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"Happiness can be taught. Imagine a world where we’re taught the practices that develop happiness and emotional intelligence just as we’re taught algebra or writing. It is possible. And it can change the world." ~ Randy Taran, Project Happiness founder

The Project Happiness curriculum, which meets many Common Core Standards, fits any classroom environment. Whether you are looking for day-to-day instruction, short discussions and activities, project-based learning, traditional lesson plans, or simple ways to introduce mindfulness or gratitude exercises between other subjects, the curriculum can be tailored to fit your needs. All programs have been created by a top-notch team of educators, therapists and other health professionals. They incorporate the best of positive psychology, mindfulness and neuroscience, and draw from experts including Dr. Carol Dweck, Dr. Dan Siegel, Dr. Richard Davidson, Tal Ben-Shahar, Dr. Kristin Neff and John Kabat Zinn.

The H.A.P.P.I.N.E.S.S. Series: Enhancing Social and Emotional Skills For Elementary Schools (K-5)
The Happiness Series: Enhancing Social and Emotional Skills

Explore important factors that influence the happiness and SEL for elementary school-age children. Benefits include helping students learn, manage emotions and increase empathy. Each lesson fulfills Common Core Standards and features one letter of the acronym HAPPINESS. Series includes supplementary workbook, SEL assessments and thematic blogs.

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The H.A.P.P.I.N.E.S.S. Series: Enhancing Social and Emotional Skills For Elementary Schools (K-5)

Explore important factors that influence the happiness and SEL for elementary school-age children. Benefits include helping students learn, manage emotions and increase empathy. Each lesson fulfills Common Core Standards and features one letter of the acronym HAPPINESS:

H = Happiness,

A = Appreciation,

P = Passions and Strengths,

P = Perspective,

I = Inner Negative Meanie, Inner Positive Friend

N = Ninja Mastery,

E = Empathy,

S = So Similar,

S = Share Your Gifts. Series includes supplementary workbook, SEL assessments and thematic blogs.

I'm finding this whole series is an "uplift" for me and for my students. The language is somehow clearer and more specific than one usually finds around each of these issues. . . And the practical guides are simple and effective. You've provided us not with answers but springboards, and a refreshing plunge into new waters. Fabulous work! Thanks
~ Educator Bart Welten, as written on Edutopia

Circles of Happiness For Middle School, High School or groups
Circles of Happiness

“Circle of Happiness” is one of the fastest ways to develop more individual and classroom happiness. Students get to explore how the science of happiness ties into their own life experiences, and learn practical tools to deal with day-to-day challenges. Discussion questions amplify empathy, and inspire a new level of connection. This is a perfect way for students to learn SEL skills while empowering their happiness. If interested in international programming, please contact us.

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Circles of Happiness For Middle School, High School or groups

“Circle of Happiness” is one of the fastest ways to develop more individual and classroom happiness. Students get to explore how the science of happiness ties into their own life experiences, and learn practical tools to deal with day-to-day challenges. Discussion questions amplify empathy, and inspire a new level of connection. This is a perfect way for students to learn SEL skills while empowering their happiness.

This program also available in Spanish. Click here for more information.

Get Happy and Cultivate Compassion in 15 Minutes a Day For Middle School, High School, Individuals and Groups
Get Happy and Cultivate Compassion in 15 Minutes a Day

This program, designed for busy people, introduces you to some of the foundational tools that Project Happiness teaches, in a time-slot that works.
 These 10 short lessons are great for advisory groups, homeroom, or when you need to move the class in a positive direction. This is an effective way to enhance any SEL program. Small time commitment, big benefits.

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Facilitators Guide For all educators, Book Required
Facilitators Guide

Using the Project Happiness Handbook, dive into the three major research-based concepts that form the foundation of the Project Happiness pedagogy: social and emotional wellness, mindfulness, role of a facilitator rather than a teacher. Designed as a comprehensive guide for educators, the Facilitators Guide includes supplemental activities to be used in conjunction with the Project Happiness Handbook.

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Facilitators Guide For all educators, Book Required

Using the Project Happiness Handbook, dive into the three major research-based concepts that form the foundation of the Project Happiness pedagogy:

  • social and emotional wellness
  • mindfulness
  • role of facilitator rather than teacher

Designed as a comprehensive guide for educators, the Facilitators Guide includes supplemental activities to be used in conjunction with the Project Happiness Handbook.

7 Doors to Happiness Online Foundation Course
7 Doors to Happiness

Take the online Foundations Course at 7doorstohappiness.com to deepen your knowledge base and your practice.

7 Doors to Happiness Online Foundation Course

The "7 Doors to Happiness" program, grounded in proven practices from positive psychology, mindfulness and neuroscience, has been used in universities across the US, including the popular Science of Happiness course at University of Southern California. Through exploring concepts, video and answering thought-provoking questions, it provides a solid basis that bridges the latest research with personal life experience. For any learning to take hold, we know that the information has to be examined in relation to one's own life - that's what the 7 Doors is all about.

7 Doors to Happiness Foundation Course:

Door 1 explores the eternal question - What is Happiness? You'll learn about short term and long-term happiness, how your brain can change and about the power of gratitude.

Door 2 looks at Obstacles to Happiness and how to be calm through the chaos. It's true that struggle is a part of life, but we do have a choice in how to respond to any situation. This door offers some strategies on how to do that..

Door 3 is called Self- Reflection. Most people would agree that knowledge is power. What we don't often discuss is that self-knowledge is a game changer. Reframing your mindset is just one of the tools you'll discover.

Door 4 explores Self - Mastery. You'll learn how emotions are physical, the effectiveness of mindfulness, how to deal with anger and the power of will.

Door 5 introduces you to Compassion in Action. When you're kind to yourself, you have more kindness to give. This door explores self- compassion, compassion for others and the power of forgiveness.

Door 6 delves into Interdependence. We all depend on each other. From relationships with people (dependent, co-dependent independent and interdependent) to relationship with the environment, learn ways to live life as a win win where everyone benefits.

Door 7 is called Share Your Gift. This is where you get to tap into your awesomeness in order to share it with others. This door is about taking your place in the global movement that defines success not just as money and power, but in creating a society where everyone thrives.

More at www.7doorstohappiness.com

"I believe that these materials would be of great interest to college and university students given recent research that a vast majority of people are searching for meaning in their lives and view education as a means for helping them understand life's meaning and their own purpose in life. The materials you have developed and the inquiry process along with them are all wonderful teaching tools."
Ralph A. Wolff, President and Executive Director
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities.

"The multi-media content is leading edge in many ways and offers a standard for other content delivery designers. Student engagement is markedly enhanced by this platform and its aesthetic. The impact on affective domain is powerful and transformative. All of us here at TSU were really grateful for the generosity of Project Happiness… This is first-rate stuff."
Bob Bradley
Founder/licensee: TEDxNashville
Professor, Tennessee State University

7 Doors Statistics

  • 96% participants felt that they had a better understanding of happiness after taking the course.
  • 94% reported happiness felt more accessible after learning happiness tools included in the course.
  • 97% thought they would apply something they used in the course to their everyday lives.
  • 93% said they would recommend this course to others
Project Happiness Handbook For All Ages
Project Happiness Handbook

Incorporate the book into your practice either as a resource or to implement the over 70 activities. Suitable for groups or one on one.

Project Happiness Documentary For All Ages
Project Happiness - Documentary

Happiness is a universal quest. But what does it really mean? In this award-winning documentary, youth from three continents interview George Lucas, Richard Gere and neuroscientist Richard Davidson on the nature of lasting happiness. Then, they travel to India for an unforgettable private audience with the XIV Dalai Lama. Through their eyes, gain a new perspective on how to expand happiness and live a meaningful life.

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