The Happiness Lab

The Happiness Lab is a six-week course helping you explore what Psychologists, doctors and faith leaders have to say about happiness.

Starts Wednesday 10th January at St Andrew’s at 7:30pm. Book your free place by emailing

Based on a series of fly-on-the-wall documentaries delegates follow twelve people as they explore the following disciplines.

The idea is that as we observe their journey space is created enabling us to engage in a conversation about our own happiness.

The themes of each episode are:

Episode 1: Focusing on gratitude and savouring
Episode 2: Practicing acts of kindness
Episode 3: Learning to forgive
Episode 4: Investing in friends and family
Episode 5: Looking after your body and soul
Episode 6: Developing coping strategies

Each session will begin with the 25 minute documentary video, followed by time together in relaxed and informal small groups to discuss it (people are invited to contribute their own thoughts but no one has to say anything. You are very welcome to just come along and listen). Towards the end of the session different practical ways of living out that particular discipline are offered for you to put into practice and experiment with before the next session.

This resource does not offer prescriptive ‘answers’ but invites you to go on a journey with different ‘professionals’ to allow you to conduct your own experiments and come to your own conclusions. It is not an overtly ‘religious course’ and we welcome anybody and everybody, but we do we do operate on the belief that happiness comes from living well and that you live well when you exist as a spiritual person in a material age.

For more details see the short trailer video:
or the longer preview video: