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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 […]

Walking the Talk to Wellbeing

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 […]

Walking back to Happiness

The UK’s largest urban walking festival is back. From 1st-31st May the Bristol Walk Fest 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 […]