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ABOUT US

Happiness Initiative believes in the emerging field of the science of well-being. Through sharing the science of well-being, we hope to inspire you to embark on your personal journey towards greater well-being.

Simon, our founder, began to value well-being during his lowest moments. On hindsight, he only wished that he had the protective factors that could put a halt to those eternities of downward spiral. Protective factors can be mindset, resilience, optimism, mindfulness, self-regulation, self-determination, self-efficacy, to name only a few. These protective factors can be taught and can be learnt.

“For it is my belief that no medication or technique of therapy holds as much promise for serving as a buffer against mental illness as does human strength.”

– Martin Seligman, University of Pennsylvania

The protective factors are the human strengths that will buffer us in times of need. Positive psychology is the emerging field that focuses on cultivating these protective factors.

OUR PROGRAMMES

ABOUT US

Happiness Initiative believes in the emerging field of the science of well-being. Through sharing the science of well-being, we hope to inspire you to embark on your personal journey towards greater well-being.

Simon, our founder, began to value well-being during his lowest moments. On hindsight, he only wished that he had the protective factors that could put a halt to those eternities of downward spiral. Protective factors can be mindset, resilience, optimism, mindfulness, self-regulation, self-determination, self-efficacy, to name only a few. These protective factors can be taught and can be learnt.

“For it is my belief that no medication or technique of therapy holds as much promise for serving as a buffer against mental illness as does human strength.”

– Martin Seligman, University of Pennsylvania

The protective factors are the human strengths that will buffer us in times of need. Positive psychology is the emerging field that focuses on cultivating these protective factors.

OUR PROGRAMMES

PHILOSOPHY UNDERPINNINGS

Our model of well-being has a philosophical underpinning from the Great Learning – a text attributed to Confucius, which is dated back to more than 2000 years ago. The Great Learning espouses Confucius social-political ideals – through self-cultivation, one has an expanding circle of influence benefitting self, family, friends, and country.

EAST AND WEST

We are interested in the intersection between the Eastern Philosophy and Western Science.

OUR WELL-BEING MODEL

Well-being can mean different things to different people. At Happiness Initiative, we advocate a simplified well-being model. Each individual has three expanding spheres of well-being – Personal well-being, Social well-being, and Community well-being.

PERSONAL WELL-BEING

Personal well-being includes Psychological well-being, Physical well-being, Purpose well-being, and Financial well-being.

Psychological well-being includes positivity, mindset, mindfulness, and mental resilience.

Physical well-being includes understanding how physical activity and the physical environment have an impact on our well-being.

Purpose well-being explores our strengths, values, passions, in hope of cultivating greater engagement, meaning, purpose, and achievement.

Financial well-being helps us to understand how our financial decisions affect our well-being.

SOCIAL WELL-BEING

Social well-being encompasses family and friends.

COMMUNITY WELL-BEING

Community well-being extends to include the society at large.

WHO ARE WE?

SIMON LEOW
SIMON LEOWFOUNDER / CREATIVE SUPERHERO
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SHERMAN HO
SHERMAN HOCO-FOUNDER / MARKETING NINJA
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