Frequently Asked Questions
CAN I CHANGE HOW HAPPY I AM?
Yes. Research confirms our ability to substantially change short-term and long-term levels of well-being by practicing particular regular habits and tweaks in attitudes.
IS THERE A SCIENTIFIC DEFINITION OF HAPPINESS?
Social scientists define happiness as the combination of how satisfied you feel with your life and how good you feel on a day-to-day basis.
Happiness is an abstract concept that is difficult to understand and harder to achieve. Happier, on the other hand, is a relative improvement in your subjective experience. By simply changing the word, improvement becomes achievable.
WHAT IS THE SCIENCE OF HAPPINESS?
Positive Psychology is often referred to as the science of happiness or the study of what makes us flourish.
WHAT DOES RESEARCH SAY ABOUT MONEY BUYING HAPPINESS?
Above the basic comforts, wealth doesn’t have significant impact on levels of well-being. Nor does gender, age, education, marriage status or health. Life circumstances play little part in our overall well-being and are not the key to Happier.
HOW WILL I INTEGRATE ANYTHING NEW INTO MY HECTIC LIFE?
WILL PEOPLE IN THE WORKSHOP KNOW HOW HAPPY I REALLY AM?
No. The workshops are educational not group therapy. All participant self-assessments are confidential and password protected.
DO I HAVE TO SHARE PRIVATE INFORMATION ABOUT MYSELF WITH OTHERS?
CAN I PARTICIPATE IN WORKSHOP IF I SUFFER FROM MENTAL ILLNESS?
Happier Hour is not psychotherapy and is not meant to be used as an alternative to mental health treatment or replace or substitute the advice and/or care of your mental health or medical provide. If you think you are suffering from mental illness, PLEASE seek advice from a mental health professional. If you are under the care of mental health professional(s), it is recommended that you consult with them prior to starting the workshop. Happier Hour can be helpful as an adjunct to treatment to improve your mood and create Happier habits.