Miriam Akhtar

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.

Miriam is one of the leading practitioners of positive psychology in the UK, having been one of the first graduates from the MAPP at the University of East London.

She is a trainer, coach, consultant, associate lecturer and keynote speaker working through Positive Psychology Training (www.positivepsychologytraining.co.uk) where she runs Positive Psychology Masterclasses for busy people who don’t have time to do the MAPP. She also runs online courses in Positive Psychology Foundations and is on the faculty of the Executive MAPP at the University of Lisbon’s Institute of Social and Political Sciences. Miriam works mainly in the business, health and education sectors and has expertise in designing positive psychology interventions which range from Positive Youth to Positive Ageing. Her MSc project was the Happiness Zones, a positive psychology programme for alcohol-misusing adolescents, which was hailed as an example of best practice in mental wellbeing by the Academy of Social Sciences.

Miriam is one of 100 global experts who were invited to contribute to the World Book of Happiness and has chapters in the World Book of Hope and Gratitude, How to Appreciate Life’s Gifts. She is the author of the best-selling Positive Psychology for Overcoming Depression (2012) and What Is Post-traumatic Growth (2017). She co-presents the Happiness Training Plan (www.happinesstrainingplan.com).

Miriam is a Happiness Champion in Bristol, the 2016 European Green Capital, where she was a director of the ground-breaking Happy City Initiative. She is a fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs.

Miriam is frequently quoted in the media, drawing on her background as an award-winning producer in TV and radio. She is a previous winner at the Medical Journalists’ Association awards. As a keynote speaker she has addressed the G200 Young Leaders Forum on The Pursuit of Happiness.

EMAIL: miriam@positivepsychologytraining.co.uk
WEBSITE: http://positivepsychologytraining.co.uk

PP Mind Maps

PP Mind Maps

One of the assignments that students of the Master of Applied Positive Psychology program at the UEL have to complete is creating a...