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Be Calm, Be Happy: a course in mindfulness – Alderley Edge

Be Calm, Be Happy provides a gradual introduction to mindfulness and meditation and key teachings on positive happy living over six classes.

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11 Mar 2019 - 15 Apr 2019

Yew Tree Holistics, Alderley Edge, SK9 7SL

£30 – £160

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 experienced facilitators in a warm, friendly atmosphere.

Course content

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

  • 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 Can 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

This course is taught over 6 Mondays from 7:15pm – 9:15pm:

March 11th, 18th and 25th

April 1st, 8th and 15th

Please make sure you are able to attend every session. We recommend that you aim to arrive 10 minutes before each class is due to start (i.e. by 7.05).

Course Leader

The course leader Katie Sheen (FDSc, DipION, PGCE, MA).

I have been practising mindfulness for over 16 years. Originally teaching nutrition, my cancer experience in 2015 highlighted even more clearly than before my appreciation of the practicality and joyful simplicity of Thich Nhat Hanh’s teachings. I offer free online tools and an app 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’.

Picture of course leader, Katie

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?

The venue is on the ground floor, but unfortunately the toilet is not wheelchair accessible.

What further information will I receive?

All our course attendees will receive “Joining Information” in a confirmation 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 Katie at katie@soulnutrition.org or 07703 342 781

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