Here is a link to the flyer describing the opportunity. Below that is the full course syllabus and finally the press release.

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CAPP Description and Syllabus 2016




NEW YORK, NY – The Flourishing Center (TFC) now offers its top-rated Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology (CAPP) program in Midland, Michigan beginning in January.

The program is rigorous in content providing participants with cutting-edge research in applied behavior change science, cognitive neuroscience, mindfulness, contemplative studies and mind-body medicine. The program is designed to support the Midland county initiative “Together-Forward-Bold: An exceptional place where everyone thrives.”

CAPP is part of the wellbeing initiatives coming out of Midland and being supported by Maureen Donker, who also serves as the Mayor of the City of Midland. In fact, she is registered to participate in the program. The plan is to align and coordinate Midland area change-agents to work on instilling positive systemic change during the program and beyond.

There are no prerequisites other than a deep desire for learning to become “the change you wish to see in the world.” Participants learn how to help others achieve their goals, build their engagement, optimism and resilience, transform negative relationships into authentically positive ones, grow their optimism, identify their life purpose, increase their awareness, use their strengths, overcome debilitating mind chatter and so much more.

Since 2012, nearly one thousand people have earned a Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology (CAPP) by attending two days of face-to-face training per month, in addition to participating in weekly distance learning classes and completing a final project.

CAPP draws a unique and diverse cohort of participants: educators, wellness and fitness people, coaches, entrepreneurs, business leaders, HR professionals, organizational and leadership development specialists, everyday citizens and more. All participants are social-emotional leaders and change-agents with influence on others.

Research has shown that 84% of the CAPP graduates say that the program exceeded or far exceeded their expectations. Greater than three quarters of the participants experience a decrease of stress and an increase in mindfulness, self-efficacy and flourishing. All of these results were statistically significant, and will be published later this year.

The program is founded and led by graduates of Martin Seligman’s University of Pennsylvania Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program, the first of its kind in the world.

The facilitator for this special cohort in Midland is Louis Alloro, MAPP, M.Ed. Louis is a change-agent whose background and training places him at the intersection of Education (teaching & learning) and Positive Psychology (the science of optimal functioning, success, and happiness). Louis works with individuals and organizations of all kinds in facilitating positive growth.

Additional information about the special Midland cohort, including a link to register, is available on the website: