Would you like to be happier? Have you ever wondered how you could be happier and flourish more in your life? In my workshops I share evidence based research in Positive Psychology that can help you create a life that flourishes.


I offer an interactive, science based workshop that explores the strength based approach to positive psychology. We will discuss research on happiness for the purpose of developing improved personal well-being. My classes include class discussion, group interaction, fun activities, and personal reflection. I also share practical applications of this evidence based research that can be put to use immediately by the participants to help them live a full and meaningful life. My workshops consist of a one day introduction to Positive psychology to a six week or longer study where participants will acquire knowledge and practical tips they need to make positive changes in their lives.

The key concepts that will be discussed are: optimism, strengths, flow, gratitude, positive emotions, purpose and meaning, goal achievement, mind-body connections, relationships, choice, and lasting change.

In my interactive workshops participants will have the opportunity to learn:

  • why knowing and using strengths is important to happiness
  • what makes you feel really motivated
  • how can we gain a sense of fulfillment
  • what are the factors that allow us to live longer and healthier lives
  • how we can achieve better relationships in our lives
  • what tools can we use to increase our positivity

My workshops aim to introduce participants to the most affective strategies that they can adapt in their own lives to achieve a flourishing and fulfilling life.


Understand the fundamentals of positive psychology and how it can radically change the way we relate to ourselves and others—in terms of creativity, motivation, health and overall success.

Learn mind-body techniques that help enhance physical and mental health, and try some positive psychology techniques that are proven to lead to lasting change. Topics covered include identifying purpose, realizing dreams, setting goals, mind-body connection and developing thriving relationships. Life is full of choices. What do you choose?

My next workshop will be offered at the 92nd Street Y :

Five  Keys to Happiness September 21, 2016 6:30 – 8PM (completed)

Psychologists, neuroscientists and other experts now have evidence that shows us what really makes a difference in creating happiness and building resilience to life’s ups and downs. Discover some of these findings and learn practical tools to help increase your happiness.

Positive Aging – September 28th, 2016 6:30- 8 PM (completed)

We all see people around us aging differently. Some people seem to thrive while others can be resistant to aging and afraid. What makes these people different? How can we thrive when we age? Get the answer to these questions and discover what steps you can take to replace the prevailing image of aging with a new vision – one in which we can see the possibility of living each day with passion, radiant health, optimism, energy, clarity, and joy at all stages of your life.

Pursuit of Happiness – 6 Wednesday Evenings Beginning October 19, 2016 6:40- 8 PM (completed)

Have you ever wondered what’s the secret to happiness? If so, this workshop is for you. Learn simple tools to boost your happiness quotient and take steps towards creating the life you truly want. Topics covered will include dealing with stress, mind body connection, improving relationships and more.

Gratitude Cultivation Training

Gratitude is a virtue that has been tackled by philosophers, religious thinkers and, now, positive psychologists. Studies have shown that we can intentionally develop gratitude and can increase our well-being, happiness and health by doing so. Through videos, hands-on exercises and sharing, learn what gratitude is, how to live in joy and appreciation, how to identify and deal with ungrateful thoughts and so much more! Gain a fresh outlook that can transform all areas of your life including relationships, work and health.

First Session: Wed, Apr 5, 2017, 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Instructor: Eva Centeno

Day(s): Wednesday

Sessions: 4

Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

Room: Room To Be Assigned

Price: from $120.00

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Forgiveness Workshop – Southampton Library – May 12, 2017 10:15-11:15

We always have the choice to forgive, and learning to do this takes practice. There are research-tested methods that can help us give up grudges and hurts, and these practices help decrease stress, blood pressure, sadness and increase our optimism, hope, compassion and physical vitality. Ms. Centeno will talk about the many benefits of forgiveness, and will suggest tools for accessing the loving emotions that lie buried beneath grudges and grievances we all have. You will leave this workshop with a new way of thinking as well as effective strategies to help maximize your happiness and well-being. Reservations are appreciated. Register at or (631) 283-0774 ext. 523

thank you!
really great class

Eva – class was great! I don’t usually share a lot about myself with people but it’s nice to do that and have people do the same with me. My love of learning I guess 🙂

Hi. From start to finish, it was wonderful!! I had no idea, like  most people, what Positive Psychology was or had even heard of it. I’ve learned a lot about myself and how to improve on who and what I am. Never stop growing or learning.
You are a great teacher (not to mention a great person), because you’re not one of those lecturers who just reads from prepared notes, and that’s one of the many things that made the class interesting and fun!  S….

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