How to influence your happiness
Learn about: Assertiveness, Self-esteem, Pleasure, Altruism and Necessity.
This 2 day face to face moderated course on 30th June and 1st July 2022 is based on research conducted within Oxford Brookes Business School by Dr Christian Ehrlich.
It is particularly suitable to those people in work (including self-employed, volunteers, students, and part-time staff) but also applicable to those currently not at work due to current circumstances.
The course focuses on participants’ four most important goals – mostly professional goals but can also include personal goals - and shows how these can be adapted to help people become happier in work and life.
Happiness Through Goal Setting Course
If you have any questions please contact us at [email protected]
Dates: This 2 day course takes place on 30th June and 1st July 2022, 9am-5pm
Venue: CLC 1.09, Clerici Building, Oxford Brookes University, Headington Campus, Oxford, OX3 0BP.
An overview of the content is as follows:
Our environment may not allow us to pursue our goals in the way we want to. We need to assert ourselves so we can make changes to our goals and make them fit with our individual preferences. At times, this may face resistance from others.
This section introduces the very powerful idea that we cannot and should not try to prove our self-worth to ourselves. It covers concepts such as secure self-esteem or self-compassion. Based on these ideas, participants are encouraged to let go of happiness-decreasing concepts.
We all need to learn how to put as much fun as possible into our goals. Pleasure is an essential part of why we do things – and all too often this important goal-ingredient is missing or not a strong enough driver of our goals.
Helping others is an important way to increase our own happiness. Helping others or being able to help others is a very rewarding thing and has consistently been shown to increase our own happiness. We show how to build acts of kindness into our goals
This section considers the impact on our psychological well-being if we would consider having just enough to have a good life rather the pursuit of materialistic wealth. It also introduces the notion of social comparison and how damaging it can be to overly compare yourself with others.
Participants can also complete an online questionnaire before the training if they want to receive a personalised report to help determine which topics are most suitable to pursue.
The course is open to all adults but is particularly suitable to those people in work (including self-employed, volunteers, students and part-time staff).
Feedback on a past Happiness programme run by Christian Ehrlich:
‘It made me look at myself, my motives for making choices and analyse whether they are truly making me happy’.
‘This training really got me thinking about ‘me’ – most of my time is spent thinking about and facilitating the needs of others. It made me think about me and my life goals’.
‘I found this course inspiring and extremely helpful’.
‘Thank you so much for the course – this has been one of the best things I have done’.
Happiness Through Goal Setting: A Practical Guide to Reflect on and Change the Reasons Why You Pursue Your Most Important Goals in Life