Happiness Basics is a free workshop that teaches you skills to boost your overall happiness. It is a four-week course and weekly classes run once a week for two hours.

Joining a Happiness Basics workshop has been shown to:

  • Improve mood, vitality and energy levels
  • Boost physical and mental health
  • Reduce pain

It is based on positive psychology, which aims to make normal life more fulfilling.

Guided by trained health professionals, the workshop shows you how happy people think and offers 11 practical skills you can practice to create happiness daily. Skills include savouring the moment, mindfulness and volunteering.

Happiness is a state of mind that you can choose and reinforce daily to:

  • Increase the number of positive experiences in your life
  • Be more engaged with friends and your community
  • Expand opportunities for achievement

The workshop is open to anyone aged 18 or older.

Happiness Basics is NOT suitable for people experiencing severe anxiety, depression or suicidal thoughts. If you are in the midst of a crisis, struggling with severe depression or anxiety or having suicidal thoughts, PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER. Call the Distress Centre’s 24-hour helpline at 403-266-4357 or 211.

Find out more about Happiness Basics, register for a workshop or find out more about the other workshops our PCN offers.

Happiness Basics is also offered through other Primary Care Networks. Go to albertafindadoctor.ca, click on Workshops & Programs and search on Happiness Basics for more.