Science of Happiness - The 30 Days Happiness Program

Happiness is a skill to learn. Discover research-proven techniques to bring more happiness and fulfillment to your life.
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  • Lectures 38
  • Length 41 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 11/2014 English

Course Description

“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” - Dalai Lama

Take your happiness in your own hands

  • learn about the myths of happiness
  • induce your life with positive emotions
  • use self-compassion and kindness to relate to your life in a new way
  • start finding happiness in the present moment
  • much more

Get 30-day happiness program that leads you through a science-based process towards a happier life

Psychologists and neuroscientists from all over the world have been researching happiness for decades. Thousands of experiments, case studies, analyses and rigorous research studies have been conducted to provide insights into what really makes our lives good and how people can live more happily. This 30 Days of Happiness program is based on this research and translates it into easily understandable steps that you can take to live a happier and more fulfilled life.

While many happiness programs provide only advice and anecdotes, this 30 Days of Happiness program will equip you with proven exercises and background information. Many scientific studies have been done to show that they work and have the potential to really transform your life for the better.

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.

Click the "Take This Course" button now and enroll in the 30 Days of Happiness program!

What are the requirements?

  • Keep a journal or notebook close. That's all you need.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • understand what the happiest group of people do differently to others
  • apply a variety of happiness- increasing strategies in their lives
  • understand the common happiness myths
  • know how positive emotions impact their brains
  • cultivate more positive emotions in their lives

Who is the target audience?

  • This 30 days of happiness course is meant for everyone who is looking for science-based ways to become happier. It is not for people are are purely interested in the science; the major focus of this course is to help you apply science-based happiness strategies in your life.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction
Welcome to the course
2 pages

Use this document or the link in the resources to take the Oxford Happiness questionnaire. The lowest possible score is 1, the highest is 6. On average, people's score is about 4.40. You can use this questionnaire regularly to track your progress with this course and in your life.

Section 2: Happiness Basics

This video lecture deals with the definition of happiness. It builds the foundation for this course.

Day 2: Three good things per day
1 page
This will help everyone!

This video lectures deals with the common mistakes people make when they predict what will make them happy. Those beliefs are called 'myths of happiness'.

Day 4: Identifying Myths of Happiness
The nun study is a famous example that shows the beneficial impact that positive emotions can have on people's health.
Day 6: Write about intense positive emotions
Section 3: Positive Emotions

The lecture on 'How positive emotions work' introduces the broaden and build theory of positive emotions and explains the impact that positive emotions (such as love and joy) can have on people's lives.

Day 8: Increase Positive Emotions
Day 9: Gratitude
Day 10: Writing a Gratitude Letter
Day 11: Increase Joy
Day 12: Sentence stem completion
Day 13: Increase Pride
Day 14: Increase Love
Section 4: Kindness
Day 15: Understanding Kindness
Day 16: Random Acts of Kindness
Day 17: Time in Nature
Day 18: Sentence stem completion
Section 5: Self-compassion
Break-out session: A quick check-in
Day 19: Understanding Self-Compassion
Day 20: How would you treat a close friend?
Day 21: Happy retreat in our mind
Section 6: Mindfulness
Day 22: Mindfulness
Day 23: Mindfulness of breathing meditation
Day 24: Mindfulness in daily life
Mindfulness Apps
Day 25: Sentence stem completion
Section 7: Savouring
Day 26: Savouring
Day 27: Reminiscing
Day 28: Best Possible Self
Section 8: Conclusion
Day 29: Sentence stem completion
Day 30: Planning the next 30 days
Plan 'Next 30 Days'
1 page
Section 9: Bonus Materials
If you want to go into more detail, I'm recommending a few books that will be interesting for you. If you are looking for reading material beyond those recommendations write me a message and I'm happy to point you there.
Readings for those interested in the science behind this course

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Instructor Biography

Manuel Kraus, Udemy Premium Instructor for Positive Psychology

Manuel Kraus is the founder of Good Life Foundation, an organization seeking to empower individuals and communities across the world to live happy and fulfilled lives by teaching positive psychology. He is also an expert in the field and one of only a few people in the world holding a Master's degree in Applied Positive Psychology. His main research interest focuses on the experience of meaning in life.

He has been teaching positive psychology in workshops and seminars; and is the author of a series of online courses. They cover topics from building positive emotions and self-esteem to changing mindsets and overcoming tough times.

Positive psychology is the scientific study of life flourishing and optimal human functioning. It asks questions like these: What do very happy people do differently? How do the most successful people think and act?What makes some married couples stay together happily for many decades while others break up within months or years? And why are some people able to bounce back from failures while others succumb to them?

Happiness is not the absence of sadness and anger, and eliminating weaknesses does not mean we are really good at something. Many, many experiments, case studies, analyses and other forms of rigorous research have been conducted to provide insights into what makes our lives good and how we manage to live happily and successfully. Unfortunately, this science is not yet accessible to many people. That is why Manuel is committed to teach these findings and applications. His goal is to help create the foundations for everyone to live a good life by making positive psychology research accessible to everybody.

'I believe that the scientific study of what makes our lives most worth living can help people transform their lives. That is why I teach about topics like personal growth, building fulfilling relationships, goal-setting, mindfulness, self-esteem and realizing strengths. My personal mission is to make positive psychology research accessible to everybody, and thereby creating the foundations for people to live a good life and help build a better world.'

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