Thursday, March 10, 2016

LifeSkills - A Pathway to Authentic Happiness, Well-Being & A Fulfilling Life!

Do you want to be happier? Would you like to increase your well-being and flourish?
Would you mind exploring a happy state of mind called flow, the feeling of complete engagement in a creative or playful activity?
Do you value happiness, flow, meaning, love, gratitude, accomplishment, growth and better relationships, and want an abundance of these in your life?
The good news is that all this is possible. You can learn these skills to make your life happier.
This road takes you through the countryside of pleasure and gratification, up into the high country of strength and virtue, and finally to the peaks of lasting fulfilment: meaning and purpose.

Twenty-three hundred years ago, Aristotle concluded that, more than anything else, men and women seek happiness. Much has changed since Aristotle’s time. And yet on this most important issue very little has changed in the intervening centuries.
The earlier scientific evidence made it seem unlikely that you could change your level of happiness in any sustainable way. It suggested that we each have a fixed range for happiness, sad people don’t become lastingly happy and happy people don’t become lastingly sad.
New research into happiness, though, suggests that it can be lastingly increased. And a new movement, Positive Psychology, shows how you can live in the upper reaches of your set range of happiness.

What is happiness?
Happiness is the experience of joy, contentment, or positive well-being, combined with a sense that one’s life is good, meaningful, and worthwhile.

What happiness is not!
Happiness is not something that happens. It is not the result of good fortune or random chance. It is not something that money can buy or power command. It does not depend on outside events, but, rather on how we interpret them. Happiness, in fact, is a condition that must be prepared for, cultivated, and defended privately by each person. People who learn to control inner experience will be able to determine the quality of their lives, which is as close as any one of us can come to being happy.

Why Practice Happiness?
In addition to making us feel good, studies have found that happiness actually improves other aspects of our lives. Here is an overview of some of the good stuff that research has linked to happiness.
·       Happiness is good for our health: Happy people are less likely to get sick, and they live longer.
·       Happiness is good for our relationships: Happy people are more likely to get married and have fulfilling marriages, and they have more friends.
·       Happy people make more money and are more productive at work.
·       Happy people are more generous.
·       Happy people cope better with stress and trauma.
·       Happy people are more creative and are better able to see the big picture.
Our curriculum includes:
·       A new, scientific understanding of Happiness and Well-being
·       Flow: The Psychology of optimal experience
·       The How of Happiness: A new approach to getting the life you want
·       The Art of Meditation
·       Yoga for body-mind harmony
·       Laughter Yoga for instant joy
·       Yoga Nidra for complete relaxation
·       Surya Namaskara: A technique of solar vitalization
·       Self-Discovery and Inter-Personal Relationships
·       Creativity and developing a beautiful mind
·       Stress management and Elements of Joy
·       Brain Gym, fun games and Gibberish.

Our programmes help you to
·       Dispel the myths surrounding happiness
·       Discover your signature strengths and virtues
·       Learn skills that make life happier, fulfilling and worth living
·       Achieve your potential to be a winner - an authentic, alive, responsive, fulfilled human being
·       Benefit from the wisdom of ancient sages and research findings of modern day scientists to transform your life.

Basic Pillars on which our programmes are founded:

Positive Psychology
Positive Psychology is the scientific study of the strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive. The field is founded on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best within themselves, and to enhance their experiences of love, work, and play.

Positive education
Positive education is defined as education for both traditional skills and for happiness. The high prevalence worldwide of depression among young people, the small rise in life satisfaction, and the synergy between learning and positive emotion all argue that the skills for happiness should be taught in school. There is substantial evidence from well controlled studies that skills that increase resilience, positive emotion, engagement and meaning can be taught to school children.

Positive Health
The field of medicine has long focused on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure of disease. But health is more than the mere absence of disease. The emerging concept of Positive Health takes an innovative approach to health and well-being that focuses on promoting people’s positive health assets, which might include biological factors, such as high heart rate variability; subjective factors, such as optimism; and functional factors, such as a stable marriage—strengths that can contribute to a healthier, longer life.

Yoga is not an ancient myth buried in oblivion. It is the most valuable inheritance of the present. It is the essential need of today and the culture of tomorrow. All of us have potential which is beyond even our wildest dreams, but most of this potential remains untapped. Each person has the capacity to experience different planes of consciousness, yet most of live in the lower planes, without experiencing higher levels of existence, or even believing they exist.

Meditation is a practice that makes it possible to cultivate and develop certain basic positive human qualities in the same way as other forms of training make it possible to play a musical instrument or acquire any other skill. The primary goal of meditation is to transform our experience of the world but it has also been shown that meditation has beneficial effects on our health. Scientific experiments have shown that twenty minutes of daily practice of meditation can contribute significantly to the reduction of stress, whose harmful effects on health are well established.
Laughter Yoga
Laughter Yoga is a combination of laughter exercises and yogic breathing that strengthens our immune system and generates feel good hormones in the body. Laughter is triggered with the help of exercises which soon turns into real and contagious laughter with eye contact and childlike playfulness. It is a simple yet profound method of busting physical, mental and emotional stress in one go.

Yoga Nidra
Yoga Nidra is a systematic method of inducing complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation. During the practice of yoga nidra, one appears to be asleep, but the consciousness is functioning at a deeper level of awareness. A single hour of yoga nidra is as restful as four hours of conventional sleep.

Surya Namaskara
Surya Namaskara is a well-known and vital technique within the yogic repertoire. It is almost a complete sadhana in itself, containing asana, pranayama and meditational techniques within the main structure of the practice. Surya namaskara can be easily integrated into our daily lives as it requires only five to fifteen minutes’ practice daily to obtain beneficial results remarkably quickly.

Seminars, Workshops & Retreats

Recipe for Happiness
Basic seminar-cum-workshop of 90 minutes’ duration.

The Pursuit of Happiness
Full day workshop of 6 hours’ duration.

The Quest for Happiness
Advanced workshop of 5 days’ duration.

Pathway to Happiness
Small group and one-on-one coaching. Tailor made.

Venue: Workplace, Educational Institution, Neighbourhood, Club, Resort, etc.

Target Groups: Executives, Staff, Professionals, Students, Teachers, Home Makers, Families, Club Members, Retired Persons, etc.


Jagat Singh Bisht
Happiness Coach & Laughter Yoga Master Trainer
Past: Corporate Trainer with a Fortune 500 company and Laughter Professor at the Laughter Yoga University.
Areas of specialization: Behavioural Science, Positive Psychology and Laughter Yoga.

Radhika Bisht
Yoga Teacher & Laughter Yoga Master Trainer
Past: Yoga Teacher and Laughter Professor at the Laughter Yoga University.
Areas of specialization: Yoga, Meditation and Laughter Yoga.

244, Suniket Apartments,
72-79, Shrinagar Extension,
Khajrana Road,
Indore - 452018
Madhya Pradesh

Cell: +91 7389938255 (Jagat), +91 9893262333 (Radhika).
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