In this course, we will discuss what happiness means to us, how we can achieve it in our lives, and what psychology has to say about it. We will combine academic knowledge with practical exercises for everyday life.
We will look for ways to cultivate positive emotions and interpersonal relationships. This won’t be possible without discussing topics such as stress or trauma and how these are dealt with in positive psychology. The course will include specific exercises on mindfulness, gratitude, forgiveness and resilience.
We’ll also look at what factors affect well-being from a lifelong perspective and how to keep appreciating new things even when they are no longer new to us.
At the end of the course, we will be able to reflect on what has been useful for us and how we can look for ways to live a more fulfilled life.