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Oprah.com Launches New Two-Part O Course "21 Days to Happiness" from Best-Selling Author and Happiness Expert Shawn Achor
Part one of the course, "21 Days to a Happier Life" will begin on October 12 and part two, "21 Days to Inspire Happiness Around You," will begin on November 2.

[via press release from OWN]


Part One Begins October 12 and Part Two Begins November 2 and Aims to Expand Happiness Within Yourself and Those Around You

Registration Now Open at www.Oprah.com/Happiness

Los Angeles - Oprah.com announced the newest addition to its unique online learning platform with the two-part course "21 Days To Happiness" from happiness expert and author Shawn Achor. Part one of the course, "21 Days to a Happier Life" will begin on October 12 and part two, "21 Days to Inspire Happiness Around You," will begin on November 2. Each part of the course will run for three weeks in duration.

Both transformative courses will help students understand how to ignite happiness within, learn life changing habits to help manage difficult times, strategies for entering difficult situations with a new positive energy and inspire positive change at work, at home, and in their communities. Registration is open now atwww.oprah.com/happiness.

This is the sixth O Course from OWN's online learning platform on Oprah.com, which has reached hundreds of thousands of participants in over 20 countries.

About the "21 Days to Happiness" O Course

Part One of the course, "21 Days to a Happier Life," will begin October 12with "The Happiness Personality Assessment" - an individually tailored self-assessment to help students gauge where they are at present and begin their happiness re-charge journey. Additionally each week, Achor will guide students through the introduction and practice of three powerful, positive and practical happiness habits that build a broad and deep foundation for personal happiness. Students will also participate in research-based activities and experiments, including a unique exercise called the "Personal Happy Hour," which focuses on doing something that makes them happy. Achor will then guide students to discover their personal "Happiness Formula," which are exercises to help them identify and embrace what the 21-day experience has revealed for them.

Part Two of the course, "21 Days to Inspire Happiness Around You," beginning November 2,will include exercises such as "The Triple Act of Kindness." A key tentpole of the course, these exercises are designed to help plant the seeds of happiness in others. Over the course of the three week class, students will learn how to make their positive energy stronger than others' negative energy. How to become a "Happiness Leader," guides people how to bring happiness to the workplace and solidify happiness in the home. Students will establish a "Social Happy Hour" with a team of fellow students, and practice strategies designed to bond people together and create shared and meaningful narratives with others. By the end of this course, students will ultimately learn to help others make happiness an easier choice while increasing their own happiness momentum. Each lesson will be supported by teaching videos, a dynamic interactive community board, texts, exercises and the ability to connect with Achor live throughout the course.

Part One of the course begins October 12, and Part Two begins November 2. Interested participants can log on to www.Oprah.com/Happiness to register now. Special pre-registration pricing is being offered now for a limited time as follows:

Part 1: $59.99 (Regular Price $69.99)

Part 2: $59.99 (Regular Price $69.99)

Take Both Parts: $99.99 (Regular Price $114.99)

OWN will also offer an enterprise version of each "21 Days to Happiness" course, for corporations that want to provide the course to their team members. This version will include customized business team oriented assessments, case studies and interviews with senior leaders of Fortune 500 companies, along with business-specific readings and resources.

About Shawn Achor

After spending 12 years at Harvard University, Shawn Achor has become one of the world's leading experts on the connection between happiness and success. His research on the happiness mindset made the cover of Harvard Business Review, his TED talk is one of the most popular of all time with over 11 million views, and his lecture airing on PBS has been seen by millions. Shawn has lectured or worked with over a third of the Fortune 100 companies, as well as the NFL, the NBA, the Pentagon and the White House. Shawn is the author of New York Times best-selling books The Happiness Advantage (2010) and Before Happiness (2013). He has now lectured in more than 50 countries speaking to CEOs in China, doctors in Dubai, schoolchildren in South Africa, and farmers in Zimbabwe. His Happiness Advantage training is one of the largest and most successful positive psychology corporate training program in the world. Shawn's research has been published in the top psychology journal for work he did at UBS in partnership with Yale University to transform how stress impacts the body, and he was recently featured on OWN's Emmy Award-winning "Super Soul Sunday" where he spoke with Oprah about his mission to bring positive psychology to the world.

About Oprah.com O Courses

Oprah.com is home to OWN's online learning programs that include O Courses from some of today's top inspirational and innovative thought leaders, as well as guided meditation experiences with Oprah and spiritual leader Deepak Chopra. The O Courses offer the online community an opportunity to go deeper into the content and topics featured on OWN and Oprah.com. The first O Course featured author, professor and TED speaker Dr. Brené Brown leading a hands-on course designed to explore the guideposts for wholehearted living as featured in Brown's #1 New York Times best-selling book, "The Gifts of Imperfection." Additional O Courses are now available from spiritual coach and OWN star Iyanla Vanzant, renowned pastor and author Rob Bell and Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington. Additionally, "Oprah and Deepak's 21 Day Meditation Experience" offers daily-guided audio meditations online and has garnered over 4.1 million participants in over 200 countries worldwide.

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