Positive Psychology Courses, Coaching, Consultancy, Communication

Positive psychology in practice is our area of expertise. We provide consultancy, training, coaching and resources from some of the UK’s leading practitioners of the science of optimal functioning. Positive psychology helps you to flourish as an individual, team, organisation or community. Miriam Akhtar collaborates with other highly-qualified practitioners and pioneers, many of whom hold the Masters in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP), established by Prof Martin Seligman at the University of Pennsylvania. We also work with a growing community who’ve trained with us. Our expertise is in applying the science for personal and professional development. We deliver well-being programmes like the Happiness Habits and bespoke training to suit your needs. You can book a Positive Psychology Masterclass or one-to-one coaching. Positive psychology research has generated evidence-based tools to raise and recover well-being. These are covered in the book Positive Psychology for Overcoming Depression: Self-help Strategies for Happiness, Inner Strength & Well-being and the Happiness Training Plan CD. For the latest follow @pospsychologist on Twitter and ‘like’ the Facebook page. If you have a particular question there’s also an option to pick my brain for a bite-sized consultation.

Providers of Professional Positive Psychology Training & Coaching

Training

We offer short courses in positive psychology for personal and professional development as well as training for coaches, psychologists and other L&D professionals in the knowledge and tools of positive psychology. We deliver well-being programmes eg. well-being at work, happiness habits and ‘taster’ sessions suitable for events, residentials and away-days. The 2-day Positive Psychology Masterclass is an open course with dates throughout the year.

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Youth

Positive Youth Development is the application of positive psychology to enhance the well-being and support the development of young people. We work with charities, schools and education authorities to develop programmes in well-being and resilience for children and young people. We also train education professionals in using positive psychology in their work.

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Coaching

Experience the benefits of coaching with positive psychology – one-to-one sessions tailored to meet your needs and goals for your personal and professional life. Positive psychology is evidence-based coaching, drawing on the theory, research and tools of the science to help you flourish on every front. Positive psychology, wellness, life and executive coaching face-to-face, by telephone or on Skype.

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Depression

Positive psychology is evidence-based self-help for depression. It is a drug-free approach which has been scientifically proven to boost your mood, overcome mild-to-moderate depression, build your resilience and protect you from relapsing into depression. You can access the tools to recover your well-being in personal coaching sessions and through the book – Positive Psychology for Overcoming Depression.

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Some of the people we have worked for or collaborated with:

Positive Psychology Masterclass Part 1: Foundations of Positive Psychology

Thurs & Fri Oct 2-3 2014

Engineers’ House, Clifton Down, Bristol BS8

Early Bird to Sept 12th/Concs: £375+VAT(£450)
Full: £575 + VAT (£690)
To access the concessionary rate please email Miriam for payment details. For the full rate please use PayPal below.

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Applying the science of happiness to depression

ppfordepressionPositive Psychology for Overcoming Depression: Self-help Strategies for Happiness, Inner Strength and Well-being is the first self-help guide to apply practical tools from the science of happiness to overcome persistent low mood.

12 scientifically-proven strategies to build positivity & resilience while alleviating and protecting you from depression. Read more.

Happiness Training ONLINE starts September 24th

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A big date for Positive Psychology Training – the launch of The Happiness Training Programme ONLINE, an 8-week group coaching course, co-facilitated by Miriam Akhtar and Dr Chris Johnstone based on their CD The Happiness Training Plan.  You can replay the free webinar which previews the course. The course kicks off on Weds September 24th..
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The How of Happiness, Cotswolds, 26-28 September 2014

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As summer turns to autumn join Miriam for a weekend workshop at Hawkwood College in the beautiful Cotswolds. If you’ve ever done a course at Skyros, Dartington or Cortijo Romero, then you will love the ambience of Hawkwood College, located just north of Stroud near Painswick.  The How of Happiness, Friday 26-Sunday 28th September 2014. An uplifting.
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Cited in the Journal of Positive Psychology

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Very pleased to say that my pioneering study applying positive psychology with alcohol-misusing adolescents is cited in Dr Tayyab Rashid’s latest article on Positive Psychotherapy, the intervention he co-developed with Prof Martin Seligman and Dr Acacia Parks. The article – Positive Psychotherapy, a strength-based approach is in the June 2014 edition of the Journal of.
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Positive Psychology for Overcoming Depression – bibliotherapy works!

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It is well known that positive psychology’s scientifically-grounded tools raise well-being. What’s not so well known is how positive psychology can help us to recover our well-being. Positive psychology has been described as evidence-based self-help for depression. I wrote Positive Psychology for Overcoming Depression as a guide to using these tools for mild-to-moderate depression and.
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Positive Strokes – A Story of Post-traumatic Growth

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It may be easier to advocate positive psychology when life is on the up but for me it has been the tough times that have truly shown me the value of the science. In July less than 24 hours after facilitating the Penn Resilience Program I got a phone call which would plunge me into.
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Real-life Resilience – A Crisis of Hearts in Herts

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Recently I facilitated the Penn Resilience Programme in Hertfordshire in the very town where I had gone to school as a teenager. The school bus used to drive me straight past the Lister Hospital, which always sent a shiver down my spine, as it was where my father had a heart attack and died. Decades.
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What is Sustainable Happiness?

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Bristol is the next European Green Capital. My home city has long been a hub of progressive thinking, innovation, and creativity. Located on the West Coast with its own Silicon Valley and Oscar-winning filmmakers, you could almost describe it as the California of the UK. Well-being is high on the agenda. It is home to.
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Positive Psychology Masterclass Part 1: Foundations of Positive Psychology

Thurs & Fri Oct 2-3 2014

Engineers’ House, Clifton Down, Bristol BS8

Early Bird to Sept 12th/Concs: £375+VAT(£450)
Full: £575 + VAT (£690)
To access the concessionary rate please email Miriam for payment details. For the full rate please use PayPal below.

More Information


Book the Masterclass online now

Applying the science of happiness to depression

ppfordepressionPositive Psychology for Overcoming Depression: Self-help Strategies for Happiness, Inner Strength and Well-being is the first self-help guide to apply practical tools from the science of happiness to overcome persistent low mood.

12 scientifically-proven strategies to build positivity & resilience while alleviating and protecting you from depression. Read more.

Happiness Habits e-book


Coming soon :-) An e-book that brings together the knowledge and tools from positive psychology that I use everyday in my coaching practice and in well-being programmes. Read more here.

Positive psychology interventions to :-


  • Feel good, function well and flourish
  • Increase happiness & well-being
  • Play to your strengths for success
  • Build your positivity
  • Find meaning, motivation & purpose
  • Protect against depression
  • Learn optimism, ‘self defence’ for the mind
  • Grow resilience to bounce back
  • Perform at your best
  • Find a positive direction
  • Set and achieve goals
  • Create your ideal future
  • Realise your potential
  • Manage change positively
  • Energise your work
  • Increase engagement
  • Improve your quality of life