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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 […]

The 2nd Annual Happiness Lectures Online

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 […]

Sustainable Well-being

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 […]

Positive Psychology Self-Help for Depression

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 […]

Journalists’ crisis of mental health

‘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 […]

Happiness Training ONLINE

A big date for Positive Psychology Training – the launch of The Happiness Training Programme ONLINE, an 8-week group coaching course, co-facilitated by Miriam Akhtar and Dr Chris Johnstone based on their CD The Happiness Training Plan.  You can […]

Cited in the Journal of Positive Psychology

Very pleased to say that my pioneering study applying positive psychology with alcohol-misusing adolescents is cited in Dr Tayyab Rashid’s latest article on Positive Psychotherapy, the intervention he co-developed with Prof Martin Seligman and Dr Acacia Parks. The article […]