Martin Seligman and Tal Ben-Shahar became lecturers of free courses

Martin Seligman and Tal Ben-Shahar

Martin Seligman and Tal Ben-Shahar

Martin Seligman, Professor and Director of the Center for Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, and Tal Ben-Shahar, a teacher of the largest course in Harvard, Positive Psychology, together with Alla Klymenko, present free courses for Ukrainians. 

Uncertainty about the future, separation from family and friends, and confusion are what Ukrainians have been experiencing for more than a year in the new living conditions. A large-scale study showed that 71% of Ukrainians surveyed feel stressed, nervous, and half feel anxious and tense. At the same time, there is a widespread prejudice against psychological help, and only 2% seek professional help.

Free psychological assistance courses for Ukrainians

To help Ukrainians in these difficult times, Alla Klymenko, a psychologist, leading trainer, and co-founder of the Upgrade project, has created two free psychological assistance courses for Ukrainians. They will help both those who are professionally engaged in psychology and science and anyone who wants to overcome the crisis. World psychology stars were involved in the creation of the courses.

Alla Klymenko

Alla Klymenko, Martin Seligman and Tal Ben-Shahar

“Positive Psychology for Ukraine”

The guest speaker of the first course “Positive Psychology for Ukraine” is Martin Seligman, the founder of positive psychology, professor and director of the Center for Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. People from all over the world are trying to get into the school, and Ukrainians will be able to do so for free. Martin will help the educational community gain scientifically proven knowledge of positive psychology and put it into practice immediately. Other speakers of the course will include Lindsay Doran, director of the film Sense and Sensibility and lecturer in Storytelling Psychology, neuropsychologist Steven Pinker, Harvard professor Arthur Brooks, and others.

Martin Seligman and Tal Ben-Shahar

Martin Seligman


The second free course, RESILIENCE 2.0, was created to support every Ukrainian in times of crisis, to teach them how to resist stress and recover. If we cannot influence the situation, we can change our attitude to it, find a source of resources and support – it’s all about resilience. The lecturers of the course are Alla Klymenko, Tal Ben-Shahar, co-founder of the Happiness Studies Academy, teacher of the largest course at Harvard, Positive Psychology, and Karen Guggenheim, founder of the World Happiness Summit (WOHASU).

Martin Seligman and Tal Ben-Shahar

Tal Ben-Shahar

Through short video lectures, interviews with speakers, and practical exercises, the course participants will understand how to stay whole during difficult challenges, and learn the necessary self-help and stress management techniques.

To access the free courses, you need to register: the course with Martin Seligman Positive Psychology for Ukraine is available here. Resilience 2.0 with Tal Ben Shahar and Carne Guggenheim is also available on the website.

The lectures will be available on the learning platform along with other free materials from the gurus of world psychology.

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