$499.00USD
  • Live Experience Engaging and interactive online program
  • Personalized Report Included (PDF Download) Learn your ratings for the 5 mindfulness skills
  • 8 Sessions + Retreat Weekly sessions + ½ day retreat for progressive learning
  • 2- 2.5 hour Sessions In-depth sessions each week to further your practice
  • Prerequisites Working computer camera, mic and strong internet connection. Purchase Mindfulness and Character Strengths book
  • Part of MBSP Certification MBSP is a requirement to become MBSP certified
  • Earn ICF Credits 17 Resource Development CCEU’s offered for International Coaching Federation

About this Program

Mindfulness-Based Strengths Practice (MBSP) is a live, 8-week evidence-based program that teaches you how to enhance well-being, improve relationships and manage life problems and challenges. Learn how to apply research-based mindfulness and character strengths practices to engage more deeply with life. You will also receive your personalized Mindfulness and Character Strengths Report to discover how you rate on the 5 mindfulness skills.

If you would like to become certified to lead MBSP, discover our MBSP Certification.

What Will You Gain From This Program?

MBSP teaches you practical tips and techniques to use mindfulness and strengths to flourish. Mindfulness allows you to explore who you are, and how to activate the qualities that make you feel authentic, alive and engaged. This 8-session, integrative program:

  • deepens your knowledge of your best qualities and those of others
  • boosts mindfulness as an always-available approach to use in life
  • cultivates strengths awareness and strengths use to create positive life changes
  • offers concrete practices to boost happiness and manage stress and difficulties

Winter 2022 Session Dates

  • Wednesday, January 26, 10:00-12:30 PM EST (30 minutes longer)
  • Wednesday, February 2, 10:00-12:00 PM EST
  • Wednesday, February 9, 10:00-12:00 PM EST
  • Wednesday, February 16, 10:00-12:00 PM EST
  • Wednesday, February 23, 10:00-12:00 PM EST
  • Wednesday, March 2, 10:00-12:00 PM EST
  • Friday, March 4, 8:00-1:00 PM EST (half day online retreat)
  • Wednesday, March 9, 10:00-12:00 PM EST
  • Wednesday, March 16, 10:00-12:30 PM EST (30 minutes longer)

To be notified of future sessions, sign up for our email newsletter.

Who Should Take This Program

Anyone interested in learning how to blend mindfulness and character strengths—two practices, each historically rooted in philosophy, theology, psychology and other disciplines—to create a holistic, positive approach to improve well-being and happiness.

Teachers, managers, coaches, and counselors may find it particularly beneficial to experience and develop their own practice of mindfulness and strengths before attempting to teach mindfulness/strengths to others.

For those interested in MBSP Certification, this program, Mindfulness-Based Strengths Practice (MBSP), is a requirement.


What You Should Know Before Registering

Attending Sessions: Due to the interaction and rigor of this program, it is important that participants attend all 8 sessions live. If you know of a conflict during one of the 8 sessions, it is suggested you wait to join a future round of MBSP. We understand that sudden or emergent conflicts may arise and you may need to unexpectedly miss a session. In this instance you can watch the session recording to count as your attendance (breakout discussions are not recorded).

Required materials: Mindfulness and Character Strengths: A Practical Guide to Flourishing. This book includes all MBSP materials and will serve as a guide as you complete the program. Order from the publisher Hogrefe to receive a 15% discount or on Amazon. Affiliate disclosure: As an Amazon Associate, we may earn commission from qualifying purchases from Amazon.com

Technology: This course uses Zoom so please make sure you have a working camera on your computer (so you can be seen), a working microphone on your computer (so you can be heard) and a good connection to the Internet (so you don’t miss out on experiences).

Course Details

  • Live Experience Engaging and interactive online program
  • Personalized Report Included (PDF Download) Learn your ratings for the 5 mindfulness skills
  • 8 Sessions + Retreat Weekly sessions + ½ day retreat for progressive learning
  • 2- 2.5 hour Sessions In-depth sessions each week to further your practice
  • Prerequisites Working computer camera, mic and strong internet connection. Purchase Mindfulness and Character Strengths book
  • Part of MBSP Certification MBSP is a requirement to become MBSP certified
  • Earn ICF Credits 17 Resource Development CCEU’s offered for International Coaching Federation

Program Preview: What’s Inside

1

Mindfulness and Autopilot Insights and change opportunities start with mindful attention.

2

Signature Strengths, Character Strengths You can find greater well-being, engagement, and meaning by using your highest strengths.

3

Obstacles and Struggles are Opportunities Learn how to take a strengths mindset with life challenges and your meditation practice.

4

Mindful Living, with Strengths Any action (walking, eating, driving, etc.) has the potential to be infused with the energy of mindfulness and the energy of character strengths.

5

Strengthen Your Relationships Mindful attending can nourish two types of relationships: relationships with others and your relationship with yourself.

6

The Golden Mean Mindfulness helps you discover optimal strengths use to reframe opportunities, problems and life challenges.

7

Half-Day Retreat This is a practice day for everyday mindful living - exploring mindfulness in daily conversation, eating, walking, sitting, reflecting, and the nuances therein.

8

Authenticity and Goodness Are you working toward becoming better at “being you” (authenticity) or are you focused on becoming a “better person” (goodness)?

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Your Engagement with Life Learn how to stick with practices that have been working well and watch your mind’s tendency to revert back to automatic habits that are deficit-based, unproductive, or ultimately self-defeating.

Course Faculty

Dr. Ryan Niemiec

Ryan M. Niemiec, Psy.D. is a leading figure in the education, research, and practice of character strengths that are found in all human beings. He is creator of Mindfulness-Based Strengths Practice (MBSP), an evidence-based program that integrates the science and practice of mindfulness and character strengths. It is the first, and one of the only mindfulness programs in the world to offer an alternative to the deficit-based approach, by targeting what’s best in people rather than targeting problems.

Frequently Asked Questions
How do I access my Mindfulness and Character Strengths Report that is included in this program?

The Mindfulness and Character Strengths Report is derived from your results of the VIA Survey and the Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire, both can be completed on your VIA Account. After registering for the MBSP Program you will receive a credit to download your personalized report. You can sign in to your VIA account, choose the Mindfulness Report in the drop-down menu on your My Account page and follow the steps to complete the surveys and use your credit to download your report. *Only one report credit can be applied to one set of VIA Survey and Mindfulness Questionnaire results.

Will I have handouts that I can keep and review at a later date?

Yes, in each module there are PDF handouts that you can download for the practical exercises that we recommend.

What if I can't attend all of the sessions live?

MBSP is designed to be experiential and interactive, so we require that you attend all of the sessions live. This is to your benefit to participate in the engaging group discussions. We understand that unexpected conflicts may arise and allow you to miss 1-2 sessions. If you know ahead of time that you will miss sessions, please wait to join the next round of MBSP. Sign-up for our email newsletter to be notified of future sessions.