A unique and inspiring 5 week course to explore what matters for a happy and meaningful life
Each week we’ll explore themes based on the latest scientific evidence, including an introduction to mindfulness, personal reflection exercises and TED-style talks from experts in the field of Positive Psychology, followed by a welcoming, facilitated group discussion over tea, coffee and biscuits. This course is open to everyone and no specific knowledge or experience is required.
We’re spreading happiness, kindness and positivity – and we invite you to be part of it!
Week 1 (23rd May): What really matters in life? In a world of busyness and scrolling newsfeeds, it’s hard to know what we should prioritise. How should we decide what really matters to us? This session explores whether a greater focus on happiness and wellbeing might be better for all of us.
Week 2 (30th May): Emotional wellbeing: In this session we’ll ask what is ‘happiness’? Is this the same as ‘wellbeing’? Does happiness come from our circumstances or our inner attitudes? And can we learn how to be happier?
Week 3 (6th June): Spiritual wellbeing – finding peace and contentedness: In this session we’ll explore the growing concept of mindfulness, explore what brings us a sense of peace in our lives and learn skills which can help us be more resilient during stressful times.
Week 4 (13th June): Compassion: How should we treat others? Are we kind enough to ourselves? What is the difference between pity, sympathy, empathy and compassion? In this session we’ll explore how we can cultivate compassion in our daily lives and extend our circle of compassion to build a kinder society.
Week 5 (20th June): Social wellbeing – our relationships with others. How connected do we feel to others? What impact does this have on our happiness and wellbeing? Do some people feel the need to be connected more than others? In this final session we’ll consider the importance of having good connections and ask how we can encourage a culture which values more authentic connectedness and empathy with others.
Each session runs from 6.30-8.30pm in The Mearns Room, Corbridge Parish Hall. (Please arrive approximately 5-10 minutes before the start time so you can get comfy and have a cup of tea!)
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