How to Be Happy

Improve your well-being

Last updated 5/2023 English

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I just want to be happy’ is a common refrain, but what does it actually mean to be happy? Why do we see it as so important and what can we actually do to achieve our goal? These are some of the key issues explored by this course. It will help you to develop a fuller understanding of happiness, learn about the relationship between happiness and well-being and explore some strategies for achieving happiness and improving well-being.

After a short introduction, the course offers six video-based lessons. In the first we explore what we mean by happiness and explain it in the context of the ‘happiness spectrum’. We also introduce the WELL-BEING framework. Lessons 2 to 6 then explore the different elements of that framework.

There is also a module companion workbook that you will need to print out before you start the course. It contains space for notes plus an exercise relating to each of the three lessons. This is an important resource for you, as it will help to extend and consolidate your understanding and provide you with a set of notes to act as a reference source for future development.

Who this course is for

Anyone who wants to be happy and to have a fuller understanding of what happiness means.


The style of the course was perfect in its simplicity and accessibility. It’s construction, around ‘Well being’ offers a digestible, and wholly informative, structure. A thoroughly positive and worthwhile learning experience that is highly recommended ~ Nigel Hinks

What you'll learn

  1. You will be in a much stronger position to make sure that you are as happy as reasonably possible
  2. You will understand that happiness is ‘episodic’ and that it is unrealistic to expect to be happy all the time
  3. The relationship between happiness and well-being will be explored
  4. Strategies for promoting well-being will be presented


The only prerequisite for this course is that you are serious about learning to be happy.

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