Session 1: Introduction to Science of Happiness
Program Introduction
History of Positive Psychology
Scientifically Proven Happiness Models 
Nurturing what’s Best in Us
Session 2 Assignment
Suggested Reading
Objective:
Make Common Sense Common Practice
Create a more Optimistic Mindset
SESSION 2: STRENGTHS
Review Session 1
Session 1 Assignment Discussion
Character Strengths
Understand and Minimize Self-sabotaging Beliefs and Behaviors
Reframing Negative Thoughts into Positive Thoughts
Session 3 Assignment
Suggested Reading
Objective:
Recognize, Nurture and Apply your Strengths
Build Individual and Collective Competence
SESSION 3: IN PERSON
Review Sessions 1-2
Session 2 Assignment Discussion
Intrinsic Goal Settings Exercise with Happiness in Mind
Why Happiness Causes Success
Time and Energy Management
How Full Is Your Bucket?
Session 3 Assignment
Suggested Reading
Objective:
Tip the Positivity Ratio into your Favor
Renew your Personal Energy on a Daily Basis
Build more Resilience
Rewrite your story, Rewire your Mindset
SESSION 4: THE POWER of SOCIAL CONNECTION
Review Sessions 1-3
Session 3 Assignment Discussion
Why Relationships Matter
Your Interpretation of your Interactions
The Power of Forgiveness
Session 4 Assignment
Suggested Reading
Objective:
Interpret what Others are saying (and NOT saying) more clearly
Communicate more Effectively with Others
SESSION 5: MINDFULNESS
Review Sessions 1-4
Session 4 Assignment Discussion
The Importance Mindfulness
Restorative Niches
Living with Intent
Session 5 Assignment
Suggested Reading
Objective:
Identify where your attention and intention are going; does it reflect your core values?
Give yourself permission to be human
Create Restorative Niches that work for You
SESSION 6: GRATITUDE 
Review Sessions 1-5
Session 5 Assignment Discussion
Cultivating Gratitude and Optimism
Benefit Finding
Growth versus Fixed Mindset
Suggested Reading
Objective:
Cultivate and Apply Gratitude Rituals into your Life
Recognize the Ripple Effect of Gratitude
SESSION 7: PURPOSE
Review Sessions 1-6
Session 6 Assignment Discussion
What makes Life worth Living?
Happiness & Flow in the present
Hope & Optimism for the Future
Pleasant Life+Good Life+Meaningful Life=Full Life
Session 7 Assignment
Suggested Reading
Objective:
Discover what Matters Most to You
Experience your Purpose Daily
SESSION  8: GRADUATION
Review Sessions 1-7
Session 7 Assignment Discussion 
Participants Teach Friends and Family what They learned in their Happiness Presentation
Objective:
For the Student to Become the Teacher
Shift from Information to Transformation
Making Happiness Sustainable

Suggested Reading

Session 1: Introduction to Science of Happiness

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Session 2:  Strengths 

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Session 3: Goals

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Session 4: Relationships

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Session 5: Mindfulness

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 Kabat-Zinn, J.  (1991). Full Catastrophe Living (Revised Edition): Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face  Stress, Pain, and Illness New York, Dell Pub. Group.

  • HOH: pp 198-199, 240-244
Session 6: Gratitude 

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  • HOH: Chapter 4 pp. 88-100
Session 7: Purpose

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SESSION 8: GRADUATION