FAIRFIELD HAPPINESS CLUB MEETING! 

                       Steven Gottlieb                                                     

                    Steven Gottlieb                                                    

Our next presentation is: ‘How to stay happy in a crazy world,’ by Steven Gottlieb. Is your ability to be happy being controlled by outside circumstances that you have no control over?  In this presentation you will learn more about how our perceptions of world events control our happiness and what you can do to minimize our negative responses to stress.
Our highly charged political climate and world-wide strife is taking its toll on the mental state of all of us in one way or another. Nearly everyone knows of someone who no longer speaks to a friend or family member that openly expresses opposing social and political viewpoints to their own. This is frequently discussed on public forums and NPR as a national crisis, with no suggestions for an easy fix offered. Never before, it seems, have we experienced such divisiveness is our everyday lives, fueled on by never ending ‘breaking news’, public demonstrations, and arguments over what is or is not ‘fake news.’
No matter what opinions you have on whatever side of the discussion you find yourself on, if you find yourself getting upset by any of it then you are in trouble. What appears as troubling times is affecting you at the level of your nervous system where your fight or flight reflexes control the stress you experience. This stress robs you of your capacities to remain happy despite any attempts you make to rationalize your views, or to remain positive anyway. 
Steven Gottlieb is an Intuitive Energy Healer and Personal Empowerment Coach. His expertise in the field of Energy Psychology helps clients from all walks of life get relief from troubling life issues and directs them along their personal healing journeys. Steve has particular skills using kinesiology to find and resolve core issues that keep people stuck; what some refer to as ‘blocks’ to their spiritual well-being. He is often a featured guest on many local radio and television programs, and is a regular contributor of articles to EFT Universe, a web based resource for EFT (a/k/a ‘Tapping’) practitioners.
Steve has a passion for speaking and teaching about the mind and body his presentations often include live demonstrations of how our thoughts affect our body’s energy system; good and bad. The primary focus of his work is helping people understand the workings of our mind and how trauma and stress impacts our innate capacities to live a meaningful life with purpose and joy. Steve specializes in coaching women with breast cancer and is currently writing two books about his work in this area.
More about Steve can be found at www.EmpowerYourTrueSelf.com
Date & Time: Thursday, June 14, from 7:00 - 8:45 P.M. 
Place: the Fairfield Public Library, 1080 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824 

Lionel Ketchian has been the facilitator for the past 18 years. 
Meetings will be held once a month on Thursdays. Everyone is welcome; admission is free. Meet some wonderful people using happiness in their lives. Learn to have the peace of mind you need and experience happiness now.

Future meetings at the library will be on Thursday, May 17, 2018.
For further info wwwHappinessClub.com e-maiL PrintLRK@aol.com, call 203-258-7777.

WOODBRIDGE HAPPINESS CLUB, WOODBRIDGE, CT

  Bernie Siegel M.D.

Bernie Siegel M.D.

Join Bernie Siegel, M.D. & Lionel Ketchian for a discussion on Happiness and its Benefits.

"Can Happiness Benefit You?"

Take part in getting valuable tools and techniques for making your life the best it can be. Suffered enough? Do you really need to suffer anymore?

Are you ready to learn to Be Happy? Being Happy will help you, suffer less and evolve spiritually. External events are difficult for us without the right tools to deal with the turbulence that we all experience in life. Master these strategies to lessen your suffering. Your happiness can empower you and keep you on track. Learn to have the peace of mind you need and experience happiness now. 

Lionel Ketchian is the co-host with Dr. Bernie Siegel on Mind Health Matters radio programs. Lionel is also the co-host on "The Happiness Show," broadcast on TV by Cablevision of Connecticut.

Date & Time: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 from 6:00 to 7:45 PM.

Place: The Woodbridge Town Library located at 10 Newton Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525.
Meetings will be held once a month on Tuesdays. Meetings are free of charge and no reservations needed. Future meetings will be held on Tuesday, May 22. 

POWER LUNCH GROUP MEETING

Consider this your invitation to join us for another insightful and inspiring meeting. We have some great people to share with you at this meeting, don't miss out on it! Lionel Ketchian is the facilitator of this group. Everyone that has been reading and applying Michael A. Singer's work from his book: The Untethered Soul will benefit from attending this group. It has made a big difference in my life. We discuss the concepts that will empower each of us and benefit one another as well.
Do you want to feel happier and less stressed? Do you want to feel more personal power in your life? Come, MEET, EAT & GREET! Join us for monthly meetings to gather and eat together and discuss ways, tools and techniques to free ourselves from many of life's problems and challenges.
Date: Wednesday June 6, 2018.
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (come when you can, leave when you like)
New Meeting Place: Osaka Hibachi Buffet (Chinese Buffet) 955 Ferry Blvd, Stratford, CT 06614 (The Dock Shopping Center) www.osakahibachibuffet.com
Cost: $7.99 for lunch. Less for seniors.
Ask for the Happiness Club group tables. If you are interested in this group, make sure you register to get the latest update for future meeting dates. You can get on the mailing list for these meetings by sending an e-mail to Lionel at PrintLRK@aol.com. Including your name and e-mail and you will receive meeting notifications. 
Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month.

SOUL OF HAPPINESS, MILFORD, CONNECTICUT HAPPINESS CLUB
We have wonderful conversations and we will talk about what is on your mind. You are a key part of these meetings because together we discover who we are. We make an attempt to answer the questions you have. All opinions and insights will be welcomed and considered. Come to the meeting and learn more about your happiness.
Date & Time: Wednesday, June 13, 2018, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.
New Location: Panera Bread located at 1627 Post Road, Milford, CT across from Whole Foods and next to Chase Bank.
Everyone is welcome; admission is free. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month.
Bert Boquet is the group facilitator. Bert's Phone: 203-693-3638, E-mail: bertboquet@hotmail.com
Bert Boquet is a hypnotherapy and parapsychologist. He is from New Orleans, Louisiana area. For many years he has been lecturing, dong seminars and workshops on self help and motivational issues. His practical and sensible approach to these modalities makes them relevant and effective.

MADISON, CONNECTICUT - MADISON HAPPINESS CLUB
I decided to start a Happiness Club meeting in Madison, Ct. in October of 2006.
It has simply been a wonderful experience! I so enjoyed attending the meetings that Lionel Ketchian ran in Fairfield that I wanted to bring it to my own town. The response to it has been far greater than I imagined. People love attending and I have been told by some that it has helped them to make positive changes in their lives!!
I always hear very positive feedback from people who attend the meetings. I run the meetings very similar to the Fairfield ones, I hold them monthly at the Madison Library and I have a different speaker each month on all different topics related to Happiness. I also like to talk about something that I may have read or heard about
and I try to provide different handouts. It has truly brought greater happiness into my life
and I so enjoy having the speakers pass on their incredible knowledge!
Meetings include a presentation by professional speakers on happiness.
Tina Garrity is the group facilitator. Meeting: Held on the last Wednesday of each month.
Time: 7:00 - 8:45 PM

Place: The meetings will be held at Hubley Hall, adjacent to The First Congregational Church on the Madison Green, 26 Meeting House Lane, Madison, CT. It is in the church hall, a nice large space! The library will be closing for renovations.

Tina Garrity is the group facilitator for over 10 years. For more info contact Tina Garrity at Ting45@aol.com. Tina's phone: 203-245-2632.

NEW BEGINNINGS COMMUNITY, MILFORD, CONNECTICUT
B.L.I.S.S = Believe Life Is Something Special. Because it is, and so are you!
On Sunday, May 8, 2016, Mother's Day, Rev. Lynette Turner offered a message on The Power of Nurturing. This offering will explore the dimensions "of mothering" as caring has importance whether in the role of mother, the reaching out we do for family, friends, and those in need, and the importance of nurturing and self-care for ourselves. Come feel the love! New Beginning is an interfaith/interspiritual community where all are welcome, all are appreciated, and none are judged.

Lynette is a Positivoligist™, motivational speaker, and Positivity/Life Strategist coach. She is also a certified dream teacher with the Robert Moss School of Active Dreaming, an Angelspeake facilitator, and an ordained interfaith/interspiritual minister.

She presents one Sunday each month from 10:00 - 11:00 AM.
Location: Mystics By The Sea, 394 New Haven Avenue, Milford, CT 06460
Rev. Lynette Turner phone: (203) 257-9120. E-mail: lynettepositivebliss@gmail.com Website: www.positivebliss.com

Sign up on Lynette's website for her free weekly Positivity Message and tell your friends!
Sessions and Workshops for Health & Happiness www.positivebliss.com. http//www.twitter.com/lynettebliss and http/www.facebook.com/608418443

Bridge House is Hosting Their Annual

FRIENDS AND FAMILY NIGHT: 

CELEBRATING MAY, MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

Thursday May 17th, 2018

880 Fairfield Avenue Bridgeport, CT

4:30 - 7:30 pm  Our Guest Speaker:

DR. BERNIE S. SIEGEL

  Bernie S Siegel M.D. 

Bernie S Siegel M.D. 

R.S.V.P.  @ (203) 335-5339 w/name & phone # for reserved seating. 

Light refreshments will be served after the program. 

Free Parking in the Klein Memorial Auditorium: The parking lot is well-lit and directly across the street from Bridge House and the Klein Memorial. There will be parking lot attendants. 

Bridge House mission statement: DEDICATED TO PROVIDING A POSITIVE, ENCOURAGING ENVIRONMENT OF PROGRAMS AND SUPPORTS THAT GIVE MEN AND WOMEN WITH MENTAL ILLNESS OPPORTUNITIES TO LIVE PRODUCTIVE AND SATISFYING LIVES. 

HARTFORD HAPPINESS CLUB, HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT

The first meeting was on Thursday, May 1, 2014.
Meetings are the first Thursday of every month.

Date & Time: First Thursday each month from 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Place: Town and County Club, 22 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT 06105
Beverage Bar available. Free admission and parking

Town and County Club, 22 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT. 06105 Free parking.
Audrey Carlson is the club facilitator.

R.S.V.P. Appreciated but optional. By e-mail to: audreybcarlson@cox.net or call: 860-841-5894
Please help us make these events successful, share the post on your Social Media accounts, invite friends, and family. All Happiness Club events are open to the public!
I welcome anyone and everyone to join me to share, learn and grow together. I believe we are all connected for a reason. There are no coincidences, this I know for sure. Please accept my heartfelt gratitude for your continued support in helping make the Hartford Happiness Club the best it can be! - With Love & Happiness, Audrey.
The time has come to spread happiness in Hartford Ct! I graduated with certification in Positive Psychology from the Wholebeing Institute taught by Tal Ben Shahar. I am excited to share and continue to grow as a lifelong learner giving my life meaning and purpose. My studies include a Masters of Arts in Experiential Health and Healing from the Graduate Institute in 2008. Dr. Bernie Siegel was my mentor who put me on a path to learn, grow and share. Bernie taught me how to take life and all it's complexities and make it simple. Through Bernie, I met Lionel at a workshop.
It was at this point where I was introduced to The Happiness Clubs. I never looked back. Lionel was put on this earth to plant seeds of happiness around the world. I am humbled to have Lionel in my life and be part of something larger than life.


BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT - BRIDGE HOUSE HAPPINESS CLUB
The first meeting was on Wednesday, February 8, 2006 from 12:00 - 1:00 P.M.|

Bridge House is a Clubhouse which is modeled on the Fountain House model of psychiatric rehabilitation. The men and women who attend assist with the running of the program, which helps to restore their sense of purpose, dignity and self worth. Members also work at part time jobs, with staff providing intensive supports.

I have known Lionel Ketchian, and his unique passion for sharing happiness, for 5 years. When he offered to bring a Happiness Group to Bridge House, I jumped at the opportunity. The adults in this program, a non-clinical psychiatric rehabilitation program, have been extremely responsive to his message. They hear the valuable nuggets that he offers: make a choice! Your life is more than the things which happen to you.Your thoughts and choices can bring happiness moment by moment,
despite what life seems to throw at you.
Lionel and the Bridge House members learn from one another: practice gratitude, we are surrounded
with things to be grateful for. Lionel is surely at the top of the list things we are grateful for!

Phyllis Freeman, MS and Lionel Ketchian and are the group facilitators.
Phyllis phone is 203 335-5339 & e-mail: intake@bridgehousect.org

Meeting: First Thursday of each month for a happy hour meeting!
Time: 1:30- 2:30 PM
Place: Bridge House
Address: 880 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport, CT

 

GREENWICH, CONNECTICUT CHAPTER OF THE DBSA
(National Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance) Ten years ago, the Greenwich Chapter,
recognizing the need within our community, started a chapter in Greenwich, Connecticut.
We have been pleased both with the response to the program and with our ability to have helped hundreds of patients and family members. We hold weekly meetings on Fridays from 2:30 - 4:30 PM in a lovely residence in Greenwich, CT.
How Does It Work? The only requirement for participation in our group, which is open to patients and family members, is that the participant with depression or bipolar disorder be under the supervision of a psychiatrist.
There is no charge. Individuals with Depression or Bipolar Disorder from Fairfield and Westchester Counties are welcome to attend as are their friends and family who wish to learn more and be supportive.
John Tamerin, M.D. is the group facilitator and a psychiatrist. phone #: 203-661-8282
e-mail: jtamerin@optonline.net website: http://www.dbsagreenwichct.com/homepage.htm
 

THE BENCHMARK SENIORS LIVING HAPPINESS CLUB, WOODBRIDGE, CT
Thanks to Dr. Bernie Siegel we have a new Happiness Club in Connecticut! Bernie was our speaker for our first meeting on Tuesday, October 4th at 6:30 P.M.
Meetings are held at Coachman Square, 21 Bradley Road, Woodbridge at 6:30pm on the first Tuesday of the month.
Theresa Waldron-Yancoskie facilitates this club. It is designed for seniors both within our community and the community at large who choose to be happy and want to learn more about the happiness response! Our lecture & performance series for 2012 is themed Embracing Happiness through (you name it). (We currently are searching for a person who will lead Meditation and/or Guided Imagery. Please contact Theresa if you know someone can help.)
At our next meeting on Tuesday, April 3rd at 6:30, our theme is Embracing Happiness through Song! We will host powerful vocalist Karen Wagner, and she has prepared a program of tunes we can sing together as well as joyous solos!
On Tuesday, May 1st at 6:30pm, our theme is Embracing Happiness through Cinema! Our speaker will be Michael Kerbel, the Director of the Film Study Center at Yale. He will share with us some of the most inspirational scenes from movies!
Please email twyancoskie@benchmarkquality.com or call 203-787-8141 Theresa to RSVP.
Website is: www.coachmansquareatwoodbridge.com


BENCHMARK SENIOR LIVING HAPPINESS CLUB, SHELTON, CT
The first meeting was on Tuesday, September 9, at: 3:00 P.M.
Meetings are at Benchmark Senior Living at Split Rock, 708a Bridgeport Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484
Theresa Waldron-Yancoskie is the club facilitator. Her e-mail is: twyancoskie@benchmarkquality.com Theresa is the Director of Resident Lifestyle at Benchmark at Split Rock. Her phone is: 203-929-1111
Everyone is welcome; admission is free. Meet some wonderful people using happiness in their lives. Learn to have the peace of mind you need and experience happiness now. Future meetings at the Benchmark Senior Living at Split Rock will be every second Tuesday. This is a Happiness Club for Seniors that has been created to share the benefits of being happy. Happiness Club meetings will give you a rational, common sense approach to accept a positive view of life and deal with the things you cannot change.