Each course is limited to 12 participants.
This course requires of people a desire to try activities and explore topics that may be outside their comfort zone. Participants should come prepared to take risks, try new things, be engaged, and be supportive of each other.
Each online session will begin with a guided meditation, will move into a group activity to help us ground and connect and explore vulnerability, and will then flow into a mix of experiential activities, journaling, and discussion, with a brief mid-way break.
Week 1 will serve as an introduction to the course and to each other, and to the topics of Vulnerability and Happiness. This will include a survey of the central findings of positive psychology to understand the core factors related to human well-being. This will help to inform participants in designing their own unique “Personal Journeys,” a series of activities they will engage in to nurture greater joy and purpose in their lives over the 6 weeks.
Week 2: We will dive deeply into the topic of Self-love and Shame, with a guided meditation and letter-writing (to ourselves!). We will also do a reflection and a sharing around Gratitude.
Week 3: We will continue our deep dive into Self-love and Shame, and will also explore Personal Barriers to Happiness.
Week 4: We will explore our Relationships with Adversity, we will continue our exploration of Self-Love and Shame, and we will do an art project that helps ground us in the moment with ourselves and each other.
After the 4th session, participants are encouraged to share their journals with me (Jeff, your guide), leaving out anything they do not want me to read, and by the next session I will write back a page or two of personalized reflections. For many people this is a deeply meaningful experience where they get to be seen, affirmed, and engaged around their unique thoughts and feelings.
Week 5 will be largely dedicated to our Relationships with Grief and Sadness.
Week 6: We will explore the concept of Abundance and our relationships with Money, as well as research related to the (very limited) relationship between Money and Happiness. We will reflect on our experiences and learnings together over the 6 weeks, set individual intentions around ways we want to continue to learn and grow and nourish ourselves beyond the course, and share appreciations.