15. March 2024


11th European Conference on Positive Psychology

Preconference Workshops


9:00 - 12:00

ASPIRE to wellbeing and learning for all - revisioning education

Sue Roffey

Is Education fit for purpose for the 21st Century? Are children intrigued by the world around them and keen to learn more? Are they discovering how to be physically and mentally healthy, gaining the understanding and skills involved in positive relationships and collaboration?

9:00 - 12:00

How to Measure and Foster Team Flow

Jef van den Hout

Flow is the experience when we’re fully immersed in an activity, coupled with a motivated and energetic focus. At the team level, members experience flow together while performing mutually dependent tasks that serve the overarching goals of the team ...

9:00 - 12:00

Building wholebeing: Crafting organisations for greater long-term authentic sustainable change

Aaron Jarden, Andrea Downie,Rebecca Jarden

In this workshop the presenters take you through a case study of wholebeing in a large organisation, with a view to providing tools, tips, and strategies so you can take a wholebeing approach to your work.

9:00 - 12:00

Mindfulness-Based Strengths Practice (MBSP): New Research, Uplifting Practices

Ryan M. Niemiec

In this workshop, immerse yourself in the latest findings and optimal practices of Mindfulness-Based Strengths Practice (MBSP). The session offers a variety of learning experiences through lectures, collaborative small group work, and impactful experiential exercises. You will pick up brief practices and numerous insights that can be directly utilized for both personal growth and professional development.

9:00 - 12:00

Playing Positive Psychology: Using Novel Innovative Tools and Faciliation Methodologies to Enhance Your Coaching, Training and Teaching

llona Boniwell

Over the past few years, the notion of a “positive intervention” has risen to prominence, as it was discovered that certain intentional actions can be effective in increasing and sustaining happiness and other positive states, as well as in reducing depression and anxiety.

9:00 - 12:00

Practical Application of Positive Psychology in Healthcare - Shifting the focus from pathology to salutogenesis with positive psychology approaches

Svala Siguroardottir

The workshop will introduce the current research and application of positive psychology approach within the healthcare system. Traditionally the healthcare model focuses mostly on the disease-model (pathology focus) and less on the concept of salutogenesis (factors “causing” health and wellbeing).

9:00 - 12:00

Reconnect with nature for psychological well-being: An experiential workshop

Holli-Anne Passmore, Raina Chhajer

This workshop will introduce participants to the concept of nature connectedness and its impact on psychological well-being. Research indicates that affiliating with the natural world is restorative, not only by reducing stress, but also at boosting well-being.


13:00 - 16:00

Engaged Spirituality and Practical Meaning: A Workshop About You and For You

Ryan M. Niemiec, Pninit Russo-Netzer, Dan Tomasulo, Holli-Anne Passmore, Elke Paul, Maya Rajah, Ozum Demirel

This multi-dimensional, experiential workshop will offer you opportunities for inner transformation, deep connections, and new personal understandings and insights.

13:00 - 16:00

Living Well After Fifty: Positive Ageing

Miriam Akhtar

Ageing has a bad reputation, portrayed in popular culture as being ‘downhill all the way. The positive news is that negative age beliefs can be resisted and reversed, leading to positive psychological outcomes. In this workshop we will challenge the fake news about ageing and explore The Ten Steps of Positive Ageing.

13:00 - 16:00

Positive Narrative Interventions for Educational and Clinical Settings

Chiara Ruini

Narrative interventions in psychology are defined as processes of investigation about personal thoughts and feelings using the act of writing, with the aim of promoting self-healing and personal growth. The aim of this workshop is to describe and present a set of narrative interventions aimed at promoting psychological well-being, with a specific focus on autobiography and fairy-tales writing.

13:00 - 16:00

Strong and Positive in Parenting, Education & Leadership

Philip Streit

Successful parenting, teaching and leadership requires two things: The competence for loving encounters on the one hand, and, on the other, perseverance. Positive psychology is known for its primary focus on the loving encounter and resonance. The New Authority concept stands for loving perseverance and non-violent resistance. Integrating both concepts appears to be a reasonable approach.

13:00 - 16:00

RESCUR: Surfing the

Carmel Cefai

RESCUR Surfing The Waves (Revised) is a resilience programme for early years and primary schools developed by six European universities, published in 10 languages and implemented in schools across Europe and other countries. The programme seeks to empower children at risk of early school leaving, absenteeism, disengagement, bullying, social exclusion and marginalisation through a universal intervention implemented within an inclusive context.

13:00 - 16:00

Positive Psychotherapy: Integrating Symptoms & Strengths to Enhance Resilience and Wellbeing

Tayyab Rashid

Positive psychotherapy (PPT) is a therapeutic approach broadly based on the principles of positive psychology.  This workshop will help you to understand the wholeness of clients—neither they are conglomerates of symptoms nor embodiments of strengths but individuals with symptoms and strengths.

13:00 - 16:00

Positive Psychology Coaching How to support client's flourishing in a coaching setting

Daniela Blickhan

Why positive psychology for coaching? Participants will be able to integrate concepts of of positive psychology into their practice of coaching. In this workshop, I would like to illustrate the course of an exemplary coaching process which is informed by positive psychology.

Start of the 11th European Conference on Positive Psychology


Opening session

Marta Bassi
President of the  European Network of Positive Psychology

Università degli Studi di Milano
Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Cliniche

Stefan Höfer
Conference Chair, ECPP 2024

Medical University Innsbruck
Department of Psychiatry II


AI and Positive Psychology: Enhancing Wellbeing through Technology?

Opening debate

Huma Shah & Robert McGrath on Positive Psychology and AI

18:45 ...

Welcome Reception

Join us at the welcome reception of the 11th European Congress of Positive Psychology for an evening of rekindling old friendships, sparking new ones, and diving into vibrant discussions, all complemented by complimentary drinks and snacks. It's the perfect start to an enriching conference experience!