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Be Calm, Be Happy: A short course in Mindfulness - Kirkbymoorside

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Kirkbymoorside Quaker Meeting House

79 West End


YO62 6AD

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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.

The course runs on the following Saturdays – 12th May, 26th May and 9th June. Before booking please make sure you are able to attend every session.

Each Saturday we will offer 2 sessions, the first one starting at 10.00 and the second at 13.15, with a lunch break in between. NB, please bring lunch with you.

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:

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

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

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.

Course Schedule

Saturdays – 12th May, 26th May and 9th June. Please make sure you are able to attend every session. The class timings are 10.00 – 15.30. We reccommend that you aim to arrive 10 minutes before each class is due to start (i.e., by 9.50am).

Course Leader

The course leader for this course is Clare Belbin-Carlile.

Clare first encountered Thich Nhat Hanh’s teachings through his books and subsequently retreats from 1998. She became increasingly committed to her daily practice with the support of the Sanghas in York and Kirkbymoorside, and it is now a central part of her life. The Plum Village tradition has enabled Clare to work with the demands of a complex life managing a large shared household to benefit the needs of adults with special needs, alongside bringing up her own four children. She provided guidance and teaching for young interns over many years. Clare’s mindfulness practice is deeply rooted in her daily practice which includes drawing and painting in the Helmsley Walled Garden. Clare studied Fine Art at Newcastle and completed her postgraduate degree at Edinburgh. Clare's practice transforms and enlivens everything she does.

Ticket Pricing

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?

Yes, the venue is all on ground floor level and there is an accessible toilet. There is a hearing loop if needed.

What further information will I receive?

All our course attendees will receive "Joining Information" in a confimation 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: clare.carlile@mac.com

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