The Certificate in Wholebeing Positive Psychology with Wholebeing Institute will enable you to a whole-person approach to positive psychology.
The course consists of nine modules, including two onsite immersions, every five days in length, and seven online modules, with on-going support from lead faculty.
The bibliography and coursework are extensive as you are slowly introduced to the foundations of positive psychology from over the past few decades.
The lead faculty for the course includes Megan McDonough, Maria Sirois, Ph.D., Lynda Wallace, Phoebe Atkinson and Karen Whelan-Berry with guest lecturers and content from featured experts including Barbara Fredrickson, Ph.D., Kristen Lindquist, Ph.D., Richard Miller and many more.
The course modules are:
- Module One: Introduction to Positive Psychology
- Module Two: What Makes Us Happy(er)?
- Module Three: On-site Residential Immersion
- Module Four: Moving Towards Your Best Self
- Module Five: Living and Working Well with Others
- Module Six: Realizing Dreams
- Module Seven: Resilience and Grit
- Module Eight: Choosing and Realizing Your Best Life
- Module Nine: On-site Residential Immersion
Who is this course for?
For coaches, leaders, teachers, health professionals, social workers, psychologists, and anyone who wants to make tomorrow a little bit better than today by exploring positive psychology.
“The CIPP offers a proven set of tools and principles useful in any profession or leadership role—managers, leaders, social workers, psychologists, coaches, allied health professionals, yoga teachers, school teachers, and anyone who inﬂuences how people think, act, and live, will beneﬁt from this program. Prerequisites: Associates degree or comparable life experience.”
In regard to my own personal journey in completing this course, I am very thrilled to have met the individuals within my small break-out group. I am blessed to say we are still connecting and assisting one another with emotional support via the various projects we have chosen to explore. Applying some of the basic tenets from this course is a daily event that helps to instill lifelong habits. These connections are paramount for networking and accountability purposes.
Another highlight of the course is the wide net, which is cast in respect to careers and innovations related to coaching, health, and well-being, mind-body work, and leadership. One example of this is the area of study known as Appreciative Inquiry, a body of research where many participants have since delved.
In the end, I think the three most important lessons/concepts I took away from this course were:
- The Permission to be Human.
- Appreciate the good because the good appreciates.
- Self-concordant goals.
Inherent in each of these subject areas is the daily reminder that resilience is at the core of change and that our small, incremental, “kaizen” changes do work and in the long run, lead to increased well-being. The concept of longevity and the work done by Dan Buettner on the blue zones was also very influential. Connection with others and a healthier self-esteem can help create a thriving lifestyle and in turn, a stronger community.
This article was written by Charmaine Harkins. Thank you, Charmaine!
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