The Science and Practice of Urban Happiness

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What’s it all about?

This class explores the science and practice of wellbeing or enduring happiness. Humans are built for survival – and we do it really well – but what we sometimes struggle with is flourishing or really thriving in modern life. Wellbeing science (e.g. positive psychology) is helping us to understand why that is and what we can do to be happy, live well and perform well in all aspects of life.

What will we cover?

We will explore a tapas style selection of key findings from wellbeing research – why positive emotions are important and what they do for us, how to identify your own strengths, how to build hope, and how to create your own ikigai (meaning in life). You will leave with practical ideas and tools to help you create your own happiness action plan.

Who will be teaching?

Jo Mitchell is a clinical psychologist who works at The Mind Room and the AFL Players Association. She is passionate about sharing serious science via playful wellbeing workshops. She finds her own happiness in being an awesome auntie, practical scientist, and an ambassador for