Well-Being and the Price of Happiness

Workshop: Well-Being and The Price of Happiness


A six-week workshop presented by Dr. Sharon Horne


Background to the Workshop


Is there a price for happiness? You bet!  In London, 22 years ago a very wise, very happy Buddhist master shared with me his truth on this topic. I have never forgotten it. He said simply: "the price of happiness is constant vigilance".  (Unfortunately, vigilance is especially susceptible to fatigue! And that occurs even before you are sure what you should be vigilant, watching, or alert to!)

Based on the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy, this workshop explores the meaning of constant vigilance. Negative thinking patterns and habitual reactions can be extremely deceptive and persuasive. Even if it is just ONE way of thinking, feeling, or behaving that is holding you back, you can feel like you may never have what you truly long for. Don't settle for second best. This workshop will change your thinking forever.


Who will benefit


Everyone! This workshop series is also suitable for late adolescents and emerging adults.


Workshop topics include:


      The price of happiness

      Calm your mind and body

      You feel the way you think. You can change the way you feel.

      The power of me. Loving me. Taking care of me.

      Self-esteem - What is it? How do I get it?

      Beyond me - loving you.

    Coaching tools and exercises for maintenance.


This workshop is designed to help you have a positive outlook on life, gain greater control over your life, make healthy decisions, become more content, deal effectively with life's challenges, and see change as an opportunity. You will leave the course understanding that in every life second you have at least 2,000 choices - one of these is happiness!