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The Power of Happiness

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About The Class

The science behind happiness, applied to your life.


The search for happiness is your key to greater success. Do you know what makes you happy and how to get more of it? Most of us have no idea what drives our internal joy triggers. In this course, you will learn that happiness is concrete and achievable. More importantly, happiness has tremendous benefits for every area of our life.


Vanessa Van Edwards has cracked the code on happiness. She runs the Science of People, a human behavior research lab. After studying the underlying patterns that drive our behavior for 4 years, Vanessa has come up with a framework for happiness - and a system for applying the latest scientifically backed happiness principles to your own life.

This class is designed to be watched over time. Just one lesson a day will keep you on track. Or feel free to binge watch all the lessons in one day! Rewatch the lessons whenever you need a refresher.

Vanessa’s methods are based on exhaustive research and solid science. This course is based on a literature review of 246 happiness studies, an audit of happiness data from over 12,000 people, and 4 years of research. The metrics that justify her research are just as compelling. Research has found that 50% of our happiness is genetic and 10% is the result of our environment. That means 40% of our happiness is influenced by behavior and mindset. Vanessa will focus on the 40% that you can address, so you can get back on track with your life and your goals.

Don’t be a passive learner! Students who purchase the class will also receive Vanessa’s comprehensive workbook with over 90 pages of exercises, charts, graphs and challenges to keep you on track to becoming a happier person.

Need an extra boost of positive motivation? Join The Power of Happiness Facebook Group to stay connected to people like you, who are retraining their brains and learning the true power of happiness.

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    What is Happiness?

    35:46
  2. 02

    What To Expect In This Class

    15:13
  3. 03

    Train your brain to look for happiness patterns

    27:36
  4. 04

    Mastery: Utilize your greatest talents and skills

    40:08
  5. 05

    Playfulness Leads to Happiness

    32:35
  6. 06

    Control: Maximize What Makes You Happy

    59:17
  7. 07

    Capitalize on Positive Experiences

    1:03:33
  8. 08

    Giving & Gratitude

    44:16
  9. 09

    Grow Your Happiness Community

    39:03
  10. 10

    Cultivate Luck

    1:02:28
  11. 11

    Triangle Theory: Nutrition, Sleep, and Movement

    49:39
  12. 12

    Assertivism: Live to Your Fullest Capacity

    51:18
  13. 13

    Happiness Office Hours

    12:27
  14. 14

    What You Get With This Class

    02:01

Meet Your Expert

Vanessa Van Edwards

Vanessa Van Edwards is lead investigator at the Science of People. She is the national bestselling author of Captivate: The Science of Succeeding With People, which has been translated into 14 languages. Her innovative work on behavior, communication and relationships have been featured on CNN, NPR and Fast Company and Entrepreneur Magazine. Her YouTube videos have been seen by over 24 million people. ... read more

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Bonus Material

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Get access to exclusive bonus content when you purchase this class.

  • zip Desktop Backgrounds
  • pdf Power of Happiness Workbook
  • pdf Best Future Selves
  • pdf Citation List
  • pdf Happiness Audit
  • pdf Happiness Benefits
  • pdf Happiness Means Forgiveness
  • pdf Happiness Scripts
  • pdf Happiness Structure
  • pdf Happy Calendar
  • pdf Happy Reading List
  • pdf K10 Test For Distress
  • pdf Partner In Joy
  • pdf The 4 Motivators
  • pdf The Giving Warmup
  • pdf Virtual Toolbox

96% of students recommend this class.
See what some of them have to say.

  • Naomi Leila

    Naomi Leila

    August 2018

    I am so grateful for this course and for Vanessa. I took this course a few weeks ago and my happiness audit was at 100 neither happy nor unhappy. Now i feel so much happier and everything in my life has improved as a ripple effect and i am 134 on the happiness audit. This course really pays off if you put the work in and follow Vanessa's amazing guidance. It is such a fun, uplifting and brilliant course, i highly recommend it to everyone.

  • Jennifer Lee

    Jennifer Lee

    October 2016

    Do you want to find happiness? And take control of your life, and ignite happiness in others? Are you looking to boost your self confidence or looking for ways to make your world a better place? If you said YES to these questions and are curious about the power of happiness, please check out The Power Of Happiness course with Vanessa Van Edwards! This course will awaken you and empower you with practical steps. Check it out. I guarantee you will be glad that you made the investment! Jennifer Lee A student of The Power Of Happiness

  • Andrea Magee

    Andrea Magee

    October 2016

    This course gave me actionable ways to think about my mindset and take some manageable steps toward improving my happiness. My cheeks were really feeling how much smiling and laughter (as well as dancing!) is included in each of the 10 days. Accepting that my own happiness is an ongoing skill to be exercised, as well as one that can encourage contagious happiness for my friends and family too.

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