Certificate in Positive Psychology for Coaching

A two-day CPD course for qualified coaches to apply the science of happiness to your coaching.

positive psychology coaching course
Positive Psychology emerged as a field of scientific study in the 1990s, focusing on human potential and the makeup of happiness and wellbeing, rather than on fixing people’s problems.

The starting point of positive psychology is the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to develop themselves, and to enhance their experiences. Sharing assumptions about human nature with coaching, Positive Psychology offers us ways to apply its findings with individuals and groups.

Coaches have benefited from understanding more about the psychology of flourishing and human potential, and many coaches now integrate positive psychology into their practice.

This course will help you understand more about what motivates people, and about the pillars of a good life. You will develop a language to celebrate your clients’ strengths and become more clear about that thing that everybody seems to chase their whole life: Happiness.

Course Content

Over the course of two days, you will explore:

  • Introduction to the science of positive psychology, its short history and an overview of topics.
  • Exploring the pillars of happiness and wellbeing.
  • The value of positive psychology in coaching.
  • Character strengths – what is right with you?
  • Mindsets – A positive psychology perspective on change, stuckness, limiting beliefs and potential.
  • Resilience, mental toughness and postraumatic growth.
  • Optimism – reframes, positive outlook vs explanatory style.
  • Flow, engagement & motivation.
  • Evidence-based applied positive psychology: Psychological interventions for your toolbox.
  • Positive psychology assessment and psychometrics.
  • The future of positive psychology – A positive tale about the dark side of life.

Structure & Duration

Like all of our Coaching CPD Short Courses, this course runs over two days from 10.00am until 5.30pm each day.

To help you get the most from the specialist topics covered course, we dive straight into the specific content without revisiting the core tenets of coaching. This ensures that the full two days are focused on the specialist skills, knowledge and concepts which add to your existing coaching skills.

Over the course of two days you’ll enjoy a blend of learning approaches to give you the best foundation for mastering the skills you learn.

The training is both instructional and experiential and includes:

  • Trainer led information sessions
  • Demonstrations
  • Collaborative group work exercises
  • Practice sessions in two and threes
  • Question and answer sessions

Course Accreditation and Recognition

12 hours ICF CCE

This course has been evaluated by the world’s foremost coaching body, the International Coach Federation (ICF), and awarded 12 hours Continuing Coach Education.

This is a mark of the course’s quality and counts towards your ongoing recognised coaching education both within the ICF and the wider industry.

Dates and Location

Next Dates

The dates for the Certificate in Positive Psychology for Coaching are:

  • Saturday & Sunday, 14th & 15th October 2017

Training Venue

The training takes place in the beautiful surroundings of Regents Park at:

Regents University
Inner Circle,
London NW1 4NS

Course Fee

Course fee


including VAT and ICF approved certification.

The fee can be paid by card or bank transfer on booking the course and a VAT receipt will be issued. For organisations, we can invoice on 30 days payment terms to allow processing of the payment.

How to Enrol.

To enrol on an Animas Short Coaching CPD Course, you must either be a qualified coach or in-training as a coach. This is to ensure that there is a foundational base of knowledge and skill in the training room that allows us to cover the specialist topic. For that reason, it’s important that we have a conversation with potential students to ensure that the course is right for them.

Applying is easy and painless. Simply click APPLY NOW and complete the fields on the online form. We’ll then call you for chat and make sure this is a good fit.

If you then decide to go ahead, we’ll take the payment of £495 and send you an enrolment confirmation.

Course Trainer

All of our trainers are ICF credentialed and remain actively coaching with their own private practices. This ensures that they bring a rich depth of experience in their work which they can draw upon and share with you on your learning journey.

They are also each unique in their approach and bring their particular expertise to bear on the Accredited Diploma in Transformational Coaching, whether that’s in specific modes of psychological practice or their own style as a coach.

A common saying in coaching goes, who you are is how you coach. It’s true and that’s why we ensure you gain training from each of these exceptional coaches across the modules, so you receive a balance of approaches and ideas to help you grow as a coach.

Yannick Jacob Existential Coaching

Yannick Jacob

Yannick teaches our Certificate in Existential Coaching and our Certificate in Positive Psychology Coaching and is a lecturer on the University of East London’s MSc in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching. He is a certified Existential Coach (MA) and Regent’s College-accredited mediator for alternative conflict resolution. He has worked with some of the leading figures in the European Positive Psychology scene and on various personal development programmes, most notably LifeClubs, the German “Schulfach Glück” (School Subject Happiness) and the Haberdasher Askes Wellbeing Curriculum.