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Our Happiness Groups are practical and empowering programs based on the book “The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want” by Sonja Lyubomirsky. The concepts in this book are based on years of groundbreaking scientific research about what does and does not make people truly (and sustainably) happy. From this research, Lyubomirsky has identified 12 behaviors that happier people do.

Get Involved with The How of Happiness - Students

  • 10-Week Happiness Group - this group meets once a week to learn how to incorporate happiness strategies, exercises in new ways of thinking and to realize our innate potential for joy.  The group addresses self-discovery, building confidence and self-esteem, embracing a healthy body image and adopting a personal action plan to achieve happiness. We will be holding a 10-week group in fall 2016. If you are interested, please fill out this form. The time and location will be determined by the group.
  • New! Male-only Happiness Group - this group will discuss and practice creating happiness using the activities that Lyubomirsky outlines. Dates, times and length of group curriculum will be decided by the group. The group will work to address self-discovery, building confidence and adopting a personal action plan to achieve happiness. Come learn how to incorporate happiness strategies and exercise new ways of thinking to reach a happier you!

Get Involved with The How of Happiness - Employees

  • Happiness Presentation or Workshops This is a presentation that introduces happiness, where to find it, our abilities to gain happiness and behaviors that happy people do. Request to bring a presentation to your office or department.
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Register now for the 10-week How of Happiness group!

Next group will start in spring 2017. Group availability dictates the date/time of sessions.

If you already have a group that would like to do this book club, please contact Shelly Rasnick (rasnicks@vt.edu).