“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”
“what I have gained from the course has given me real optimism for a calmer and happier future”
Be Calm, Be Happy provides a gradual introduction to mindfulness and meditation and key teachings on positive happy living over six classes. Each class includes guided mindfulness exercises and meditations, group discussions and practical exercises led by experienced facilitators in a warm, friendly atmosphere.
Week 1: Stopping and calming
Week 2: Turning to the positive
Week 3: Loving communication
Week 4: Nourishing happiness
Week 5 : Interdependence and community
Week 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
Who can attend
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 6 Thursday evenings from 6 to 8pm on the following dates:
25th April, 2nd May, 9th May, 16th May, 23rd May, 30th May 2019.
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 5.50pm).
There will also be an introductory workshop on Saturday 30th March from 1 to 4pm at the course venue (Newcastle Meditation Centre).
Letizia Nodari has been practising mindfulness meditation in the Interbeing tradition since 2002. She has attended retreats regularly in order to deepen her understanding of Thich Nhat Hanh’s teachings and increase her ability to incorporate them in her daily life. Having experienced the benefits of regular mindfulness practice for herself, she has developed a will to share it with others: she has been facilitating mindfulness meditation groups in this tradition for eight years.
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
Frequently Asked Questions…
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?
Unfortunately there is no 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 email@example.com
How to attend
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