Free Positive Psychology Foundations Taster Online Course available throughout January 2017
Plus Free Positive Psychology Foundations webinar on January 18th with Dr Chris Johnstone and Miriam Akhar
Then, on 1st Feb, our 8-week Positive Psychology Foundations online training begins.
Plus Available now – video-based online course Personal Resilience in an Hour on Special Offer 75% discount price of £10
About our approach
Wellbeing is a positive state where we feel and function well. Whatever our starting point, we can all move in this direction and the online courses at College of Wellbeing .com are designed to help us do that.
Our approach is guided by the questions what would it look like if things were going well here? and how can we make that more likely to occur? We can apply those questions to our personal lives and relationships, to teams or communities we belong to and to the larger world we are part of. The three levels of personal, social and ecological wellbeing are reflected in the three loops of our logo. Three themes we particularly focus on are
- Resilience Training
- Sustainable Happiness
- Active Hope
Resilience is our ability to withstand, deal with and/or recover from difficult situations. It includes our ability to make the best of things, cope with stress and rise to the occasion. We all have this ability, though maybe not always as much as we’d like. Research has shown that training in resilience reduces our risk of depression and anxiety; becoming better at coping with setbacks and bumpy patches helps us get more from life. With the times of uncertainty we live in, this is a much needed skill.
Our first video-based on-demand online course Personal Resilience in an Hour is available at the online platform Udemy, featuring our director and lead trainer Dr Chris Johnstone. Here’s a two and a half minute film introducing the course.
We’re offering a 75% discount on this course (£10 instead of £40). Click by the button below to find out more. You can also watch some of the videos from the course for free at this link. If you’d like to go ahead and buy the course, please click on the button below.
For a more in-depth course, our seven-module online Resilience Practitioner Training starts on May 4th. Involving fortnightly webinars until July 27th, together with an online resource with video, audio and other resources, this course emphasises practices and skills that grow our capacity to deal with, be strengthened by and/or recover from difficult times. The course is introduced by a free webinar on Resilience Practitioner Training on April 20th.
Can we have deeply satisfying lives that don’t cost the Earth? Sustainable Happiness is a deeper, more enduring kind of happiness linked to meaningful purpose, growth of strengths, improved relationships and life satisfaction. With this approach, happiness now isn’t at the expense of our own wellbeing, that of other people, our world or future generations. Sustainable Happiness is something we can cultivate, plant, grow and build – by doing this, we take part in a cultural shift that is good both for ourselves and for the world around us.
By seeing happiness as linked more to skills, insights and practices we learn than materials we own, we develop richly satisfying lives less dependent on consumerism. Drawing on research findings and proven practices from Positive Psychology, our hour-long downloadable Happiness Training Plan audio course introduces practical strategies for improving mood and quality of life. Our ground-breaking 8-week Positive Psychology Foundations Programme runs again on Feb 1st 2017. Please contact us if you’re interested in joining this course.
Active Hope is different from being hopeful; it involves being active in moving towards the future you hope for. You can apply that in your personal life, when you engage in practices that support personal wellbeing. You can also apply this approach to support social and ecological wellbeing. Drawing on the book Active Hope by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone, we’re developing an online video-based course in Active Hope designed to strengthen your ability to address concerns about the world and act for social / ecological wellbeing. This is likely to be published later in 2017.