An Introduction to Positive Psychology

A Coaching Masterclass


This handbook was created as a guide and theoretical backbone of this masterclass. In this handbook, you will find both scientific references and practical advice.



This workbook contains an exercise that you can do with your participants or clients.


Handbook Extension

In this extension of the Handbook, we explain how mindfulness can be translated using the sailboat metaphor.


The Sailboat Metaphor - Quickstart Guide

This guide provides a quick overview of all the elements of the sailboat metaphor and includes questions for addressing each of the elements and their interactions in practice.



This download contains all illustrations used in this course. These are custom made illustrations. Use them to spice up your own presentations


PowerPoint Presentations

This download contains all the PowerPoint presentations.



The PowerPoint files in this masterclass use custom fonts. Please download and install these fonts first before opening the powerpoint presentations.


When using the Sailboat Metaphor in your work, we would greatly appreciate if you could use the following reference: Alberts, H.J.E.M. (2018). The Sailboat Metaphor. Retrieved from
As of July 1st 2021, a total of 3 CE credits are available for completing the Introduction to Positive Psychology Masterclass. In order to receive a certificate confirming course completion with the number of CE credits awarded, you will need to complete every lesson and take a multiple-choice comprehension test. To receive your certificate, please send an email request to, and our team will verify your successful completion of the masterclass and issue your certificate. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Please note that you can only receive a total of 3 credits for completing An Intro to Positive Psychology once. If you complete multiple masterclasses from, you will encounter the introductory module multiple times, but you will only receive CE credits for An Intro to Positive Psychology the first time you complete it.
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After completing all lessons, the certificate can be downloaded in the "My Account" section (in the left menu bar) under the "certificates" tab.
Please make sure to install the fonts first. You can download them in the download section of this page.