Wholebeing Institute’s courses provide you with the opportunity to learn and apply the science of whole-person well-being. Our course formats include

Peer-reviewed research is made accessible to all, breaking through the fortress that often envelops the Ivory Tower of academia.


Our Course Offerings

This 9-month, in-depth certification focuses on the personal and profession application of positive psychology tools to increase happiness and flourishing.

A flexible, modular certification, this path leads to being a Positive Psychology Coach—highly sought after for their ability to help clients successfully pursue goals for positive change in their lives, work, relationships, and well-being.

Learn From Home

Open Now

These online courses are instructor-led, meaning you join at a specific time for a live webinar with the instructor over a period of six to 10 weeks. You can choose to have direct interaction with subject matter experts, or watch recordings of the live events later, at your convenience.


Building Capacity for a
Thriving Life

Begins March 1st!

This three-week, online course examines research that supports the relationships between authenticity, resilience and thriving. Taught live by Dr. Maria Sirois.

Positive Psychology

Group Coaching

Limited to 8 seats

*waitlist available*

This 6 week group coaching process gives group members the space and tools each of us needs to begin to apply evidence-based tools to clarify and make progress towards a goal. 

Positive Psychology Coaching

Skill Building Intensive

Begins March 29th!

This online course supports fluency and confid​ence in the steps, skills, and techniques used to help others successfully pursue goals for positive change.
Taught by Phoebe Atkinson and Jennifer Hanawald.

Writing Through Fear

Writing Toward Wisdom

Begins March 8th!

Through prompts and reflections on writing, we’ll discuss what’s working, what’s beautiful, and what’s important to remember in helping ourselves move through fear toward a deeper knowing. Taught live by Dr. Maria Sirois.

Learn From Home

Opening Soon

These online courses are instructor-led, meaning you join at a specific time for a live webinar with the instructor over a period of six to 10 weeks.

You can choose to have direct interaction with subject matter experts, or watch recordings of the live events later, at your convenience.

Positive Psychology

Coaching Fundamentals

Learn the skills and concepts of Positive Psychology Coaching and the CHANGE model to help clients successfully make positive change.Taught live by Lynda Wallace.

Positive Psychology
Coaching Mentorship

Hone your Positive Psychology Coaching skills with real clients through a small circle of fellow student-coaches. *Only offered through the Coaching Certification. Taught by Phoebe Atkinson & Jennifer Hanawald.

Resilient Quest

(When Life Strikes Hard)

Learn how to navigate difficult moments in life, strengthening your capacity to be resilient—bouncing back from stress towards post-traumatic growth. Taught live by Dr. Maria Sirois.

Teaching for

This online course introduces the essential principles of becoming a highly skilled presenter to audiences in order to facilitate transformation. Taught live by Dr. Maria Sirois.

Writing Toward Happiness

Seeking the Good

For writers, poets, songwriters, scribblers, journal-keepers, and lovers of language or anyone who seeks to write or find the words to enable wisdom during this time. Taught live by Dr. Maria Sirois.

Positive Psychology
in Clinical Settings

Learn the foundational concepts and practices of positive psychology, and explore how these positive interventions can be introduced when working in diverse clinical settings. Taught live by Anthony Zipple and Phoebe Atkinson.

Living Leadership

Leading for Stress Resilience

Learn to lead in an authentic way that makes life more fulfilling, meaningful, and fun, and that helps create a group of self-aware, engaged people who together cultivate an amazing culture. Taught live by Megan McDonough.

Meaning in Life

Learn how to use the right lens to help you see the sources of meaning, using your authenticity, self-understanding, strengths, and values. Taught live by Dr. Michael Steger.

R3SET Stress

A Stress Resilience Course

Learn to unpack stress, understand your mindset and sensory cues, and masterfully engage with the stress response as a valuable and helpful feedback loop. Taught by Megan McDonough & Dr. Michelle McCoy Barrett.

Learn From Home

Online Modules, Self-directed

These online courses are self-directed, meaning the video lessons are pre-recorded, allowing you to set the pace. You get weekly emails, helping you digest the material at a suggested rate, with action steps and reflections as part of the learning process. These courses are usually four to six weeks long.

Building a Thriving
Coaching Practice

A comprehensive, step-by-step program walks you through every aspect of building your successful coaching practice. Taught by Lynda Wallace.

Introduction to
Wholebeing Happiness
This course gives you the science and skills to aim towards your highest and best, using the SPIRE model of well-being. Taught by Megan McDonough.

Living with EASE

A 30-Day Practice

A 30-Day Practice designed to create your inner experience, orienting actions and thoughts toward your ideal. Taught by Megan McDonough.

Meaning in the Moment

Learn how to use everyday experiences, fleeting moments—the small stuff—to deepen the meaning and purpose in your life. Taught by Dr. Michael Steger

What Makes Us

”Learn the deeper definition of happiness, and explore growth vs. fixed mindset, find flow, and appreciate the good. Taught by Megan McDonough.

Learn From Home

Free Training

These events and programs are designed to introduce you to topics in the field of well-being, and to give you immediate tools to apply in your life and work.

Positive Psychology Coaching

This evidence-based program is designed to help you become an effective, confident, successful coach using the CHANGE framework for goal attainment. Taught by Lynda Wallace.

Creating Wholebeing Happiness

This program includes video lessons, a workbook, and an e-book, introducing you to the SPIRE model of well-being and a four-step process of engaging mindfully with each day. Taught by Megan McDonough.

Meaning in This Very Moment

Free Masterclass
Discover the
Meaning in This Very Moment.
Taught by Dr. Michael Steger.


In partnership with Henrique Bueno our Certificate in Wholebeing Positive Psychology is offered in Portuguese, with immersions held in Brazil.