“Discover How to Successfully Help Clients Suffering From Low Self-Esteem.

The Science of Self-Acceptance Masterclass© will help you and your clients to end the unhealthy search for self-esteem. You will learn how to build a lasting sense of being good enough, regardless of failures, meeting external standards, or gaining approval from others.

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Countless people are suffering from low self-esteem. Tormented by feelings of low self-worth and negative self-talk, they enter the search for self-esteem. And yet, this very search is one of the greatest threats to well-being.

The ongoing attempt to convince themselves that they are worthy inevitably sets the stage for failure: we simply cannot always live up to the standards that make up for high self-esteem. Research findings consistently show that there is a far healthier alternative to self-esteem: self-acceptance.

The Science of Self-Acceptance© is an innovative online masterclass that will help you support your clients to successfully build a healthy relationship with themselves.


  Gain proven, science-based practices that increase mental well-being in a durable way
  Confidently choose the right treatment approach by knowing what’s going on in your client’s mind
   Apply hands-on tools and exercises for increasing self-acceptance
   Help clients become less dependent on meeting external standards
   Get a ready-to-go, structured action-plan for putting theory into practice



The Science of Self-acceptance Masterclass© introduces a new, science-based method for understanding and applying positive psychology. Using this method, you will learn and practice the essential skills that practitioners need to effectively help people to create a more accepting and satisfying relationship with themselves. 

In comparing human functioning to a captain’s interaction with the different elements of a sailboat, this method:

offers a ready-to-go method for applying positive psychology
gives clients an intuitive way to share experiences
makes you well-equipped to increase self-acceptance
creates a clear structure in the vast field of positive psychology
provides hands-on tools to put this method into practice


  An insightful program that beautifully synthesizes a vast amount of research on well-being. The sailboat metaphor offers a holistic approach to the science of happiness, which suggests we are enough (just as we are) to navigate the storms of life and flourish. If well-being is a self-led journey fueled by acceptance, this work is a life raft of wisdom.

Alicia Assad | Writer, Speaker, Coach

  Hugo has brought in a lot of research which, as a psychologist, I really appreciate that there are evidence-based practices that have been focused on. I would definitely recommend this to other therapists.

Tammy Sulik | Psychologist


This self-paced online masterclass provides you with all the materials you need to deliver high-quality coaching, teaching, or workshops on self-acceptance that are science-based. This includes PowerPoint presentations, worksheets, a scientific handbook, custom illustrations, exercises and more.


“Perhaps the most difficult part of being a helping professional nowadays is being confronted with so many beautiful human beings who fail to see their own beauty and potential.”

What I learned through practicing psychology is that the key to well-being is the way people look at themselves. Sadly, the lens through which many people view themselves is characterized by “have-to’s” and “should’s”, conditions for being good enough and flaws to be corrected. My deepest wish for this masterclass is to offer you and those you work with the most valuable insights on self-acceptance that I got from my own life, from working with clients, and from scientific research.

Hugo Alberts, PhD., your instructor for this masterclass

With over 15 years of experience in teaching psychology to thousands of people, psychologist and researcher Dr. Hugo Alberts (Ph.D.) will guide you through this Masterclass.


Positive Psychology

The first pillar addresses the key principles and developments in the field of Positive Psychology, including “Second Wave Positive Psychology“.

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In this module, you will:

  • learn the key principles of Positive Psychology
  • understand the limitations of Positive Psychology 1.0
  • learn about a balanced approach to well-being advocated by the Second Wave Positive Psychology movement
The Sailboat Metaphor

The second pillar introduces the Sailboat Metaphor; an intuitive coaching method that helps you apply positive psychology and increase self-acceptance

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In this module, you will learn:

  • to work with the Sailboat Metaphor; a new positive psychology coaching method to address well-being. This metaphor compares human functioning to a sailboat and its journey and offers a multi-faceted, yet easy to understand perspective of the self
  • all the elements of the sailboat metaphor that represent key aspects of human functioning.
  • how you can use the metaphor to increase well-being in a simple and intuitive way
  • how to address and foster the meaningful and value-congruent life

In the third and final pillar, self-acceptance is addressed with a focus on helping clients build a healthy and positive relationship with themselves. 

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In this module, you will:

  • identify the symptoms and consequences of conditional self-worth;
  • learn about ways to develop a more compassionate and accepting stance towards the self;
  • learn why we should not strive for self-esteem;
  • gain insight into different types of motivation for self-improvement
  • discover how positive psychology interventions can reduce rather than enhance self-acceptance

If deep within us we’re ever to experience personal fulfilment and peace of mind, we must first rise to the challenge of complete, unqualified self-acceptance. 

Leon F Seltzer, Ph.D.


  • Live Recordings of the Science of Self-Acceptance Masterclass (8 modules)
  • Audio files so you can follow the masterclass during your daily activities
  • Printable Workbook for your clients, students, or employees (PDF)
  • 200+ Professional Powerpoint slides for teaching and consulting
  • Tools & Exercises for practically applying self-acceptance
  • Recommended books, articles, movies, videos, and quotes
  • How to Teach This Masterclass To Others’ Train-the-Trainer video course
  • 100+ Custom illustrations to use in your own work
  • Lifetime Access and Updates to the course & all supporting materials
  • Ability to ask questions and get expert advice
  • Science-based Handbook & implementation advice (177-page EPUB & PDF)

Price: $750

Early enrollment packages left: 4

Offer expires: Friday November 9th 2018 at 14:00 EST



As the concept “self-acceptance” implies, it involves acceptance of the “self”. But what is the self?

This question has guided thousands of studies in Psychology and other social sciences. In order to fully understand self-acceptance, it is important to consider two influential, yet fundamentally different, views on the self; the ‘self-as-story’ and the ‘self-as-process’.

This bonus module clarifies both views on the self and their impact on well-being and self-acceptance.



As an added bonus, you will receive the Extended Usage Rights allowing you to use all the client-oriented materials (the workbook, exercises, illustrations, and PowerPoint slides) under your own brand, logo, and name.

This will save you hundreds of hours of work if you’re planning to incorporate self-acceptance into your workshops, talks, or teachings.


We work with experts in the field of positive psychology in order to develop the best possible science-based information products. We’re convinced of their quality, which is why we gladly offer you a one week money-back guarantee. If you’re not satisfied with this masterclass, send us an email at info@positivepsychology.com.



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    Do I need experience in practicing positive psychology to follow this masterclass?

    A formal or informal training background in positive psychology is not essential in order to follow this masterclass. We have a broad range of customers that include teachers, psychologists, life coaches, HR specialists, business leaders, and fitness coaches, etc.  Needless to say, the more experience you have in coaching or practising positive psychology, the better the foundation you have to build on during and after this training.

    Is this masterclass available online only?

    Yes. Upon purchasing this masterclass, you will be taken to the online learning environment where you can start following the masterclass at your own pace.

    What is the degree of difficulty of this masterclass?

    Intermediate. Because this masterclass introduces a new coaching method, you will develop a new set of skills to navigate the positive psychology landscape and apply what is required for your specific setting. This gives those who are new to the field a head-start and provides experts a new modality to add to their professional arsenal.

    Are there any deadlines to complete this masterclass?

    There are no specific time frames or deadlines for completing this masterclass. The learning environment and materials can be accessed online in your own time and completed at your own pace from the comfort of your own home or office.

    Is this masterclass science-based?

    Yes. This masterclass and all of its contents are developed by academics with both a scientific and practical background. An extensive science-based handbook is provided including all references and credits to the work of researchers in the field.

    I work mostly with children and adolescents. Will this masterclass be useful for me?

    This coaching method addresses human functioning at its most fundamental level. Therefore, this method is not restricted to working with any age group or target population. The sailboat metaphor is currently being used with juvenile delinquents, adults employees, and regular coaches. As a practitioner, you can use the acquired knowledge and tools and adapt them if necessary so that they are suitable for your specific professional situation.

    Is there a physical hard copy of this masterclass?

    No. The Science of Self-Acceptance© is a virtual masterclass that can be accessed through an online learning environment. Upon purchase, you will receive full, lifetime access to the online learning environment including all the materials that you can download and print as you see fit.

    Are there any course credits (CE) for completing this course?

    No, our sole focus for this masterclass was to design material purely for professional development.

    Is this a certification course?

    No, our sole focus for this masterclass was to design material purely for professional development.

    What currency is the price in?

    The price is in US dollars $ (USD).

    How long does this masterclass take?

    This masterclass contains 8 hours of video content including additional in-depth written material (and instructions). You can choose to follow all of the modules or complete only the ones relevant to your specific professional needs. Depending on how thoroughly you choose to study the content, the material provided in this masterclass will take approximately one week of full-time self-study. 

    I work with at-risk people in a clinical setting. Is this product for me?

    Yes, but in order to promote good practice, please note that you are advised to use this masterclass, guiding materials, and the coaching method introduced within the boundaries of your professional expertise. For instance, if you are a certified clinician, you are advised to use the training within your field of expertise (clinical psychology). Likewise, a school teacher may use the tools in the classroom but is advised not to use the tools for clinical populations.

    Who created this product?

    The Science of Self-Acceptance© is an initiative of Positive Psychology Program, founded by Hugo Alberts (PhD) and Seph Fontane Pennock and has been created by a team of dedicated team members with both an academic and practical background with the help and expertise of some of the top researchers in the field of positive psychology.

    What rights do I have with these materials?

    Upon purchase of this product, you will be granted the rights as stipulated on the following page: https://positivepsychologyproducts.com/extended-usage-rights/ In short, you are allowed to use the materials in this masterclass and affix your own name and brand on the part of the materials aimed at the client in the context of your own business, practice or professional services for teaching, coaching, counseling, and therapeutic purposes. When in doubt, please contact us at info@positivepsychology.com

    Is it possible to pay in instalments?

    No, unfortunately, it is not possible to pay in instalments. The total amount can only be completed by credit card on the checkout page in one go.

    I still have some questions, can I get in touch?

    Absolutely! Send Craig an email at info@positivepsychology.com and he will take care of you 🙂

    Are there any group, corporate and business plans?

    Yes, it’s possible to bring your entire team, company, or organization on the Science of Self-Acceptance masterclass at a price break. Please email our support at info@positivepsychology.com for a custom quote.


    To promote good practice, please note that you are advised to use this masterclass and its contents within the boundaries of your professional expertise. For instance, if you are a certified clinician, you are advised to use the training within your field of expertise (clinical psychology). Likewise, a school teacher may use the tools in the classroom but is advised not to use the tools for clinical populations.