Positive Psychology Courses, Coaching, Consultancy, Communication

Positive psychology in practice is our speciality. 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, 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 the Positive Psychology Masterclass or one-to-one coaching. Positive psychology research has generated evidence-based tools to raise and recover well-being. You can access them through 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. And 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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Positive Psychology Masterclass Part 2: Positive Psychology in Practice

Mon & Tues July 21st -22nd 2014

Engineers’ House, Clifton Down, Bristol BS8

Early Bird to June 30th/Concs: £375 + VAT(£450)
Full: £575 + VAT (£690)
To access the concessionary rate please email Miriam for payment details. For full rate you can use PayPal below.

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Applying the science of happiness to depression

Positive 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.

The Happiness Training Programme, free webinar, Weds Sept 10th

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On September 24th the Happiness Training Programme is launching – an 8-week online training course, co-facilitated by Miriam Akhtar and Dr Chris Johnstone and based on their CD The Happiness Training Plan. There’s a chance to sample the course in a free webinar on Weds 10th September. Tickets available via Eventbrite.

Bibliotherapy works!

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The first results have been analysed in the study of Positive Psychology for Overcoming Depression and it shows that the book is effective at overcoming depression and increasing well-being.  At the half way point 10% of the sample is no longer depressed. The study carried out by Katie Hanson at Sheffield Hallam University will be.
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The Happiness Lectures Online

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  Between 2006 and 2010 the Bristol Happiness Lectures established a reputation for being inspiring events with leading speakers on the science of wellbeing. Developed by Dr Chris Johnstone with the University of Bristol, contributors have included Oliver James (2008), Ilona Boniwell (2007), Raj Persaud (2006), Phil Hammond (2010) and Miriam Akhtar (2010). Now the.
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Positive Psychology for Overcoming Depression: 1st of 2 French editions

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I held a French passport until the age of 18 so I’m very pleased that my book has been translated into French for Canada and French for… France! Here’s a picture of all 3 current editions… Soon the Czech edition will be out followed by Spanish too and there are talks going on over a.
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Real-life Resilience – A Crisis of the Heart in Herts

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I was recently facilitating the Penn Resilience Programme on my home patch in Hertfordshire in the town where I went to school as a teenager. The school bus used to take me past the Lister Hospital, where my father had a heart attack and died. Forty years later I was back working in Herts and.
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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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Happy City, Hopeful City

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Here’s a preview of my chapter in the forthcoming World Book of Hope… Hope is a very practical concept. For anyone who struggles with being optimistic, then hope is your way to go if you have a goal you want to achieve. Hope is a mixture of willpower and waypower – find ways to build.
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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

Positive Psychology Masterclass Part 2: Positive Psychology in Practice

Mon & Tues July 21st -22nd 2014

Engineers’ House, Clifton Down, Bristol BS8

Early Bird to June 30th/Concs: £375 + VAT(£450)
Full: £575 + VAT (£690)
To access the concessionary rate please email Miriam for payment details. For full rate you can use PayPal below.

More Information


Book the Masterclass online now

Applying the science of happiness to depression

Positive 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.