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4 Day Positive Psychology Masterclass

Part 1 Foundations & Part 2 Advanced

A 2 x 2-day workshop in the science of happiness, strengths and well-being, suitable both for personal development and for practitioners wanting to incorporate Positive Psychology into their professional repertoire. Learn how to flourish with Positive Psychology tools for your personal and professional life. Designed for those who would like to experience what positive psychology is about, add to their skills and for those contemplating training in the field.

What you will gain:

  • An in-depth understanding of the principles of Positive Psychology, based on the latest scientific research
  • Experience of the key evidence-based Positive Psychology techniques
  • Knowledge of  how to incorporate Positive Psychology practices into your personal and professional life

“The Positive Psychology Masterclass is the creation of two of UEL’s outstanding MAPP graduates, who are successfully applying positive psychology in the UK. It’s a great introduction to positive psychology, whether you’re considering joining us on the UEL MAPP programme, adding to your professional skills and knowledge, or simply want to flourish.” Dr Ilona Boniwell,  Associate Professor and Founder, Masters in Applied Positive Psychology, University of East London

Venue: Bristol, UK

Dates: Part 1 Day 1 & 2 :  Thurs 2nd & Fri 3rd April Part 2 Day 3 &4 :  Thurs 23rd & Fri 24th April 2020

Investment: £1290 incl VAT, lunch on both days, refreshments throughout and all course materials.

Early Bird + Extra Discount (if both booked & paid for by 23rd Jan): £990.00 incl VAT

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Part 1 Testimonials:


“Excellent, clear and inspiring descriptions of the content, theory & ideas. Brilliant reinforcement of the theory with practical exercises. The pace and pitch were perfect. Both trainers are passionate experts in their field. Huge respect!” (Customer Insights Director, Major Retailer)

As an introduction to Positive Psychology, you cover a lot of ground in two days with loads of practical tips and techniques to use in real life”  (Psychologist & Psychotherapist)

“Excellent – I would recommend the Masterclass to professional people, CEOs of companies and managers as well as mums and dads – just everyone” (Coach Trainer, Cornwall)

Both trainers were excellent, knowledgeable and delivered in an engaging way” (NHS Senior Manager, Cheshire)

Excellent! Clear concepts, use of examples and useful exercises. Good level of engagement and encouragement”. (Investment Banker, Luxembourg)

Very clear presentations, both trainers have excellent subject knowledge and experience. I would recommend the Masterclass to anyone wishing to develop their own understanding and knowledge for their own personal growth as well as for their professional development” (Primary teacher)

A great way to discover and learn about the subject, condensed into two days, whilst learning the essentials in a fun and entertaining way! time flew by! Thank you Bridget & Miriam!” (Management Consultant & Exec Coach, Belgium)

Incredibly knowledgeable, well-paced, open and of course positive! Really excellent, I learnt so much that I can immediately put into practice” (Marketing Consultant, Bristol)

“I would recommend the PP Masterclass – it provides a balanced mix of theory & practice with knowledgeable trainers” (SEN Education Consultant & Lecturer)

“Two days well-invested…I can’t wait to come back for the next two days!”

Fantastic trainers, really exceptional knowledge…also I hugely appreciated the space for group discussion, input and conversation. A fantastic programme covering all areas of positive psychology – I highly recommend it‘ (Exec Coach)

 “Do this Masterclass. Bridget and Miriam are so generous with their knowledge. I loved it” (Exec Coach, Bristol)

“The Masterclass gives an excellent foundation in Positive Psychology – clear, good theory and practical exercises” (Therapist, Ireland)

“Amazing material and structure, loved having everything in a folder. Excellent knowledge of Positive Psychology. Both trainers were excellent” 

“It satisfied all my objectives and was presented by professionals with total knowledge of their subject”  (Clinical Psychologist, Ireland)

“Excellent. Great sessions. Clear goals and purpose” (Performance Coach & Trainer, Malaysia)

“Fun learning in a supportive environment that brought the subject to life” (Risk Manager, London)

“The whole two days have been well put together. I can honestly say that I have learnt so much and I’m already thinking of ways to apply activities to my work” (Well-being Coach)

“The course was extremely supportive and engaging with Miriam and Bridget creating an excellent learning forum through discussion and interactive activities. Highly recommended” 

“Amazing! Bridget and Miriam have a massive knowledge of Positive Psychology and deliver it with sensitivity and humour” 

“Excellent knowledge and presentation. A very engaging and practical Masterclass. I’m excited about applying all the tools to my work and personal life. Inspiring and uplifting. Thank you”

“Very well structured and presented. Fantastic depth of knowledge of the subject. A great course – covers all the aspects of positive psychology and the techniques and how to apply them” (Health & Safety Director, Dubai)

“Awesome! Fantastic learning in a positive environment – lots of fun and a wealth of experience to draw on from our trainers – we were inspired!” (Teacher, Hungary)

“Outstanding – it was a really great experience. Both Bridget and Miriam are really good and so knowledgeable about positive psychology. The Masterclass is really useful for individuals who want to learn about themselves as well as those who want to enable others to see life in a more positive light” (HR Advisor, Liverpool)

“I would recommend the Masterclass if you would like to meet Miriam and Bridget and lean how they have applied positive psychology in many different fields” (NHS Paediatric Clinical Psychologist, Devon)

“I would recommend the masterclass for its strong balance between theory and practice of Positive Psychology. An engaging time which provides time to think and reflect”  Managing Director, Financial Services, London

“A wonderful opportunity to enhance your coaching practice and take some time out for yourself and your personal and professional development” Communication and Training Officer, University of Manchester

“I would highly recommend the Masterclass. It was full of discussion, reflection and tools for personal and professional practice” Executive Coach & Communication Skills Specialist

“I really enjoyed the two days.  I now have loads of ideas about how to develop myself and others. It was refreshing to be with likeminded people”  RFL Director

This is a great course to learn the ins and outs of Positive Psychology. Very professionally delivered and facilitated” Clinical Psychologist

“The material was presented very well and the facilitators knowledge of the subject was excellent. I think that the Masterclass was well worth it and I would whole-heartedly recommend it”

“I gained a broader understanding of positive psychology and identified some areas of improvement in myself.  Very professional and thorough, good range of information and well-researched. Clearly knew their stuff. Provides a good overview for this looking for an introduction to Positive Psychology”

“I’d highly recommend this course for anyone interested in an introduction to Positive Psychology and its application”
“It brought together many aspects of previous learning, tools and ideas with a different perspective & evidence-based”

“As someone who has had an interest in positive psychology, this course really helped reinforce the knowledge and assist in embedding the practices in everyday life” Leadership L&D Professional, Manchester

This is an excellent Masterclass which gives a thorough insight into the principles of Positive Psychology” L&D Professional & Executive Coach, Herts

“I recommend this 100%. A fantastic, insightful and energising Masterclass that is bound to leave you feeling much more positive about yourself and with the tools and knowledge to cope with whatever life throws at you. Excellent facilitators – I felt comfortable sharing things and I have learnt so much. Thank you Bridget and Miriam– I feel inspired’.   Graduate, Herts

“The Masterclass would be useful for anyone looking to live a more fulfilling life, both personally and professionally”  “This has been a very enjoyable 2 days, well worth attending” Probation Officer, Worcs

” A really excellent synopsis of Positive Psychology. I really enjoyed the mix of theory and practical exercises”. Personal Coach, London

“I would very much recommend this workshop. I am going away with many techniques to practise and develop to improve my well-being”

“Just go – don’t think about it, say yes and you won’t regret it!” 

” Yes! Yes! Yes! Very thought-provoking, lots of tips, loved the practical work. Felt very secure. The content was extremely interesting” Community Builder, Glos

“You would benefit from this course as it gives you great insight into who you are personally and professionally” Community Support & Engagement Manager, Glos

“It was a fantastic way to spend 2 days – insightful, enjoyable and positive!” Business Coach, London

“Bridget and Miriam are two excellent, motivational practitioners who clearly practise what they preach.” Personal & Confidence Coach, Birmingham

” An excellent overview of the field giving the key ideas and activities – a really brilliant introduction by two excellent speakers” PhD student, QMUL

“Very good – the presenters covered everything and had extensive knowledge about related topics” Psychology Graduate, University of Sussex

“The Masterclass was excellent in building my knowledge and understanding of Positive Psychology and the evidence-base supporting it. I found it invaluable, both in terms of my own personal development, as well as application for my coaching work” Executive Coach, Yorkshire

“Absolutely brilliant course. The trainers provided us with an abundance of knowledge as well as practical tools to take away and use in my personal and professional life” Career Coach, West Midlands

“The Positive Psychology Masterclass is very inspiring and has applications in everyday life both personal and professional. Just do it! You won’t look back” NHS Administrator, Severn Deanery

“It has helped me to recognise how to manage my behaviours and appreciate others’ ways of working, as well as understand why individuals are positive or negative. It gave me a great boost towards being more optimistic” NHS Administrator, Severn Deanery

“I would recommend this course for anyone looking for personal development. It’s an excellent course. You’ll learn how positivity, growth mindset and well-being can benefit your life”

“A wonderful enhancement to anyone’s life, both work and personal. The Positive Psychology Masterclass gives you a toolkit which can be used in everyday life with proven results” Executive Coach, Bristol

“Probably the best self-development course I have attended. Fantastic, happy teachers – very good teaching style, very natural and superb subject knowledge.” Charity Director, Manchester

“Enables you to truly connect with the material and elements of Positive Psychology in a way that you can use with others and yourself” Executive Coach & NHS Non-Exec Director, Sheffield

“This was an inspiring and enlightening course, the learning from which will help transform both my personal and professional life.” Mental Health Nurse, Birmingham

“If you’re interested in human beings thriving, this course will get you further, faster from whatever starting point and to whatever goal – excellent value.” Development Trainer, London

“As a practising coach, facilitator and trainer well versed in psychology I learned an enormous amount. Excellent workshop which brought me fully up to speed with the latest research and thinking in positive psychology. And as importantly how to apply it! Thank you so much” Coach/Trainer, Hants

“I thoroughly enjoyed the Masterclass. I found it very comprehensive, engaging and insightful. It was inspiring on a personal level and thoroughly educational. It was an affirmation for me that I’m on the right track” Manager, Berks

” An excellent introduction to the ideas and practices of Positive Psychology which leaves you feeling better as well as more knowledgeable… ” Counsellor & Therapist, Dorset

“This course is life changing, It gives you the tools to change not only for your own work or home life, but a variety of tools to help others change theirs – what generosity! It walks the happiness talk”. Sustainability Consultant, Bristol

“The masterclass was great: informative, stimulating with space to discuss and explore. I’d definitely recommend it”. Executive Coach, Birmingham

“I fully recommend these 2 days – I came away with new ideas and interventions to help more clients along their journeys of life. I feel more equipped and positive about my career and personal life’s direction” NHS Manager, Sheffield

“A stimulating and enjoyable two days that provides plenty of tools and resources to take away to use in personal development or coaching/counselling. Miriam and Bridget are very knowledgeable and present in a clear and engaging manner” Coach, Chepstow

“The Masterclass was a high quality event and one of the most inspiring, relevant and helpful courses I’ve attended. It was has opened up a fascinating box of goodies that I can confidently incorporate into my work and indeed my life.”

“Packed to the brim with ideas, interventions and theory that kept me riveted and buzzing. I went home after 2 days of training feeling happy , affirmed and full of information and interventions. I use it every day both at work with my 1-1 client work and at home.”

“Completely met my objectives – I was hoping for a life changing experience, and got it. Thank you.”

“I felt totally in safe hands – clear, thought-provoking, gentle and inspiring”

“Practical exercises and concrete information… this Masterclass was full of useful stuff….The material was presented well and the knowledge was excellent”

“I loved the Visualising the Ideal Self… and now have a lovely life map as a result… I also felt elevated and optimistic….Excellent balance between information and exercises”

“My objectives were all met and in some cases exceeded expectations…Materials were very good and knowledge outstanding.”

“…a perfect balance of personal insight and academic knowledge. Miriam and Bridget complemented each other well and seemed to guide us effortlessly through the enormous amount of material they were presenting. I am sure that whether they were after an alternative personal enlightenment or wanting to enter the academic world of Positive Psychology there are few people who would not benefit end enjoy these two days.”

“It was a wonderful 2 days of learning, sharing and being.  A feast for my mind and heart, both personally and professionally…  You are both truly inspiring women, and the course, content and approach worked beautifully.”

“Met all objectives in reviewing positive psychology principles and applications… Excellent presentation and clarity of materials”

“Perfect! Thank you!”


Part 2 Testimonials:

“I would absolutely recommend the Part 2 Positive Psychology Masterclass for anyone interested in deepening their knowledge of Positive Psychology particularly if you want to apply it in any kind of group format or organisation” (Clinical Psychologist, Ireland)

” I loved all of it – it’s all going to help me develop as a person as well as a well-being life coach. The best trainers – so inspirational. Very knowledgeable, articulate, warm and approachable. Thank you so much” (Well-being Coach)

“I enjoyed this Masterclass so much. Both Miriam and Bridget were very engaging and effective facilitators. Thank You” (Performance Coach, Malaysia)

“Useful consolidation  of  Positive Psychology theory and professional applications. Thought-provoking and inspiring” (GP Trainer, Bristol)

“Excellent. A great way to deep dive into some central concepts of Positive Psychology and get tools to apply in my coaching practice” (Exec Coach)

“A good pace and range of input and activities. I found that it consolidated and added to Part 1 extremely well and I am so glad I came” (Education Psychologist, Kent)

I would definitely advise anyone to do the course. It will open a door to a positive future” (Facilities Manager, Cheltenham)

“Always impressed by the extent of Bridget and Miriam’s knowledge of the theory, practice and up-to-date relevant evidence-based research” 

“Excellent. The trainers are clearly experts in their field whilst being friendly and approachable at the same time. So many practical ideas. The trainers are warm and positively modelling what they are teaching”

“I would strongly recommend this programme to anyone wanting to explore the theory and practical application of positive psychology. The trainers are excellent, accessible, knowledgeable and kind. Thank you!’ (Consultant & Exec Coach, Liverpool)

“I found the Masterclass both inspiring and a catalyst for me moving forward with my coaching career goals and aspirations for learning more on PP. I am leaving the class feeling motivated to continue to research and read PP material to see how it can weave into my coaching practice in the future.” (Emotional Intelligence Coach, Gloucester)

“I would recommend the PP Masterclass Part 2 to extend the learning onto a new level with tools and reading for personal practice and to work in coaching and the development of others” (Development Officer, University of Manchester)

“The Positive Psychology Masterclass Part 2 is an excellent follow on from  Part 1 giving a great summary and providing new research, techniques and tools to take away.” L&D Director, London

“Energising and inspiring. A great opportunity to dig into the principles in more depth and be inspired by like-minded individuals. Collaborative, energising and thought-provoking. Lots of practical tips and tools for application”

“Great way of integrating the theory of Positive Psychology and finding ways of putting it into practice in whatever field of work you are in”
“Very useful, helpful and informative presentation of skills, theory and techniques” Clinical Psychologist

“For anyone interested in Positive Psychology this is a very in-depth and insightful course. There are lots of ideas on theory and application. Bridget & Miriam really live this subject”. PG Psychotherapist, London

“I highly recommend the part 2 Positive Psychology Masterclass for a comprehensive and practical understanding of Positive Psychology in the workplace and for one’s personal life. I would highly recommend PPM2 – revealing and thought-provoking. A journey of self-discovery”. Community Builder, Glos

“This masterclass builds well on Part 1 of the Positive Psychology Masterclass – well worth attending.  Probation Officer, Worcestershire The Part 2 Masterclass is two days well spent. With Parts 1 & 2 under your belt you can make a profound difference to your practice”. IT Company Director, Glos.

 “This course has helped me to understand where I am working at my best and given an opportunity to reflect on how I can use my strengths for positive action for myself and others”.

“Take 2 days out of your life and put 2 tonnes of awareness into it. Then  go and use it”

 “My feelings after 2 intensive, well-structured and fun days”. Executive Coach, Mentor & Facilitator, West Midlands

“A deeper insight into the world of positive psychology, bringing new tools into the equation. Part 2 of the Positive Psychology Masterclass solidified and built on the knowledge from part 1 and gave the opportunity to learn practical exercises that could be use d for both personal and corporate development”. Finance Professional & Coach, Chester

“The Masterclass provides an opportunity to reflect on practice and consider how the highly relevant and accessible subject matter can be applied in a practical manner that benefits practitioner and client”.  Executive Coach, Trainer & Mentor, West Midlands

“As a facilitator and trainer myself I’ve felt awed by Bridget and Miriam’s passion for their subject and their ability to communicate. It’s been a pleasure to participate” Coach, Trainer & Facilitator, Herts

“Vital for growing your coaching practice” Coach & Mediator, Slovenia “This is my 2nd Positive Psychology Masterclass I’ve attended and it has been wonderful as always. Lifechanging in many ways and will develop and improve your knowledge and understanding of applied positive psychology and how you can embed it into your life and work. Wonderful!’ Teacher, Liverpool

“The Advanced Positive Psychology Masterclass is a brilliant 2 days for people who want to develop their knowledge and plan how to use PP in their work.”  Ed Psych & Coach

“Really well constructed with good range, span and breadth of materials done with warmth, presence, great skill and professionalism. These are two trainers absolutely on top of the topics, research and applications of positive psychology…For those interested in taking the next step in their journey in positive psychology this is the right programme – insightful, learned, rigorous useful and deeply applicable in our work when we leave”. Coach/Trainer, Hants

“Really excellent. So well thought through, presented and realised. A great compliment to the Part 1 course….This is two days packed with practical ideas on how to use positive psychology in work and life in general. This work is pioneering, important and will have great significance”. University Manager, Plymouth

“I would recommend the Positive Psychology Masterclass – A positive and practical experience. Lots of learning and you leave happier and ready for a brighter future”.  Mental Health Practitioner

“I was so impressed by the quality and content…I would absolutely recommend the Positive Psychology Masterclass…very inspiring”  Executive Coach, Coventry

“I really enjoyed this – love the toolkit and got good ideas both for work and for personal development…  I said last time that I really enjoyed your complementary styles – it works very well. Such wonderful people attend so lots to learn from them too….I will certainly endorse it fully”

“Fantastic overview of key positive psychology concepts and insight into some very useful tools.”

“Brilliant! Good balance of presentation material and activities.  Expands your thinking and gives loads of ideas to take away and build into your work, life and relationships.”

Positive Psychology Masterclass Part 1 (Day 1 & 2): Foundations of Positive Psychology

The Part 1 Foundation Masterclass introduces you to the key principles and evidence-based techniques in positive psychology giving you a thorough grounding in the foundations of the science. In this highly engaging and practical course you will learn how to apply positive psychology to increase your personal well-being and how to use it with others.

Modules include:

  • The Science of Happiness, Well-Being & Flourishing
  • Maximising Positive Emotions & Positivity Practices
  • Engagement & Flow
  • Identifying & Applying Strengths
  • Finding Meaning & Purpose 
  • Mindsets, Motivation & Goals
  • Developing Optimism & Resilience
  • Building Positive Relationships

Your masterclass will be facilitated by Bridget Grenville-Cleave (MSc MAPP, MBA, FCCA) and Miriam Akhtar (MSc MAPP), two of Europe’s most experienced Positive Psychology trainers and founder members of the Centre for Applied Positive Psychology and the International Positive Psychology Association. For more information, contact Bridget on +44 (0)7740 635756 or email

Venue: Bristol, UK

Dates: 31st Jan & 1st Feb 2019 ; 25th & 26th Apr ; 20th & 21st June ; 10th & 11th October; 12th & 13th Dec 2019; 13th & 14th Feb 2020; 2nd-3rd April 2020.

Venue: Bristol, UK

Dates: Thurs 2nd & Fri 3rd April 2020

Investment: £575 + vat. This includes lunch on both days, refreshments throughout and all course materials.

Part 1 Early Bird / Concessionary Rate (booked & paid for by 13th March): £450 + vat. Book now – from 14th March the full rate applies.

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Part 2 Masterclass (Day 3 & 4) : Advanced – Positive Psychology for Professionals and Workplace Well-being

Days 3 and 4 of the Advanced Masterclass build on the foundations of Part 1, showing you how you can apply Positive Psychology in groups, organisations, schools, communities and as well-being champions. We introduce the new wave of Positive Psychology 2.0. Our hands-on approach will give you the tools to use Positive Psychology in coaching, training and Learning & Development and show you how to apply the science for higher performance, engagement and success.

Modules include:

  • The Science of Flourishing
  • Well-Being at Work
  • Strengths Coaching across the Lifespan
  • Appreciative Inquiry & Psychological Capital
  • Joy, Meaning & Engagement at Work
  • Positive Leadership & Positive Deviance
  • Advanced Resilience
  • High Quality Connections at Work

Your masterclass will be facilitated by Bridget Grenville-Cleave (MSc MAPP, MBA, FCCA) and Miriam Akhtar (MSc MAPP), two of Europe’s most experienced Positive Psychology trainers and founder members of the Centre for Applied Positive Psychology and the International Positive Psychology Association. For more information, contact Bridget on +44 (0)7740 635756 or email Bridget[at]

Venue: Bristol, UK

Date: Thurs 28th & Fri 29th March 2019; Thurs 16th & Fri 17th May ; 18th & 19th July; 7th & 8th November 2019; 26th & 27th March FULL; 23rd & 24th April 2020

Investment: £575+ vat. This includes lunch on both days, refreshments throughout and all course materials.

Part 2 Early Bird / Concessionary Rate for April 2020 (booked & paid for by 1st April): £450 + vat. Book now – from 2nd April the full rate applies.

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