What we're about

This is the Meetup site for the Brighton-based local group of Action for Happiness (www.actionforhappiness.org (http://www.actionforhappiness.org/)) - a global movement of people taking action to create a happier society. For for more details about the Brighton group see http://www.actionforhappinessbrighton.org.uk .

Our events include monthly meetings (talks or workshops) at the Latest Bar, two weekly Happy Cafes, and a weekly book club. We also run the 8-week course on Happiness, 'Exploring What Matters' about twice per year - look out for this as a listed event.

You can drop in to most of our events.

For events that could become busy or booked up, please click on to the RSVP at the site. If you RSVP to an event but realise you cannot come, it would be appreciated if you would remove your RSVP at least 24 hours before the event to free up your space for someone else. If not, we will count this as a 'no show'. In the interests of fairness to all concerned we keep a record of no shows and will remove members with 3 'no shows' unless of course they can demonstrate there was good reason for their 3 "no shows".

ABOUT ACTION FOR HAPPINESS

We all want to live happy and fulfilling lives and we want the people we love to be happy too. So happiness matters to all of us.

Happiness is about our lives as a whole: it includes the fluctuating feelings we experience everyday but also our overall satisfaction with life. It is influenced by our genes, upbringing and our external circumstances - such as our health, our work and our financial situation. But crucially it is also heavily influenced by our choices - our inner attitudes, how we approach our relationships, our personal values and our sense of purpose.

Action for Happiness works to support evidence based practices and theories that support well being.

Check out the national site (http://www.actionforhappiness.org/) for resources, FAQs and much more.

Upcoming events (5+)

Make your goals, ideas and ambitions happen with Ambigo

Ambigo brings people together to make their goals, ideas and ambitions happen. In this workshop, we will help each other to achieve our personal goals. HOW? In small groups we will each have the opportunity to consider and express a personal goal, idea or ambition you have. It can be anything. Then, in a fun and dynamic activity, we'll exchange info, contacts, advice and other support to help each other closer to making them a reality. WHAT KIND OF GOALS, IDEAS AND AMBITIONS ARE WE TALKING ABOUT? Anything at all that would lead you closer to personal fulfilment. They tend to be around topics like... *Taking up a new hobby *Developing a new skill *Starting a community project *Changing career *Finding your passion WHAT COULD I GET OUT OF THIS? Feel more inspired, confident and empowered to achieve what's specifically important to you. These sessions are fun and uplifting. If you don't have a goal in mind, but still want to come and join in to support others, please do! Nobody will have to speak in front of the group and you only share what you're comfortable sharing. WHAT DO PEOPLE SAY? - "I would recommend it to anybody with any type of goal" - Liana - "I've been really surprised by the amount of help people have been able to offer for my specific needs. It's given me a massive confidence boost!" - Nathan - "I was feeling alone with my idea, but people have offered suggestions about how I can do this. It's given me a lot of confidence in the viability of what I want to do" - Jess This event will draws on the following keys to happier living: Giving - we'll all be generously sharing our knowledge to help others around us Relating - we'll work in small groups to carefully listen and understand each other's ideas, passions and obstacles Trying Out - this is an opportunity for you to seek guidance and support for something you've never done before Direction - you'll set ambitious but realistic goals to give yourself a future to be excited about Resilience - you'll find out about others who may have had similar experiences to you and learn from them how to tackle challenges Acceptance - We'll be showing each other what's truly important to us. This will lead us to accept, value and support each other as unique individuals Meaning - the support you'll receive towards your goal will strengthen your sense of purpose

Monthly Happy Cafe - Mindful March

Al Campo Lounge

It's time for the March Happy Cafe! We get together over various table activities, games and discussion points to really bring to life what makes us more happy and resourceful in our lives. We are a friendly, inclusive and supportive bunch of people so even if you haven't been before, come and join us, you'll be made to feel more than welcome. General Info: Our Monthly Happy Cafe at Al Campo invites you to find out more about Action for Happiness (AfH) and the scientifically proven 10 Keys to Happier Living. This is a great opportunity to connect with others and explore how you can make your own life happier and perhaps also create more happiness in the community you live in. Our aim is to spread happiness and joy - and help each other find ways to live our best possible life, whatever that might mean to you.

Shoreham Happy Cafe

The Pond Coffee Shop

Our new Monthly Happy Cafe invites you to find out more about Action for Happiness (AfH) and the scientifically proven 10 Keys to Happier Living. This is a great opportunity to connect with others and explore how you can make your own life happier and perhaps also create more happiness in the community you live in. Our aim is to spread happiness and joy - and help each other find ways to live our best possible life, whatever that might mean to you.

Silent Disco with Action for Happiness

Latest Music bar

Action for Happiness' Brighton's first Silent Disco, generously donated by the fabulous Hush Beats Disco! http://hushbeatsdisco.com/ Exercise is a proven key to happier living, as is trying new things out and connecting with others. So looks like a very happy evening! More information to follow... RSVP's open 30 days beforehand see also http://www.actionforhappinessbrighton.org.uk/

Past events (405)

Shoreham Happy Cafe

The Pond Coffee Shop

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