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Happiness for Life

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Overview – Happiness 4 Life
Workshop Session Plan
Key Learning Outcomes

Workshop Focus:
To understand real happiness
Half day workshop
Target Audience:
Staff and management
Expected Outcomes:
Focus employees on developing positive attitudes


Happiness is a decision. Do you believe that?  According to Andrew Mathews in his book ‘Being Happy’ ….“It is not what happens to us in life that determines our happiness so much as the way we react to what happens”.

Happiness is essential for wellbeing, cooperation, innovation and fostering positive environments which all contribute to a fulfilling life. Happy people are less likely to get sick, are more resilient to stress and are keen to contribute proactively.

Happiness is a topic least talked about, yet it is critical for wellbeing.


The workshop Happiness for Life is designed to inspire people to take responsibility for their happiness and learn ways to look at life positively.

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Overview – Happiness for Life

The Happiness for Life workshop is for community and business groups. The workshop is presented by Peacefull the Clown aka Susan Carew, who shares a clowns perspective on happiness. Peacefull was invited to Russia with Dr. Patch Adams and clowns regularly in hospitals, the streets, in schools and overseas to inspire positivity and happiness.

The workshop design is part theory and part practical to action and integrate happiness in our lives, work and community.

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Workshop Session Plan

Workshop Format:

  • What is happiness?
  • What is positive thinking?
  • What are happiness blockers?
  • How do we create happiness?
  • Right or happy?
  • Why are people unhappy? (negativity)
  • Exploring emotions and perceptions
  • Developing core values
  • Laughter session – let’s have a laugh
  • Happiness in Action
  • Peaceful communities/workplaces and wisdom.

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Key Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will learn about what is real happiness
  • Participants will learn about what blocks happiness
  • Participants will learn that we are all responsible for our happiness
  • Participants will brainstorm and generate ideas on happiness in life and work
  • Participants learn skills in positive thinking
  • Participants develop an understanding of positive attitudes
  • Participants develop an understanding about power issues
  • Participants understand the power of negativity
  • Participants learn that emotions colour the way we feel and what we see
  • Participants look at core values and how this affects happiness
  • Participants experience laughing and letting go, to feel happy
  • Participants learn how each person can action happiness at home, work and in the community