Five things I learned on Happy's Mindfulness training course

Five things I learned on Happy’s Mindfulness training course

There’s a lot of wonderfully eye-opening mindfulness literature and scholarship, but reading it can’t quite equip you to swiftly commence a thoroughly operational mindfulness practice. Taking in-the-flesh guidance from someone well versed in the actualisation of mindfulness is a far more effective way of kicking things off. It’s similar to taking up the guitar, forRead more

Book Review- Calm by Michael Acton Smith

Book review: Calm by Michael Acton Smith

Billy has read Calm by Michael Acton Smith – here are his thoughts on this mindfulness-focused book. To fully appreciate the utility of Michael Acton Smith’s Calm, it’s useful to paint a broad picture of the culture it endeavours to influence. In contemporary Western societies, we’re trained to keep ourselves occupied at all times. There’sRead more

Book Review: A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled

Book Review: A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled by Ruby Wax

If you’re somewhat dubious about Ruby Wax’s suitability to educate the masses on mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), consider this: in 2013, the actor and TV personality gained a Master’s degree in MBCT from Oxford University; she’s spent much of her latter career raising mental health awareness; and A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled follows her earlierRead more

How Mindfulness can change your life

Today (2nd June) we held a one-off Introduction to Mindfulness programme with our Senior Facilitator, Paul Gapper. Mindfulness is the art of living in the present moment, allowing yourself to destress and focus. It can help to you to improve your productivity as well as become more creative. Take a look at the infographic below toRead more

New Happy People training courses

New Happy People courses

Thank you to everyone who took part in our recent Happy People survey, telling us what one skill you would like to learn or improve this year. Special congratulations go to Audrey Russell, who was chosen at random as the winner of a £100 John Lewis voucher. We really appreciate your feedback, and it has helped to shapeRead more