Science of Happiness - The 30 Days Happiness Program
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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.
4.6 (7 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
2,264 students enrolled
Created by Manuel Kraus
Last updated 11/2014
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  • 22 mins on-demand video
  • 24 Articles
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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  • Keep a journal or notebook close. That's all you need.

“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!

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.
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Curriculum For This Course
2 Lectures 01:10

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.

The Oxford Happiness Questionnaires
2 pages
Happiness Basics
7 Lectures 08:23

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

Preview 02:30

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'.

Preview 02:36

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.
Preview 02:10

Day 6: Write about intense positive emotions
Positive Emotions
8 Lectures 07:10

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.

Preview 02:40

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
4 Lectures 02:43
Day 15: Understanding Kindness

Day 16: Random Acts of Kindness

Day 17: Time in Nature

Day 18: Sentence stem completion
4 Lectures 06:22
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
5 Lectures 04:47
Day 22: Mindfulness

Day 23: Mindfulness of breathing meditation

Day 24: Mindfulness in daily life

Mindfulness Apps

Day 25: Sentence stem completion
3 Lectures 01:49
Day 26: Savouring

Day 27: Reminiscing

Day 28: Best Possible Self
3 Lectures 00:54
Day 29: Sentence stem completion

Day 30: Planning the next 30 days

Plan 'Next 30 Days'
1 page
Bonus Materials
2 Lectures 02:26
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About the Instructor
Manuel Kraus
4.1 Average rating
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Udemy Premium Instructor for Positive Psychology

Manuel Kraus is the founder of Pocketcoach, a therapy chatbot to support people with anxiety, and 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 teaches positive psychology in workshops and seminars, and is the author of a series of online courses covering topics ranging 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.'