This course is for you who are interested in learning more about positive psychology and how you can use it in your own life, personally. It is suitable for anyone who has an interest in learning more about the positive aspects of everyday life, positive strengths, and good qualities. It is also excellent for managers, teachers, parents, NLP Practitioners, coaches, hypnotherapists and all types of therapists and health professionals.

The course will introduce you to positive psychology and create an understanding of how knowledge about health factors affects the individual’s function, well-being, quality of life and health. You will work with personal tasks that will support you as an individual, your resources, knowledge, skills, and competence.

Learning objectives

After completing the course, you will be able to:

  • describe and explain the concept of positive psychology
  • describe and explain how positive psychology can contribute to an understanding of the concept of happiness and well-being
  • understand how and explain how nature and the environment can be used to create quality of life and health
  • reflect and understand how positive psychology can contribute to increased quality of life, positive emotions, and life satisfaction


Positive psychology focuses on human resources and competence and focuses on scientifically studying the factors that contribute to positive emotions and behavior as well as human ability for happiness, health, and quality of life.

Positive Psychology in Practice

Positive psychology has its roots in humanistic psychology and focuses on happiness and self-realization. Martin Seligman introduced the concept and is considered the father of the modern positive psychology movement.

Thought processes that affect our emotional states vary greatly from person to person. The ability to handle negative inner dialogue can provide strong positive gains for life mastery. Seligman has identified goals for positive psychology: families and schools that allow children to grow, workplaces that aim for satisfaction and high productivity, and that teach others about positive psychology.

Positive psychology is concerned with three factors:

  • positive emotions – to be happy with their past, to love the present and have hope for the future
  • positive individual traits – to focus on one’s strengths and virtues.
  • positive institutions – strengthening conditions that improve the community


Electronic submissions

You can study online at your own pace, from home or wherever you are. All submissions are made electronically.

Certificate of participation

Certificates of participation are issued from the Nordic Coach & NLP Academy (NOCNA) after an approved course with accompanying submissions. It is about 50 hours of work in total, and you decide the pace of study yourself. You can use anything from 2 weeks to 1 year to complete the course after registration.

Course literature (compulsory)

Associated resources on the online learning platform

Seligman, M. (2003). Authentic happiness (in English). Using the new positive psychology to realize your potential for lasting fulfillment. London: Nicholas Brealey Publishing






Investment: 250 EUR (2 500 NOK),-

Bank account: IBAN: NO4894900600822

After you have paid the course fee please send an email to: 
Your login details will then be forwarded to you and you can commence your study.