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The Happiness Journey

It is a given: everyone wants to be happy. But… what exactly is happiness, and what enables us to grow in it? Is happiness really what we should aim for, or does it come as a by-product of something deeper?

These and many other questions will be explored during the weekend. It will take you on a personal, emotional, relational and spiritual journey to help you live life to the full. Starting with the question ‘What makes me happy?’, we will ask what ‘true success’ is really all about, what healthy relationships can bring to our lives, and whether meaning and purpose are possible.

Sessions will be fun and interactive and combined with opportunities for personal reflection. There is no pressure to ‘come up with the right answer’ – each person progresses at their own speed.  

The course is written and led by Andy Parnham. Andy worked as a medical doctor in London for some years before leaving medicine to work full time for his church. He is a qualified Life Coach. His combined medical and faith background has led him to a more holistic understanding of ‘well-being’, and he is currently working helping individuals and communities explore and develop their well-being agenda.

For those who wish to explore the topic further, and those who have done this course in previous years or in other venues, Andy will be leading a follow-up course at Ammerdown from 10 to 12 November.

Led by: Andy Parnham

Please arrive by 6pm on Friday. Course ends with lunch on Sunday.

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It is a given: everyone wants to be happy. But… what exactly is happiness, and what enables us to grow in it? Is happiness really what we should aim for, or does it come as a by-product of something deeper?

These and many other questions will be explored during the weekend. It will take you on a personal, emotional, relational and spiritual journey to help you live life to the full. Starting with the question ‘What makes me happy?’, we will ask what ‘true success’ is really all about, what healthy relationships can bring to our lives, and whether meaning and purpose are possible.

Sessions will be fun and interactive and combined with opportunities for personal reflection. There is no pressure to ‘come up with the right answer’ – each person progresses at their own speed.  

The course is written and led by Andy Parnham. Andy worked as a medical doctor in London for some years before leaving medicine to work full time for his church. He is a qualified Life Coach. His combined medical and faith background has led him to a more holistic understanding of ‘well-being’, and he is currently working helping individuals and communities explore and develop their well-being agenda.

For those who wish to explore the topic further, and those who have done this course in previous years or in other venues, Andy will be leading a follow-up course at Ammerdown from 10 to 12 November. See course below.

The Happiness Journey - The Next Steps

Led by: Andy Parnham

Please arrive by 6pm on Friday. Course ends with lunch on Sunday.

If you enjoyed ‘The Happiness Journey’ weekend led by Andy Parnham from 2 to 4 June, here’s some good news: there’s a follow up course**! ‘The Happiness Journey: Next Steps’ picks up where the first course left off and continues the journey into greater health and wellbeing. 

Just like the first course, it is accessible and participatory, with both fun and more serious content. Each of the four sessions takes up the theme of the equivalent session in the first course and moves us further along that road:

1. ‘In Control - or Out of Control’ (The Unstressed Life) unpacks again the three levels of happiness and helps us find ways to overcome stress

2.  ‘Frustrated - or Fulfilled?’ (The Well-Lived Life) asks what it takes to ‘live life to the full’ and provides ways to do it.

3.  ‘Communication - or Conflict?’ (The Harmonious Life) examines what makes for a good relationship, and enables us to communicate more effectively.

4.  ‘There must be more to life than this!’ (The Deeper Life) opens the door to a fuller and deeper life.

The course is written and led by Andy Parnham. Andy worked as a medical doctor in London for some years before leaving medicine to work full time for his church. He is a qualified Life Coach. His combined medical and faith background has led him to a more holistic understanding of ‘well-being’, and he is currently working helping individuals and communities explore and develop their well-being agenda.

*Special discount: If you have already attended the first course at Ammerdown, we are offering the second course at a special rate of £215.

**If you have not been able to attend the first course but would like to attend this one, Andy says it would be fine, as the second course will start with an introduction that will briefly go over the ground covered in the first course.

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Special offers:

Multi-purchase: If you book three or more residential courses all at once, Ammerdown will give you 5% discount on the total fees (N.B. this 5% discount does not apply when a bursary has already been agreed)

Extend your stay: Subject to availability, you are welcome to extend your stay before or after your course. If you choose to do so, Ammerdown will give you a 5% discount on our standard ‘Private Stays’ rates: please contact the centre to arrange this.