Positive Relationships Masterclass©

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This masterclass is a complete, 6-module relationships training template for practitioners. Besides the masterclass for you, it also includes all the materials you need to deliver high-quality relationships training sessions that are science-based.

$ 750

Decades of wellbeing research show that the key contributing factor to personal happiness is the social relationships we build. Additionally, having a positive, supportive network is one of the essential characteristics of resilient people

In this masterclass, you will learn the key principles of relationships that promote human flourishing and gain access to hands-on tools to help your clients discover and invest in social bonds that matter. 

  • Live recordings of the masterclass
  • Practitioner handbook (ebook in epub and PDF formats)
  • Workbook including 15 exercises for your participants (PDF)
  • Train-the-trainer videos for each lesson (31 videos)
  • Community section to interact with fellow practitioners
  • 230+ PowerPoint slides for teaching and workshops
  • Recommended books, articles, movies, videos, and quotes
  • Lifetime updates
  • Support & Ask the Instructor Anything


  • Earn a Certificate of Completion
  • Second-Wave Positive Psychology Module
  • Extended Usage Rights

What you will achieve:

  • Learn how to help others build positive relationships and tap into the no. 1 contributing factor to personal happiness
  • Implement practical science-based exercises for groups and individuals
  • Easily design and deliver a client coaching, development, or therapy program so that you can help people build supportive relationships at scale
  • Discover, learn, teach, and apply the Six Pillars of Positive Relationships, a framework to help others make lasting behavioral change
  • Add a powerful new coaching tool to your professional arsenal so that you can better help clients struggling with personal relationships
  • Save hours of research and prep time, designing documents and presentations, including academic citations
  • Increase your expertise and become a sought-after practitioner with this unique set of tools at your disposal
  • 1


    This module introduces the foundations of positive psychology which is at the heart of positive relationships. Building on this, you will gain the confidence to teach and apply positive psychology in a holistic and balanced way.

  • 2

    Social Relationships

    In this module, you will learn the key aspects of positive relationships and explore science-based ways to categorize the different types of positive network members.

  • 3


    In this module, we explore the importance of paying sufficient attention to our social network. By doing so, we can build what scholars refer to as “social capital”.

  • 4


    Above and beyond the characteristics of a social network, research findings stress the importance of considering people’s beliefs of their social network, which is the focus of this module.

  • 5


    Why are people motivated to invest in social relationships, both positive and negative ones? In this module, we address the motivation for relational commitment.

  • 6


    In this module, we address essential relationship management skills that have been proven to build and maintain positive relationships.

A total of 8* CCE units are available for completing the Positive Relationships Masterclass.

In order to receive a certificate confirming course completion with the number of CCE 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 info@positivepsychology.com, and our team will verify your successful completion of the masterclass and issue your certificate.

PositivePsychology.com is approved by the International Coaching Federation to sponsor continuing education for coaches. PositivePsychology.com maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

* Please note that 3 of these credits are awarded for completing An Introduction to Positive Psychology, which is included as part of the Positive Relationships Masterclass. However, you can only receive a total of 3 credits for completing An Intro to Positive Psychology once. If you complete multiple masterclasses from PositivePsychology.com, you will encounter the introductory module multiple times, but you will only receive CCE credits for An Intro to Positive Psychology the first time you complete it.

Psychologist and researcher Dr. Hugo Alberts, PhD, has been exploring the scientific side of positive psychology for the past 10 years, with 20+ academic publications on the topic, including the science of goals. As a practitioner, he works with a diverse range of clients, with positive psychology at the heart of his research and practice.

His aim is to give people both the psychological perspective and the hands-on tools that have proven to increase mental wellbeing through the practice of positive psychology.

The Positive Relationships Masterclass© introduces a new, science-based method for understanding and applying positive psychology. In comparing human functioning to a captain’s interaction with the different elements of a sailboat, this method:

  • Offers a ready-to-go method for applying positive psychology
  • Gives clients an intuitive way to share experiences
  • Creates a clear structure in the vast field of positive psychology
  • Provides hands-on tools to put this method into practice

A formal or informal training background in positive psychology is not essential in order to follow this masterclass. We have a broad range of customers, including teachers, psychologists, life coaches, HR specialists, business leaders, fitness coaches, etc. The more experience you have in coaching or practicing positive psychology, the better the foundation you have to build on during and after this training.

Yes. Upon purchasing this masterclass, you will be taken to the online learning environment, where you can start following the masterclass at your own pace.

This masterclass is Intermediate level. It introduces the latest concepts about positive relationships, which will enable you to develop a new set of skills and apply what’s required for your specific goals or practice. If you are new to the field, you’ll get a head start, and if you’re more experienced, it will add a new modality to add to your professional arsenal.

There are no specific time frames or deadlines for completing this masterclass. The learning environment and materials can be accessed online in your own time and completed at your own pace from the comfort of your own home or office. Upon completing all of the lessons, you can download your certificate of completion from the learning environment.

Yes. All the content for this masterclass has been developed by academics with both a scientific and practitioner background. An extensive science-based handbook is provided that includes all references and credits to the work of researchers in the field.

This coaching method addresses human functioning at its most fundamental level. Therefore, this method is not restricted to working with any age group or target population. The sailboat metaphor is currently being used with juvenile delinquents, adult employees, and regular coaches. As a practitioner, you can use the acquired knowledge and tools and adapt them if necessary to be suitable for your specific professional situation.

The Positive Relationships Masterclass© is an online resource only. Upon purchase, you will receive full, lifetime access to the online learning environment, including all the materials that you can download and print as you see fit. At the moment, we do not offer hard copy materials.

Yes, there are a total of 8 CCE units available for this program. PositivePsychology.com is accredited to offer CE credits to coaches by the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

The price is in US dollars $ (USD).

This masterclass contains 6 hours of video content, including additional in-depth written material (and instructions). You can choose to follow all of the modules or complete only the ones relevant to your specific professional needs. Depending on how thoroughly you choose to study the content, the material provided in this masterclass will take approximately one week of full-time self-study.

Yes, but to promote good practice, please note that you are advised to use this masterclass, guiding materials, and the coaching method introduced within the boundaries of your professional expertise. For instance, if you are a certified clinician, you are advised to use the training within your field of expertise (clinical psychology). Likewise, a school teacher may use the tools in the classroom, but it would not be advisable to use the tools provided for clinical populations.

This masterclass 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.

Upon purchase of this product, you will be granted the Extended Usage Rights. In short, this means that you are allowed to use the materials in this masterclass and affix your own name and brand on the part of the materials aimed at the client in the context of your own business, practice, or professional services for teaching, coaching, counseling, and therapeutic purposes. When in doubt, please contact us at info@positivepsychology.com

No, unfortunately, it is not possible to pay in installments. The total amount can only be completed by credit card on the checkout page in one go.

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. Francis Saliba

    The PositivePsychology.com courses and toolkit provided are amazing resources for any trainer, coach, or practitioner looking for material founded on a scientific methodology, backed up by research, It is also filled with applicable tools that can be used to apply the theory. Hugo’s sincere approach distinguishes him and his team from a sales-oriented approach into a true value-driven approach.

    Francis Saliba Regional Trainer Vacheron Constantin

  2. Amy Sinacola

    The resources you provide are invaluable. There is so much research-based information explained in a way that is easy to understand and translate to clients. I use the resources in one to one coaching sessions, use the activities to support my lecturing and am looking forward to delivering my first masterclass this year. I have deepened my own knowledge and been able to provide practical help to clients through being able to access the masterclasses and positive psychology toolkit. This has saved me lots of time in doing my own research and the members area is easy to use and navigate.

    Amy Sinacola Entrepreneur and University Lecturer, Inspired Life People

  3. Kyle Wade Thomas

    Designed as the conduit through which statistically significant and meaningful content flows, PostivePsychology.com has quickly evolved into my go-to source for all things Positive Psych. The courses, presentations, and workbooks are supported with evolving content, tools, interventions, research/book recommendations, and community in ways that are reliable and valuable. One can use this as a foundation for a professional practice as a psychologist, coach or holistic philanthropist.

    Kyle Wade Thomas Head of Global Business Development, SmartDraw Software

  4. Oitancan Zephie

    I’m very excited to use PositivePsychology.com’s products. They allow me as a human resource professional to develop positive psychology training for my staff with science-based methods.

    Oitancan Zephie OEF Combat Medic Veteran Entrepreneur

  5. Jana Dawson, MAPP

    The PositivePsychology.com team has a unique ability to tackle and present intricate positive psychology concepts in an easy-to-understand, applicable, and relevant way. Their approach to program development is evidence-based with a deep understanding that, to create positive change, the research has to be applicable and workable in the real world.

    Jana Dawson, MAPP Corporate Trainer & Coach The School of Positive Psychology

  6. Dr Tripti


    Dr TriptiCounsellor and therapist
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