Courses and Events
Distance Learning Courses in 2014
See this link for recordings of free webinars this year.

9th September 2014
Active Hope Training
with Chris Johnstone and Barbara Ford

10th September 2014
Free webinar on Happiness Training
with Miriam Akhtar and Chris Johnstone

24th September 2014
The Happiness Training Programme
with Miriam Akhtar and Chris Johnstone

28th October 2014
Positive Psychology for Helping Professionals
with Chris Johnstone


Recordings of past free events
Webinar in Transformative Social Change
with David Gershon
recording (slides and audio) viewable here

Training for Positive Change
with Chris Johnstone
mp4 recording (52 mins) available here

Transformative Social Change
with David Gershon, from Dec 9th 2012
mp3 audio recording (1hr) available here

Personal Resilience Training
with Chris Johnstone and Sheri Hendricks
mp4 recording (1hr) available here.


Welcome to our website. We offer online courses and resources that strengthen our ability to promote resilience, sustainable happiness and positive change - in our lives, in those we work with and in the world. Our goal is to pass on insights, skills and strategies that make a difference and that help us make a difference.

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Our courses currently address three main areas:

Personal wellbeing

Courses for people wanting to increase their resilience, sustainable happiness and ability to make positive changes in their lives and world.
The next course we have coming up is the
Happiness Training Programme with Miriam Akhtar and Chris Johnstone, an eight-week online course starts on 24th September 2014.
We’re introducing this with a free webinar on Happiness Training on Sept 10th. You can register for the free webinar at
this link.
You can watch a recording of a recent free webinar on Sustainable Happiness, with Miriam Akhtar and Chris Johnstone, at
this link.
Chris Johnstone is running a
residential weekend version of this course, called Sustainable Happiness, at Newbold House in Forres, Scotland over the weekend of 22nd - 24th August.

We also have courses on Resilience Training and one on Change-Making Skills that will run again in 2015.

Practitioner training

Courses for coaches, health professionals, educators and other practitioners involved in promoting resilience, happiness and positive change in others. Our practitioner training programme includes six-week courses in Positive Psychology for Helping Professionals (next one starts 28th Oct 2014) and Motivational Interviewing (course recently finished, no date yet for next course).


Planetary issues

Our courses also look at how we can contribute to resilience, sustainable happiness and positive change at a global level. We offer trainings for people concerned about the condition of our world and wanting to strengthen their ability to make a difference. Based on the book ‘Active Hope’ by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone, our Active Hope Training runs several times a year. Our next group starts on Sept 9th.

We also had a free webinar on Active Hope Book Groups on Feb 20th. You can listen to the recording
here.

We are a social enterprise, aiming to be both financially self-sustaining and offer something useful to the world. Some of our events are free, while others we charge for. We are still quite new, so this website and our activities are still being developed.