Our Happiness Groups are practical and empowering programs based on positive psychology research about what does and does not make people truly (and sustainably) happy. Topics include gratitude, meditation, avoiding social comparison, practicing kindness, taking care of your body, embracing curiosity, practicing self-compassion, building resiliency, finding your meaning and purpose and goal-setting.

Get Involved with 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. Groups for fall 2017 have already been established. If you are interested in participating in future groups, please fill out this form.  Come learn how to incorporate happiness strategies and exercise new ways of thinking to reach a happier you!

Get Involved with 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.

Register now for the 10-week Happiness group!

Fall 2017 groups have been set. Please check back in the spring for new groups!

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