The Way to Happiness Course

Restoring the Individual’s Self-Respect, Trust and Honesty

ABOUT THIS COURSE: The Way to Happiness Course is the keystone of the Criminon DC program. This course addresses and helps restore an individual’s self-respect, trust, and honesty, and get them to have their own realizations about the harmful personal and societal effects of crime.

The course is based on The Way to Happiness book, a common-sense guide to better living. The book provides a non-religious, common-sense code of conduct consisting of twenty-one precepts. Each precept on the course is studied to a full understanding, and in some cases is followed by lessons and practical exercises and assignments which actively demonstrate how these are used and applied in day-to-day life. It teaches an individual how to make better, more pro-survival, choices in order to live a happier life.

OUTCOMES: The short-term expected outcomes are that participants will become aware of their own patterns of behavior and the consequences associated with them. Long-term expected outcomes include internalizing the fundamental values in the twenty-one precepts given in The Way to Happiness thereby restoring trust in themselves and avoiding a relapse into previous criminal and substance abuse behaviors.