Interactive Happiness Workshop - VOTE for your city!

We want to bring our live workshop with the latest in happiness tools and research to your city.

What Aussies Face:

  • 55% of Australians are chronically stressed
  • Less than 14% report they are living a fulfilling life.
  • 85% of Australians struggle with their self-esteem.

How have you been feeling the past few years?

How We Help:


We want to bring our workshop "The Art and Science of Happiness" to your city.

A 90-minute interactive workshop built around leading recommendations from the fields of positive psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness.

What Can YOU Do:


Below is an opportunity to vote for your city. Unfortunately, we only have the resources to bring the workshop to 5 cities, and instead of picking at random, we thought we would let Australia decide.

Scroll down for your chance to VOTE.

What's Covered in the Art & Science of Happiness 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.

A Charitable Impact - How your vote spreads a ripple effect.

For every vote we receive we will donate a day's worth of food to someone in need. See our other impacts below:

Vote For Your City

Voting Closes May 31st @11:00pm, which is in:


What our past attendees had to 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.

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.

The Presenter of "The Art and Science of Happiness"


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.

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."

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

- Declan Edwards, Founder of BU Happiness College