The Positive Psychology Guild is a Not for Profit Organisation and a government registered learning provider with a UK Provider Reference Number: 10067939. We are also a CPD certified Provider dedicated to raising the standards of training and continuing professional development.
The Positive Psychology Guild (PPG) was formed with a constitution and a charter containing the following objects:
- A professional membership body for Positive Psychology Practitioners, including coaches, trainers, facilitators, educators, and counsellors
- Independent Accreditation for non RQF Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing Training
- Dedicated to providing training and educational activities for disadvantaged and disengaged members of the community
- Enhancing human potential, happiness, wellbeing and flourishing
- A thought leader within the field of Positive Psychology and its applications across Industry, culture and communities
The Positive Psychology Network (PPN) is the social hub of PPG where members, students, and practitioners of Positive Psychology may share their insights, reflections, and best practices. It includes our website, blog, and journal.
The Positive Psychology Centre is our Research & Education department for Positive Psychology in Practice and associated core diplomas, CPD courses, specialised diplomas, and organisational and community engagement.
The Autism Centre is our Research & Education department for Autism Awareness and associated diploma, courses and organisational and community engagement. It leads on neurodiversity and inclusion, and integration of Positive Psychology into autism approaches.
We serve as a think tank, research institution, training provider, awarding body and membership organisation for Positive Psychology Practitioners Internationally. We offer a bridge between coaches, mentors, trainers, consultants, entrepreneurs, teachers and researchers who integrate Positive Psychology into their services, and psychologists, counsellors, and psychotherapists engaged in positive therapy.
Together with our social hub, the Positive Psychology Network, we aim to become a world leading network of Positive Psychology Practitioners. PPG aims to uphold and lead on Professional Guidelines for Positive Psychology Practitioners within the linked disciplines of Coaching, Training, and Facilitation Intervention through Positive Psychology. We currently adhere to current NOS for Coaching and Mentoring, and our training courses are built around these standards:
We value education, diversity and the natural desire of every person to cultivate their strengths in life and work, and to find ways to express their authentic selves. Our courses are designed to stimulate personal and professional development, and encourage each student to engage positively and to grow. We welcome neurodiversity and students on the autism spectrum.
Our 3 Core Values as a non-profit membership, research and education body are: (1) Listening, Action & Growth; (2) Student, Practitioner & Staff Wellbeing; (3) Diversity, Accessibility & Inclusion.
As staff members, consultants, volunteers, and practitioners, we also strive to follow our own Professional Guidelines and 3 Core Competencies for Positive Psychology Practitioners: (1) Confident Practice; (2) Authentic Leadership; (3) Professional Integrity.
We partner with Bucks New University Positive Psychology Department (MAPP), and collaborate with members and practitioners on research, raising standards and building awareness of this emerging and powerful discipline, and with Sheffield Hallam University and POINT on autism-related research and work.
We also partner with Inner Athletics Ltd. on course delivery as a PPG-approved accredited learning centre, and with Combat Academy Community Support Division and G.E.T. Therapy on community-focused research.