Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology

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March 15, 2014
9:00 AMto6:00 PM
March 16, 2014
9:00 AMto6:00 PM
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Main Facilitator- Emiliya Zhivotovskaya, MAPP, ERYT
Guest Facilitators: Louis Alloro, MEd, MAPP & Carin Rockind, MAPP
Presenters include: Sonja Lyubomirksy, PhD, Andrew Newberg, PhD, Robert Emmons, PhD, Stephen Post, PhD, Todd Kashdan, PhD, Gayatri Devi, MD

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Positive psychology (PP) is a new PP-trainingand rapidly growing field that demonstrates what individuals, organizations and communities need in order to flourish. Where traditional psychology focused on fixing what was wrong in a person, positive psychology aims to create more wellbeing, happiness and life satisfaction. While philosophers have long investigated the nature of happiness, it was not until 1998 that scientists coalesced to explore well-being through systematic and multi-faceted research. To date, thousands of PP studies have been conducted and papers published. However, there are few organizations training individuals in this fresh knowledge and innovative set of practices. The Open Center is therefore delighted to offer one of the first certificate programs in the country in both the theory and application of Positive Psychology. It is intended to benefit both individuals and those working with clients, organizations and communities.

This 150-hour, 6-month program is designed around the model of Flourishing developed by Dr. Martin Seligman, founder of Positive Psychology, with an added emphasis on physical well-being. It consists of six modules focusing on Positivity, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, Achievement and Vitality (PERMA-V).

Each module includes:
• 1 weekend on site.
• 1 online webinar with a leading PP expert.
• 2 tele-classes with online videos.
• 1 interview call with a positive psychology practitioner.

Each module is designed to provide participants with the depth of knowledge, theory, tools and research to demonstrate and teach PP to others. The materials provided include reusable power points, research summary pages, measurement tools and worksheets. The certificate will be of special interest to educators, coaches, managers, consultants, human resource personnel, executives, leaders, facilitators, yoga teachers, nutritionists, body workers, doctors, psychologists and other mental health/wellness practitioners.

For more information or questions: Contact Emiliya at info@certificateinpositivepsychology.com.
FREE DOWNLOAD - Download a recording of a recent webinar introduction to the Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology.

NOTE: You will need to download a free software application from Webex to view the recording. The Webex ARF Player, for Windows or Mac, may be downloaded from: http://www.webex.com/play-webex-recording.html.
(For technical assistance, please email learn@opencenter.org).

Module 1—Positivity

  • Understand the history of happiness studies and measures of life-satisfaction worldwide.
  • Learn the basic evidence-based interventions for measuring and boosting positivity, optimism and resilience.

Module 2—Engagement

  • Identify, utilize and enhance character strengths when working with people and organizations.
  • The psychological underpinnings of engagement, flow and peak performance and how to create these experiences for others.
  • The mechanisms behind self-regulation, will-power and decision making.
  • The benefits of an practices of mindfulness and savoring.

Module 3—Relationships

  • How to build authentic and high-quality connections as well as navigate turbulent ones.
  • How to work with and promote altruism, volunteering, kindness and forgiveness.

Module 4—Meaning

  • Practices for helping others uncover life purpose, passion and meaning.
  • Understanding awe, transcendence and spiritual practices from the perspective of psychology.

Module 5—Achievement

  • Research on helping people to create measurable and sustainable changes in their lives.
  • Increasing hope, self-efficacy, intrinsic motivation and grit within others.

Module 6—Vitality

  • Working with stress, calm, sleep and physical activity.
  • The mind-body connection: how altering physical states affects the mind and vice versa.

To receive a free copy of the detailed program outline with in depth information about what skills and theory will be taught e-mail emiliya@emiliya.com or call (212)F-L-O-U-R-I-S-H/ (212) 356-8747 for details.

March -October 2014: 7 weekends,
Saturdays & Sundays, 9am–6pm
March 15 & 16, April 12 & 13, May 17 & 18,
June 7 & 8, July 12 & 13, September 6 & 7, October 11 & 12

14WP40S     Click HERE for CEU information.
$3,950 (No Member Discount)

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Deposit of $1200 and 3 additional payments of $1000 on 4/21, 5/28 & 7/2.
To register for the payment plan call 212-219-2527 x 2


Louis Alloro, MEd, MAPP
Louis Alloro, MEd, MAPP, is a Fellow at George Mason University’s Center for Consciousness & Transformation, and owns a NYC-based consultancy which partners in the Social/Emotional Leadership Movement, including a city-wide intervention in Cleveland, Ohio.
Gayatri Devi, MD

Gayatri Devi, MD, author of  The Calm Brain.

Robert Emmons, PhD

Robert Emmons, PhD, author of Thanks, The Psychology of Gratitude and Gratitude Works!

Todd Kashdan, PhD

Todd Kashdan, PhD, author of Designing Positive Psychology and Curious?

Sonja Lyubomirsky, PhD

Sonja Lyubomirsky, PhD, leading positive psychologist, author of The How of Happiness.

Andrew B. Newberg, MD

Andrew B. Newberg, MD, associate professor in the Department of Radiology and Psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and director of that school’s Center for Spirituality and the Mind, has used neuroimaging to study aging and dementia, epilepsy and other neurological and psychiatric disorders, and done extensive research on the relationship between brain function and mystical experiences as well as the physiological correlates of alternative therapies. He has co-authored several award-winning, bestselling books, including Why God Won’t Go Away: Brain Science and the Biology of Belief, and is the author of the just published How God Changes Your Brain.

Stephen Post, PhD

Stephen Post, PhD, author of Why Good Things Happen to Good People.

Carin Rockind, MAPP

Carin Rockind, MAPP, helps people uncover their life purpose and live the life of their dreams. She is a life and career coach, speaker, author and trainer who is an expert in positive psychology, the scientific study of happiness, well-being and success. She is a former Fortune 500 marketing exec and uses this background to support professional woman in their struggle to remain balanced and successful in all aspects of their lives.

Emiliya Zhivotovskaya, MAPP, ERYT

Emiliya Zhivotovskaya, MAPP, ERYT, is an international Positive Psychology-based coach, consultant, facilitator and yoga teacher. She is the Chief Happiness Officer (CHO) for HappCo and the success coach for the National Society of Leadership and Success. She runs the NYC Science of Happiness Club, and was formerly facilitator of the UPenn Resiliency Program.

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