Positive Psychology Masterclass: Part 1 & 2

Join two of the UK’s leading positive psychology practitioners for a Masterclass

The Positive Psychology Masterclass is a practical, comprehensive and inspiring 4-day course led by Miriam Akhtar and Bridget Grenville-Cleave, two of Europe’s leading positive psychology practitioners, who were among the first to qualify with distinction on the MAPP (MSc in Applied Positive Psychology) programme, set up to train positive psychologists.

Miriam and Bridget are master trainers, lecturers, speakers and authors of books in positive psychology. They have trained hundreds of practitioners over the last decade, who have enhanced their career opportunities and gone on to great things.

The Masterclass is for professional development and personal wellbeing with tools that can be put into practice and will especially appeal to time-conscious professionals who want to add positive psychology into their toolkit straightaway saving 2 years on the Masters!

Learn how to feel good, function well and flourish through our experiential workshops which equip you to put positive psychology into practice.

Part 1 is the foundations workshop and serves as an introduction to Positive Psychology covering all the essentials for your coaching practice and personal wellbeing.

Part 2 is the advanced course which focuses on Positive Psychology for professionals and how to use the tools in the workplace.

What you will gain:

  • An in-depth understanding of the science behind happiness, resilience and wellbeing.
  • A toolkit of evidence-based practices to use in coaching, therapy, communities and the workplace
  • Learn how to apply Positive Psychology for personal & professional development
  • All your questions answered by expert practitioners in Positive Psychology

The workshops will suit HR/OD/L&D Professionals, Workplace Wellbeing Champions, Business Trainers and Consultants, Coaches & Mentors, Business Leaders, Managers,  Teachers, Lecturers and Youth Workers, Counsellors and Therapists, Psychologists,  Medical/Health Professionals,  Social Workers, Charities, Social Entrepreneurs and NLP practitioners.

The Positive Psychology Masterclass was devised by two of our first MAPP graduates who’ve gone on to flourish as positive psychology experts. Both Miriam and Bridget are renowned for their applied work within the science of well-being. The Masterclass has been attended by hundreds of people since it started, many of whom have now joined us on the UEL MAPP.  It’s one of the best introductions to the science of Positive Psychology that you can get.’  Dr Kate Hefferon, University of East London

Booking form PP Masterclass 4 days 2019

Part 1 Foundations: Positive Psychology for Coaching and Personal Wellbeing

Venue: Engineers House, Bristol. NEXT DATE:  25-26 April 2019.   

This 2-day Masterclass introduces you to the key principles and evidence-based techniques in the science of positive psychology, giving you a thorough grounding in the PERMA model of flourishing plus other core concepts in the science. With hands-on experience of the practices this highly-engaging course will show you how to apply positive psychology for personal growth and positive change. We show you how to master the essential tools to use in your coaching practice and groupwork.

  • The Science of Happiness, Wellbeing & Flourishing
  • Positive Emotions & Positivity Practices
  • Engagement & Flow
  • Identifying & Applying Strengths
  • Finding Meaning & Purpose
  • Mindsets, Motivation & Goals
  • Optimism & Resilience
  • Building Positive Relationships

“Excellent. Covered a lot of ground and all of it was practical and usable. Highly recommended for both personal and professional use. Lots of tools to take this knowledge forward. Love the practicality.” Executive Coach, Cornwall

“Brilliant. Seamless flow and incorporation of discussion leading in to the material presented. Seamless presentation and well evidenced.” GP, Devon

This was such a literally positive experience – there was no post-lunch dip! Thank you both – I’m so glad I came.” Coach, Worcs

  • Early bird rate – £395 + VAT, full rate – £575 + VAT.
  • Qualifies for CPD certificate of attendance. Booking form PPM1 Apr 2019

Part 2 Advanced: Positive Psychology for Professionals and Workplace Wellbeing

Venue: Engineers House, Bristol.  NEXT DATES: 28-29 March 2019, 16-17 May 2019. 

This two-day advanced workshop builds on the foundations of the PPM Part 1, showing you how you can apply Positive Psychology in groups, organisations, schools, communities and as wellbeing champions. We introduce the new wave of Positive Psychology 2.0. Our hands-on approach will give you the tools to use Positive Psychology in coaching, training and Learning & Development and show you how to apply the science for higher performance, engagement and success.

  • Wellbeing at Work  
  • Strengths in Coaching & the Workplace
  • Appreciative Inquiry & Psychological Capital
  • Joy, Meaning & Engagement at Work
  • Positive leadership & Positive Deviance
  • A Wellbeing Toolkit
  • Advanced Resilience
  • Vital Friendships & High Quality Connections

“The advanced Positive Psychology Masterclass is a brilliant 2 days for people who want to develop their knowledge and plan how to use positive psychology in their work.”  Psychologist & Coach

  • Early bird rate – £395 + VAT, full rate – £575 + VAT.
  • Qualifies for CPD certificate of attendance. Booking form Mar 2019

The training takes place at the Engineers’ House by the world-renowned Clifton Suspension Bridge. Bristol is conveniently located for rail and is at the junction of the M4 & M5 motorways. The airport is easily accessible from across Europe. Delegates come from across the UK and France, the Netherlands, Portugal, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and from farther afield – Angola, Australia (four times now!), Hong Kong and the UAE. One of the extra benefits of attending the Masterclass is to connect with like-minded people.

We have trained hundreds of participants from around the world with consistently high praise. The Masterclass not only gives you the essentials of positive psychology whatever your background, it also acts as a springboard to working in the field. Many of our alumni have developed their own niche and we’re immensely proud of giving them such a positive start. We now have a collection of books written by past delegates! One of our alumni, Andria Zafirakou (3rd from right) won the Global Best Teacher Prize in 2018 while another Jen Gash, author of Coaching Creativity, won the 2018 Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year. Sally Bibb is a leader in applying strengths in the workplace.

Join us in 2019

The 4-day course begins with Part 1 in which you’ll cover all the need-to-know essentials of Positive Psychology, then a short break for practice, followed by Part 2. We assume prior knowledge and experience of using positive psychology at Part 2 so please get in touch to discuss if you’d like to go straight to Part 2.

“The first Masterclass was very interesting, exciting and motivational. Later I realised that much of the content – its potential power, application and versatility made much more sense as a result of completing the second Masterclass. It all completely dropped into place and pulled together how important the interlinks are, so for example using strengths and how that can help create positive mental health with relationships with others. Once we’d practised strength-spotting amongst ourselves the potential power of strengths suddenly fell into place as did how they could be applied across different generational groups and with a degree of ease. Whatever arena you ‘work’ in you still need both parts to the Masterclass. I can’t think of anyone from the first Masterclass that would not have benefitted from the subject matter of the second Masterclass in terms of insights, application and wholeness. The ‘power’ and amazingness of the course for me was definitely in completing both.” Catherine Morgan

Please complete the Booking form PP Masterclass 4 days 2019 and use the PayPal box on the left for all 4 days of the course (with an extra £50 discount) or the one on the right to pay for an individual workshop. We can also provide with you invoices and other payment methods.

Positive Psychology Masterclass

4-day course
Jan 31-Feb 1 2019 and Mar 28-29 2019;  Apr 25-26 and May 16-17
Early bird rate normally £790 + VAT (£948)
£50 discount for booking all 4 days together: £898
Engineers’ House, The Promenade, Clifton Down, Bristol BS8 3NB


Positive Psychology Masterclass

2-day workshop (any date)

Foundations: Jan 31-Feb 1 2019 or Apr 25-26
Advanced: Mar 28-29 2019 or  May 16-17
Early bird rate - £395 + VAT (£474), full rate - £575 + VAT (£690)
Engineers’ House, The Promenade, Clifton Down, Bristol BS8 3NB