A Brand of The Kirwin Group

What Our Participants Say

"I joined the session because I often feel stretched thin and I wanted to find ways to remain full of life when I feel full of stress. I was wary: Would I be forced to listen to platitudes about "not sweating the small stuff", about "living life to the fullest", and even more nauseating, about "becoming the best you can become"? I was very surprised. We looked at research and statistical data. We had to apply concepts directly to our lives. We didn't just look at our strengths; we analyzed how they become our inhibitors. We analyzed mindfulness, negativity, thriving relationships, body memory, rituals, and even post-traumatic growth. I came out the other side both humbled and empowered. Meghan Kirwin and Elizabeth Misener are thoughtful facilitators who tackled the most thorny issues with diplomacy, warmth and generosity, always keen to help us really learn from our reflections and discussions."

Marie Zimmerman
Executive Director
Hillside Festival

Psychology of Happiness for Individual Thriving


Psychology of Happiness for Individual Thriving is a six-week virtual learning experience focused on the application of positive psychology to your life. The experience is grounded in a highly practical and scientifically based approach to understanding happiness and how it can apply back to work and life.


Core Learning Areas

Each week the program will focus on learning the research and application of the science of happiness. The following areas will be core to the learning experience:


  • The Power of Gratitude
  • Cultivating Your Strengths
  • Mindfulness in Daily Living
  • Thriving Relationships
  • The Importance of Rituals and Renewal
  • Honouring Your Body


Desired Outcomes

Happiness is something we can cultivate, grow and build. Each member of the group will gain the necessary tools to create clear strategies to increase their happiness.


Group Structure

Through an interactive learning environment a small group of people will learn and grow together. The group will meet once a week with each session being 1 hour in length. Elizabeth Misener is a Co-Founder of Vitality at Work and she will be the facilitator for the program. Her creative approach to building happiness will involve discussions about the research and application of the learning to your life. The Virtual Learning Environment will allow for a very interactive learning experience and allows us to see eachother during our live sessions. 


Heidi Smith, Registered Dietitian will also join us as a guest speaker for the session, "Honouring Your Body".


In between sessions, the facilitators will provide you access to important reading and videos for the topic area that week. You will need access to a computer for each session.


Sessions and Fees: Psychology of Happiness for Individual Thriving


This program will run Thursday's beginning March 1st, 2018 until April 12th, 2018 from 12:00-1:00pm. (No session March 15th)


The fee is $295 + HST

Early Bird Rate until February 22nd, 2018 $250 +HST