Following the success of “Being a Happiness Magnet” 2017 for young adults, interest in other generations has encouraged us to re-design our 2018 service. This year, we invite participants that are inter-generational so the service includes younger and older, together. All can then engage with and learn from each other.
The 2018 program structure looks like this:
• Inter-generationally adapted version of 2017’s success and award-nominated service project
• Multi-faith, community-based project designed to encourage happiness in all generations through exploring the topic, activities, delivering service, and understanding each other’s faith practices
• Rapport between participants will be at the core of the group activities seeking growth together despite (even because of) their diversity
• Building emotional and happiness resilience as a result of successful interaction and communal interaction. This six-month project runs from April to October on the 1st Saturday of every month, from 2:00 - 5:00pm.
Being a Happiness Magnet means you can experience genuine authentic unlimited happiness and be a magnetic icon that attracts and invokes the same in people around you. The launch and the first training session of this 6 months journey starts on Saturday 7th April 2018 from 02:00 - 05:00pm. Keep reading to know more about the journey.
Happiness within me attracts happiness within others.
Consider this equation:
Are you an above 18 years of age and wanting greater happiness? And, also have an older relative, interested to explore happiness? Great! (An older relative isn’t essential to participate.) Read on.
Are you pursuing authentic happiness?
This unique community-based project is for young adults and older generations, seeking to be both happier and to make a difference in the world.
This programme challenges a small group to explore happiness, build rapport and grow together regardless of (their) diverse faith and cultural backgrounds.
Let’s find out how we can be happier, more empowered, more resilient and understanding AND how we can share this with others. No matter what.
Interested? Read on
In today’s busy and chaotic world, we chase our tails: earn more, pay more, find more, buy more, seek more, more, more, more… to be (what some consider, is) happy. As a result: we’re overloaded, often overwhelmed by work, stress, relationship pressures and life demands.
And, whilst we have all the necessities – and sometimes the luxuries that money provides, we still quest for inner happiness and contentment. We might have achieved a lot, but the smiling face of childhood is lost in the seriousness of “being grown up”. The journey has stripped away our vital spark and joy – despite our faith and spiritual practices.
Would you like different experience? With this six-month programme we invite you to re-discover your spark by providing you with a platform and insights to build upon. We all deserve the right to experience happiness, regardless of age or generation.
Together, amongst our generations, we will explore, share and through understanding and respect, to re-develop our authentic inner happiness.
Then, as a group we will share our happiness within our communities: our friends, our families, our neighbours and others. By serving with happiness and love we will build, even re-build bridges. Making others happy in a meaningful way adds value to your own life and those of others; after all, a smile is the curve that sets everything straight.
If this – HAPPINESS - is what you strive for;
Together we can join hands to cooperate and make a Happier World.
Consists of four elements woven together:
This focus is about self-discovery and realising the natural resources we already have that make us feel happy.
We will use a series of tools, explorations and topics such as ‘Being Myself’, Tapping into my Inner Resources, Finding My Purpose & Meaning, Feeling Great-No Matter What! and Feeling Content to build understanding of ourselves and each other.
Being a Happiness Magnet (BHM)
This focus is on providing a space to connect to the Ultimate Magnet-The Source of Happiness and to celebrate our inner happiness.
To attract and manifest happiness, by having quality time with ourselves and as a group, allowing us to understand each other deeply and re-surfacing our qualities.
This focuses interactive, facilitated conversations which will help us to get curious, share and explore the training elements.
Communicating together enables us to find practical ways to implement and practice what we’ve studied and to discover our own inner powers, wisdom and acknowledge what we already know.
This focus is on being on field and enabling others.
Locations to be confirmed include: prisons, detention centres, refugee camps, and care homes to spread happiness via workshops, entertainment, befriending, listening and engaging with people. These activities will be developed and delivered by the group.
PROGRAMME TIMETABLE (Save the dates for 2018):
- Sat, 7 April 2:00 - 5:00pm: Launch – Being a Happiness Magnet (BHM)
- Sat, 05 May 2:00-5:00pm: Training
- Fri, 01 June 6:00-8:00pm: Fieldtrip
- Sat, 07 July 2:00-5:00pm: Workshop
- Sat, 04 Aug 2:00-5:00pm: (BHM session)
- Sat, 01 Sept 2:00-5:00pm: Fieldtrip (Date and Time TBC)
- Sat, 06 Oct 2:00-5:00pm: Workshop
- Fri, Sat & Sun, 26-28 Oct : Training closing Retreat – From Action to Sustenance
Registration closed on 1st April 2018.