Positive Psychology Courses, Coaching, Consultancy, Communication

Positive Psychology Training puts the science of optimal functioning and well-being into practice for your personal and professional life, with a range of applications to help you feel good, function well and flourish. We provide training, consultancy, coaching, content and resources in positive psychology. Company founder Miriam Akhtar is one of the UK’s leading  practitioners of positive psychology and a global happiness expert who contributed to the World Book of Happiness. She holds the prestigious MSc in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP), established by Prof Martin Seligman “to make the world a happier place” and is a visiting lecturer on MAPP programmes in the UK and Europe. Positive Psychology Training specialises in positive psychology tools and interventions, designing and delivering well-being programmes such as the Happiness Habits and the Happiness Zones, selected as an example of best practice in mental well-being by the Academy of Social Sciences. You can book some coaching, commission some training or participate in one of our courses such as the Happiness Training Programme Online and the 2-day Positive Psychology Masterclass. Resources include the bestseller Positive Psychology for Overcoming Depression: Self-help Strategies for Happiness, Inner Strength & Well-being , a groundbreaking guide to using the science of happiness to recover well-being and the Happiness Training Plan audio programme. If you have specific questions or are considering a career in positive psychology there’s an option to pick my brain for a bite-sized consultation. For the latest news please follow @pospsychologist on Twitter and ‘like’ the Facebook page. 

Providers of Training, Coaching & Consultancy in Positive Psychology

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

We work with schools, youth services, charities, public health and local education authorities to support the well-being and development of young people. We train education and youth professionals to use positive psychology in their work and design well-being and resilience programmes for children and young people.  The Happiness Zones is a ground-breaking programme for young people, which has been highlighted as an example of best practice in mental well-being.

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Coaching

Positive psychology, executive, life and wellness coaching face-to-face, by telephone or on Skype. Experience the benefits of positive psychology coaching in one-to-one sessions tailored to help you feel good, function well and flourish on every front. Positive psychology is scientifically-grounded coaching, drawing on the theory, research and evidence-based tools that have been shown to work. All our courses can also be delivered in coaching sessions.

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Depression

The science of happiness has generated evidence-based self-help tools to recover from depression.  Positive psychology broadens out mental health treatment and offers a drug-free approach which has been scientifically proven to boost your mood, overcome mild-to-moderate depression, build resilience and prevent relapses.  Access the tools to recover your well-being in personal coaching sessions and in the book – Positive Psychology for Overcoming Depression.

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Some of the organisations we work with:

Positive Psychology Masterclass: Foundations of Positive Psychology

Thurs & Fri June 4-5 2015

Engineers’ House, The Promenade, Clifton Down, Bristol BS8 3NB

Early Bird to May 14th/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.

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What does Happiness Mean? St John’s College, Oxford, 18th May

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What does it mean to be happy? Join me on Mon 18th May where I will be debating the question with Prof Mark Williams of the University of Oxford’s Mindfulness Centre and Nic Marks, formerly of nef and now of Happiness Works.  I’ll be talking about the importance of going beyond intellectual curiosity to make.
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Walking back to Happiness, Bristol Walking Festival, Sunday 17th May

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The UK’s largest urban walking festival is back. From 1st-31st May the Bristol Walk Festival will play host to a variety of walks. On Sunday 17th May I’ll be leading a walk for well-being around Ashton Court, with Rosalind Turner of Netwalking South-West. Find out how walking can help overcome depression and put us on.
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The Happiness Training Programme Online starts April 8th

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The Happiness Training Programme Online is back. No need to leave home. This online 8-week group coaching course with Miriam Akhtar and Dr Chris Johnstone is accessible from the comfort of your own sofa and designed to have an anti-depressant effect. It is physio for the mind – an education in the scientifically-grounded tools that.
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The 2nd Annual Happiness Lectures Online

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The 2015 Annual Happiness Lectures Online is on Thurs 26th March at 1930 (GMT) and previews the Happiness Training Programme Online, which starts on Weds 8th April. Love is a peak experience and our supreme positive emotion, while having a purpose lends a depth to the quality of our lives – a deep sense of.
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Walking the Talk to Wellbeing

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I recently met Satish Kumar, a world ambassador for walking, who in the 1960s embarked on an epic 8000-mile peace walk from Gandhi’s grave in Delhi to JFK’s in Washington DC. His description of walking as an ‘antidote to depression’ really chimes with me having walked my way back to happiness around my local park..
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Love & Purpose – Happiness with extra bandwidth

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The Bristol Happiness Lectures were an annual event at the University of Bristol set up by Dr Chris Johnstone, the co-author with Joanna Macy of Active Hope, a book that makes the connection between personal and planetary well-being. When Chris relocated to the wilds of North-East Scotland, he asked me to help transform the Happiness.
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Sustainable Well-being

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Bristol is the European Green Capital for 2015. My home city has long been a hub of progressive thinking and innovation. With its chilled West Coast vibe, Silicon Valley (the largest digital cluster outside London) and Oscar-winning filmmakers, you could describe it as the California of the UK. A lot of people choose to live.
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Positive Psychology Masterclass: Foundations of Positive Psychology

Thurs & Fri June 4-5 2015

Engineers’ House, The Promenade, Clifton Down, Bristol BS8 3NB

Early Bird to May 14th/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.

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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