What if there was clear, indisputable information about what makes us happy? Is it money (and if so, how much)? Is it marriage? What about children? Or religion? Are we happier at 30 or at 50? And is there anything we can do to experience more happiness? Our understanding of happiness is filled with misinformation that perpetuates what might be called The Wellness Myth that distinguishes between long-term wellbeing and the momentary experience of happiness. There is now evidence to explain what happiness really is, how it works, and how it affects us. Heavily researched and up to the minute, this course differentiates fact from fiction and provides reliable knowledge and strategies intended to make your life a little easier.
By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:
- Compare Baseline (long term well-being) and Happiness (momentary) and identify the role each plays in our lives and our perception of lifelong happiness
- Recognize the differences between individual Baselines and consider how that governs each person’s individual experience of living
- Explain the stability model of Happiness
- Identify how major and minor life events affect your long term happiness
- Develop personal strategies to make the most of your own Baseline and experience more moments of happiness