Psychology of Happiness for Individual Thriving

Psychology of Happiness for Individual Thriving is a four-week virtual learning experience focused on the application of positive psychology to your life. The experience is grounded in a highly practical and scientifically based approach to understanding happiness and how it can apply back to work and life.

Core Learning Areas

Each week the program will focus on learning the research and application of the science of happiness. The following areas will be core to the learning experience:

  • The Power of Gratitude
  • Cultivating Your Strengths
  • Mindfulness in Daily Living
  • The Importance of Rituals and Renewal

Desired Outcomes

Happiness is something we can cultivate, grow and build. Each member of the group will gain the necessary tools to create clear strategies to increase their happiness.

Group Structure

Through an interactive learning environment a small group of people will learn and grow together. The group will meet once a week with each session being 1 hour in length. Elizabeth Misener is a Co-Founder of Vitality at Work and she will be the facilitator for the program. Her creative approach to building happiness will involve discussions about the research and application of the learning to your life. The Virtual Learning Environment will allow for a very interactive learning experience and allows us to see each other during our live sessions. 

In between sessions, the facilitators will provide you access to important reading and videos for the topic area that week. You will need access to a computer for each session.

Sessions and Fees: Psychology of Happiness for Individual Thriving

This program will run Friday's beginning  May 1,8,15, and 22nd, 2020 from 12:00-1:15pm.

The fee is $100 + HST

Fill out section below to register for the program. We will be in touch with more details.

A Brand of The Kirwin Group

Elizabeth K. Misener, PhD

Elizabeth is one of the co-founders of Vitality at Work. Her mission is to connect with people and to facilitate a space to explore evidence-based tools based in the “science of happiness” to cultivate, grow and build one’s baseline for “happiness”. She believe that when people experience life stressors it is not uncommon for them to become stuck in a loop. Her intention is to provide tools that support thriving and vitality in everyday life. She has a PhD and Masters of Social Work.


What Our Participants Say

I joined the session because I often feel stretched thin and I wanted to find ways to remain full of life when I feel full of stress. I was wary: Would I be forced to listen to platitudes about "not sweating the small stuff", about "living life to the fullest", and even more nauseating, about "becoming the best you can become"? I was very surprised. We looked at research and statistical data. We had to apply concepts directly to our lives. We didn't just look at our strengths; we analyzed how they become our inhibitors. We analyzed mindfulness, negativity, thriving relationships, body memory, rituals, and even post-traumatic growth. I came out the other side both humbled and empowered. Meghan Kirwin and Elizabeth Misener are thoughtful facilitators who tackled the most thorny issues with diplomacy, warmth and generosity, always keen to help us really learn from our reflections and discussions."

Marie Zimmerman
Executive Director
Hillside Festival