Happiness Unlocked !! : A course on Happiness, for the lifelong learner
Duration 3 months
The main goal of all human activities and endeavours seems to be to seek happiness.
The American Constitution …..life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness
Yet most people are unhappy.
Many of these turn to spirituality, sometimes to fake ‘Babas’.
But in this age of reason and Science, it may be interesting to explore if we can achieve happiness by following the learning from Science including biochemistry, neuroscience and Psychology.
An unexamined life is not worth living : Socrates
Nietschze : One who has a ‘why’ of life can manage almost any ‘how’?
This program is structured as a series of 10 learning weekends that will explore themes such as :
Weekend 1: Saturday: The quest for happiness. What does it mean to be happy? Why its so hard to be happy?
Weekend 1: Sunday: The Science of lasting happiness ; The many faces of happiness
Weekend 2: Saturday: Clayton Christensen : how will you measure your life ?
Weekend 2: Sunday: How to control your feelings and live happily ever after?
Weekend 3: Saturday: The therapeutic value of creative expression : Bricolage; Writing
Weekend 3: Sunday: Speak for yourself ; Be mindful ; Reframing to ease negative emotions
Weekend 4: Saturday: The state of ‘flow’
Weekend 4: Sunday: The concept of ‘stithipragy’
Weekend 5: Saturday: Can money buy happiness?
Weekend 5: Sunday: The biochemical basis of happiness : endorphin, dopamine, sterotonr, oxytocin
Weekend 6: Saturday: Ageing Gracefully: enjoying the second half of life
Weekend 6: Sunday: Living in an age of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
Weekend 7: Saturday: Finding meaning and purpose in your life: Aligning your living to your life’s purpose
Weekend 7: Sunday: The Japanese concept of Ikigai
Weekend 8: Saturday: Overcoming failures, disappointments, despair, and achieving happiness
Weekend 8: Sunday: An attitude of gratitude
Weekend 9: Saturday: Lifestyle matters : Diet; exercise; sleep, time and stress management
Weekend 9: Sunday: Loneliness : another modern malady
Weekend 10: Saturday: Looking at the bright side of life : Optimism, Inspiration
Weekend 10: Sunday: Laughter the best medicine