The purpose of the Animal Happiness Academy is to educate, coach and explore our amazing relationship with animals. It’s really for all animal lovers who are committed to animal happiness and wellbeing. We believe that all relationships are based on kindness, compassion and gratitude; The cornerstones of positive psychology.
Our aim is to offer education and coaching to all animal lovers, based on the science of positive psychology, so that you can embrace wellbeing and happiness into everyday living. We offer specific animal happiness coaching courses at our centre in Gloucestershire, where our horses, donkeys, rabbits and guinea pigs create wonderful environment to improve your wellbeing. This is supported by online courses for those who want to learn in the comfort of their own home.
Our work is based on the latest scientific research into happiness from positive psychology.
Positive psychology is the study of the positive aspects of human nature such as well-being, happiness and flourishing. In the words of its founder Martin Seligman it is the:
“scientific study of optimal human functioning [that] aims to discover and promote the factors that allow individuals and communities to thrive”.
Bringing the well-researched principles of positive psychology to every day living problems such as stress and anxiety has a profound impact on the wellbeing of both individuals and animals.
Up until now it has been very difficult to tackle issues of how we consider animals and understand their wellness and happiness needs.
Positive psychology offers a radical new approach. By focusing on what makes people happy and what contributes to their well-being and flourishing, people can learn and practice what is on offer. Once they see the result for themselves it is remarkable how quickly the new ways take root. The reduction in stress levels and the subsequent improvement in relationships and cooperation impacts the human-animal bond, bringing us joy and immense love. And funnily enough, isn’t that what life is all about.