Course Outline

Over 4 weeks we get to explore the idea of happiness and reflect on some research findings.
This course will describe some of the varied approaches to understanding happiness and will highlight strategies and skills that can be put into practice for a happier life – even in these curious times!
We explore some research and highlight potential paths to even more happiness. Optional take-home activities each week will be included! These are not overly time-consuming or challenging but can have very useful outcomes.

To enhance your experience, our Online Happiness in Curious Times classes are limited to ten participants using Zoom.

Ideal for...

Anyone interested in how implementing positivity and positive psychology can make a difference in your quality of life.


We explore the following topics over the 4, 2 hour sessions:

  • What is happiness? And, how do I get more of it??
  • Meaning, life purpose and happiness
  • Connecting with personal strengths to experience happiness
  • Seriously looking at fun, pleasure and humour!
  • Getting the balance right and the experience of "flow"
  • Confidence and happiness
  • Mind full mess and Mindfulness.
  • Social connection and happiness
  • Exploring new possibilities

What you need


  • Explore the story and science of happiness
  • Learn how to refresh your taste for happiness
  • Diminish your stress responses
  • Boost your creativity

About your tutor

George Owen (M.A., Dip; CH,Strat Psych. MP; NLP), is a coach and therapist who loves training! Originally from Ireland, an Australian citizen for almost 20 years has been a university lecturer, trainer and therapist. George brings a broad range of behavioural science skills to his latest work. “Work”, is however, NOT a feature of the courses he teaches. Fun can be a greater aid to learning than effort or challenge!
In supporting individuals become clear of obstacles, find joy, happiness, and purpose is underscored by a sense of fun and appreciation of the uniqueness of each individual. No assessments, no undue complications are features of all of George’s professional endeavours.

George says:
"I really enjoy the uniqueness of every person and not just their potential for happiness and purpose, but entitlement to these."
The simplest ideas, such as “happiness”, or even “purpose” contain considerable and even amusing complexities, and an attitude of curiosity and play are powerful tools to enjoy exploration in any learning activity.

Other information

This course is held on the Zoom video conferencing platform. Please to read our online course delivery information to get the most out of your sessions.

All courses need a minimum number of students to run. If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled prior to the commencement and you will be informed. For your convenience information about class cancellations or changes are made initially via email and SMS, please ensure these details are correct.

This course has no current classes. Please to be notified of vacancies and similar courses.