Positive Psychology Foundations

"As you think, you travel, and as you love, you attract. You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you."
— James Lane Allen

When moving towards lifestyle change, research shows that we are most successful in concert with others. I invite you to join me on Thursday evenings starting September, 2017, for an exciting 4-weeks of learning and growth where we will dive into the theory and application of positive psychology.

Over the course we will:

  • Explore the fundamental principles of positive psychology
  • Create new habits of mind to enhance positive emotion in daily life
  • Cultivate mindfulness and compassion
  • Increase your willpower through evidence-based practices
  • Learn communication skills to improve relationship and connection
  • Explore your values to unearth your deepest, purpose-driven motivation
  • Effectively set and accomplish goals for lasting lifestyle change
  • Learn the skills of mental resilience to navigate life’s stressors
  • Harness mind and body to experience the natural joy of being alive!

Give yourself the opportunity to flourish this year! Space is limited to eight participants, so if you are interested, please RSVP soon.

Details: Next class begins September 2017

    • Location: 131 Essex, Studio #4
    • Dates: Thursdays 7:00 – 8:30pm – 4 Thursdays ( Sep 7, 14, 21, 28)
    • Cost: $250.00
    • RSVP: kayleigh.pleas@gmail.com
Past Participants are Saying:
  • “The class has fundamentally reshaped my everyday thinking, my compassion for others and myself.” – Charlotte
  • “Kayleigh is a truly gifted teacher and I hope many more will be inspired by her work and teaching, as it will truly make the world a better place.” – Anne
  • “The class has given me the courage to believe that change is possible. I am inspired and committed to the journey of inner peace.” – Kate
  • “These classes have been amazing and I got so much out of them.  They have inspired me in so many ways.  I am excited to continue practicing and sharing everything I learned.”  -Ana
  • “Since taking this class, I have made amazing, life-changing progress. Thank you!” – Linda
  • “Kayleigh has picked the pearls from the latest research in positive psychology and turned them into a viable course with the power to change your life and actually make you happy. The material she presents is a link between eastern philosophy and the western mind. If you struggle with the concepts for happiness that come out of spiritual teachings, this course delivers scientific explanations and new perspectives – and then teaches you how to apply the results. Answers to universal questions, real-life examples, and simple and beautiful tools – plus the western research to back everything up. This course really is for everyone.” – Perry

Course Breakdown:

Week 1

  • Introduction to Positive Psychology
  • Positive Emotions: Broaden and Build Theory
  • Mindfulness: The Neuroscience of Transformation
  • Gratitude

Week 2

  • Values for a Flourishing Life
  • Visioning and Lifestyle Change
  • Acceptance and Commitment

Week 3

  • The Physiology of Stress, Motivation and Connection
  • Self-Compassion
  • The Skills of Emotional and Mental Resilience

Week 4

  • Relationship Strengthening
  • The Power of Story-Telling
  • Whole-Hearted Living
  • Tools for Sustaining the Goof Life