Positive Psychology Coaching and Mindfulness

This applied course will focus on the reflective practice of mindfulness within positive psychology coaching (no prerequisite required).

Part One

What is Mindfulness?

Part Two

Mindfulness and the coach

Part Three

Using Mindfulness to Deepen Character Strengths

Part Four

Relational Mindfulness: Measurement of Mindfulness

Course Details

This applied course will focus on the reflective practice of mindfulness within positive psychology coaching.

You will learn how to incorporate mindfulness practices into various positive psychology
interventions (PPIs) that you can use and teach to your clients. You will also learn how to develop your own coaching skills using mindfulness, and how to undertake a mindfulness-informed coaching session. The integration of mindfulness within the VIA character strengths will also be illustrated.

Since mindfulness as a coaching tool requires the coach to also practice mindfulness, you will be shown how to develop your own coaching-relevant mindfulness practice.

You will also become familiar with several ways to assess mindfulness as a way to
measure acquisition of these skills.

Meet your instructor

Dr. Tony Toneatto PhD, CPsych, FIPA

Dr. Tony Toneatto is a Faculty of the Masters of Pastoral Studies (Buddhism) at Emmanuel College at the University of Toronto, and teaches several courses on Buddhism and psychotherapy.

He was also the Director of the Buddhism, Psychology and Mental Health undergraduate program at the University of Toronto devoted to the convergence of Buddhist and Western psychology from 2007-2020.

Dr. Toneatto is a registered Clinical Psychologist and a psychoanalyst. He received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from McGill University and spent 23 years at the Centre of Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto as a senior clinical research scientist in addiction. Dr. Toneatto has published over 120 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in the areas of substance addiction, pathological gambling, and mindfulness meditation. He is a 30-year practitioner of meditation and once held an audience with the Dalai Lama. He has undertaken training in Professional Co-Active Coaching.