Be Calm, Be Happy is a 6-week group course and is the first in the UK to be approved by the monastics at Plum Village, who study in the mindful tradition of Zen Buddhist Master Thich Nhat Hanh. It is suitable for beginners as well as those wishing to refresh their mindfulness practice, and is suitable for those of all faiths and none.
The course provides a gradual introduction to mindfulness, meditation and key teachings on positive happy living over 6 weekly classes. Each class includes guided mindfulness exercises and meditations, group discussions and practical exercises led by experienced facilitators in a warm, friendly atmosphere.
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
Stockport Quaker Meeting House, 2 Cooper Street, Stockport SK1 3DW
COURSE SCHEDULE & COST
This course is taught over 6 weeks, every Thursday morning from 2nd March to 6th April 2017. Each class is 2 hours long and the class timings are 10:30 – 12:45, including a 15 minute tea break half way through. The course costs £95 in total, with concessions £60. The course is limited to 14 participants.
The course leaders for this course in Stockport are:
Anne Rowbottom, BSc, MA, PhD
I began practising mindfulness in 2000. This was a year in which my life had been turned upside down by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, leading to early retirement from university teaching. Learning the practice of mindfulness during this period not only supported me through the difficulties, but began to transform my life in a positive way. In 2008 I trained to teach mindfulness in a Tibetan tradition. Seven years ago, inspired by the gentle, joyful wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh, I began to practice with the Community of Interbeing and in 2016 I received the 14 Mindfulness Trainings, and was given the Dharma Name ‘True Deep Teachings’
Katie Sheen FDSc, PGCE, MA
I have been practising mindfulness for over 15 years. Originally teaching nutrition, my cancer experience in 2015 highlighted, even more clearly than before, my appreciation of the joyful simplicity of Thich Nhat Hanh’s teachings. Since being cured, I focus primarily on reaching out to inspire others to practice mindfulness in their daily lives. I offer free online tools to support a mindful, happy life at my ‘Soul Nutrition’ website (www.soulnutrition.org), which I developed for my MA in Education. I received the 5 Mindfulness Trainings in 2016 and was given the Dharma name ‘Dharma Light of The Heart’.
If you have any questions at all, please email [email protected] or call her on 0161 485 4211. Thank you.