There is a science to becoming happier.
There are proven methodologies that can help people to find more peace of mind, develop healthier lifestyles and ultimately thrive in a world that often feels negative and out of control.
Positive psychology is a rapidly growing scientific and professional movement that is committed to helping individuals, organizations and communities uncover and utilize the tools to achieve a better life.
TRADITIONAL PSYCHOLOGY VS. POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY.
Traditional psychology, primarily focuses on treating and curing mental illness. And while this work is vitally important for the people who need it, it misses the opportunity to also serve the 85% of the population who do not have a diagnosed disorder. Where traditional psychology focused on fixing what was wrong, positive psychology offers a paradigm shift to “what’s right.” The field aims to create more wellbeing, happiness and life satisfaction which research shows to be predictive of life and organizational success. While philosophers have long investigated the nature of happiness, it was not until 1998 that scientists coalesced to explore well-being through systematic and multi-faceted research using the scientific method.
Positive psychology is a rapidly growing scientific and professional movement that demonstrates what individuals, organizations and communities need to flourish, while offering the skills and tools that are not traditionally taught in schools.
It is the science of human flourishing.
The first step towards becoming proficient in the science of Positive Psychology is through our Certification in Applied Positive Psychology (CAPP) program.
It focuses on the practical use of positive psychology to help train practitioners and serve individuals in their everyday life. We combine cutting-edge research with related disciplines like cognitive neuroscience, mindfulness, contemplative studies, and mind-body medicine, to give our students a comprehensive understanding of how to take the theories of positive psychology and put them into practice in the real world. Our program gives students the most in-depth academic training in the shortest amount of time.
WHY STUDY POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY WITH US?
Our primary focus is on the practical use of positive psychology. Whereas many masters programs focus on the theory of positive psychology, our CAPP program provides the actual skills, materials, and tools you can put into practice right away.
Our Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology program focuses on helping you:
- Understand how people tick: Learn the fundamentals of human nature and behavior combined with how the brain and body are wired. Whether you’re a therapist, coach, teacher or manager, or even an engineer, doctor, lawyer, accountant, or tutor, Positive Psychology is a powerful tool for any field where you interact with and support others.
- Master how YOU tick: A natural by-product of the program is personal mastery of your own thoughts, feelings and actions, and increased wellbeing. Learn to ‘show up in the world the way that you want to’ –and teach others to do the same.
- Utilize scientific studies: The benefit of positive psychology is that it gives you research based tools that you know have been scientifically validated. We have done the digging and have put in hundreds of research hours for you, giving you synthesized tools at your finger tips, empowering you to help others in less time and to maximize your energy.
- Know the science behind “why”, and “how” certain strategies work: Many people have great strategies for helping people improve their happiness and likelihood for success. However, the science of positive psychology helps you understand “why” and “how” these strategies actually work. We teach you the mechanisms behind the tools, empowering you with the confidence to translate these tools with whichever population you work with. (We’ll even teach you how to convert the nay-sayers into avid advocates of positive psychology.)
Discover how to turn a passion for helping others into a thriving career.
We invite you to join our incredible community of dedicated change agents by getting certified as a positive psychology practitioner.
Click here to register and begin your journey!