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Be Calm Be Happy: A short course in Mindfulness - Southampton

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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 – 11th & 18th and 25th of November. Before booking please make sure you are able to attend every session.

Each Saturday we will offer 2 sessions each week with a break in the middle for lunch and. 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 three weekly 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 – 11th, 18th and 25th November. Please make sure you are able to attend every session. The class timings are 10.00 – 14.00. 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 Sylvia.

I have been teaching mindfulness (from MBSr, Christian, Buddhist and other teachings depending on preferences of attenders) on the Isle of Wight since 2000 and before that in South London since 1996.

I first came across Thich Nhat Hanh through his books which brought much of the Dharma to life for me, I started attending the retreats in 2012 and getting involved with the order in 2014.


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 sylvia.clare@btinternet.com.



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