- May 1–4, 2017
- Monday–Thursday: 3 nights
Embodied Positive Psychology Summit The Practical Science of Everyday Love
“'Love' is the name for our pursuit of wholeness, for our desire to be complete.” —Plato
In Positive Psychology, love is the supreme emotion. To reach for your highest and best self—to be whole—you must learn to embody your highest and best emotion: love.
To live in wholeness demands discipline and commitment because love lives in relationships—in relation to oneself, to others at work and at home, to nature, and to the world around you. But that’s not always easy. How can you cultivate and engage this supreme emotion in a healthy way, on a daily basis, without holding it up as an idealized aspiration that’s never completely realized?
Based in the scientific study of Positive Psychology and informed by adjacent fields of neurobiology and sociology, this summit explores the ultimate practicality and accessibility of love as an expression of wholeness and radical receptivity. Return home with a fuller and richer sense of wholeness, and experience the immediacy of love’s availability in every circumstance.
Note Your registration confirmation will include a link to select your summit workshops. Please complete this online form prior to the summit; register early to ensure a place in the workshops you want to attend. Up to 10 psychology credits are available, based on the workshop sessions selected. Call Registrations for additional information: 866.200.5203.
Presented in partnership with
Barbara Fredrickson • Todd Kashdan • Joan Borysenko
Megan McDonough • Stephen Cope • Neal Mayerson
Take time before and/or after the Embodied Positive Psychology Summit to go deeper and extend your stay with pre- and post-summit Master Classes. Using an interactive, engaging format, Master Classes are an invitation to study key topics in Positive Psychology in depth, with experts in the field. Registration is also open to those not attending the summit who wish to explore a specific topic during a shorter visit. View master class descriptions
Find out more View Summit Workshop Schedule
Summit tuition $595, plus room and meals.
Master classes $195 each, plus room and meals.
Ways to Attend the Embodied Positive Psychology Summit
Attend all five days of the summit, April 30–May 5: Register for the summit and
Attend four days of the summit; April 30–May 4 or May 1–May 5: Register for the summit and
Register for the Embodied Positive Psychology Summit only, May 1–4.
Program at a Glance
Barbara L. Fredrickson, PhD, among the most highly cited scholars in psychology, is the Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and director of the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Lab at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.Full Bio and Programs
Todd Kashdan, PhD, is a world-recognized authority on well-being, strengths, social relationships, stress, and anxiety.Full Bio and Programs
Joan Borysenko, PhD, is a Harvard Medical School-trained biologist, a licensed psychologist, a New York Times best-selling author, and a pioneer in mind-body medicine.Full Bio and Programs
Neal H. Mayerson, PhD, worked as a psychotherapist in hospital, community mental-health, and private practice settings for 15 years, with specialties in chronic pain and eating disorders.Full Bio and Programs
Megan McDonough is CEO of Wholebeing Institute, an educational organization committed to helping people live life to its fullest.Full Bio and Programs
Howard Martin helped Doc Childre found HeartMath in 1991, and serves as a key spokesperson and executive for the organization.Full Bio and Programs
Megha Nancy Buttenheim, MA, E-RYT 1000, founding director of Let Your Yoga Dance® LLC, specializes in bringing a gentler, kinder yoga practice to the world.Full Bio and Programs
Stephen Cope, MSW, Scholar-in-Residence and Kripalu Ambassador, is the best-selling author of Soul Friends: The Transforming Power of Deep Human Connection.Full Bio and Programs
Maria Sirois, PsyD, is a Positive Psychologist and seminar leader who teaches with wisdom, authenticity, and humor at the intersection of resilience and flourishing.Full Bio and Programs
Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP, is a pioneer in the areas of goal setting/accomplishment, grit, happiness and success.Full Bio and Programs
Elaine O’Brien, PhD, MAPP, is a forerunner in the fields of Positive Psychology, lifestyle medicine, positive aging, and fitness science.Full Bio and Programs
Linda Jackson is owner/operator of the Centre for Acupuncture, Herbs & Massage in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.Full Bio and Programs
Phoebe Atkinson, LCSW-R, is Teaching Assistant Mentor for the Certificate in Positive Psychology (CiPP) program in the United States.Full Bio and Programs
Alan Brown is a dean at Grace Church School in New York City, where he leads mindfulness programs for students and parents.Full Bio and Programs
Lisa Honig Buksbaum is an inspirational speaker and creator of Soaringwords, a not-for-profit organization founded in 2001, which has provided more than 250,000 hospitalized children and their families and caregivers with programming based on Positive Psychology concepts that enhance well-being.Full Bio and Programs
Karen Whelan-Berry, PhD, is a scholar-practitioner who focuses on creating individual and organizational change; positive and effective individuals, teams, and leaders; and work-life balance and integration.Full Bio and Programs
Catherine Flavin has more than 20 years of experience in leadership, engagement, diversity, and organizational development in many industries, including financial and professional services, pharma, health care, insurance, hospitality/gaming, foundations, and higher education.Full Bio and Programs
Ruth Pearce, JD, PMP, runs A Lever Long Enough, supporting and coaching managers and team members to transform the workplace into a community.Full Bio and Programs
Stephen Redmon is a retired military lawyer who served in the Army Judge Advocate General Corps for 20 years.Full Bio and Programs
Mina Simhai is a Positive Psychology educator, consultant, facilitator, speaker, writer, and former lawyer.Full Bio and Programs
Fatima Doman, founder and CEO of Authentic Strengths Advantage®, is passionate about coaching people to leverage their strengths at work and in life.Full Bio and Programs
Darshan Mehta is medical director of the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, and education director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.Full Bio and Programs
Gwendolyn Hampton VanSant is CEO, cofounder, and director of Multicultural BRIDGE, an organization that works to promote cultural humility and competence and to educate communities to overcome bias and barriers.Full Bio and Programs
JV Hampton VanSant has worked with Multicultural BRIDGE in many capacities since 2008, first as a volunteer and later as an intern.Full Bio and Programs