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Be Calm Be Happy provides a gradual introduction to mindfulness meditation and key teachings in the ‘Plum Village’ tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, as an effective counter-balance to the stresses of life and as an opportunity to become happier.
The course consists of 8 weekly classes, each one including guided mindfulness exercises and meditations, group discussions and practical exercises led by Katie Sheen in a warm, friendly atmosphere, with a maximum group size of 12 people.
This is a live, interactive course, not recorded sessions to download.
The eight sessions of the course explore the following themes:
Stopping and calming;
Turning to the positive;
Nourishing happiness (including Mindful Eating)
Interdependence and community;
Guidelines for a happier life
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 gain an overview of the key teachings and how they support each other. 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 wellbeing and to identify positive responses to challenging situations. This online course is particularly suitable for those who cannot attend a physical course or who do not have one in their locality.
Please note, you will be using a computer/laptop, iPad or phone to access each session, and will need a functioning camera and mic.
For this course to be effective, we recommend that you commit to attending all eight sessions and also do a minimum of 20 mins daily practice for five days each week. 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 can not 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 arrange with the Course Leader a catch-up session.
Mondays 7:30 – 9:30pm (including a tea break away from the screen)
The 8 sessions take place on Jan 25th, Feb 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and March 1st, 8th, 15th 2021.
The course leader is Katie Sheen.
Katie first discovered mindfulness in 2001 and practiced in various Buddhist traditions before discovering the Plum Village Heart of Manchester Sangha in 2013. Her cancer treatment in 2015 highlighted the practicality, healing nature and joyful simplicity of Thich Nhat Hanh’s teachings and she now teaches mindfulness full-time. She offers free online tools, an app, an online course and regular events to support a calmer, happier life at her ‘Soul Nutrition’ website www.soulnutrition.org, which she developed for her MA Education in 2012. She received the 5 Mindfulness Trainings in the Plum Village Tradition in 2016 and was given the Dharma name ‘Dharma Light of The Heart’.