Miriam is a positive psychology trainer, consultant and coach, who was one of the first group of positive psychologists in Europe to qualify from the MAPP @ UEL. Her speciality is in positive psychology interventions turning the theory into practice. She runs Positive Psychology Masterclasses and develops well-being programmes in the health, education and business sectors.
For her Masters she developed a positive psychology programme for alcohol-misusing adolescents. The pilot of the intervention was a great success – as well-being increased, alcohol dependence dropped to a third of its original level. The participants began to turn their lives around, entering into an ‘upwards spiral of development’ which saw the majority re-engaging with education. The study showed the potential for positive psychology to be applied to those who’ve moved beyond risk into the reality of health, social and educational problems. The well-being of young people is of particular interest to Miriam. She is a trainer/facilitator on the Penn Resilience Programme in the UK and works with the young people’s charities In-Volve and Off The Record.
Miriam is a PhD candidate at the University of Bath investigating positive psychology interventions for mild-to-moderate depression. She is also writing a self-help book on the same subject for Duncan Baird Publishers and co-presents The Happiness Training Plan CD (www.happinesstrainingplan.com). She writes for Positive Psychology News (www.positivepsychologynews.com) and is a member of IPPA, the International Positive Psychology Association.
For further information about applying positive psychology and to contact Miriam:
t: +44 (0)7973 742739