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EAP Mental Talks: The science of happiness

Workshop goals: To present participants with information on cognitive and physiological aspects of happiness. To encourage managers to recognize stress in their teams and to develop skills and competencies connected to happiness management.


What is happiness?

It seems like an odd question, but is it? Do you know how to define happiness? Do you think happiness is the same thing to you as it is to others?

What’s the point of it all? Does it even make a difference in our lives?

In fact, happiness does have a pretty important role in our lives, and it can have a huge impact on the way we live our lives. Although researchers have yet to pin down the definition or an agreed-upon framework for happiness, there’s a lot we have learned in the last few decades.

According to Etymology Online, the word for “happy” in most languages came from the word for “lucky.” This suggests an interesting trend—perhaps our ancestors believed that happiness was largely a by-product of luck?

It also points to a possible difference of general opinion between earlier generations and our own 20th and 21st-century generations: that happiness was not a vital factor in a good life, but essentially a bonus that some lucky individuals got to experience.

Can Individuals Learn How to Be Happy?

The answer from numerous studies is a resounding YES—you CAN learn how to be happier.

The degree to which you can increase your happiness will vary widely by which theory you subscribe to, but there are no credible theories that allow absolutely no room for individual improvement. To improve your overall happiness, the most effective method is to learn how to and enhance the quality of your experiences in each one of them.


  • To present valuable and accessible information concerning the phenomenon in hand.
  • To generate ideas about how to learn to be happy.


  • Presentation of current research and knowledge about the relevant phenomenon.
  • Group discussion of the relevant subject


In the planned workshop are invited to participate  MODIS employees

Duration:  60 minutes

Registrations are closed for this event.