Positive Psychology Toolkit©

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The Positive Psychology Toolkit is the world’s largest online positive psychology resource and contains more than 500 exercises, activities, interventions, questionnaires, and assessments. It’s created by a team of experts, in collaboration with the world’s top universities, organizations, and researchers. And it’s updated every month with the very latest in positive psychology thinking, science, and practical tools.

$ 360 / year

You will get access to the following tools online and in printable PDF-format:

  • 356 Positive psychology exercises
  • 28 Positive psychology assessments
  • 29 Positive psychology meditations
  • 19 Positive Psychology Metaphors
  • 12 Positive Psychology Overview Resources
  • 51 Positive psychology interventions
  • Monthly updates (5 or more new tools each month)
  • Membership of the PositivePsychology.com community of professionals and peers
  • The right to use all the intellectual property contained in the Toolkit in your own practice and teachings

The following categories of tools are included in the toolkit:

  • Communication

    Help your clients effectively communicate personal boundaries, feelings, feedback, and more.

  • Compassion

    Help your clients cultivate compassion toward themselves by enhancing awareness of their inner critic and promoting self-care and general self-acceptance.

  • Coping

    Strengthen your clients’ resilience by increasing their ability to prevent and manage stress.

  • Emotions

    Hone your clients’ emotional intelligence by increasing their ability to recognize, regulate, express, and extract information from their emotions.

  • Goals

    Help your clients create realistic pathways to their goals and enjoy the benefits of successful goal pursuit.

  • Gratitude

    Help your clients develop a sense of appreciation for life, others, and themselves by means of perspective taking, learning to not take things for granted, and finding the positive.

  • Happiness

    Optimize your clients’ happiness and subjective wellbeing through interventions, assessments, and exercises that promote positive emotions, personal growth, and enjoyment in life.

  • Meaning & Values

    Help your clients explore their deepest values and take the necessary action to create a life worth living.

  • Mindfulness

    Help your clients become more connected to the present moment and gain more emotional stability by teaching the observation of thoughts and feelings.

  • Mindset

    Increase your clients’ autonomy by helping them develop a mindset that is characterized by learning from mistakes, personal growth, and possibilities.

  • Motivation

    Help your clients become aware of unhealthy types of motivation and instead develop ones that are characterized by high levels of autonomy, perceived meaningfulness, and persistence.

  • Relationships

    Help your clients build and maintain enriching social bonds that are characterized by trust, affection, and support.

  • Savoring

    Help your clients notice, appreciate, enhance, and prolong the positive experiences in their life.

  • Self-acceptance

    Help your clients build a healthy relationship with themselves that is characterized by a focus on personal growth, rather than the attainment of external standards of success.

  • Strengths

    Help your clients develop their true potential by identifying and developing their unique positive qualities.

  • Work & Career

    Help clients identify areas for growth in their professional lives and implement strategies that allow them to foster success.

The following experts create our tools and resources:

  • Hugo Alberts


  • Elaine Houston

    B.Sc. (Hons)

  • Lucinda Poole


  • Joshua Schultz


  • Nicole Celestine


  • Jeremy Sutton


  • Melissa Madeson


  • Oliver Page


  • Tchiki Davis


  • Alicia Nortje


  • Claire Vowell


  • Heather S. Lonczak


  • Jessica Swainston


  • Maike Neuhaus


  • Gabriella Lancia


  • Anna K. Schaffner


  • Jeffrey J. Gaines


  • Joshua Bourne


Good question and here’s the answer: The Positive Psychology Toolkit is all of those things! It’s a private online community of positive psychology practitioners and enthusiasts who subscribe annually to have access to a wealth of resources and a team of positive psychology experts, and the ability to network and swap notes with each other.

The Toolkit covers the whole of the positive psychology field so the subject matter is wide-ranging, but you’ll recognize themes such as communication, compassion, coping, emotions, goals, gratitude, meaning, mindfulness, mindset, resilience, savoring, self-acceptance, strengths, and values.

We love to do the research for you, so we work with universities, organizations, and researchers around the world to find and add the latest scientific tools. We add five new tools each month, so you’ll always have the latest positive psychology tools at your fingertips.

The tools can be adapted for the self, individuals, groups, teams, and for different client groups such as children, young people, employees, women, or men. You are free to use your own experience and expertise to adapt the tools to your own particular scenario.

Certainly! The Toolkit includes loads of tools that you can use to improve your own life and develop yourself.

The Toolkit was designed, built, and is still being expanded, by a team of seven positive psychology academics and practitioners, with the help and expertise of some of the top researchers in the field. It’s an initiative of PositivePsychology.com, a collective dedicated to the power of positive psychology to improve lives in homes, offices, and communities everywhere. It was founded by Dr. Hugo Alberts and Seph Fontane Pennock.

The price is in US dollars $ (USD).

Yes, of course, but there’s a time limit if you’d like a refund. You’ve got one week from the start of your subscription to decide whether the Toolkit is right for you. If you decide it’s not, simply tell us within the first week and we’ll refund your subscription 100%. Please note that after this week the subscription is non-refundable.

The Toolkit is for anyone who wants to learn about, use or teach positive psychology in their personal or professional life. It’s popular with coaches, trainers, teachers, HR managers, organizational development specialists, consultants, leadership specialists, and students but anyone can benefit from it.

The vast majority are, yes. Every resource in the Toolkit has an icon that indicates whether it has been tested at least once in a scientific study and published in a peer-reviewed journal. We always include references and credits for each tool. The Toolkit also contains some resources where scientific review isn’t necessary; for instance, a beginner’s guide or an overview of a particular positive psychology theme. The Toolkit developers are academics with both a scientific and experiential background.

Yes, absolutely. The Toolkit contains resources suitable for anyone who wants to learn more about positive psychology.

The exercises and interventions aren’t designed specifically for children or young people, or any particular client group, but you can adapt any of the tools so that they are suitable for your specific situation.

You’re free to download these tools in PDF format and print them for your personal or professional use, such as in a coaching or classroom setting. You’re not allowed to publish these tools publicly.

The Toolkit is currently available only in English.

Yes, of course. If life happens and you find you can’t use the Toolkit, then simply pause your subscription through your Positive Psychology Toolkit account. Your account will stay on hold until you’re ready to use it again. When you’re ready to use it, simply let us know. For instance, if three months into your subscription you find you can’t work for a year, pause your subscription, and when you come back, you’ll still have nine months’ of Toolkit to enjoy until your subscription renews.

Absolutely! Send Lucy, our Practitioner Success Manager an email at lucy@positivepsychology.com and she will gladly take care of you. Alternatively, you can call us on 1-424-272-1280 (our working hours are 9am-6pm EST, Monday - Friday). We look forward to hearing from you.

  1. Emiliya Zhivotovskaya

    This toolkit is the best positive psychology resource out there! It’s incredibly rich, structured, easy to use, and is going to save me hundreds of hours of work. I am beyond grateful that something like this has finally been created!

    Emiliya Zhivotovskaya Speaker, CEO of the Flourishing Center

  2. Ryan M. Niemiec, Psy.D.

    This toolkit is a tremendous resource for the growing array of positive psychology practitioners who are interested in applying the latest tools. In addition, this toolkit is an outright goldmine for practitioners inside of the positive psychology field or brand new to it.

    Ryan M. Niemiec, Psy.D. Education Director of the VIA Institute on Character

  3. Catherine Bell

    My client is a company which was in the process of closing a manufacturing plant. Understandably, the staff were in a very negative state, unable to concentrate at work in their remaining months and starting to feel the ill-effects of the stress and uncertainty in their home relationships. Despite plenty of company support – such as retraining, career guidance, and job skills support – things remained very negative. So I produced a 12-part series on resilience for the staff, with short videos and worksheets, including a range of exercises adapted from The Positive Psychology Toolkit. The results have been wonderful. The HR manager tells me that for the first time in six months people are starting to smile again, that great teamwork is returning and that the culture has shifted back to being more productive and positive. Importantly, the staff are now feeling more optimistic about their prospects in new roles, which is helping them have better outcomes in their job search, and in their home lives too. This work makes my heart sing! Thank you for a great toolkit that helped me make this happen for these beautiful people. I plan to keep up my subscription indefinitely.

    Catherine Bell Director of Bell Training Group

  4. Ilona Boniwell, Ph.D.

    A groundbreaking all-in-one practitioner resource, the Positive Psychology Toolkit contains decades of relevant research and practice. Armed with the Toolkit’s science-based exercises, interventions, assessment tools and down-to-earth advice, you’ll be well prepared to handle the issues thrown up by the real world. I recommend the Toolkit to all my MAPP students and trainees in positive psychology coaching.

    Ilona Boniwell, Ph.D. Founder of the European Network of Positive Psychology (ENPP)

  5. Allison Cowan, M.Ed, PCC

    Your products are truly a lifeline for my coaching business. For example, I may have a client who likes “homework”. I have found that the supplemental materials actually boost a client’s forward growth more quickly when they are used. For myself, while I have great coaching skills, if there is an issue or a topic where I need more knowledge and/or understanding, I can always find what I need.

    Allison Cowan, M.Ed, PCC Life Coach at Purposeful Pathways Life Coaching

  6. Edwyn Kumar

    I have used multiple tools, especially in team meetings and workshops. For example, the Strength vs. Weakness tool was deeply impactful in highlighting the mental shift when teams are focused on one versus the other. I also use the Positive Team Timeline at quarterly’s retreats and AGM’s. I am able to assist clients with ready-built tools to get them moving in the right direction. The constant updates of new tools is incredible.

    Edwyn Kumar Business Leadership Coach at Ultra Team Development

  7. Mehnaz Amjad

    The Positive Psychology Toolkit© has been one of the best resources which promotes my brand as a coach, assist in positioning myself as an authority over a particular subject (in my case: Resilience). This toolkit is an asset for me, as I continue to reap its benefits by it educating my clients or assisting them make positive changes in their lives.

    Mehnaz Amjad ACC Coach , Certified CBT Practitioner, Life Coach for Guide & Advice

  8. Peter Ferreira

    I use the Positive Psychology Toolkit© very regularly with my coaching, facilitation, and even on a personal level. It makes my offering more valuable, and I get results. This, in turn, helps my brand, which leads to more business. I don t do any marketing and have more work than I can handle.

    Peter Ferreira Executive Coach at Ecue Pty Ltd

  9. Gabriela Varela Castillo

    I’m truly enjoying the Positive Psychology toolkit for my career coaching business. It contains excellent science-based and personalized activities for a variety of needs in my clients’ exploration and discovery phases. All of them are great for increasing self-awareness, boosting motivation, and achieving goals!

    Gabriela Varela Castillo People & Culture Manager

  10. Rosalind Tyburski

    The Positive Psychology Toolkit has a lot of great information and ideas that can be readily used. I am currently working as a Change Manager for a very large global corporation; additionally, I have a small private coaching business on the side. I like that the toolkit contains things that I can use in both cases! Sometimes, I find that the tool may not exactly fit the situation I’m coaching, but it will usually get me close enough and I can adapt to the need at hand. 

    Rosalind Tyburski Coach & Change Manager

  11. Dawn Wesley

    I have been using the Positive Psychology Toolkit for about a year. I find that it is very thorough in its presentation and gives both the mental health expert and the client a great starting point for many different issues that are a struggle for people in today’s world. I appreciate that each tool includes a page or two dedicated to the mental health professional and telling us about how to use the tool, and then a comprehensive worksheet and explanation for the client. Also, it can be used as homework or in session with the client. One thing I’d like to see is a more colorful format. I believe adding color to the pages, the images, and graphics  can bring a bit more enjoyment or excitement to the work. Thank you for providing these tools to clinicians!

    Dawn Wesley Clinical Mental Health Counselor

  12. Elizabeth Mulder

    I am using it for coaching clients and team engagements! I like the setup, explanation, background, format, and the way in which it enables clients to work at their own pace. The diversity of material available is also fantastic.

    Elizabeth Mulder Coach, Facilitator

  13. Brenda Feuerstein

    The Toolkit has excellent resources based on a variety of topics, and I use them with clients on a daily basis. They’re easy to understand, and the practices are always well received.

    Brenda Feuerstein Researcher, Author

  14. Kenneth Hunter

    I just love the resources needed to help my clients be the best they can be.

    Kenneth HunterLife Coach
  15. Ashok

    Excellent materials and practical tools, helpful to coach .

  16. Pamela Knight

    Excellent Tool Kit for the helping each other.

    Pamela KnightCounselor
  17. Armando Alonso Lopez

    Can I translate the tools into another language?

    Armando Alonso LopezTranslate?
    • Hugo Alberts, PhD., Psychologist (verified owner)

      Hi Armando, yes you can, as long as you don’t sell them as such. You are allowed to use the tools within your coaching practice but not resell them. Hope this helps!

      Hugo Alberts, PhD., Psychologist
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