Who Should Attend? This course is relevant
to anyone interested in improving their own lives or the lives
Entrepreneurs, business professionals, coaches, teachers, therapists
and other people in leadership positions will find that this
course provides practical tools for remaining flexible and innovative
in the 21st century.
Why is this class called Positive Psychology 3.0? Because
it is not positive psychology as usual! This integration stands
on the shoulders of Versions 1.0 and 2.0. Todd believes this
class will offer a new and extremely useful integration of positive
psychology research and practice!
Can I hear Todd talk about the class? Yes.
Todd did a one-hour q&a about the class. You can download
the recording of his q&a by clicking here.
What is the week-by-week schedule for the class?
Week 1. Beyond happiness: Reconsidering the aim of interventions
Week 2. A dynamic view of personality and motivation
Week 3. The greatest resource you are overlooking (Chapter 2)
Week 4. Psychological flexibility as health
Week 5. Smorgasbord of psychological flexibility interventions
Week 6. Smorgasbord of psychological flexibility interventions
II (Chapter 9)
Week 7. Stacking the odds for a passionate and compassionate
social world (Chapter 6)
Week 8. Weird influences on our well-being (and how to harness
What participants will get out of this workshop:
Be conversant in the latest research on happiness,
meaning in life, curiosity and mindfulness, personality, resilience,
Understand how to apply this research to personal
and professional settings (The emphasis on application is
deliberate.) In applied positive psychology, change is the coin
of the realm. An enduring focus of this course will be how to
take wise action to apply positive psychology to our work, life,
parenting and play.
Abandon one-size-fits-all interventions. Instead
become better equipped to recognize and adapt to novelty and
uncertainty; shift mindsets and strategies to match the demands
of a given situation; and maintain balance among important life
(All too often in the past, suggested strategies are framed
in terms of one size fits all-with little regard for individual
differences, gender differences, and differences in situational
power. Instead, we must recognize complexity and tailor our
interventions to the person or situation at hand.)
Communicate more effectively with other people
by being more attuned to social cues, values, and forces that
influence us on the fringes of conscious awareness
Discover strategies for assessing and tracking
dynamic concepts such as mindfulness and psychological flexibility
Learn innovative ways to handle stress and build
strengths of character, mindfulness, resilience, interests and
passions, and healthy relationships
Learn how to live a valued life even when psychological
pain is present
Lean how to create a valued life plan
This course will cover:
Strategies for building resilience, cultivating strengths,
and enhancing relationships with clients, family, friends, and
Drawing on cutting-edge research, Todd will highlight
the strong connections between curiosity, positive relationships,
and a meaningful life.
Instead of standard techniques that attempt to reduce
pain or increase positive feelings in the pursuit of "happiness,"
this workshop will help people lead rich, meaningful lives.
At the end of this course, you will leave with a greater
understanding of psychological flexibility, strengths, values,
sources of meaning, and the skills to enhance them.
You will leave with details on how to use these insights
during uncertain, unpredictable, and difficult times.
This includes a deeper understanding of mental disorders
such as depression and social anxiety that cause a person's
fluid transactions with the environment to break down so that
responses become stereotyped, rigid, and unhelpful.
And most important, Todd will elaborate on the paths--and
challenges--to creating a meaningful life.
What if I miss a class? Are the classes recorded?
Yes. Every class will be digitally recorded. The recording
and all other class information will be placed on the password
protected class website.
Will the class have CEUs?
Yes. There will be 8 hours of CEUs for psychologists (APA),
social workers (NASW), licensed counselors (NBCC), and Marriage
and Family Therapists in California. There will also be coach
continuing education credits for members of the International
Coach Federation. And the class will count toward MentorCoach
and ICF certification for MentorCoach students. You must be
present for 80% of the classes to receive CEU credit.