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Resilience in the Face of Trauma

In Conversation With: Positive psychologist Miriam Akhtar and author Tara Lal on how to build resilience in the face of grief and trauma.

How do we survive when a life-changing trauma shatters our assumptions about the world, and move beyond that […]

The natural anti-depressant

Depression is a modern epidemic: Miriam Akhtar & Dr Chris Johnstone explore natural, effective ways to promote emotional wellbeing based on things we do rather than take. They introduce the ‘Self-Help SSRI toolkit’ of Strategies, Strengths, Resources and Insights that can improve the quality […]

What is Happiness Training?

“Happiness is not a spectator sport” said the late Chris Peterson. The Dalai Lama agrees “Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” Neuroscience supports both the spiritual leader and the positive psychologist. Studies on the brains […]

How to train in positive psychology

Positive Psychologists Miriam Akhtar and Chris Johnstone explore pathways to training in Positive Psychology in this free webinar, so that you can apply this new science in your work, relationships and lives. The webinar previews Positive Psychology Foundations, an 8-week […]

Plant a positive psychology practice this autumn

The Happiness Training Programme is an 8-week online course starting Weds 23rd September with Miriam Akhtar and Chris Johnstone. The aim of the weekly webinars is to plant positive psychology practices to improve your mood and quality of life […]

10 Steps to Ageing Positively

Every decade of life has its pluses and minuses, it gives and takes away. Yet the image of later life is one of unmitigated loss:-  loss of vitality, loss of work, loss of status, loss of functioning and loss […]

How to Develop Happy, Effective Learners

Miriam is giving a keynote at an education conference in South Wales in July 2015. She’ll be exploring Positive Education – learning that blends the academic side with an education in well-being. There’s ample evidence that shows the connection […]

Open courses this autumn

Two opportunities this autumn. Wherever you are in the world you can join the Happiness Training Programme Online, the 8-week group coaching course with Miriam Akhtar and Dr Chris Johnstone. It starts on Wednesday 23rd September and runs for […]