Positive Psychology for Coaching

Positive Psychology and coaching are a perfect match, both aimed at helping clients to flourish.

Positive psychology coaching is an evidence-based coaching practice, informed by the theories and research of positive psychology for the enhancement of wellbeing, achievement and resilience. Dr. Carol Kauffman defines positive psychology coaching as “a scientifically-rooted approach to helping clients increase well-being, enhance and apply strengths, improve performance and achieve value goals”.

This webinar series, which was hosted in Dec 2020 by the Association for Coaching, introduces you to three major elements in positive psychology and shows you how to use the science to enhance your coaching practice. On this course you will learn:

  • How positive psychology and its practices increase wellbeing
  • How positive psychology can help clients to flourish in their personal and professional life
  • How positive psychology can help clients build their resilience and recover wellbeing

Webinar 1:  Positive Psychology for Wellbeing.  

This webinar introduces positive psychology as the applied science of wellbeing.  We explore the key models of happiness and the benefits of and barriers to happiness.  We get to know the two major dimensions of wellbeing and explore the broaden and build theory of positive emotions as well as a range of positivity practices.

Webinar 2:  Positive Psychology for Achievement. 

In this session we explore our strengths – how we are at our best and how to apply our strengths to realise our potential.  We also delve into motivation, the growth mindset and grit – how to keep going towards our goals.

Webinar 3:  Positive Psychology for Resilience. 

Our final session is about applying positive psychology to build resilience and recover our wellbeing.  We delve into positive coping, optimism practices including the ABCDE model, which is a major element of the Penn Resilience Programme. We also explore the silver lining in adversity – post-traumatic growth.

“A very useful and interesting seminar with lots of practical tools and tips. Miriam was very easy to listen to and able to answer any questions thrown at her or advise further reading which was great. She was very down-to-earth and clearly enjoyed sharing her knowledge. I particularly enjoyed the interaction parts with other participants. Very enjoyable and useful.”

Miriam Akhtar MAPP is a positive psychologist and leading practitioner of the science of wellbeing in the UK.

She is one of a hundred global experts invited to contribute to the World Book of Happiness and its sequel the World Book of Hope. Miriam works as a coach and trainer and is a visiting lecturer on the Executive Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (EMAPP) at the University of Lisbon.

She offers training in wellbeing and resilience alongside Positive Psychology Masterclasses and the online Positive Psychology Foundations course through www.positivepsychologytraining.co.uk.

Miriam’s books include “Positive Psychology for Overcoming Depression” (Watkins, 2nd edition, 2018), “What Is Post-Traumatic Growth” (Watkins, 2017), and “The Little Book of Happiness” (Gaia Books, 2019). Miriam is also a featured expert in the Psychologies book of resilience tools – Real Calm.