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Class: Positive Psychology Training

Teacher: Tracy Clayman or Cortney Martinelli (bio) 

Duration: 9 hours

2024 Class Dates: Feb 25 + Mar 4 (both days)

Class Time: Two consecutive weekdays – class will begin at 5pm each day 

This training is based on decades of research and explores over a dozen scientific studies with the goal of changing the way we perceive and interact with the world. During our time together, we will introduce powerful principles, strategies and skills to use in every-day life.

  1. Part one of this training will teach how to create a positive reality that allows one to see the possibilities for a happy, successful life.

  2. Part two of this training will teach how to transfer this positive reality to others.


The truth about our brain:

While the human brain receives eleven million pieces of information every second from our environment, it can process only 40 bits per second. Which means it has to choose what tiny percentage of this input to process and attend to, and therefore ignoring and dismissing the rest. Thus – your reality is a choice! What you choose to focus on shapes how you perceive and interpret your world.


It’s a proven fact that our brains are literally hardwired to perform at their best when they are positive.


Target audience for this course: Training is designed for those looking to change the way in which they perceive the world. The course will also give you tangible ways to then influence others with your positive mindset. Therefore, this course is powerful for professionals, parents, coaches, teachers, students, athletes, therapists, healers etc.

Prerequisites for the course: No prerequisite for this course. The course is open to anyone at the age of 15 and older.


Setting expectations:

Once you master the skills and strategies introduced to you in this certification, you will see the difference in virtually every aspect of your life. You’ll be more energized, more motivated, more driven and more productive. Ideas will flow to you that will yield better results. You will suddenly start to see new routes around obstacles and faster paths to achievement. Instead of being crippled by stress and adversity, you’ll be able to turn them into opportunities for growth. And you will learn how to refract light of your positivity on your coworkers, clients, family members and all others around you.


Introducing the modules:

Day one – Before Illumination: Perception + Becoming a Positive Luminary

Before there is happiness and success, comes your perception of your world.

Part one of this training will teach how to create a positive reality that allows one to see the possibilities for a happy life. Because research tells us that the way we frame a situation is predictive of the outcome. We refer to a person who does this as a Positive Luminary – they are someone who sees solutions, possibilities and connections that are unseen by the average person.

In this module:

  • The rise of Pollyanna

  • Definition of a Positive Luminary

  • Understanding our perceptions

  • Recognizing alternate realities

  • Pursing the most valuable realities

  • Noise canceling strategies

  • How to recognize the signal

  • Canceling the internal noise

  • The Tetris effect

  • Finding value in contrast

  • The 20-second rule

  • Tribe


Day two – Positive Illumination: Transferring your Positive Reality to Others

We are constantly transmitting information to others, even if we don’t say a word.

Part two of this training will teach how to transfer your positive reality to others.

Much of our behavior is literally contagious. The vision of reality we see and share changes other people; we illuminate paths that may have never been seen or considered which can move people from paralysis to activation. Our habits, attitudes and actions spread through a complicated web of connections to infect those around us (research says, on average 1,000 people).

In this module:

  • A shared positive reality

  • The ripple effect

  • Pygmalion effect

  • Emotions are contagious

  • 5 strategies for positive illumination

    • Franchise success

    • Rewrite the social script

    • Blaze the trail

    • Fact checking

    • Retreat without resistance

  • Action plan


Breakdown of training:

  • 10.5 – Total time in hours including breaks

  • 55% - Lecture, 25% - Discussion, 20% - Activity

Preregistration is required. 

Cortney is a true light in the community. Her classes are thorough, accessible and engaging.  Aside from being a gifted practitioner and thoughtful teacher, Cortney is one of if not the most, positive, inspiring, and uplifting people that I’ve had the good fortune to know. Let's just say she walks the talk...

Melanie - Student

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