Based on a series of fly-on-the-wall documentaries, Happiness Lab delegates follow twelve people as they explore a number of disciplines.
The idea is that as we observe their journey, space is created which enables us to engage in a conversation about our own happiness.
The themes of each episode are:
Episode 1: Focusing on gratitude and savoring
Episode 2: Practicing acts of kindness
Episode 3: Learning to forgive
Episode 4: Investing in friends and family
Episode 5: Looking after your body and soul
Episode 6: Developing coping strategies
This resource does not offer a prescriptive answer. Yes, professionals have pointed to indicators that could aid someone’s journey to their earthly “nirvana”, but the purpose of the course is to help delegates conduct their own experiments and come to their own conclusions.
We operate on the belief that happiness comes from living well and that you live well when you exist as a spiritual person in a material age.
With regard to what outcomes those on the course and those hosting the course should be working for (or looking for), in our opinion it is that people are better equipped to flourish as they navigate their way through life.
Anyone is welcome at The Happiness Lab.
This course is not geared towards people of faith,
so if you're not into 'Church', no worries!
It's simply a safe place to ponder happiness
and where it may or may not be found.
No strings attached.
"In attending The Happiness Lab one of the sessions that I found very useful was the one on practicing acts of kindness. I wouldn’t say that I wasn’t a kind person but I don’t think that I was actively doing random acts of kindness for others. I didn’t spend every day looking to see who I could do something good for.
Some of the keys that have helped me develop a kinder approach to life have been those of reflecting each evening on the opportunities during the day which I have taken or missed to be kind and then resolving to act better the following day. What this has also helped me do is move through the day looking out for new ways to be kind.
I never really thought through what the impact on me would be after doing kind things for others. It seemed the right thing to do. What I have discovered is that I have better relationships, I am kinder to my self after being kinder to others, I am prouder of the person I am and more confident and sure of myself."