Happiness Basics participant Elaine Lewis

Patient Elaine Lewis recommends the Happiness Basics workshop

 

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 for 2 hours.

Benefits of doing a workshop to get happy:

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.

What you learn:

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

“I learned so much, partly because this opportunity came at the best possible time: when I was feeling so sad. I learned it’s all up to me, this happiness thing. I can choose to feel how I want to feel.” ~ Participant, Elaine Lewis

Read Elaine’s story

Program suitability:

Happiness Basics is open to anyone aged 18 or older.

It is not suitable for people experiencing severe anxiety, depression or suicidal thoughts.

Workshops are held at the following locations:

  • Bowness Community Association, 7904 43 Avenue NW (map)
  • Cochrane Primary Care Centre, Suite 103, 100 Grande Blvd, Cochrane (map)
  • Crowfoot Primary Care Centre, 60 Crowfoot Crescent NW (map)
  • Riley Park Primary Care Centre, 1402 8 Avenue NW (map)

If you are in the midst of a crisis, struggling with severe depression or anxiety or having suicidal thoughts, PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER.

Please call the Distress Centre’s 24-hour helpline at 403-266-4357.

 

Happiness Basics represents “a paradigm shift in health care.”

~ Leader, Calgary Foothills PCN behavioural health consultant Brice