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Be Calm, Be Happy: a course in mindfulness – Corsham

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

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5 Feb 2019 - 26 Feb 2019

Springfield Community Campus, Corsham, SN13 9DN

£30 – £160

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 experienced facilitators in a warm, friendly atmosphere.

Course content

Session 1: Stopping and Calming and Turning to the Positive

Session 2: Loving Communication and Nourishing Happiness

Session 3: Interdependence and Community and 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 3 weeks on Tuesdays: 5th, 12th and 26th February 2019 from 9.30am – 1.30pm.

Please make sure you are able to attend each week. We recommend that you aim to arrive 10 minutes before each class is due to start (i.e., by 9.20am). Please also bring a packed lunch with you. Teas and water will be provided.

Course leader

Beckie has practised meditation in the Plum Village tradition for nearly 30 years after living for a year with Thich Nhat Hanh and the Plum Village Mindfulness Community in France. Sangha (community) is an important part of becoming rooted in mindfulness practice, and Beckie is a member of Plum Village UK and the White Clouds sangha. Beckie teaches mindfulness in primary, secondary and specialist schools, having trained with the Mindfulness in Schools Project, and also teaches mindfulness in organisations and community groups. Beckie has worked in education and social care and uses a mindfulness based approach (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ) to mentor and support young people. Mindfulness has become a “trusted friend”, and Beckie’s practice continues to nourish, protect and bring joy into her life. Beckie especially appreciates walking meditation outdoors, which allows her to return home to herself and be in the moment.

Course leader Beckie

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