The Gelukscoach (Happiness Coach) is an on-line program that is based on the scientific principles derived from positive psychology and cognitive behavioural therapy. This on-line course is intended to make people aware of the fact that they can contribute to their own happiness. Users are given a self-test, advice and tips to help them in their search for 'happiness'. But we go beyond that, too, and want to actively assist people in changing their behaviour. The objective is to make people more mentally fit and more resilient under stressful conditions and to ensure that they develop more self-confidence and get better control over their lives. The on-line course therefore contains a large number of exercises that have already proven to be effective.
These exercises work on the following skills:
- strengthening problem-solving abilities
- investing more consciously in your relationships
- planning pleasurable activities
- playing to your strengths
- learning to make time for the things that you find truly important
- stopping worrying and learning to relax
- thinking positively
The Gelukscoach ('happiness coach') consists of 7 happiness lines. Each happiness line has several stops. You can travel from stop to stop and choose the route yourself with the help of the happiness plan or 'geluksplan'.
Les utilisateurs disposent d’une boîte à outils et d’un aperçu personnel des exercices déjà effectués, d’un indicateur de l’humeur et d’une boîte de réception incluant leurs messages.
Les participants ne voyagent jamais seuls avec le 'gelukscoach' ('coach du bonheur'). À la première halte de chaque ligne du bonheur, ils peuvent visualiser un clip présentant le témoignage d’un compagnon de voyage. Ils peuvent aussi partager leur bonheur en envoyant un message électronique ou une suggestion à un(e) ami(e) ou en s’inscrivant au forum. Un expert est également disponible pour toute question éventuelle.
You receive a toolbox with a personal overview of the exercises that you have already done, a mood meter and an inbox with your messages.
With the happiness coach, you never travel alone. At the first stop on each happiness line, you find a video with a testimonial from a fellow traveller. You can share your happiness by sending a friend and e-mail or a tip or by logging in to the forum. You can ask an expert if you have any questions.
The Gelukscoach (happiness coach) is a joint project of ISW Limits, the Trimbos Institute and CM. This on-line program is part of CM's 'grab your happiness' (plukjegeluk) campaign. The program is based to a great extent on the on-line psyfit.nl intervention that was developed by the Trimbos Institute in the Netherlands. It was modified for Flanders and made more interactive by ISW Limits.