Positive Psychology Masterclass: Part 1 & 2

Join two of the UK’s leading positive psychology practitioners to learn how to flourish

The Positive Psychology Masterclass is a practical 4-day course in the science of happiness, strengths & well-being geared to both personal and professional development. The workshops are particularly useful for practitioners and other professionals who want to add positive psychology into their toolkit without first doing a Masters. Learn how to feel good, function well and flourish through our experiential workshops – Part 1 serves as an Introduction to Positive Psychology covering the major elements to give you the essence of the science of resilience and well-being. We get even more practical in the Advanced workshop, which focuses on positive psychology applications with tools you can put to use in coaching and the workplace. The Masterclass is facilitated by Miriam Akhtar MAPP and Bridget Grenville-Cleave MAPP, both experts in the field, who were two of the first positive psychologists in Europe and are training up the next generation of positive psychology practitioners. They are associate lecturers on MAPP programmes in the UK (University of East London, Anglia Ruskin University) and Europe (Executive MAPP at the University of Lisbon). Our participants come from a wide variety of backgrounds which include health, education, business and learning & development, some of whom have gone on to take the MAPP (MSc Applied Positive Psychology) themselves. The Masterclass has shared the essential tools of positive psychology and acted as a springboard into the fascinating science of flourishing from its home in Bristol, the former European Green Capital.

What you will gain:

  • An in-depth understanding of the foundations of Positive Psychology
  • Explore a range of tools from the science of happiness & well-beingPPM no dates
  • Understand how to use Positive Psychology for personal & professional development
  • Get all your questions answered by expert practitioners in Positive Psychology

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, UEL

May 2017 Offer. Book Part 1 on 6-7 July with Part 2 on 21-22 September by 31 May and receive an additional £50 off. 

Part 1 –  Foundations of Positive Psychology. Jan 30-31 2014 , FULL Mar 31-Apr 1  June 9-10  FULL October 2-3, FULL Nov 17-18. FULL –Jan 29-30 July 2-3,  FULL – 28-29 September 2015. FULL  – 10th & 11th March 2016, FULL 3-4 November 2016, FULL 23rd & 24th March 2017 FULL, NEW DATE 6-7 July.

This 2-day Masterclass is an introduction to positive psychology, covering the major elements including the PERMA model with hands-on experience of positive psychology practices. In this highly-engaging course you will learn how to use positive psychology for optimal functioning and well-being and master the tools to apply with others.

  • Happiness & Well-being
  • Positive Emotions
  • Strengths
  • Meaning & Purpose
  • Mindsets & Motivation
  • Resilience & Optimism
  • 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   appm-pic-sep-2016

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. BookingformPart1July2017

Part 2 – Positive Psychology in Practice. FULL 19th-20th MayFull July 21-22, Full 19th & 20th November 2015 FULL December 8-9 FULL. 21 & 22 April 2016 FULL 29-30 September 2016 FULL,12th & 13th January 2017 FULL, NEW DATE 21-22 September.

This 2-day advanced Masterclass builds on the foundations of Part 1 showing you how you can apply positive psychology in coaching, the workplace and other settings. The hands-on approach will give you the tools to use positive psychology and apply the science of flourishing in coaching, groupwork, as well-being champions, in organisations and communities for well-being, performance and success.

  • Well-being at work
  • Psychological capital
  • Positive psychology coaching
  • Positive leadership
  • Strengths in coaching & the workplace.
  • Meaning & engagement at work
  • Developing positive relationships

“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

  • We have trained hundreds of participants with consistently high praise (see some of the feedback below). Most of our alumni have incorporated positive psychology into their working life and we have seen many of them go on to flourish in a variety of ways – we’ve now got a collection of books written by past delegates!

PPM groupThe 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 and UK and Europe – Belgium, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany Hungary,  Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and from much farther afield – Angola, Australia (four times now!) and the UAE. One of the benefits of attending the Masterclass is to connect and share ideas with like-minded people.

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. 

Positive Psychology Masterclass

Foundations of Positive Psychology
Early Bird to June 15th 2017/Concs: £395+VAT(£474) - Full: £575 + VAT (£690)

Thurs & Fri 6th & 7th July 2017

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

To access the concessionary rate please email Miriam for payment details. For the full rate please use PayPal below.



Positive Psychology Masterclass

Advanced Positive Psychology in Practice
Early Bird to August 31st 2017/Concs: £395+VAT(£474) Full: £575 + VAT (£690)

Thurs & Fri 21st & 22nd September 2017

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

To access the concessionary rate please email Miriam for payment details. For the full rate please use PayPal below.