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Certificate in Positive Psychology


Psychology for many years was focussed on mental illnesses and how to help a person become less mentally ill or recover from it. It had neglected a large chunk of the population who are not mentally ill but can benefit from understanding how our minds work, the motivations for our behaviour and how to become better. That is where the field of Positive Psychology (PP) came in.

Course objective

To enable the participants to be equipped with the knowledge of the basics of Positive Psychology (PP). The focus of PP is helping ordinary people become better in their work, in their relationships and experience a greater level of emotional well-being. The Course over three modules will explore the PERMA model in the first module, the six virtues and 24 strengths in the second module and the application of PP over different domains (parenting, workplace, counselling/coaching, senior citizens) in the third module. At the end of the course, the participants should have a sound understanding of how a person can have a more emotionally fulfilling life and the tools to achieve that.

Admission Criteria

The course will be conducted in English and hence basic knowledge of English is expected. Anyone above the age of 18 can enrol in the course. The course will be completely online and would need the basic skill of operating a computer.

Questionnaires and Assessment Instruments

The participants are expected to answer questionnaires and various assessment instruments that they will be directed to take in the duration of the course.

Course Duration

Students can choose from the two batches that we offer. One batch will be on weekdays and the other on weekends.

*Batch 1:* Weekdays will be *Thursday from 11:00 am to 1 pm.* (May 26 2022, to Nov 2022)

*Batch 2:* Weekends will be *Sunday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.* (May 29, 2022, to Nov 2022)

*Students while they should choose one batch, will be permitted to attend (with prior permission) sessions with the other batch if they have missed attending with theirs.

Course content

This will be six months online course with classes conducted once a week. The duration of the class will be for two hours. There will be a total of 22-24 sessions in the course

Module 1: The Goal

Introduction to Positive Psychology

The PERMA model

Positivity and Positive Emotions

Engagement – the role of work and time in our emotional well-being

Understanding Relationships – How to enhance harmony

How Meaning and Purpose in life play a crucial role in our lives

Contribution of Achievement, Success, Failures to our happiness

Module 2: The Tools

Understanding different strengths, Virtues and Character Strengths

Five Strengths of Wisdom (Creativity, Curiosity, Judgment, Love of Learning, Perspective)

Four Strengths of Courage (Bravery, Perseverance, Honesty, Zeal)

Three Strengths of Humanity (Love, Kindness, Social Intelligence)

Three Strengths of Justice (Teamwork, Fairness, Leadership)

Four Strengths of Temperance (Forgiveness, Humility, Prudence, Self-regulation)

Five Strengths of Transcendence (Appreciation of Beauty, Gratitude, Hope, Humour and Spirituality)

Module 3: Application in domains

PP in Parenting

PP in Workplace

PP in Counselling

PP with Senior Citizens


Grit and Mindset

PP 2.0 Embracing our dark side

Course evaluation is assignment based

There will be five assignments to be completed by the students which may be about themselves or may need them to talk to someone for the assignment. Towards the end of the course they are expected to administer the strength test to three people and talk to them about it effectively guiding others on using their strength to better their lives.

They are expected to attend all classes to qualify for the certificate.

If they do the assignments and the case review along with the attendance, they will be given the certificate. Participants should also have completed their fee payment in full for receiving the certificate.

Expectations from the participants: 

We expect 100% attendance from every student. All students of the course are expected to attend ALL  the classes in the course and follow the rules of engagement as defined by the faculty. They are expected to submit all the assignments in time and take an active part in the classroom activity. They are expected to uphold strict confidentiality on all matters shared by other participants either in the class or others that they will talk to as part of their assignments

Course Fee

The course fee is Rs 35000/- to be paid in one shot at the beginning of the course.  Refund of the course fee is possible before the course starts after deducting Rs 1000/- as administrative expenses. No refund is possible once the course starts.

Instalment Facility

Instalment facility: Students can pay by instalments if they wish

First instalment at admission: Rs. 16,000/-

Second Instalment before 10 July: Rs. 10.000/-

Third instalment before 10 August: 10,000/- 

Student’s access to the course may be disabled if they don’t pay the instalment on time

For registering for the course and for any other details, please contact

Sadiqa Patel 9886044221 / 8310819029

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