Positive Psychology Courses, Coaching, Consultancy, Communication

Positive Psychology Training is a consultancy which puts positive psychology into practice for personal and professional well-being to help you feel good, function well and flourish. We work with highly-qualified practitioners of the science to provide training, coaching, content and resources in positive psychology for well-being, resilience and better mental health. Miriam Akhtar is one of the UK’s leading practitioners of positive psychology. She partners with other experts, many of whom hold the Masters in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP), established by Prof Martin Seligman at the University of Pennsylvania. We also collaborate with a growing community of associates who chose to do their positive psychology training with us. We deliver well-being programmes like the Happiness Habits and other bespoke training designed to serve your needs. You can participate in the 2-day Positive Psychology Masterclass or book some one-to-one coaching. All our services draw on positive psychology knowledge and tools to raise and recover well-being. Resources include the book Positive Psychology for Overcoming Depression: Self-help Strategies for Happiness, Inner Strength & Well-being , a guide to all the evidence-based tools and the Happiness Training Plan CD also available as a download. 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: Foundations of Positive Psychology

Thurs & Fri March 19-20 2015

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

Early Bird to Feb 27th/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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The 2015 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. The subject this year is Love & Purpose. The speakers are Miriam Akhtar & Dr Chris Johnstone. Love is a peak experience and our supreme positive emotion, while.
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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 Self-Help for Depression

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Beat the winter blues and halt the downwards spiral into depression. Join Miriam for a 4-week online course based on her book Positive Psychology for Overcoming Depression which shows you how to use evidence-based tools from the science of happiness to recover your well-being. The course runs throughout the worst of winter from January 21st.
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Journalists’ crisis of mental health

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‘Clever, creative and consumed by their work.’ My summary of freelance journalists and why the mental health of media workers may be at risk. A survey by the National Union of Journalists shows that over 50% of freelance journalists have experienced depression and they hold the business of freelancing in a declining industry as largely.
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Sustainable Well-being

European_Green_Capital_Official_Logo

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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Blue Month

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January can be the most depressing of months. If you have a tendency to feel low, rather than starting the new year on a high, the long winter can send your mood into a downwards spiral. Often people don’t recognise that they are crossing the threshold into depression. If you see your GP the treatment.
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From Xmas to New Year: How to Make the Most of Twixtmas

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The period between Xmas and New Year is for many a pot of unstructured time that can lapse into a wasteland of mindless eating and slumping in front of the TV. The days are short and energy levels are low. But this time is perfect for reflecting on the year that’s gone and planning the.
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Positive Psychology Masterclass: Foundations of Positive Psychology

Thurs & Fri March 19-20 2015

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

Early Bird to Feb 27th/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