Have you ever tried to play a game without knowing the rules? Whether it’s monopoly or pick up sticks if you know the rules you can play with confidence.
Bendigo pyschologist Ivan Honey founded The Get Happer Project especially to help children and parents learn the rules and framework to get happier. He says happiness is not just the absence of problems but the ability to deal with them.
“We can’t be happy all the time, but when we have the knowledge and skills to make ourselves happier, we have the confidence to tackle the challenges that come our way.”
He began training people in this new psychology of happiness, collaborating with psychiatrist Dr William Glasser, (founder of Choice Theory and Reality Therapy) to make these powerful approaches available to anyone.