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+)

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.

How to Grow a 'Resilience Tree' for Happier, Healthier Life

During this interactive talk, led by Eleanor Armitage from local positive psychology consultancy Bailey & French, we’ll explore the Psychology of stress, the power of our perception and the connections between positive relationships and overcoming adversity. We’ll work together to identify practical ways that we can all manage the stresses and strains of daily life and build a stronger foundation of resilience. Read here for an article that explains what a resilience tree is: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-grow-resilience-tree-eleanor-armitage/ Eleanor is driven to help people, teams and organisations use their minds more effectively, by transforming scientific learning into application. She enjoys building and nurturing relationships and her dependable, guiding nature encourages others to leverage their unique strengths to flourish and thrive in work and beyond.  Eleanor Armitage has a BSc in Psychology, and MSc in Organisational Psychiatry and Psychology and works for Bailey & French, a Brighton-based organisation that works across all industries to empower people be their best for wellbeing and performance. With a passion for science, Eleanor enjoys applying psychological theories to enhance performance, engagement and wellbeing within the workplace. See www.baileyandfrench.com for more info. see also http://www.actionforhappinessbrighton.org.uk/ for more info about our Brighton AFH group.

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.

Relationships

Latest Music bar

Lilliana Gibbs is a successful relationship counsellor who practises in Kensington and Lewes. http://www.theredcouch.co.uk/whos-on-the-couch Relationships can be one of our biggest sources of Happiness (or of unhappiness!). Lilliana says: "I believe the purpose of life is to enjoy being who we are; to love and be loved, and to use our talents to fulfil our needs and satisfy our desires. And for this we need to keep growing our self-awareness and stretching our potential." RSVP's open 30 days beforehand see also http://www.actionforhappinessbrighton.org.uk/

Past events (411)

Monthly Happy Cafe - Active April

Al Campo Lounge

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