The Science of Happiness - Colleges
Overview of the Program: Historically, pursuit of Happiness has been the oldest pursuit of human kind. Once the survival was taken care of, this pursuit became even more important. Today, we are the most comfortable generation on this planet with the most advanced technology; communication and all kind of comforts, which were once available to the royals, are now available to even the bottom of pyramid. In spite of this upheaval, happiness and well being is continuously going down. Depression is fastest becoming the number one killer in the world. There are more people who are depressed than they were in The Great Depression 1929. All this while, the field of psychology has placed a lot of attention on what’s wrong with people and what we can do to treat disorders of the mind. More recently, however, the field has broadened its scope to give more attention to the positive side of human nature and the most effective ways to pursue the good life. This experiential course on Science of Happiness focuses on the emotional well being development by examining scientific research centered on the nature of happiness. Most of us live our life on the basis of unconscious beliefs. These beliefs lead to the emotions that lead to thinking that finally lead to all the actions we take (or we don’t take) in our life. Our happiness is completely dependent on our emotions, thoughts and actions and all of these are dependent on the beliefs. Since all of these beliefs are formed unconsciously, our happiness also becomes accidental. When something is accidental, it means we have no control over it. So the major objective of the program is to give the power of happiness by choice by helping you discover your unconscious beliefs and replacing the disempowering beliefs with empowering one’s. Apart from tools like gratitude, savoring, empathy, compassion to enhance positive emotions and tools to deal with negative emotions, other major topics include the nature of happiness, 4 P’s of Happiness, tools to deal with hindrances to our happiness, Orbit of Life, “I” Constitution, My relationship with Failure etc. It includes lot of experiential activities (individual & Group).
Each participant get a handbook created by Berkeley Well Being, California which will be filled up by the participants during the course.
Duration of the Course: Depending on the need of the college, there are different formats.
Minimum 2 Hours
2 Days Crash Course
3 Months Certification Course
1 Year Diploma Course
Who is this for: All Under Grads & Post Grad Students
It can also be offered as Diploma Course.
Exams will consist of 50 multiple-choice questions drawn from material in lecture and in the readings.
The first three exams are non-cumulative and will be held in class.
An optional, fully cumulative final exam will be conducted after the program. The final exam score may replace your lowest score of the prior three, and is therefore an option for anyone who had to miss an exam during the semester or for anyone who wishes to improve their overall grade in the course. Only highest three exam scores count toward the final grade. Therefore, if you have taken all three regular midterms during the semester, taking the final cannot lower your overall grade.