Breaking News – Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology CAPP Program


Did you ever think about adding to the quality of your life?

Want to learn all about positive psychology from renowned MAPP University of PA grads? Now you can!

My dear talented, kind and loving friend, Louis Alloro, along with his stellar and upbeat business partner, Emiliya Zhivotovskaya, have created a remarkable, outstanding well-being and flourishing educational treat, with your health and wellness in mind.

Enjoy reading about this exciting, creative and vitality-oriented new positive psychology program here. Well done Louis and Emiliya!



PHILADELPHIA, PA — The Flourishing Center (TFC) launches its Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology (CAPP) program, a 6-month journey into the science of wellbeing and flourishing in Philadelphia, PA with its first cohort to begin in March.

The program combines cutting-edge research in cognitive neuroscience, mindfulness, contemplative studies, and mind-body medicine with practical application tools for personal and professional contexts.

Scientific research shows happiness is a predictor of success whereas most people may think, “When I’m successful then I’ll be happy.” Is it no wonder stress is at an all time high in the world? Stress is the number one predictor of depression and other disorders and disease. This program helps participants train their brains towards health and healing for themselves and their social and professional networks.

CAPP draws a unique and diverse cohort of students from around the world: educators, wellness and fitness coaches, entrepreneurs, business consultants, HR, trainers and OD professionals, everyday citizens and more.

Since 2012, nearly one hundred students have earned a Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology (CAPP) by attending one weekend-long onsite per month, participating in distance learning classes, and completing a final project to demonstrate a personal or professional application of positive psychology. There is no prerequisite other than a deep desire for learning the science of human nature and behavior.

The program is founded by Emiliya Zhivotovskaya, MAPP, PCC, ERYT and Louis Alloro, M.Ed., MAPP, two graduates of Martin Seligman’s Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program, the first of its kind, at the University of Pennsylvania.

The cost of the program is $4500; early bird discounts and scholarships are available.

Halloran Philanthropies, a global funder of wellbeing initiatives, will award four half-scholarships in the Spring of 2015. Email to request a scholarship application.

Former students have been successful in crowd funding parts or all of their tuition with a promise back to their social networks: “My learning positive psychology will help you in the long run as I continue to serve the function of positive change-agent in the world.”

Note there is a limited number of students admitted to each cohort to ensure small group, intimate, and experiential learning that sets this program apart.

This Spring, programs will be run in New York, NY (starting January 2015) and San Francisco, CA (starting March 2015) as well.

Visit to learn more or register for the program.

About The Flourishing Center:

TFC is a global gathering + marketplace offering inter-related educational & experiential learning/development opportunities for your mind, body, heart, and soul (or spirit.) Grounded in the science of human nature and behavior, TFC’s offerings help change-agents flourish in their life and work.

About Halloran Philanthropies: A foundation that inspires, innovates and accelerates sustainable social enterprises that promote human wellbeing. They are founded in Philadelphia, PA and work globally.