Fall 2015: Mastering the Five Pillars to a Happy Life - NCPD 129



Fall 2015: Mastering the Five Pillars to a Happy Life - NCPD 129


Thu. Sep 3, 2015 - Thu. Oct 8, 2015 (6 weeks)
Every Thursday from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM


Zehmer Hall, Room E

Aristotle is credited with saying, more than two thousand years ago, that “Happiness is the meaning and purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” Accurate or not, psychological and anthropological research suggests that all humans share two common goals: to survive and, while surviving, to be happy. The bad news is that finding and sustaining happiness can be difficult and elusive, given life’s hardships, stresses, and tragedies. The good news is that there are means to achieving a happy, fulfilled life, no matter the circumstances in which one lives. Happiness is more about how we are, not just how we feel. This course begins by exploring the paradigms and practices that psychological research suggests are necessary to create and sustain a life filled with happiness, satisfaction, and fulfillment. After discussing the negative attitudes, thought patterns, and actions that can undermine psychological wellbeing, the class provides a practical guide to developing one’s own personal Happiness Action Plan to help solidify a positive approach to a satisfying and fulfilling life.
Instructor: Russell Grieger, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist with over thirty years of experience in both private practice and as an organizational trainer and consultant. He has authored five books for mental health professionals in addition to two self-help books for laypersons. This course is based upon the principles in his forthcoming book.
This class is offered by the School of Continuing & Professional Studies.
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