female team interacting in a training session

VIA's Mindfulness-Based Strengths Practice (MBSP) Certification recognizes practitioners who have completed several months of exclusive study on how to teach MBSP to individuals and groups. Research shows MBSP boosts well-being, work productivity, purpose, engagement, meaning, stress management, problem management, and positive relationships.

Certification begins with the 8-week program, Mindfulness-Based Strengths Practice, created by Dr. Ryan Niemiec, a global leader in mindfulness and character strengths. MBSP is the first evidenced-based program to bring the science and practice of mindfulness and character strengths together. It helps participants target their best qualities–their character strengths–to overcome adversity/problems and to build areas of well-being, such as personal relationships and life meaning.

MBSP Certified professionals are trained to share MBSP with others in a variety of settings, including counseling, coaching, education, healthcare, and business. When people practice MBSP, they can feel more authentic, alive, and engaged in daily life.

VIA MBSP-Certified Practitioners

The following practitioners are approved by the VIA Institute to teach the MBSP program to individuals and groups. In alphabetical order by last name, they are:


Jane Anderson

Danielle Casioppo

Lutz Hempel

Maria Hofman

Jaume Gallifa Maqueda

Claudia Morales Cueto

Elke Müller

Liên Nguyễn

Orlaith O'Sullivan

Steinunn Eva Þórðardóttir

Matthijs Steeneveld

Dana Walden

Diane Weinbrandt