Living Made Simpler

The Humanist Approach to Happiness Course

Living Made Simpler - a Humanist Life Skills Course

This is a 6 hour video course that will teach you all about how a Humanist goes about living a happy and fulfilling life.

Cost: $100

Length: 6 hours

Format: Instructor facilitated self study

Access information: Course access granted at the beginning of each week.



Life isn’t easy. It is filled with challenges. How we navigate those challenges determines our success in life. If you want to learn more about how to be happy and how to think more effectively about the choices you make, this program will help.

What will you learn?

How to:

  • Make better decisions through critical thinking
  • Improve your interpersonal relationships through compassion
  • Infuse your life with meaning and purpose through ethics

It turns out that when you combine all these different techniques into one approach, you create something that is truly transformative. This is why some of the most influential people in modern history were or are Humanists. You will be amazed at how much easier life is when you make being ethical a priority.

Who should take this course?

  • Anyone who wants to learn how to more effectively navigate through life.
  • Anyone who wants to learn more about how Humanists approach life.
  • Life Coaches (ICF)

Continuing Education Credit:

If you would like to self certify this course for continuing education self study credit, you can request a letter of participation inside the course.  The course takes ~6 hours to complete. 

Instructor Information:

Jennifer HancockJennifer Hancock is one of the top writers and speakers in the Humanist world today. Author of The Humanist Approach to Happiness and The Humanist Approach to Grief and Grieving.

Jennifer is a 3rd generation Humanist and is able to share her insights into the philosophy and how to apply it to daily life have helped countless people all over the world. 

Course Objectives:

1. To introduce participants to the philosophy of Humanism and it’s history 
2. To help participants understand the important role ethics plays in every day decision­making 
3. To introduce participants to a variety of critical thinking techniques
4. To help participants understand how and why these critical thinking techniques can help 
them make better decisions
5. To explore the role compassion plays in personal happiness
6. To explore altruism and its affects on the practitioner 
7. To explore the role personal responsibility has in creating happiness
8. To explore various coping techniques for when things go wrong

Course Topics by Week

1) Overview and Introduction 
2) Ethics
3) Critical Thinking Skills
4) The Role of Compassion 
5) Personal Responsibility 
6) Coping




What other philosophic explorers are saying:

“Thank you. You have helped me sort out so many issues in my Life”. – Lynn Reisch

“Thank you. I enjoyed the course–took lots of notes. I appreciate all the time and effort you’ve obviously put into this. Your views on living a humanist life have been helpful to me.” – Susan Fox

“Jennifer Hancock’s Living Made Simpler Course is a “must” for every humanist and for anyone who wishes to learn more about the Humanist worldview and life stance. I hope she will develop more of these courses in the future.” –  Bob Bhaerman, Director, Kochhar Humanist Education Center

“I am finding it is giving me a greater grounding in my decision making, along with explaining my reasoning to others. … I read the bible and went through all the other major religions looking of answers as a kid, but did not realize what I was looking for was ethics, not theology, to answer my questions of why we should do things.  I did come close though, I came across Confucius, and better yet, I found Mencius who was more coherent in explaining Confucius’s ideas. But, they too lacked a structured reasoning checklist as your “Be Compassionate, Be Responsible, Be Honest”, which I now filter daily issues with. Thanks for the guidance, every much appreciated.” – Jakers

“Thank you for a most interesting course that gave me plenty to consider and a chance to rethink/confirm my own beliefs” – Jean McNally, Sarasota

“Thank you for your provocative and enjoyable presentation of this basic introductory course on Humanism. Your slides and lectures were excellent and your interactive style fostered provocative class participation. I highly recommend this course. I always thought of myself as a Humanist and insights from this course gave me a lot to think about.” – Gary Deutsch, Sarasota FL

“Living Simpler was definitely an interesting review of fundamental aspects of life that can benefit much from the humanist worldview,  such as ethics,  critical thinking and personal responsibility.   Weekly themes of the course were well selected and clearly presented.  I really enjoyed going through the course.” – Paulo Franko, Brazil

Money Back Guarantee 

If for any reason you are unhappy with the course, you may request your money back within 30 days. 

All participants will receive a free copy of Jen Hancock’s Handy Humanism Handbook as well as a copy of The Humanist Approach to Grief and Grieving.

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