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Introduction to Positive Psychology

For everyone, including mental- and behavioral-health professionals.

A happier, healthier life is available to you. By exploring the science of optimal functioning—including research from the fields of positive psychology, neuroscience, and mind-body medicine—you can create a life that centers on what works. This program addresses the realms crucial to well-being (spiritual, physical, intellectual, relational, and emotional) and grounds your learning in the ancient wisdom available through meditation and yoga.

Create a life of greater health, happiness, meaning, and overall well-being by gathering the tools, practices, and attitudes that make a profound difference, including the

  • Positivity spiral
  • Math of happiness: daily increases to boost success
  • Science of appreciation, gratitude, and optimism
  • Art of mindfulness practice, and how it amplifies happiness
  • Barriers that make change difficult
  • Technology of sustaining positive transformation over time.

Recommended reading Tal Ben-Shahar, Happier; Martin Seligman, Authentic Happiness; Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection.

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All Self-Discovery

A Message from Maria Sirois


Maria Sirois, PsyD, is a positive psychologist and seminar leader who teaches with wisdom, authenticity, and humor at the intersection of resilience and flourishing.

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