Happiness – The Next Steps
The first course encourages us to reflect more deeply on our lives, to reassess our direction and plan constructive ways forward – in other words, to grow in happiness and wellbeing!
Taking all that as its starting point, the Intermediate Course, “Happiness – the Next Steps”, picks up each initial theme and moves it on. So “The Happy Life” now becomes “The Unstressed Life”, “The Successful Life” becomes “The Well-lived Life”, and so on.
1. “In Control – or Out of Control?” (The Unstressed Life)
We unpack the three levels of happiness (Pleasure, Engagement and Meaning) to show how each level works. What is helpful about them and how can we all deepen our happiness? Stress is the great happiness-buster, so what can we do to relieve stress in our lives?
2. “Frustrated – or Fulfilled?” (The Well-lived Life)
Can I find success in the whole of my life, not just the physical and material? What does such ‘whole-of-life’ living look like? Will I look back on my life in the future and conclude that it was fruitful? Why does gratitude have such amazing power? And can I manage to live my life according to my key priorities?
3. “Communication or Conflict?” (The Harmonious Life)
What are the ingredients for a healthy relationship? What are the barriers? How do I communicate more effectively? Why is listening so powerful? Can I bring balance to my strained relationships?
4. “There must be more to life than this!” (The Deeper Life)
We’re often in such a hurry that we don’t discover the deeper keys to life. So we end the course by exploring what it means to live out a full and whole life, and how we can find fulfillment for the longings within. Finally we discover how to set the direction for the rest of your life!
What participants say
It’s nice to have this paperwork to reflect on, if and when needed
Here are the reflections of one community leader who recently hosted the course…
|1.||Were your expectations met?||96% say ‘yes’|
|2.||How useful did you fine the course materials?
(10: very; 0: not at all)
|3.||Which parts were most valuable?||32% say ‘relationships’|
|4.||Which parts were least valuable?||63% say ‘none’|
|5.||To what extent would you agree with following statements
(10: very; 0: not at all):
|i. I better understand things that affect my happiness||8.2|
|ii. I feel better equipped to develop my happiness||8.1|
|iii. The course has changed my outlook on life||7.8|
|6.||Would you like to attend a follow-up course?||88% say ‘yes’|
How do I access The Happiness Course?
If you’d like to participate in The Happiness Course, or run one in your organisation, simply go to the contact details and send me a message! I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.