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London Haymarket: The Action for Happiness Course

23 November, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The London Haymarket Lounge is delighted to be hosting the 8 week Action for Happiness course from the 5th October. An inspiring 8-week course to explore what matters for a happy and meaningful life – together with a group of friendly, like-minded people.

The course will run on Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm on the following dates: 5 October, 12 October, 19 October, 26 October, 2 November, 9 November, 16 November and 23 November.

  • Week 1: What really matters in life?
    Lots of things are important in life, but how should we decide what really matters to us. This session explores whether a greater focus on happiness and wellbeing might be better for all of us.
  • Week 2: What actually makes us happy?
    We’re told that happiness comes from having more and earning more, but is this really true? Does happiness come from our circumstances or our inner attitudes? And can we learn how to be happier?
  • Week 3: Can we find peace of mind?
    Life can be highly stressful. In this session we’ll explore how to deal effectively with life’s ups and downs and cope with adversity. And we’ll look at some skills which can help us be more resilient.
  • Week 4: How should we treat others?
    Our society appears increasingly individualistic and competitive. Is this just human nature or are we naturally altruistic too? How should we behave towards others – and can we learn to be more compassionate?
  • Week 5: What makes for great relationships?
    We’re a social species and most of us know that our connections with others are vitally important. But what really affects our relationships and are there practical things we can do to enhance them?
  • Week 6: Can we be happier at work?
    Work is a huge part of our lives, but many of us find our work to be stressful and frustrating. Do happier organisations get better results? What makes us happy at work? And what can we do about it?
  • Week 7: Can we build happier communities?
    What does it mean to live well together – and why are some communities or societies much happier than others? In this session we’ll explore how to create communities that are more caring, connected and happy.
  • Week 8: How can we create a happier world?
    This session brings together everything we’ve covered during the course. It aims to inspire each of us to live in a way that contributes to a happier world, not just for ourselves but for others too.

The recommended donation for the course is £90 (£10 per class plus £10 for the course book) but if people are unable to afford this they can make a donation of their choice instead. Some people choose to donate more than the recommended amount, to help to cover the costs for those who cannot afford to give so much.

The course has been developed by Action for Happiness, whose co-founders are Prof Richard Layard, Sir Anthony Seldon and Geoff Mulgan. Key members of the team include Vanessa King and Dr Mark Williamson. It is backed by the Dalai Lama, who is the patron of Action for Happiness.

For questions about this particular course please contact the volunteers running it:

  • Hazel Norval: hazelnorval@hotmail.com
  • Vikki Coombes: vikki.coombes@brighthorizonsconsulting.co.uk

For general questions about Action for Happiness and the course please contact: courses@actionforhappiness.org.



Virgin Money Lounge London Haymarket
020 7499 3563


Virgin Money Lounge London Haymarket
30-31 Haymarket
London,SW1Y 4EXUnited Kingdom
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020 7499 3563