Positive Psychology Practitioner

Positive Psychology Practitioner

This course in Positive Psychology is for you who are interested in learning more about positive psychology and how you can use it in your own life, personally. It is suitable for anyone who has an interest in learning more about the positive aspects of everyday life, our strengths and good qualities. It is also excellent for managers, teachers, parents, NLPs, coaches, hypnotherapists and all types of therapists and health professionals.

The course will introduce positive psychology and create an understanding of how knowledge about health factors affects the individual’s function, well-being, quality of life and health. You will work with personal tasks that will support you as an individual, your resources and competence.

The academy has its own advanced pedagogical e-learning platform that provides many effective and unique learning tools.

Learning objectives

After completing the course, the candidate must be able to:

– describe and explain the concept of positive psychology
– describe and explain how positive psychology can contribute to an understanding of the concept of happiness and well-being
– understand how and explain how nature, animals and the environment can be used to create quality of life and health
– reflect and understand how positive psychology can contribute to increased quality of life, positive emotions and life satisfaction in one’s own life.

Contents

Positive psychology focuses on human resources and competence and focuses on scientifically studying the factors that contribute to positive emotions and behavior as well as human ability for happiness, health and quality of life.

Positive psychology, defined by the Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania, is the scientific study of the strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive.

It is founded on the belief that people want to live meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best within themselves, and to enhance their experiences of love, work, and play. Β 

Research has shown happier people enjoy better health, live longer, have closer friendships, are more creative and productive, and achieve greater success in general.

Historical subject facts

Positive psychology has its roots in humanistic psychology and focuses on happiness and self-realization. Martin Seligman introduced the concept and is considered the father of the modern positive psychology movement.
Thought processes that affect our emotional states vary greatly from person to person. The ability to handle negative inner dialogue can provide strong positive gains for life mastery. Seligman has identified goals for positive psychology: families and schools that allow children to grow, workplaces that aim for satisfaction and high productivity, and that teach others about positive psychology.

Positive psychology is concerned with three factors:
– positive emotions – to be happy with their past, to love the present and have hope for the future
– positive individual traits – to focus on one’s strengths and virtues.
– positive institutions – strengthening conditions that improve the community

Electronic submissions

You can study at your own pace, from home or wherever you are. All submissions are made electronically and online.

Course Diploma

Certificates of participation are issued from the Nordic Coach & NLP Academy (NOCNA) after fulfillment of the course. The course is about 50 hours of work in total and you decide the pace of study yourself. You can use anything from 2 weeks to 6 months to complete the course after registration.

Course literature

Associated e-books on the Nordic Coach & NLP Academy e-learning platform

Seligman, M. (2003). Authentic happiness (in English). Using the new positive psychology to realize your potential for lasting fulfillment. London: Nicholas Brealey Publishing

INTRODUCTION TO POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY PRACTITIONER

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Welcome to the course in Positive Psychology
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Welcome to the Positive Psychology Course (Audio)
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Assignment 1 Positive Psychology - Start
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Assignment 2 Positive Psychology - Introduction

FOUNDATIONS OF POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY

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What is Positive Psychology?
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What does Positive Psychology focus on?
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About Martin Seligman
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The development of positive psychology

POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY – THEORY, MODELS AND CONCEPTS

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Benefits of Positive Psychology
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Studies and Research in Positive Psychology
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Theory and Concepts in Positive Psychology
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Positive Psychology in Coaching
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The PERMA Model
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The GIVE Model for building a positive identity
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Flow and Flourishing
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Assignment 3 Positive Psychology – Theory, Models and Concepts

POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY EXERCISES & TECHNIQUES IN PRACTICE

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Positive Psychology in Practice
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A Gratitude Journal
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Experience Sampling Method
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Gratitude by Mental Elimination
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Making a Gratitude Visit
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Sensory Awareness
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A Letter of Self-compassion
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Kindness Journal
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The Self-Compassion Pause
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Self-Awareness Questions for adults
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Focus on Building Personal Strengths
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Taking a Daily Vacation
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The Best Possible Self
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Positive Reminiscence
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Daily Motivational Awareness
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Finding a Benefit
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Three positive things
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Meaningful and Enjoyable Activities
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Positive Experiences - Writing
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Self-Care Vision Board
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The Strengths Wheel
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The Cycle of Thoughts and Feelings
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The GLAD Technique
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Three Minute Breathing Space
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Mindfulness in the Moment - Tibetan Singing Bowl
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Loving Kindness Meditation
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Joyful Heart Meditation
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Metaphor The Passengers on a Bus
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Finding your character strenghts
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Three funny things
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Daily Mood Tracker
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About Me -worksheet
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Write Your Future Diary
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Cultivate a Positive Outlook
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Positive Psychotherapy
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Wellbeing Therapy
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Assignment 4 - Positive Psychology Exercises & Techniques in Practice

CRITICISM OF POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY

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Criticism of Positive Psychology
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Assignment 5 – Criticism of Positive Psychology

AUTHENTIC HAPPINESS

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Assignment 6 – Authentic Happiness

THE FUTURE OF POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY

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The Future of Positive Psychology
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Implementation of Positive Psychology
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Assignment 7 – The Future of Positive Psychology

EXTRA RESOURCES POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY

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Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment
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Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-Being
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Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life
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Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)
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The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want
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Authentic Happiness in Seven Emails: A philosopher's simple guide to the psychology of joy, satisfaction, and a meaningful life
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What You Can Change and What You Can't: The Complete Guide to Successful Self-Improvement
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Positive Psychology: The Scientific and Practical Explorations of Human Strengths
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Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness and Flourishing (PSY 255 Health Psychology)
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Positive Thinking: Easy self help guide: How to stop negative thoughts, negative self-talk, and reduce stress using the power of positive thinking, happiness, affirmations, and positive psychology

VIDEOS

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What is Positive Psychology?
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How To Be Happy - The Secret of Authentic Happiness - Martin Seligman
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Living in flow - the secret of happiness with Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi at Happiness & Its Causes 2014
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The new era of positive psychology | Martin Seligman
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Positive Psychology with Martin Seligman
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Martin Seligman - Wellbeing Before Learning; Flourishing students, successful schools
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PERMA
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Professor Seligman on PERMA
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Martin Seligman - Creativity and Aging (Four Thought, Ideas at the House)
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What is PERMA?
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What Is Positive Psychology & How It Differs From Positive Thinking - Dr Dani Gordon
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An Experiment in Gratitude | The Science of Happiness
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We can build a state of wellbeing with positive psychology | Gabrielle Kelly | TEDxAdelaide
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Educating For Happiness and Resilience: Dr. Ilona Boniwell at TEDxHull Watch later Share
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What is Positive Psychology?
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The Top 5 Things You Might Not Know About Positive Psychology
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Dr. Martin Seligman's Top Strengths
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Highest strengths and psychological immunisation
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VIA Signature Strengthsβ„’
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The Future of Positive Psychology
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Implementation of Positive Psychology
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Martin Seligman 'Flourishing - a new understanding of wellbeing' at Happiness & Its Causes 2012
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Panel: Martin Seligman, Ellen Langer, Ross Gittins - what is the measure of a flourishing life?
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Positive Psychology in the Workplace: Thank God It's Monday!
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Positive Psychology in Difficult Times
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How can positive psychology help me stick to my goals?
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Self-Esteem
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Dr. Seligman's Definition of Optimism
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Enrolled: 932 students
Duration: 60 hours
Lectures: 90
Level: Intermediate

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