The Science of Happiness

Bradbury Anna.Life CoachingTutor:  Anna Bradbury

Tuesdays 1.15 pm – 2.45 pm, Woodend

We all want to be happy, and there are countless ideas about what happiness is and how we can get some. But not many of those ideas are based on science. That’s where this course comes in.

“The Science of Happiness” explores the roots of a happy and meaningful life. Students will engage with some of the most provocative and practical lessons from this science, discovering how cutting-edge research can be applied to their own lives. Based on the course by UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, the course will zero in on a fundamental finding from positive psychology: that happiness is inextricably linked to having strong social connections and contributing to something bigger than yourself—the greater good. Students will learn about the cross-disciplinary research supporting this view, spanning the fields of psychology, neuroscience, evolutionary biology, and beyond.

What you’ll learn in this 8 week course:

    Discover what happiness is and why it matters to you

    Learn how to increase your own happiness

    Understand the power of social connections and the science of empathy

    Discover what is mindfulness and its real world applications

About Anna Bradbury

I have been involved in personal growth most of my adult life. Along with an administration, proofreading and editing background, I have trained in Psychosynthesis Counselling, Transactional Analysis, NLP and became a Life Coach over three years ago. I completed Level 1 & 2 training with NZ’s Momentum Life Coaching and Training and spent some time training the trainers with this organisation. 

 So many people live unfulfilled lives and I am passionate about helping others to live their best life ever. Living a happy life, feeling a sense of purpose and learning new things creates a fun and interesting life.