Positive psychology and happiness
Time: 09:30 - 17:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: PG658
Duration: 1 session
What is the course about?
The course provides an introduction to the positive psychology of happiness.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
The course will give a brief overview of positive psychology and happiness, and then focus on the research findings regarding happiness. Interventions to enhance happiness will be considered and students will be given the opportunity to explore how these might be helpful.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Define Positive Psychology
• State at least 4 benefits of happiness
• State 6 Tips to help you Become Happier.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Introductory: no previous knowledge of psychology of happiness is required. The course should appeal to those who would like to find out more before committing to a longer course on positive psychology and to those interested in personal development.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
A combination of lecturing, group and class discussion, group activities. Participants should be prepared to engage in group activities and work on their own ways to become happier.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Handouts will be given out on the day. It would be useful to have familiarity with one or more of the following books (some are available in libraries): Tim LeBon Achieve Your Potential with Positive Psychology (Hodder 2014); Lyubomirsky, S (2008) /The How of Happiness /(Sphere); Boniwell, I (2007) Positive Psychology in a Nutshell (London: PWBC); Seligman, M. Authentic Happiness (New York: Free Press, 2002).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
We offer further personal development courses that complement this course, such as: Positive psychology (PP116); Creating a can do attitude (PG605); Finding purpose (PG653); Developing a positive body image (PG642); Attitude is everything (PG705).
Tim LeBon has been teaching philosophy, counselling and psychology courses at the City Lit for over 25 years. Tim first developed a passion for the subjects when he got a first-class degree from Oxford University in PPE. After a successful career in IT working in his twenties, Tim decided he wanted to do something more meaningful that write computer programmes so embarked on a second career in psychotherapy, counselling and teaching. He has written two books, Wise Therapy and Achieve Your Potential with Positive Psychology, and written numerous articles. As well as teaching, Tim is an accredited psychotherapist, and works in the NHS and in private practice. He has a particular interest in the practical application of philosophy and is a founding member of the Modern Stoicism team, an interdisciplinary group of psychologists, philosophers and classicists aiming to promote interest in Stoicism as a life philosophy and research into its effectiveness.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.