The How of Happiness: The Research and Strategies behind Happiness

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Happiness is not some magical state of mind that people are born with, blessed with, or lucky enough to stumble upon. It is a way of being that everyone can attain. Regardless of a person’s genetics or external circumstances, everyone can choose to be happy by changing and managing the way they think and feel. In fact, Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky’s groundbreaking research shows that 40 percent of a person’s capacity for happiness is within his or her power to change.

In The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want, Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky introduces the concept of intentional activities, that is, mindful actions that can be used to achieve a happier life and the research behind them. Included are exercises in practicing optimism, savoring life’s pleasures, harnessing individual strengths, and practicing gratitude. Scientific research is used to demystify the many myths about happiness.

This course is for people who aspire to understand, cultivate, and experience happiness. This self-study qualifies for 13 CE credits. For example, upon successful completion, Social Workers will receive 13 Category “A” credits under the ACSW competence requirements. Upon completion of this self-study applicable to all social work categories, you will be able to:

  • Determine one’s “happiness set point”
  • Use scientific research to demystify three myths about happiness
  • Explain the factors that contributes to and impedes happiness
  • Describe the traits, behaviors and attitudes of happy people
  • Use empirical research to describe and demonstrate the effectiveness of twelve happiness-increasing strategies
  • Explain how happiness strategies can be incorporated into one’s practice

Only $149 for 13 credits. To keep costs to a minimum, the book has not been included. The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want, is readily available at your local library, or for purchase through bookstores or online through Amazon.

Register today and begin to cultivate happiness tomorrow.

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Access to the post test and reflection essay questions will be made available upon registration.

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