Working Towards Happiness & Wellbeing.

Ref: C3530386

Session 1 1. Hopes and fears for this course. Why is hope important? (Outcome Form) 2. Ground rules for this course and this group. Why does that matter? 3. Connecting with each other - stories from other groups. 4. What is happiness anyway? Group discussion. 5. Problem Thinking V Outcome Thinking: demonstration. (Handout) 6. Happiness Diary - '3 things I am grateful for' - each day. (Diary) Session 2 1. Happiness Diary - how did it go? 2. Problems and Outcomes - what did you notice? Report back. 3. Relationships - try out these different perspectives: demonstration. (Handout) Session 3 1. Happiness Diary - how did it go? 2. Relationships - what did you notice? 3. Problems and Outcomes - what did you notice? 4. How to be happy - The Circle of Excellence (Handout) Session 4 1. The happy formula: better feelings, better stories, act on your inner knowing. Discuss... 2. Three Happiness Myths 3. The Future.

Course aim

Learn some techniques to strengthen your mental wellbeing and create a more hopeful outlook.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • understand the difference between problem and outcome thinking
  • understand the value of taking different perspectives in relationships
  • bring good feelings from one part of my life to another
  • understand the value of being grateful
  • understand some of the differences and similarities between my situation and the situations of other people

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Working Towards Happiness & Wellbeing.

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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