Be Calm, Be Happy: 6-Week Mindfulness Course (Online)

Be Calm, Be Happy: 6-Week Mindfulness Course (Online)

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Be Calm Be Happy is a 6-week online mindfulness course based on well-loved & practical teachings of mindfulness from Thich Nhat Hanh

About this event

Be Calm, Be Happy is a mindfulness course sharing simple and concrete ways to generate energy and wellbeing and release the stresses and strains of daily life.

Specific benefits:

  • Increased enjoyment of life
  • Increased ability to be calm and relaxed
  • Increased ability to deal with challenging emotions
  • Improved sleep quality
  • Fewer feelings of anxiety and low mood

In the 6 consecutive sessions (two hours per session) you will learn how to meditate effortlessly, so you can ease painful thoughts and emotions; you will also be encouraged to use mindfulness practices to bring joy into your daily life.

"This has been a life-changing experience"

"What I have gained from the course has given me real optimism for a calmer and happier future"

Course Experience:

Mindfulness is a way of experiencing life with increased calm and happiness. It is rooted in Buddhist meditation, with effects verified by neuroscience, and as such is open to non-Buddhists and Buddhists alike. Everyone is welcome.

Recent participants have found it helpful in relation to the specific circumstances we are currently facing as a world community. We particularly welcome people struggling with stress for whom life has been difficult lately, folks from marginalised groups, and health and social care workers who offer support to others.

We are working towards better representative diversity and inclusion in our courses, which are informed by a diversity of course facilitators' lived experiences and particularly those of the group.

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Be Calm, Be Happy is run by Plum Village UK, a charity created to share the mindfulness teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh (often referred to as ‘the Father of Western Mindfulness’, nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Martin Luther King Jr. and author of numerous best-selling books). Our Course Leaders are practitioners trained to empower you with mindfulness skills for life, which can support personal and community wellbeing.

We invite you to join this course comprising guided practices, small group discussions and practical exercises.

"Thank you so much for assisting me to further my journey in such a lovely, peaceful way"

"I've experienced a very real shift in my ability to be present and enjoy simple things"

Course content

The six sessions of the course explore the following themes:

  • Stopping and calming
  • Turning to the positive
  • Loving communication
  • Nourishing happiness
  • Interdependence and community
  • Guidelines for a happier life

Commitment

For this course to be most effective, we recommend that you commit to attending all six sessions and be aware that 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 Facilitator so that you can understand the content of the missed session. Please note, you will be using a computer/laptop, iPad, phone or device with internet access, and will need a functioning camera and mic.

Feedback from the online course - "The supportiveness of the whole group was lovely, and I was surprised to be able to feel that with an online course. I came away from each session feeling calm and happy".

Schedule

The 'Be Calm, Be Happy' course is facilitated over 6 consecutive sessions on weekdays, evenings, and weekends. Once you book onto a course you will be able to attend with the same group at the same time each week.

This is a live, interactive course, not recorded sessions to download.

Each session lasts 2 hours.

Course Dates

Tuesday evenings 7 - 9 pm from 19th July to 23rd August with Clare Carlile and Ian Sneath

Wednesday evenings 7 - 9 pm from 31st August to 5th October with Clare Carlile and Ian Sneath

Tuesday evenings 7 - 9 pm from 20th September to 25th October with Dr. Lauri Bower

Wednesday evenings 7 - 9 pm from 2nd November to 7th December with Dr. Lauri Bower

Alternative dates to be added soon.

Ticket pricing

In offering a range of ticket prices we aim to make the course available to as many people as possible.

These options will be available once you choose a start date by navigating to 'Select a Date' and then, click on ‘Tickets’.

Frequently Asked Questions...

What if I miss a class?

It is ideal if you can make all the classes as this way you will gain a sound foundation in mindfulness practice. If you have to miss a class and know ahead of time, do let your course leader know.

What further information will I receive?

You will receive "Joining Information" in a confirmation email once you have purchased your ticket. This will confirm the information on the class timings, and how to access the online course. You will receive a further email directly from the Course Facilitator in the week before the course starts, inviting you to a short pre-course zoom call.

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.

If you have any questions please contact us via bcbh@plumvillage.uk

What is your transfer policy?

You can transfer to different course dates, please give us at least 7 days notice before the course starts.

After the course starts, we do not offer transfers onto other dates.

Time Zone

This is a UK based event. If you are joining us from outside the UK, you may wish to use a timezone converter such as WTB: https://www.worldtimebuddy.com/

Learn more about Plum Village UK

For more courses like this please follow this link https://plumvillage.uk/learn-mindfulness/

We recommend that everyone signing up for this course becomes a member of the Community of Interbeing (see our website at Join Us ).

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