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BU Happiness College Presents

Brisbane: The Art &
Science of Happiness

Brisbane: The Art & Science of Happiness

Learn 5+ practical happiness tools based on the most up-to-date happiness research.

Learn 5+ practical happiness tools based on the most up-to-date happiness research.

Saturday August 27th from 10:00am-11:30pm
Room B223, Gardens Point Campus, QUT B Block, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Don't want to wait? You can get instant access to a replay of this masterclass right HERE.

Declan Edwards. Happiness researcher & founder of BU Happiness College


Australia is facing a Happiness Crisis ...

What is happiness?

Is it something you’re born with?

Can you learn to become happier?

We’re answering all these questions and more in the live, 90-minute masterclass: The Art & Science of Happiness

As a multi-award-winning Happiness College, we know that happiness is a skill. And we know that we can teach it to you.

In fact, during this session, we’re going to be revealing 5 practical tools and resources that you can use straight away to grow your happiness by up to 57% over the next 12 months!

The Aussie Happiness Crisis:

  • 55% of Australians say that they’re chronically stressed
  • More than 85% struggling with their self-esteem
  • Less than 14% of the population reported that they feel fulfilled

There’s never been more of a need for happiness research to be made available to the public. Join happiness researcher, and founder of BU Happiness College, Declan Edwards for this insightful, empowering, and informative live workshop that is guaranteed to help you start managing your mind, mastering your emotions, and thriving.


Tickets for each location are limited. Book now to secure your seat (and get a little dopamine happiness boost immediately)

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Good for you - Good for the world

Because we are a social enterprise that strives to create a global ripple effect; every ticket sale we recieve we donate a days worth of food to impoverished communities in need.

What we cover during the event ...


The Happiness Cake

Learn how the majority of approaches to promoting wellbeing are failing you. Learn WHERE happiness comes from and how to focus your efforts on the places that MATTER.


Positive Psychology's Recipe for a Happy Life

Discover an evidence-based, practical, recipe for living a happy, thriving, and flourishing life.


Skillset Mastery

How does it feel when you approach a new skill? Are you naturally good and bad at certain things? We debunk common myths when approaching new skills and show you that you ARE able to learn and improve your happiness.


The Proximity Effect

How are the people around you impacting your happiness and how can you be more intentional about who you spend your time with?

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Practical Tools

Forget the wishy-washy stuff that's touted by 'life coaches' all over Instagram. This is the real deal - proper techniques from 5 fields of research to help you be happier.

Our fields of research:

Positive Psychology

"The scientific study of human flourishing, and an applied approach to optimal functioning."

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

"Psychotherapy (talking therapy) based on the idea that how you think and act affects how you feel."

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

"A psychological intervention technique that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies"

Neurolinguistic Programming

"A system of therapy intended to model and change your patterns of mental and emotional behavior."


"The human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we're doing, and not being overly reactive or overwhelmed."

When & Where

Brisbane Stop

August 27th June 2022

10:00 am - 11:30 am AEST

The Social Room, Room B223, Gardens Point Campus,

QUT B Block, Brisbane City QLD 4000

"More than anything else, it’s crucial to embrace the fact that happiness is a skill!"

- Declan Edwards, Founder of BU Happiness College

Who is BU Happiness College:

BU Happiness College is an award-winning social enterprise that empowers people with the tools and team to manage their mind, master their emotions, and thrive.

Since 2017 we have been on a mission to grow global happiness and we would love for you to be part of that.

Our Vision: To grow global happiness.

We're a small team with a big vision. Despite the scale of our vision, we're proud to say that we're already on our way there. Thanks to our members, our graduates and the wider BU community we're spreading ripple effects of positive change that continue to expand our positive impact.

Meet Your Presenter:
Declan Edwards

Hi, I'm Declan Edwards and I'm committed to making the world a happier place.

I am the founder here at the BU Happiness College - an organisation that is growing global wellbeing by empowering people with the tools and the team to thrive.

I am also an avid believer in the potential of people, and I know that when people are equipped with the strategies to manage their emotions and master their mindset they make a positive impact not only in their own lives but also in the lives of those around them.

Are you ready to discover your potential and grow your happiness?

Declan's Experience:

  • Bachelor of Health, University of Newcastle
  • Post Grad Certificate in Positive Psychology, Central Queensland University
  • Practitioner Certification in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, ACT Mindfully Institute
  • Practioner Certification in NeuroLinguistic Programming, The Coaching Room
  • Practioner Certification in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, MBSR Australia
  • Facilitation of over 10, 000 happiness coaching sessions, guest talks, and workplace happiness consulting sessions.

341 Worldwide Coaching Clients & Graduates

15,429 Coaching Sessions Delivered Since 2017

9.4 Average Approval Rating

What our past attendees say:


Ash. M

This workshop was such an incredible experience not only for myself but for my partner as well! It truly helped to alter the way we perceive things in a positive way & gave us the tools to be able to implement ongoing changes to allow us to be the best versions of ourselves. A massive thank-you to Declan & the entire team.


Libby S

Had the absolute honor of spending the day with the BU team at their live workshop. It was an incredible day full of honesty, fun, laughter, and tears that resonated with my daughter and me. We will definitely be back! Check these guys out, they might just be the key to what is missing in your life.


Emily E

Listening to Declan speak about emotional freedom, I had so many "wow" and "yes!" moments. I found everything he said to be full of such truth and profound wisdom and his messages inspired me to make positive changes in my life. Such an amazing session. Cannot recommend BU Happiness College enough.


Marya O

This event was fantastic; very engaging and very enlightening. I felt quite revitalized at the end. Thanks Declan and the team for a great seminar.


Tenisha L

This workshop was great! Opens your eyes to what is really going on in your mind with your emotions and the team at BU Happiness College have given us tools to manage them. I'm not cured but certainly more aware! Will be using these tools to make a change in my life. Will definitely keep my eyes peeled for more seminars like this.