The Gay Happiness Project is an 8-week group training programme for gay men with an emphasis on love, kindness and compassion, designed to increase happiness and life satisfaction. Mindfulness techniques underpin the entire course which is anchored in rigorous academic research from positive psychology and applied-neuroscience.

On the course you will learn to connect with yourself and your peers in a safe environment built on high levels of trust. The unique approach is accessible, engaging and practical, it avoids the language of therapy or victimisation, and it is designed to be complementary to other personal development work that participants may have undertaken.

You will learn how to become your own best friend, and how to create a connected, healthy and balanced life.

The 8 weekly modules are:

  1. Removing the Mask You Live In
    (Individual and group landscape. Introduction to mindfulness)
     
  2. The Happy Brain
    (Applied neuroscience and deeper mindfulness practice)
     
  3. The Merry-Go-Round of the Mind
    (Evolution of the brain, the mind and problematic thinking styles)
     
  4. Becoming Your Own Best Friend
    (Introducing love, kindness and compassion)
     
  5. Toolkit for Thriving
    (Solutions for creating a flourishing life from positive psychology & mindfulness)
     
  6. Speaking Your Truth
    (Living with integrity and finding your authentic voice)
     
  7. Dance to Your Own Tune
    (Living with purpose, destructive and constructive routes to pleasure)
     
  8. The Happy Ending
    (Celebrating who you are: review, sustainability and personal action plan)