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Be Calm Be Happy: A short course in Mindfulness - Cardigan, Wales

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Small World Centre

Bath House Road



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Be Calm, Be Happy is a 6-week group course (meeting every Tuesday 19.00 - 21.00) teaching mindfulness meditation, in the Plum Village tradition, as an effective counter-balance to the stresses of life and as an opportunity to become happier.

*Please note there will not be classes on the 16th and 30th May and 20th June.

Course Overview

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 an experienced facilitator in a warm, friendly atmosphere.

Course content includes:

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

Reported benefits of attending this course include:

  • 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 Should 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.

Proposed Commitment

For this course to be effective, we recommended that you commit to attending all six session and also do a minimum of 20mins daily practice for five days each week. 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 can not 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.

Course Schedule

This course is taught over 6 weeks from Tuesday 2nd May to Tuesday 27th June. Each class is 2 hours long and the class timings are 19:00 – 21:00.

Course Leader

The course leader for this course is Lorraine.

Lorraine Sherman has been teaching and practicing mindfulness for 30 years and is open learning and refreshing her own practice.

She is a part-time teacher at Coleg Sir Gar where she has facilitated days of mindfulness for students.

She has been a student of Mindfulness teacher Thich Naht Hahn since 2010 and finds this has helped her find happiness and a more peaceful everyday life.

She enjoys the opportunity to share through the course 'Be Calm, Be Happy.

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. 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?

There is disabled access to this venue.

What further information will I receive?

All our course attendees will receive "Joining Information" with their confirmation email after purchase. 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

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