Courses and Events
Distance Learning Courses in 2014

16th April
Free Webinar on The Journey Approach to Change
Recording available at this link
with Chris Johnstone

7th May 2014
The Journey Approach to Change
with Chris Johnstone

22nd May 2014
Happiness Lectures for Free
with Miriam Akhtar and Chris Johnstone

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

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.
We have two main courses coming up this year, each introduced by a free webinar.
The
Journey Approach to Change with Chris Johnstone looks at insights, skills and strategies that strengthen our ability to move towards any kind of goal.
The recording of the free webinar from April 16th is available at
this link.
The
eight-week online course starts on May 7th.
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The Happiness Training Programme with Miriam Akhtar and Chris Johnstone draws on Positive Psychology research and explores how we can cultivate sustainable happiness in ourselves and others.
The
free webinar which we call The Happiness Lectures Online, is on May 22nd. It will introduce the concept and practice of Sustainable Happiness.
The
eight-week online course starts on 24th September 2014
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Chris Johnstone also runs
residential weekend versions of these courses at Newbold House in Forres, Scotland.

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 Motivational Interviewing (next one starts 18th March) and Positive Psychology for Helping Professionals (next one starts 28th Oct 2014).


Planetary issues

Our courses also look at how we can contribute to resilience, 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 April 7th 2014, and there will be another group starting 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.