Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology

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22 Jun Proud to partner at Cheltenham School District

I am so proud to be affiliated with with Cheltenham School district since September 2015. Many wins since then, including: adding mindfulness and positive psychology to pillars of the strategic plan; launching positive parenting and teaching workshops for adults; facilitating a "mindfulness month;" and inviting 20+ teachers into our certification program. It's been a healthy and vibrant partnership this year and I look forward to our next steps for student, teacher, and community wellbeing. [pdf-embedder url="http://louisalloro.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Cheltenham-Bookmark.pdf"] ...

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09 Mar Still a few spots left in CAPP PHL – begins 3/12

Still a few spots left. We start next Saturday, March 12. Join me for a wild and crazy ride through the science of human nature and behavior. Learn what motivates human behavior – inspired action – love – relationships – neurochemical connections – engagement – flow – meaning – vitality! Scientifically informed tools and strategies in a spiritual experience. ...

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09 Sep Registering CAPP in 7 Cities!

Join us in one of seven cities (NY, San Fran, Chicago, Boston, DC, Toronto, and Philly) this fall (my class in Philadelphia starts this coming Saturday) for a personal and professional development experience that is sure to knock your socks off! Calling anyone who works or lives with other people: come learn the science of human nature and behavior and impact your own life in such a way that you impact others! www.certificateinpositivepsychology.com  ...

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02 Sep What I learn in teaching positive psychology + gratitude to CAPP6 Philadelphia

I am so in awe. Awe ô/ noun 1. 
a feeling of reverential respect We just completed the first cohort of CAPP in Philadelphia. Wow, what an amazing bunch of extra-ordinary hu/man be~ings. Really. Wow. I always knew they were special. In fact, when we started the class in March, an intuitive told me that many of us traveled together in former lives. For some of you, this sounds funny. For us, though, it resonates. Just imagine the good travel buddies (I hope) you have in this life (you know, the ones you have that make “vacation” easy breezy and funnnn) and multiply that...

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17 Jun Current BIO!

Lou·is [n. loo-is] A·lloro [uh-lohr-o], M.Ed., MAPP is a change-agent working with individuals and organizations to enable positive evolution, even through the most difficult challenges. He is one of the first 100 people in the world to earn a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. For his second Master degree in the Foundations of Education, he studied power, identity, and voice. Louis is cofounder and director of a 6-month Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology (CAPP) program (now in 7 cities!), designer of a city-wide, positive mental health intervention called SOMO Leadership Labs, and a senior fellow at George Mason...

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05 Mar WE did it!

As I sit her preparing for the launch of the Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology (CAPP) program in Philadelphia this Saturday, I am filled with amazing gratitude. Gratitude for this awesome program and my beautiful friend and co-conspirator, Emiliya Zhivotovskaya who teaches me so much: she teaches me to hustle with heart, to learn with vigor and to live with integrity. It wasn’t that long ago that CAPP was just an idea and now, we are beginning with our first rollout outside the NYC market. It’s a good day! I am grateful for the 25 students who have registered to join this...

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19 Feb To my nearly 4,000 Facebook friends Re: My Entrepreneurial Passionate Plea

I post on Facebook a lot -- especially about my work. Maybe it’s too much for some of you <insert my sisters shaking their heads in agreement >, but for me it’s what I have got to do right now to survive as an entrepreneur. The way I figure is that I’ve got 4K people who have chosen to be friends with me on here. Maybe it’s because we went to third grade together—or danced at the Roxy one night long ago. Maybe it’s because you like my view of the world or share conviction that we can make a difference. Entrepreneurs...

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28 Jan Recent Press – Is Philadelphia the Happiness Capitol of America?

http://www.phillyvoice.com/philadelphia-happiness-capitol-america/ Is Philadelphia the optimism capital of America? The science behind happiness WELLNESS PSYCHOLOGY PHILADELPHIA MENTAL HEALTH LIFESTYLE HEALTH BY JOANN GRECO  PhillyVoice Contributor Philadelphians are a notoriously disgruntled lot, right? Actually, the City of, well, Brotherly Love (and Sisterly Affection) is an optimistic hot-bed of positive thinking research. That’s thanks to the happy presence of Dr. Martin Seligman, a Penn professor and the director of its Positive Psychology Center (PPC), and his merry band of cohorts. The author of titles like "Authentic Happiness" and "Learned Optimism," Seligman called for a re-examination of his field in 1998 while serving as the head of the American Psychological Association. Promoting what he termed “positive psychology,” he asked practitioners...

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