Action For Happiness Brighton

for details on each event see the AfH page on meetup


Taking action to increase happiness in Brighton

A new branch of Action For Happiness was born in Brighton on March 22nd 2012; there are now over 2000 members. Action for Happiness is a national organization.  Watch the Video  "Doing Good feels Good". The national website is full of tantalising resources (great dreams: 10 keys to happiness, and a reading list) - have a look! great dream postcards

Action for Happiness is a movement for positive social change. We're bringing together people from all walks of life who want to play a part in creating a happier society for everyone. For fifty years we've aimed relentlessly at higher incomes. But despite being much wealthier, we're no happier than we were five decades ago. At the same time we've seen an increase in wider social issues, including a worrying rise in anxiety and depression in young people. It's time for a positive change in what we mean by progress.



BRIGHTON & HOVE HAPPY LIST 2016  click here
thanks to our sponsors
Battling the January Blues  (Brighton Argus January 1st 2016) click here (look at slide 3)

Events
for details on each event see the AfH page on meetup


Large events (workshops or talks) are held at the Latest music bar (Manchester St, BN2 1TF map suggested donation 2 ) on the first Wednesday in the month.

The Happy Cafe is in the Al Campo on Saturdays 10:30-12:30 am.

for details on each event see the AfH page on meetup

Large events at Latest music bar Please arrive by 7:45 to give yourself time to buy a drink, say hello and find a seat; talks start at 8:00 prompt.
Tuesday March 7th
the SMILE project   Louisa Scanlon

Louisa Scanlon  will talk about the SMILE project, which seeks to improve public health in schools in the Brighton and Hove area.

These are the five ways to happiness.:

Speak Move Imagine Learn Enjoy

What will you do to make you smile today?

Watch the video: http://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/health/public-health-schools-programme/five-ways-smile-way-school

more on meetup
Tuesday April 4th Speed Relating      

A return of this popular event.

Find out how to feel the essential energy of a person in 2 minutes! No time to be boring or wear your mask. The most unappealing people turn out to be fascinating when you know how to run the conversation.

more on meetup
Tuesday May 2nd
Compassion    (provisional)  more on meetup
Tuesday June 6th
Video feast       meetup
archive past large events since 2012 (often with the speaker's slides) 
 
The Happy Cafe is a new development.   This is a chance to talk to people in more depth, perhaps doing something for them; to take a positive approach and notice the world around you, to be comfortable with yourself as you learn new things and try out connecting with people in new ways, becoming part of something bigger. (In fact you can practise all of the Ten Keys to Happier Living except exercise!?) meetup

Read the excellent  Argus report October 12th 2014   NEW launch (Latest TV ) NEW Daily telegraph article January 19th 2015

Happy Lab is our 2nd innovation in the AfH Brighton group.
The 'Happy Lab' is a place to teach and learn about happiness in a small, friendly group. The workshops are dedicated to exploring a variety of ways to increase well-being for ourselves and others, with a clear link to at least one of the Ten Keys of Happiness. See more on Meetup.

Activities planned in Brighton and Hove include speakers on happiness from several viewpoints, workshops with practical involvement, and ongoing self-help development groups to explore happiness for individuals. Want to create an event? guidelines

10k

new 2015 facebook group . tweet: @BrightonHappy

Books you may find enlightening Seligman  Sonja   Flow       ways to Give and Share

book by Tom Bourner our Local Happiness Hero: 101 activities for Happiness Workshops    

Organizations and events in Brighton that may enable you to find more happiness:

Do Something Different
Biodanza
boingboing   Resilience Forum
Brighton Buddhist Centre
Happy Cell
Non Violent Communication
Philosophy in Pubs
lifesquared
freshairbton
gratitude group (Shoreham)
Sunday assembly
Well-being and Happiness show (Lewes)


our sponsors: (click for more on these nice people!)
Food for Friends
Cortijo Romero
H.en Restaurent
Bailey and French
Diva Cafe
Brighthelm Centre

Riddle and Finn's


co-organisers and guidelines


see meetup for more on past and on future events.

www.actionforhappinessbrighton.org.uk

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updated February 11th 2017 by Paul Tofts