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PDV 83 — Choosing Happiness

Quarter: Spring
Day(s): Wednesdays
Course Format: On-campus course
Duration: 4 weeks
Date(s): Apr 12—May 3
Time: 6:30—9:00 pm
Drop Deadline: Apr 26
Unit: 1
Tuition: $245
Instructor(s): Laura Delizonna
On-campus course
6:30—9:00 pm
Apr 12—May 3
4 weeks
Drop By
Apr 26
1 Unit
Laura Delizonna
Happy people do not just feel better—they do better than less happy individuals. Research shows they achieve greater success and wealth, are healthier, are more altruistic, and have more satisfying relationships. The keys to happiness are within everyone’s reach— because the keys are actually habits. In this course, students will learn happiness-enhancing habits that will help them improve responses to stress and opportunities at work, at home, and in relationships. The tools presented are derived from research in the innovative field of positive psychology, the science of well-being. The course text will be Thrive: Self-Coaching for Happiness and Success, a workbook that was written for this course and includes summaries of scientific findings, worksheets, and practical exercises. Students will apply these principles to their daily personal and professional lives and engage in class discussions, meditations, and other experiential exercises.

Laura Delizonna, Chief Learning Officer, Wisdom Labs

Laura Delizonna specializes in the fundamental practices and skill sets that lead to sustainable happiness and success. She is the author of four positive psychology handbooks, designs mindfulness-based happiness and emotional intelligence programs, delivers trainings and workshops in organizations, and coaches individuals. Earlier she was a staff psychologist at the Stanford School of Medicine. Delizonna received a PhD from Boston University.

Textbooks for this course:

(Required) Dr. Laura Delizonna and Ted Anstedt, Thrive: Self-Coaching for Happiness & Success (ISBN 978-1502586360)