Action for Happiness Australia is all about bringing people together to explore the latest research on happiness and discuss how we can apply that to our lives to boost our happiness and that of those around us. We do this through events, the Action for Happiness Course "Exploring What Matters", our local groups and Happy Cafes.
EXPLORING WHAT MATTERS - THE ACTION FOR HAPPINESS COURSE
This 8 week course is a unique and inspiring chance to meet like-minded people and discuss what matters for a happy and meaningful life. The course is based on the latest scientific evidence and is intended for people of all backgrounds, particularly those who would like to see a more positive and caring society.
Each session has a theme, based on a 'big question', such as 'What really matters in life?' 'What actually makes us happy?' and 'How should we treat others?' We encourage participants to share their own experiences & learn from each other as well as hearing from experts such as Jon Kabat-Zinn, Brene Brown and Ed Diener.
The course was launched by Action for Happiness's patron the Dalai Lama. It is run over 8 sessions, which take place weekly and last for 2 hours.
ACTION FOR HAPPINESS LOCAL GROUPS
Our vision for the Action for Happiness movement involves local groups of like-minded people joining up to share ideas and take action. By getting together we can inspire and support each other to increase our own happiness and well-being as well as creating a happier society for everyone.
There are already groups in the following locations across Australia:
We'd love to see groups spreading to every town across Australia - so if there isn't a group near you and you believe that happiness matters, and want to be part of building a happier society, then why not create a local group today and start putting ideas about the science of happiness into practice together.
In 2014 the first Happy Cafe was created by Action for Happiness in the UK and we were very happy to see this phenomenon spread to Australia, with our first Happy Cafe opening in Melbourne in 2015 (at the Divine@YaYas in Mcleod). The idea is simple and inspiring: a friendly and welcoming place to meet other people with a shared interest in promoting happiness and wellbeing.
If you'd like to find out more about how you could start a Happy Café near you, please contact Stan Rosenthal via email at firstname.lastname@example.org