Positive Psychology - Discover the Science of a Happier Life
- 4 hours on-demand video
- 42 downloadable resources
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
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- learn about ideas and practices that can actually make you happier
- apply science-based techniques to bring more happiness to their lives
- The main goal of this course is to enable you to make positive, sustainable changes in your life
- A commitment to make positive, long-lasting change
This course distills research from positive psychology into lessons and steps that you can take to live a happier and more fulfilled life.
Discover the Science of Positive Psychology
- understand and use positive emotions
- shift to optimistic mindsets
- discover your strengths
- build your self-esteem
- nourish fulfilling relationships
- learn to overcome tough times
- create sustainable change
Get a comprehensive and unique introduction to the science of positive psychology.
How do very happy people think and act? What do the most successful people do differently? What makes some marriages thrive and stay together happily for many decades? And why are some people able to bounce back from failures while others succumb to them?
These are the questions asked by the science of positive psychology. Positive psychology is an emerging field dedicated to understanding what makes life most worth living on the basis of rigorous research. Thousands of experiments and studies have been conducted to provide insights into what really makes life good and how you can live more happily and more successfully. The entire course is based on this research by leading psychologists and neuroscientists from all across the world. Today, companies like Google, Nike and Apple are teaching the insights offered in this course to their employees because they have understood their potential impact.
You will learn about concrete applications that are based on a scientific understanding of happiness and fulfillment. You also get a range of additional materials, such as a personal reflection journal, worksheets and exercises. At the core of this course are exercises and strategies that you can apply to your life.
Content and Overview
You will understand the different areas of positive psychology and how each of them can contribute to a better life. We look at research that shows how to build self-esteem and fulfilled relationships. You learn about mindfulness and how to overcome the challenges of practicing it regularly. You also get the chance to discover your strengths and ways to apply them consistently.
Life is not about being happy all the time and that's why you get an entire section on overcoming tough times. Emotion-focused and problem-focused coping strategies are at the core of these lectures. Among other things, you'll be able to identify thinking errors, use effective problem-solving strategies and much, much more.
And by the end of the course, you will have the skills to better your life and your relationships, and you will be using these skills in your daily life. You will have a thorough understanding of what positive psychology is and how to make use of its insights. And you will have the tools and resources you need to put them into practice.
One more thing: You have a totally unconditional money back guarantee. It allows you to study the course for 30 days and if you are in any way unhappy with it, you will get a full refund, no questions asked! Enrolling in the course is absolutely risk free.
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- People who are interested in living happier and more fulfilled lives
There are a few learning principles on which this course is based on and that will help us get most out of it:
1. Based on science. The ideas I am presenting have been tested, retested and proven effective throughout many years of hard scientific research.
To really be able to make long-term change, you need to apply the additional materials provided. Do some of the exercises and take the time-outs during the lecture.
Do the exercises not for the sake of doing them – The intention that you bring to the exercise matters for its outcome.
4. Remain Critical
Just because this course is based on science does not mean that all the ideas and strategies work as well for everybody. People are different and you will find some activities/topics more interesting and effective for you than others. Choose the exercises and ideas that fit best for you.
I hope you enjoy the course and commit to making positive changes in your life!
Nearly all of us buy into what Sonya Lyubomirsky – one of the leading happiness researchers - calls the myths of happiness. Beliefs that certain achievements (marriage, kids, jobs, wealth) will make us forever happy and that certain adult failures or adversities (health problems, not having a life partner, having little money) will make us forever unhappy. We will explore those beliefs and discover why they are myths.
In this section we will explore how our beliefs and thoughts shape our reality and what we can do about it.
We’ll talk about how science shows us that focusing more on what works and what is going well helps to counter our inherent negativity bias. We’ll see how placing more focus on the positive is NOT to be detached from reality but to see reality from a more useful angle. And we will finish this first class by looking at the power of being more grateful for what we have.
In this lecture we will learn to understand what mindfulness is and how research has shown its powerful effects.
In this lecture, we see why relationships are so important to us and then go ahead to explore how we can make our relationships to our partners and also our friends and family more fulfilled. We look at what not to do: four behaviours that can predict divorce up to 94% accuracy.
In this lecture we turn to how we can nurture happy and fulfilled relationships by looking at what the happiest couples do differently. Taking the Minding Model of Relationships we explore the five practices that the most fulfilled couples bring to their relationships.
In this lecture, we turn to ‘emotion-focused coping’. After hearing the story of Viktor Frankl, a Jewish psychologist who survived the concentration camps, we’ll revisit optimism and optimistic beliefs that we discussed in the fourth section about 'Thoughts and Beliefs'. We will use the so-called ABC-method to understand how we can rewire our brain and gradually replace old, negative thought patterns with more productive and positive ones.