Is Happiness 101 still FREE?  Yes and no.  Yes and no.

First, I want to thank you for all your support over the years.  As of this month, I have taught Happiness 101 off and on for EIGHT years!!  I have always insisted on keeping it free*.  It never seemed fair to me that a class that offers the very keys of Happiness should be held back from those who cannot afford it.  If I were charging the what my time is worth, the class would cost over $2,000.  Obviously, most people would not be able to afford that. So, I will keep Happiness 101 free – HALF of the time.  You see, I have discovered over the years that many people really WANT to pay for the class.  They do not feel good about not paying for it.  Therefore, every other class will be free*.  The classes in between will be paid classes. Students will pay $100.  The deposit in the free classes is also going up from $60 to $100.  So, this upcoming free class, beginning April 22nd, will be the last class in which students will only have to pay a $60 deposit.  Just to clarify: if a potential student is so stricken by poverty that they cannot afford the deposit, I have special arrangement to offer.  I will not leave anyone behind.  

We have had over three dozen people express interest in taking this Happiness 101 class.  But it is not on a first come, first serve basis. There are a number of factors in who gets chosen for the class.  A big one is readiness for change.  Are YOU ready for a change?  Are YOU ready for a Happier life?  Then    There IS still time to enroll in the April 22nd class but you must get in your application no later than Saturday, April 8th and 9pm.  To apply,  click here for more information.

* There is a $60 deposit.  If the student attends at least six of the eight classes, they get their deposit back at the end of class.  If the student cannot afford the deposit, arrangements can still be made.  E-mail Frank for more information.

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Got through all my exercise classes tonight
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A little cleaner air, no a lot cleaner and you could see the sky
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Found some stuff tonight in the road. Someone had their car broken into and whoever did it just tossed the leftover in the street. so happy there was enough id on it for me to find the owner. She was happy too
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Fun night at a bread baking class who knew there was so much to making a loaf of sour dough bread.
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talked with a lady there we had a great time together as strangers. I hope I run into her sometime.
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made it to my 7:30 am meeting and didn’t even feel tired .
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My little outdoor solar light I won at bunco is shining even with the little sun we have had.

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Exercise class this week has been so fun, I am glad I am able to go.

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My dog got in the neighbors yard today to play with their new puppy, the neighbor said they had a lot of fun so glad the dogs get along but she needs to stay here.

By: Kathie

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Happiness 101 June 6th – August 8th, 2015

We are very excited to have found a new Teaching Assistant!  Debra Patterson has joined the Happiness 101 team and is eager to helping the next group of students to becoming Happier!

The dates for the next semester of Happiness 101 are: June 6th through August 8th, 2015.  We will skip the weekends of July 4th and July 25th (in observation of Pioneer Day). Classes will be held on Saturdays from noon to 2pm.  The exact location of the class is only revealed to students who have been accepted into the class but we can tell you it will be located in the Salt Lake City area and will have easy access to freeways and public transportation.

If you are interested in becoming a candidate for the next semester, get your application in as SOON as possible.  You may find all the details you need at the Happiness 101 link.

If you have any questions, E-mail me at


Frank Clayton CMHC

The Happy Therapist


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Next FREE class to begins Saturday April 26th, 2014

Happiness 101 works! – and we have the numbers to prove it!

Using scientifically validated instruments, students of Happiness 101 show a decrease in depression and increases in their happiness, optimism, belief that they can make a positive impact in their own life and self-esteem. The evidence is so compelling we are working toward getting published in the Journal of Positive Psychology!

Here are some testimonials from a recent class:

“Happiness 101 helped me cross the bridge between understanding that attitude change is possible to experience attitude change.”

“I feel much happier now that I have taken this course.”

“[The] Self-Esteem [portion of the class] was a HUGE eye opener for me and one of those moments in life where it is a light bulb moment.”

“I have looked myself in the mirror and found so many things that I have loved about myself that I didn’t know existed.”

“I appreciated discovering more of my negative thinking errors and taking more responsibility for them.”

“I have learned that I have always had happiness inside of me and I always knew what made me happy.”

“It was humorous, enlightening, challenging, and affirming.”

“REALLY appreciated learning about self-esteem!”

“I usually don’t do well with change but the knowledge. I have now gets me excited to move forward with a clear mind and I am ready to see what the future has in store for me.”

“Since starting this class I’ve learned so much about myself and how I can become happier.”

“I have really enjoyed this class. I have seen a change in me.”

The next Happiness 101 class will be held on Saturdays April 26th to June 14th from noon to 2pm. Click here to find out more about Happiness 101.

Frank Clayton, The Happy Therapist
Clinical Mental Health Counselor

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I always look forward to a new semester, particularly the first night of class. I have found that teaching fresh faces really feeds me. This is a wonderful class. They are already showing so much promise. I am looking forward to watching their smiles bigger.

~Frank Clayton LPC

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It is wonderful to see the positives, likes and comments fly among students of Happiness 101. It reminds me of the positive psychology axiom “What you appreciate, appreciates.” The positive energy is whipping into an upward spiral promising to sweep up the entire class. This is what it’s all about. It’s amazing to be part of it. It makes me wonder if this is what it’s like at the beginning, imagine how it’ll be at the end of class!

Frank Clayton LPC

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