Register Now to Experience a Whole-Person Approach to Positive Psychology and Optimal Well-Being.
This 9-month online and on-site course offers an in-depth, integrated exploration of the science and direct application of positive psychology—the study of individual and societal flourishing—in all aspects and stages of life.
Apply the whole-person approach personally and professionally in leadership, counseling, coaching, parenting, or teaching in order to
Bring about lasting change in individuals and organizations
Create healthy personal and professional relationships
Build positive emotions and the resilience to deal with painful ones
Develop self-regard and grounded optimism.
Graduates leave with the tools, practices, and research to support an increased capacity for health, strengthened resilience, deeper mindfulness, and greater levels of overall well-being.
For coaches, leaders, teachers, health professionals, social workers, psychologists, and anyone who wants to make tomorrow a little bit better than today.
Course runs March 5, 2018 to November 2, 2018.
The curriculum consists of nine modules, including two onsite immersions, each five days in length, and seven online modules.
Immersions are held in California on April 8–13, 2018, and October 28–November 2, 2018.
The online lessons combine prerecorded video lectures, live question-and-answer sessions via video webinars with rotating faculty, special guest webinars focusing on the practice of positive psychology, reading assignments, forum discussions, homework, and small-group work.
Bertrand Russell wrote, “The happiness that is genuinely satisfying is accompanied by the fullest exercise of our faculties and the fullest realization of the world in which we live.” This cultivation of our own potential is critical in order to realize it.
In this course, we study and apply the evidence-based research in positive psychology to cultivate self-leadership—the ability to pilot our life towards the good.
You wouldn’t fly a 747 without training. And our minds are much more complicated than a jet engine. Engaging your head, heart, and hands in a way that positively impacts your life takes practice. Just as a pilot constantly moves between practice flights and the real thing, we can use our life to apply the science of human flourishing, gaining valuable skills to fly higher and happier at work, at home, and in life.
Alongside advances in positive psychology, great strides are being made in neurobiology—understanding how we can work constructively with our own minds, rewiring our brains in healthier ways. Studies on mindfulness are exploding as scientists explore and then teach us how to focus and use the power of attention. There’s a new field called “positive organizational scholarship” that helps create the conditions within organizations that allow people to flourish. Taking these tools and practicing them in community, as we do in the Certificate in Wholebeing Positive Psychology, is a powerful elixir for positive change.
A Whole-Body Experience
The course extends the dimensions of positive psychology with a rare whole-person approach. Rather than a cognitive-only perspective on the science of well-being, students follow the SPIRE methodology.
You have a teaching team supporting your learning experience, integrating expert advice in an organized and methodical way.
You connect with lead faculty in weekly video lectures, and that content is expanded through interviews with guest faculty. We also invite guest lecturers to join us for the live webinars. Between in-person immersions, live webinars, and recorded lectures and interviews, you’re exposed to many voices and perspectives within a consistent and cohesive learning experience.
About the Immersions
Granlibakken in Tahoe City, California
Both immersions will be held in California, at Granlibakken in Tahoe City. There is a variety of lodging options, from bedrooms, studios and suites to one- to eight-bedroom townhouses, each with wireless Internet. All rooms come with resort amenities, including an outdoor heated pool, outdoor hot tub, indoor sauna, hiking and biking trails, tennis courts and gym. On-property Day Spa, Treetop Adventure Park, and bike rentals are available for additional fees. Nightly rates range from $84 to $277, depending on the type of room. Accommodation fees for the first immersion are paid directly to Granlibakken Tahoe.
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