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 4-day  course led by Miriam Akhtar and Bridget Grenville-Cleave, two of Europe’s leading positive psychology practitioners and part of the first handful to qualify with distinction from the UEL MAPP (MSc in Applied Positive Psychology) programme.

They are master trainers, lecturers, speakers and authors of books in the field.

The workshops are for both personal and professional development and will especially appeal to professionals who want to add positive psychology into their toolkit saving you 2 years of doing the Masters!

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

Part 1 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, 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


Part 1 Foundations: Positive Psychology for Coaching and Personal Wellbeing

Venue: Engineers House, Bristol.  NEXT DATE 27-28 September 2018 COURSE FULL. DUE TO HIGH DEMAND, NEW DATES ADDED – 13-14 December 2018 FULL, 31 January-1 February 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 Jan 2019

Part 2 Advanced: Positive Psychology for Professionals and Workplace Wellbeing

NEXT DATE – 28-29 March 2019, Engineers House, Bristol. 

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 Brunel’s famous Clifton Suspension Bridge. Bristol is conveniently located for rail services, is at the junction of the M4 & M5 motorways and the airport is a major gateway to Europe. Previous delegates have come from across the UK and Europe – France, Portugal, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and from much farther afield – Angola, Australia (four times now!), Hong Kong and the UAE. One of the extra benefits of attending the Masterclass is to connect and share ideas 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 essential  tools of positive psychology, it also acts as a springboard to working in the field. Many of our past delegates have developed their own niche within positive psychology 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) has won the Global Best Teacher Prize.

Our recommendation is that you attend Part 1 first to cover the foundations and experience what positive psychology is about. Then take the opportunity to put the tools into practice before coming back to 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.

New dates for 2019

Foundations – 31 January & 1 February 2019

Advanced – 28th & 29th March 2019

Further dates will be added during 2019.

Positive Psychology Masterclass

Part 1 Foundations
Early Bird to January 10th 2018/Concs: £395+VAT(£474) - Full: £575 + VAT (£690)

Thurs & Fri 31st Jan & 1st Feb 2019

Engineers’ House, The Promenade, Clifton Down, Bristol BS8 3NB

Positive Psychology Masterclass

Part 2 Advanced
Early Bird to 1st March 2019/Concs: £395+VAT(£474) Full: £575 + VAT (£690)

Thurs & Fri 28th & 29th March 2019

Engineers’ House, The Promenade, Clifton Down, Bristol BS8 3NB