Reasons to be Cheerful

The days are dank and grey, the debts are piling up and the body is suffering from end-of-year excess so it’s not surprising that your spirits might be low. It’s the January Blues. The party season is over but […]

What is Post-traumatic Growth?

The Journey from Adversity to Growth
Traumatic experiences such as the loss of a loved one or a diagnosis of serious illness can test us to our very limits.  While it can destroy life as we know it, it may […]

New dates for the Positive Psychology Masterclass

The Positive Psychology Masterclasses have been running for 5 years and have proved to be a great asset to anyone who wants to access the knowledge and tools that help people feel good, function well and flourish in a concentrated 2-day […]

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 […]

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 […]