Positive Psychology Learning Happiness


Whatever goals you have in life, like most people you probably want to be happy.

Our interactive one-day Positive Psychology Learning Happiness course is accredited by Buckinghamshire New University and provides an in-depth look at the scientific research on the subject of happiness from the field of positive psychology. We share effective, evidence-based interventions that will help you improve your relationships and reach your potential to be happier in both your personal and professional life.

If you want to learn more about the science of happiness, and explore different ways of how to flourish in life, then this highly experiential course is for you.


What you will learn

During this one-day course, we will examine and explore the leading research that reveals the common characteristics and behaviours of people who thrive, flourish and find success in life. We will help you to discover ways you can apply these principles, to increase your happiness potential and feelings of fulfilment.

More people are discovering the power of reliable, validated research from the science of positive psychology. This course will share this information with you and show you how to apply these evidence-based tools in your personal and professional life to increase your general level of happiness.

This course will enable you to:

  • Recognise  different types of happiness
  • Gain knowledge  and an overview of the latest happiness research
  • Understand the positive effect of happiness in relationships,   communities and working environments
  • Learn new skills  so you can apply the principles of happiness interventions in both professional and personal environments
  • Understand the concept and principles of ‘Happiness Contagion’  that spreads and increases the happiness of others


Co-Directors of Positive Psychology Learning

This course is run by Dan Collinson and Lesley Lyle, two alumni Associate Lecturers on the MSC in Applied Positive Psychology course at Buckinghamshire New University. They run a number of Positive Psychology courses, consultancy and coaching within the UK and Internationally, including  the Government of the United Arab Emirates on their National Happiness and Positive Programme..

Dan and Lesley are highly regarded in both the academic and professional world of Positive Psychology. They are co-founders of The Positive Psychology People website, a non-profit organisation set up to help people around the world access free information about wellbeing that currently has an audience of over 30,000 people.

On completion of this Happiness course you will receive a Certificate from Positive Psychology Learning and Bucks New University and be eligible for a CPD certificate of attendance.

In-House Courses

We are currently running this as an in-house course only. If  you would like details of this course for your organisation or group please  contact us for more information. Open courses may become available later in 2018.

Our Venues

We run our courses in prime locations and venues, so you can relax and feel comfortable in your learning environment.  Our courses are currently run in two locations and also  offered as in-house programmes for organisations and groups.

Missenden Abbey

Historic Missenden Abbey is owned by Buckinghamshire (Bucks) New University and is home to our MSc Applied Positive Psychology Course (MAPP).  This beautiful building has a history of more than 800 years, founded in 1133 the former monastery is now a conference centre and hotel.

More information about travel, accommodation, parking and facilities here

Careys Manor

Careys Manor, Brockenhurst is a magnificent Manor House situated in the New Forest National Park. This 4 star hotel and award winning spa, featured in The Telegraph’s best hotels in Hampshire. Our delegates love this location and frequently arrange to extend their stay a few days longer to enjoy this popular tourist location that is close to forest, coast and parkland. More information about travel, accommodation, parking and facilities here


We are currently running this course in-house with several organisations. Open course dates will be announced soon.