Tuesdays, 7 pm, Be Calm, Be Happy Online Mindfulness Course
13 Dec 2022
Be Calm, Be Happy is a 3-session group course teaching mindfulness meditation, in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, as an effective counter-balance to the stresses of life and as an opportunity to become happier.
16 Feb 2019 - 23 Mar 2019
Gairloch Hall, Gairloch, IV21 2BP
£30 – £160
“this has been a life-changing experience”
“an excellent introduction to the practice of mindfulness that I can continue with for the rest of my life”
“I’ve experienced a very real shift in my ability to be present and enjoy simple things”
Be Calm, Be Happy provides a gradual introduction to mindfulness and meditation and key teachings on positive happy living over six sessions, covered over three Saturdays. Each class includes guided mindfulness exercises and meditations, group discussions and practical exercises led by experienced facilitators in a warm, friendly atmosphere.
Session 1: Stopping and calming
Session 2: Turning to the positive
Session 3: Loving communication
Session 4: Nourishing happiness
Session 5: Interdependence and community
Session 6: Guidelines for a happier life
Increased enjoyment of life
Increased ability to be calm and relaxed
Increased control of emotions such as anger and anxiety
Improved sleep quality
Fewer feelings of anxiety and depression
This course is suitable for beginners, as well as those wishing to refresh their mindfulness practice. It is suitable for those of all faiths and none. Our course participants come from a wide range of backgrounds. Many of our participants are keen to learn new ways to look after their own well being and to identify positive responses to challenging situations.
Participants will gain most from this course if they are able to attend all the classes and to do the suggested homework and home practice in between. Creating a stable and strong practice of mindfulness is a habit that needs regular, ideally daily, practice. If you know ahead of time that you cannot make a session then please discuss with your course leader so that you can understand the content of the missed session. If you have to miss a session at short notice please arrive early for the next session so that you can speak to the Course Leader ahead of time.
This course is taught over 3 weeks on the following Saturdays: 16th Feb, 9th March and 23rd March from 10am – 2.30pm.
Please make sure you are able to attend each week. We recommend that you aim to arrive 10 minutes before each class is due to start (i.e., by 9.50am). Please bring a contribution to a pot-luck lunch with you.
The course leader is Tania Mackenzie.
I’ve developed my meditation practice over 30 years. I first met Thich Nhat Hahn’s mindfulness teachings in 2003, I took the 5 MT in 2010. I have helped facilitate the Deep Listening (telephone) Sangha for nearly 10 years, established a sangha locally, as well as facilitated Mindfulness Days and retreats with other North Scotland practitioners. I am a student of Processwork, which combines medtitation and psychotherapy practice. I wish to share this simple, profound practice with others so they can also experience the joy and transformation that it offers.
We ask you to consider carefully what you can realistically afford without depriving yourself and your family or dependents. Supported and Concession Tickets are intended for those who are unwaged, have a low household income and/or limited funds available. In offering a range of ticket prices we aim to make the course available to as many people as possible.
£30 – Supported Ticket, unwaged
£60 – Concession Ticket, low income
£95 – Standard Ticket, break even price
£130 – one Standard Ticket, plus enabling a Concession place
£160 – one Standard Ticket, plus enabling a Supported place
What if I miss a class?
It is ideal if you can make all the classes as in this way you will gain a solid foundation in mindfulness practice. If you have to miss a class and know ahead of time, do let your course leader know. They will be able to advise you on how you can continue your mindfulness practice by using the online materials provided.
Is there disabled access to the venue?
Yes there is disabled access.
What further information will I receive?
All our course attendees will receive “Joining Information” in a confirmation email after they have purchased their ticket. This will confirm the information on the class timings, venue and facilities.
What is your cancellation policy?
If you cancel your booking at least 7 days before the start of the course we will refund your full course fee minus a £15 administration fee.
If you cancel your booking less than 7 days before the start of the course we will issue a 50% refund of the course fee.
Once the course has started no refunds will be issued.
Do you have any other questions about the Be Calm, Be Happy course? If so we’ll be happy to help. Please contact us on: firstname.lastname@example.org
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