Happiness Unlocked !!

Happiness Unlocked:
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

About mmpant

Prof. M.M.Pant has a Ph.D in Computational Physics, along with a Professional Law Degree, and has been a practitioner in the fields of Law, IT enabled education and IT implementation. Drawing upon his experience in world class international institutions and having taught in various modes of Face-to-Face, Distance Learning and Technology Enhanced Training, Prof. Pant is now exploring the nature of institutions which will be successors to the IITs, which represented the 1960s, IIMs, which represented the 1970 and Open Universities which were the rage of 1980s & 90s. He believes that the convergence between various media and technologies would fundamentally alter the way learning would be created, packaged, and delivered to learners. His current activities are all directed toward actual implementation of these new age educational initiatives that transform education in the post Internet post WTO era.. Prof. Pant, has been a Former Pro-Vice Chancellor, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and has been on the faculty of IIT – Kanpur (the premier Engineering institution in India), MLNR Engineering College and Faculty & Visiting Professor - University of Western Ontario-Canada. He has been visiting scientist to research centers in Italy, England, Germany & Sweden and has delivered international lectures with about 80 papers published. During his association of almost 15 years with the IGNOU, Prof. Pant has served as the Director Computing and has been the Member of All Bodies (i.e. School boards, Academic council, Planning board, Finance committee and the Board of management). With his interest in Law, backed with practice of Law in a High Court, and his basic training in Science and IT, Prof. Pant has been particularly interested in the Cyber Law, Patent & trade mark issues, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) issues etc. and has been involved with many activities, conferences on “Law & IT” Prof. Pant is presently; • Advisor to Media Lab Asia - Chairman of working group on ICT for Education, chairman of PRSG handling projects on ICT for education. • Lead Consultant for an ADB funded project for ICT in Basic Education in Uzbekistan • Member of the drafting Group for India’s National Policy on ICT in education • Chairman of the group creating books for class 11 and 12 students on ‘Computers and Communication Technology’ appointed by the NCERT • Preparing a ‘Theme Paper” for the NCTE in the area of ICT and Teacher Training • Advisor and mentor to several leading Indian and Multi-national Companies in the area of education. Prof. Pant has in the recent past been ; • Member – Board of Management – I I T, Delhi for 6 years (two consecutive terms) • One-man committee to create the Project Report & Legislation for Delhi IT-enabled Open University • Advisor to the Delhi Government on Asian Network of Major Cities Project (ANMC-21) distance learning project in association with Tokyo Metropolitan Government. • Chairman Board of Studies, All India Management Association With his mission to create and implement new business opportunities in the area of e-learning & learning facilitation, Prof. Pant has promoted Planet EDU Pvt. Ltd., as its Founder & Chairman, along with a team of highly experienced and skilled professionals from Education & Training, Operations, IT and Finance.
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