetic code wrapped in a protein shell with no real metabolism....

Why We Should All Do a 30-Day Gratitude Challenge Starting Right Now

Why gratitude? Especially now, with our lives being literally turned upside down? Everything we do now that used to be our normal is...

4 Ways to Practice Wabi-Sabi, the Japanese Secret of Happiness

There are times when life unfolds in a very different way than we would have liked or imagined, when we have no control and are forced to face the...

Light in Dark Places

When I first found WBI, my intention was to learn ways to bring positive psychology into a dark, traumatized world. For the past two decades, I have...
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