M. Dinis Jar
PHam Huong Giang
Tal is an outstanding teacher; vastly knowledgeable, compassionate, and authentic. His ability to combine the rigorously scientific with wisdom traditions, literature and philosophy means that this multidisciplinary program has both great breadth and depth. The course material and tools are now a part of my life, and I will continue to use them, for the rest of my life.
My relationships have deepened, my health has improved, and I am happier and more resilient. I am a better coach, a better partner, sister and friend, and a better business person.
During this year of the pandemic, HSA became a cornerstone in helping me to deal with the challenges Covid-19 brought, and to align my life with a strong foundation of wholebeing. I learned tools that helped me, and also allowed me to help my family, my coaching clients and my co-workers deal with the pandemic certainly, and improve our lives overall too.
Take this program - you will be so glad you did!
¨This program has allowed me to guide the lives of children, parents and other women, towards a more harmonious, family oriented, spiritual lifestyle. Doing this has filled my heart with much happiness along the way.
This program has done much more than allow me to guide their lives because it has also generated significant professional, personal and social changes in my life as well. Furthermore, this initiative has helped me deal with my emotions, has changed the way in which I see life and has taught me the real meaning of success.
I wish I had known these profound issues regarding happiness, self-knowledge, the integral being, and neuroscience, since the beginning of my professional life because many things would have been easier to deal with as an executive, a wife, a mother and a business driven person.
Thank you Tal, for all your lessons which have guided me along the path of joy, happiness, and what really matters in life.
Many thanks to you, Happiness Studies Academy and to all your wonderful Academic Team."
"As a leader, training in happiness has enabled me to design a business culture based on the SPIRE model and to train the organization's leaders to replicate happiness on a larger scale; Turning the company into a prototype of a Center of Happiness whose superior purpose is to mobilize the growth of individuals, businesses and communities."
"When I was in school and university I did not like studying at all, I saw it as something boring and that I "had to" do. Today I am a # 1 fan of learning new things and I have been studying other disciplines for almost 4 years and being deeply amazed when I learn something new. I was fortunate to find and learn about subjects that I am passionate about and I would like to study for the rest of my life, such as the science of happiness, human flourishing, yoga, art therapy and surely others that will open up along the way.One of the perspectives of the SPIRE model of well-being tells us about the intellectual gaze, and about how curiosity and openness towards other topics and areas of knowledge is fundamental for our happiness, before I would not have imagined that learning and sharing knowledge could be one of the sources of my daily happiness.Today I am very happy to have completed my study with @happiness.studies.academy as a certified happiness trainer and it is an honor to be able to share what I learnd with Dr. Tal Ben Shahar my beloved mentor and teacher.
With love, Vale 🧡"
"The HSA certificate has been transformative in my life. I'm grateful for the high-quality teachings of Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar which have been a world of knowledge and inspiration that have enriched my life and have transformed the way I see the world. What I have learned gave me the extra push I needed to materialize my dream of creating a gratitude practice in the form of cards. Like Dr. Tal, I’m a firm believer that Gratitude is a superpower that every person on this planet can use to live a more satisfying life and become more resilient to take on everyday challenges. "
"In an effort to repair the damage in my heart, I began a journey to heal. I saw the course and it was a no-brainer- I signed up! The marriage between the lectures and the life journal was masterful. Knowing that it wasn't "homework" but, "me-search" was motivating. I "lived" the lectures, discovered new ways to approach my life and it also reinforced what I had already been doing. Tal was able to teach complex material in a way that was digestible. In fact, it wasn't until now, that I have realized how much I have been taught and how much holistic understanding I have of the material. He is a master and his love for this field is clear. He is humble and human and truly makes the student feel that we are on this journey together and that we are as important as he is to the course. As an alumna, I feel like a partner with HSA. I am excited to continue to grow and take on the challenges ahead as we change the world. Thank you for this gift. I look forward to the future and the adventures to come. The only conflict I graduate with is where to begin first?! I want to do it all- teach at schools, senior homes, seminars, build a happier center etc. I'll take one step at a time and it will unfold. I'm just glad that I have something more to offer our sad world. "
"If you want to improve your life, then this is the course for you. The course is perfectly structured and very easy to follow. Some parts are almost addictive, I strongly looked forward to the next lesson, but as I started to reach the end of the course, instead of looking forward to next lesson, I found myself wanting it to slow down.
The course is not only theoretical, I learned many things to improve my everyday life. For example, I started to practice Mindfulness every morning. I also started a Podcast, where I share what I´m learning with Tal. I talk about my transformative experience because I think that now I am a better person, both personally and professionally, and equipped to help spread happiness around me."
"We all know that things arrive in our life at the right moment, but having worked in the first steel global company (ArcelorMittal) as a SVP International Affairs and later as the CEO of its global foundation for many years, I wish I would have known then what I learned with Tal Ben-Shahar. I would have suffered less, I would have understood more…
This is why I believe that this course should be a “sweet obligation” for every top manager all over the world. Companies would spend less money in coaching their executives suffering from burn-out.
I wish I had had such a course after my two burn-outs!
Nevertheless, now that I am walking new paths I am applying all have learned to live with a deeper happiness! Thank you Tal!"
"The Happiness Studies Academy courses are so important for every human being from young to old to learn. It provides the most practical tools to elevate happiness and wellbeing. This was the best course I have ever encountered. Tal is a great lecturer, highly articulate and pleasant. He leads his students through a journey with a comprehensive material and knowledge that makes this course outstanding. I implement the tools I have learned in my everyday life and use it in my clinic as a Chinese Medicine practitioner. and it works :) Furtheremore; I started lecturing about happiness thanks to the coherent short lectures that Tal is providing each graduate.
The HSA is a community of happiness minded people and as a student and graduate I am enjoying the weekly webinars that Tal is holding for this community. The webinars are a continuum to the courses and great reminders for me to stay in the happiness journey. I thank Tal and his staff so much for this wonderful opportunity for my personal and professional growth. "
"All I can say is that joining HSA was one of my best decisions. The SPIRE model is a perfect combination of ancient wisdom, new knowledge and scientific research (among other happy surprises throughout the course).
Tal is a talented and generous teacher and I am grateful to be a part of a group of like-minded, like-hearted people that I can now call friends."
"For me, the Happiness Studies Course trains us to assist others and/or ourselves to nurture and develop ourselves, as complete and complex individuals that we all are, by teaching or reminding us of ways; mindset; tools, and exercises to find the purpose in our every day and ultimately the purpose of our life. The course is created in the most humble; altruistic and enjoyable way with a lot of resources that can be (and certainly will be) used for a lifetime! "