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Choosing Happiness

The Science of a Happy Life

Sonja Lyubomirsky

Sonja Lyubomirsky

Professor of positive psychology

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Overview

As a leading researcher of positive psychology, Sonja Lyubomirsky uses a scientific approach to answer the questions “What makes people happy?” “Is happiness a good thing?” And, “Can people learn to lead happier and more flourishing lives?” In this course, Sonja reveals research-backed strategies for taking your happiness into your own hands.


What You'll Learn

  • How to debunk the Happiness Myths that are sabotaging your thought processes
  • How to build easy habits into your daily routine that science shows increase happiness
  • The simple mindset shifts that can drastically change your experience of happiness 

Episodes

9 Episodes

1. Is Happiness A Choice?

9min

Learn why happiness is not necessarily dependent on outside factors.

2. Debunking the Happiness Myths

5min

Discover the unconscious beliefs that are sabotaging your happiness.

3. Gratitude & Positive Thinking

6min

Understand the science behind why simple shifts in mindset can make all the difference.

4. The Role of Relationships

5min

Identify the specific reasons why the people around us are so important to our happiness.

5. Managing Stress and Anxiety

4min

Learn how a moderate level of stress can lead to unexpected benefits.

6. Find Your Flow

6min

Practice entering a happiness-inducing flow state into your life more often.

7. A Healthy Lifestyle

5min

Implement simple lifestyle changes that science shows are as effective as antidepressants.

8. Spiritual Strength

3min

Explore the scientifically researched effects of religion and spirituality on happiness.

9. Happiness Habits

9min

Forge strong habits of happiness in your own life with these proven strategies.

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