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Re-wire Your Brain for Happiness
Saturday, 22 September 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Happiness. It’s something we all desire, but it can be elusive. In this experiential workshop Venerable Drolkar will share simple research-based exercises, including a gratitude exercise and mindfulness meditation, that can contribute to improving your level of well-being and overall quality of life.
Buddhist teachings and a growing body of research say happiness is something we can cultivate with practice. It is a skill and strength that we can all build.The concept of neuroplasticity suggests what we think and do changes the brain, and makes it possible for us to start changing our neural structures in ways that lead to contentment, connection and inner peace. There can be many benefits to changing your neural structures – happy people tend to be healthier and live longer; have more fulfilling relationships and can be more successful at work.
Drawing from Buddhist principles and Western studies, Venerable Drolkar will share a range of simple non-religious practices that, when done on a regular basis, can increase your sense of physical and emotional well-being.
During the session you will have the chance to do a gratitude exercise; a mindfulness practice; a loving kindness meditation; learn how to savour the small positive experiences of daily life, and how to be kind to yourself. You will also hear how helping others, keeping active and developing social connections can all contribute to improving your happiness and overall quality of life.