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  • Live Experience Engaging and interactive online program
  • Personalized Report Included (PDF Download) Learn your ratings for the 5 mindfulness skills with the Mindfulness and Character Strengths Report
  • 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 (MBSP only) 22 Resource Development (MBSP + Retreat) CCEU’s offered for International Coaching Federation

About this Mindfulness Course

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 Mindfulness Course?

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

Summer 2024 Session Dates

  • July 17, 2024 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Eastern

  • July 24, 2024 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Eastern

  • July 31, 2024 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Eastern

  • August 7, 2024 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Eastern

  • August 14, 2024 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Eastern

  • August 21, 2024 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Eastern

  • August 24, 2024 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM Eastern (Half-Day Virtual Retreat)

  • August 28, 2024 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Eastern

  • September 4, 2024 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Eastern

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

Who Should Take this Mindfulness Course

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 book: The Mindfulness and Character Strengths Workbook. This workbook includes individual activities and will serve as a guide as you complete the program. Order from the publisher Hogrefe to receive a 20% discount or on AmazonAffiliate disclosure: As an Amazon Associate, we may earn commission from qualifying purchases from Amazon.com.

Suggested Reading: If you plan to lead others in MBSP or to become certified in MBSP, we recommend purchasing Mindfulness and Character Strengths: A Practitioner’s Guide to MBSP. Order from the publisher Hogrefe to receive a 20% discount or on AmazonAffiliate disclosure: As an Amazon Associate, we may earn commission from qualifying purchases from Amazon.com.

Technology: This course uses Zoom (click on Take Course from your MY Course page to access Zoom link) 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 with the Mindfulness and Character Strengths Report
  • 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 (MBSP only) 22 Resource Development (MBSP + Retreat) CCEU’s offered for International Coaching Federation

Program Preview: What's Inside

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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.

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

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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

Danielle Casioppo

Danielle Casioppo

Danielle Casioppo is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, a certified yoga teacher, and meditation instructor. She brings over 10 years of experience creating and delivering transformational programs that enrich the well-being of participants. Danielle earned a B.A. in Psychology and an M.S. in Applied Psychology, while working full time. Subsequently she completed foundational course work in Positive Psychology with the University of Pennsylvania and through the New York certificate in Applied Positive Psychology program. Danielle is one of 15 international charter certified Mindfulness-Based Strengths Practice (MBSP) instructors and a proud faculty member with the VIA Institute on Character. She's also a certified instructor of Mental Health First Aid, which she teaches along with MBSP and other positive psychology-based programs, as well as yoga and meditation, at Yale University where she is the Education Specialist and Coordinator with Being Well at Yale. In addition, Danielle is a well-received speaker conducting presentations on various well-being topics in the community. In 2020, she contributed to the Journal of Positive Psychology’s special issue on joy with her article, The Cultivation of Joy: Practices from the Buddhist tradition, positive psychology, and yogic philosophy (2019). Additionally, she has been featured in various articles on joy, gratitude, yoga, and well-being, in USA Today, India Currents, and in numerous local publications.

Contact me at daniellec@viacharacter.org!

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.