Mon, Mar 22, 2021 12:00 AM –

Sat, Mar 27, 2021 11:55 PM (GMT+1)

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Have you felt the craziness of this past year? Same.


- During Happiness Week (March 22nd-27th), the Student Advisory Board of the IE Center of Health, Well-being, and Happiness will be providing all of the IE community with an immersive, knowledge-packed week to boost our health, connection with others, and cultivate a better relationship with our inner world.


- The purpose of the week is to provide diverse events, activities, and bring extraordinary speakers with the aim of helping IE members to resurge from the chaos and cultivate a new direction filled with growth, purpose, and community. Many of our own problems arise from our relationship with ourselves first, and the purpose of this week is to give people back their ability to go within and take charge of their own life.


- Our mission is that all attendees will take away actionable tools to unlearn and unbecome the facets of themselves that they wish to let go of. We will find that throughout the week, there will be an overarching theme of stepping into and becoming your best version


The 4 Pillars of Happiness Week 2021:

1. MIND:

The most powerful tool that we possess to create and design the life that we desire; expanding or contracting our reality based on our ability to use it wisely and intentionally.


2. BODY:

Our home — the vehicle that we have been gifted to carry out a life worth living. The way in which we treat it affects all facets of our daily performance, energy, and goals.


3. SOUL:

Our true essence that encompasses our unique personal energy through which we channel our gifts, mission, and purpose into this world.



Our professional calling in which our deepest passions can be showcased by adding value to others, and providing us with a means to excel financially, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically.




- The recordings from the online sessions will be available here 

- Participate in the online Gratitude Mural we have created! The password is: gratitude ;)




Past Events

Fri, Mar 26, 2021
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
SERRANO, 99-101, Lawn of Paper Pavilion (Serrano 99)
Jivamukti Yoga with Fernanda de la Puente

This event is ONLY face-to-face!

Stretch, shake & sound movement by Fernanda de la Puente.
A dynamic Jivamukti yoga class, with graceful flowing sequencing, pranayama, shaking and dance meditation, Sanskrit chanting with harmonium and ancient yogic teachings. Fernanda de la Puente brings the powerful connection of yoga with sound and music making it a refreshing and invigorating experience.

Be ready to get in tune with the present, let go of feeling shameful and connect your body with your mind. Those who will take part will Stretch it out, shake it out, give it all out, and surrender to the beat. This is your sign to try something new!

** PLEASE TAKE YOUR OWN YOGA MAT since they WILL NOT be provided.

21 Spots Left
Fri, Mar 26, 2021
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Private Location (register to display)
Animaway Branding: A Conscious Business Paradigm for A Sustainable World

Join us for a webinar with Suzana P. Nikiforova - author of the book Animaway Branding: a Conscious Business Paradigm for a Sustainable World. Suzana will walk us through what is wrong with the current mainstream practice of branding and her alternative solution: Brand System Leadership - a pioneering methodology that combines system thinking with branding to advance more conscious and sustainable brand business practices.

36 Spots Left
Thu, Mar 25, 2021
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Private Location (register to display)
“Lose your mind and come to your senses” with Julian Saipe

“Lose your mind and come to your senses” Fritz Perls

An 90-minute session looking at how we can free ourselves from our negative internal drama.
Are any of these thoughts having a bad effect on your well-being?
“What will I do when I complete my studies at IE?”
“What do I really want to do with my life?”
“I should be doing better than I am.”
“I doubt myself.”
“I feel under pressure.”
“What if it all goes wrong?”
All the above!

The session will include:
Ideas on why we get ourselves into an anxious state.
Thoughts on becoming more embodied.
Self-coaching techniques to free ourselves from our negative internal drama.
Live group coaching demonstration.
Breakout peer-coaching sessions.
Group reflection – what have we learned?

Thu, Mar 25, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
SERRANO, 99-101, Garden at Paper Pavilion

The IE Madrid Dance Club together with the IE Yes Theory Club would like to invite you to our next workshop that is going to be a dance one to celebrate IE Happiness Week!
Based on the mind, as well as the body pillars, this dance workshop will help you not only to go beyond your own fears, but most importantly it will truly help you reveal your hidden potential in dance and last but not least, help you get outside of your comfort zone!
So, do not hesitate anymore and take the challenge by joining us on the dance floor moving our body!
We hope to see you all there!

Thu, Mar 25, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Velázquez 130, V-203
Zoom link
What Ancient Philosophy Can Teach Us About Modern Happiness.

Since this pandemic, there has been a lot of material about how Stoic philosophy can help one find solace during these tribulations. In this 60-minute session, with Ibrahim Al-Marashi, visiting professor at IE we will examine how philosophy from ancient Greece and Rome can help us navigate our modern times.

  • Online
  • Face-to-face option
Thu, Mar 25, 2021
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Zoom link
Cooking Your Way to Mental Health with Mindfoodness

The book Mindfoodness was written by a pair of young students from the IE Community, Niklas Hess and Sarah Sánchez, with the goal of making a difference in these extremely challenging times. Not only does it include 80+ delicious recipes, but it intends to support the mental wellbeing of the reader in an enjoyable and unintrusive way.

Have you ever thought about the benefits that the process of cooking can bring to you?

Mindfoodness addresses this question by showing how the process of cooking can be used as a self-therapeutic method. It includes both the explanation of the self-therapeutic methodology and the corresponding recipes, so you can start embarking on a journey to a happier and healthier life while enjoying some seriously delicious dishes.

Join the creators, Niklas and Sarah, as they lead us through an interactive virtual cooking session where we will learn that cooking and mental health go hand in hand. 

3 Spots Left
Wed, Mar 24, 2021
11:00 AM – 12:20 PM
Velázquez 130, V-HUB
Zoom link
Find Your Emotional and Physical Balance with Qi Energy

Jung Shim teaches people how to thrive in today’s world by tapping into their own 'human energy' source. Jung Shim centers are places of harmony and positive energy where people can re-charge their depleted energy caused by the stresses and strains of modern life.

  • On Campus
  • Online
Wed, Mar 24, 2021
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Velázquez 130, Room 202 (V-202)
Zoom link
The Future of Remote Work: Learn Lifestyle Design in an Ever-Changing World

The Future of Work is NOT entirely Remote; it is Distributed. All trends indicate towards of model of work that is more flexible than ever, boosted by the post-pandemic effect.
However, are we ready to make the switch to remote work? David Gamboa is the founder of LiveBeyond, an emerging startup that invites any individual, team or organization looking for a sustainable transition to a remote working model that ensures autonomy, accountability, health and happiness at work.
Through this company, they gather groups of digital nomads, remote workers, and entrepreneurs on week long journey’s to exotic locations like Bali, Colombia, Iceland, Italy.
Join us in the chat to uncover the:
1. Where the future of remote work is headed
2. The keys to lifestyle design and work-life balance
3. The latest research and cutting-edge tools for maximizing productivity
4. What it's like to work from the world's most exotic locations

  • On Campus
  • Off Campus
Wed, Mar 24, 2021
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Zoom link
Sekhem All-Love: Change Your Mind, Change Your Life, Feel Your Heart

Get ready to revitalize your soul, energize your body and experience love on every level and every form. All Love is what Patrick Zeigler currently calls his work with the Sekhem energy which is a word for connecting to source in the ancient Egyptian language. Patrick came into contact with this energy many years ago, through a spontaneous initiation in the pyramids at Giza and, since then, he has begun to study this energy and its characteristics more deeply. The way Sekhem was taught kept changing, but always with the same objective: connecting deeper to the energy and through it, to the whole Cosmos and our True Self. During an All Love workshop, expect Patrick Zigler to guide you into a journey of deep emotional healing while establishing an opening to your inner portals. All Love aims to open and heal your heart and, through it, dive deeper into your being.

At the physical level, the student will experience electricity in many layers of his body. For some, this electricity will vibrate more strongly, often leading to an external vibration. Others, or even the first ones, after a while, experience a more subtle electrical vibration. Some other movements can occur at the physical level as a result of unlocking stagnant energy. At the emotional level, the student will come into contact with many different emotions and feelings. Some of these feelings can expand in deep love. At the mental level, one can experience many different movements, from an overload of thoughts to a very deep process of immersion itself, sometimes falling asleep for a moment, so that the mental field can be re-signified, what we call “Mental reset.At the spiritual level, the student can experience a significant opening of his senses and experience other levels of energy and multiple dimensions.

Tue, Mar 23, 2021
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Online (Zoom)
Zoom link
Challenge Your Strengths and Multiply Happiness

At the end of this session, you will have 10 ways to challenge and boost your strengths. You will be aware that you are unique, special and that you have superpowers that contribute to the world. And we will point a way to identify and cultivate your talents.
It will be an interactive session where we will share 10 tips to challenge your strengths and multiply happiness. It will be a judgment-free space to think outside the box and empower yourselves with all the amazing things that make you beautiful and wonderful.
We will challenge the status quo and the limiting beliefs that hold you back #choosetochallenge

Tue, Mar 23, 2021
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Zoom link
What 25+ Years of Research on Personal Values can Teach us about Well-Being – A Conversation with Emeritus Psychology Professor Tim Kasser

Spiritual traditions, philosophers, wise people around us, and even common sense have told us that money, status, and power are inadequate ways of providing us with a meaningul and happy life.

Tim Kasser, has been one of the first reseachers to test this hypothesis scientifically. In this interview, we will explore the conclusions of his more than 2 decades of research on personal values to understand their implications for Well-Being. What do we mean by intrinsic and extrinsic values? How do they affect our well-being? Do they have an impact on our social relationships and our attitudes towards the environment? How can we connect more with our intrinsic values?

Mon, Mar 22, 2021
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Velázquez 130, Room 202 (V-202)
Zoom link
Creating a New Wellness Design to Live Better

Join Live Better Co-Founders and Nike Trainers Bret Gornik and Jason Loebig as they will be talking about their own journey from the corporate world to co-founding Live Better, a company that designs wellness experiences to connect people to a community driven to pursue purpose. Learn how their physical and mental wellness has played a massive role in their success. This talk will cover a new wellness design in how to make self-care a top priority and then how to apply that energy towards finding your purpose in your work - starting tomorrow!

Bret and Jason will be discussing topics and strategies like Ikigai, meditation, breath-work and goal setting to help IE University create their own systems of health to move, eat, think, give and ultimately, live better. They will reveal their top ticks and tricks that they have used to train Fortune 500 CEOS and high performers across their years as Nike trainers.

  • On Campus
  • Off Campus
Mon, Mar 22, 2021
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Velázquez 130, V-HUB
Zoom link
IE Tower's Impact on Education and Well-Being W/ Mario Alonso Puig & Santiago Iñiguez

Listening to a 1 on 1 fireside chat with the President of the Happiness Center and President of IE university on the new and innovative methods of education and how sustainability and well-being can bring an impact to our students' daily lives.
Speaking about the new innovative plans of the tower will bring more awareness and excitement for students eager to learn more. This panel chat will bring an authentic and entertaining format on the future of education for IE, and the involvement of well-being and sustainability for success in the future.

  • On-Campus
  • Off-Campus Zoom
Mon, Mar 22, 2021 9:30 AM
Fri, Mar 26, 2021 10:00 AM
Zoom link
Breathe for Real Living: 5 essential techniques for everyday practice

Every morning from 9:30am to 10:00am during Happiness Week, Anna Lown, Associate Director of IEU Counseling, will be teaching a new breathing technique for everyday practice:

Monday, March 22nd 09:30 - 10:00am
1. Basic Awareness of breath (diaphragmatic breath) – We’ll explore this thing called “breath,” discuss the function of diaphragm, and different breathing patterns that we may all display unconsciously (some healthy, some less so.)

Tuesday March 23rd 09:30 - 10:00am
2. Box Breath - In this workshop we’ll explore consciously the 4 phases of breath and look at the effects of oxygen vs carbon dioxide in bloodstream (and thus our minds and bodies!)

Wednesday, March 24th 09:30 - 10:00am
3. Ujayyi (Oceanic) breath – This Pranayama technique from the tradition of Yoga incorporates sound and breath. Ever heard of the vagus nerve? We’ll discuss the importance breath in the mind-gut connection.

Thursday, March 25th 09:30 - 10:00am
4. 4-7-8 Breath – Expanding our breath control, we’ll look at this technique and the link between breath and the Parasympathetic Nervous System (or PNS.)

Friday, March 26th 09:30 - 10:00am
5. Kapalabhati (Breath of fire)– Can you generate energy by just breathing? Let’s explore this second Pranayama practice in a compliment to yesterday’s session about the Sympathetic Nervous System (or SNS)

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Co-hosted with: IE Global Alumni Relations

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