FAIRFIELD, CONNECTICUT - FAIRFIELD HAPPINESS CLUB
The first meeting was on Thursday, January 20, 2000 from 7:00 - 9:00 P.M.
Meetings include a presentation by professional speakers on happiness.
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.
Lionel Ketchian is the group facilitator.
Lionel's phone is 203 258-7777 & e-mail PrintLRK@aol.com
All meetings take place at The Fairfield Public Library, 1080 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
Dates & Times:
meetings are on Thursdays
Thursday, November 21, from 7:00 - 8:45 P.M.
Thursday, December 12, from 7:00 - 9:00 P.M..
Everyone is invited!
We are pleased to announce our happiness holiday gathering on Thursday, December 12th from 7:00 - 9:00 P.M. We have a short presentation on HAPPINESS, and then we will have food and fun!!! We will provide coffee and tea, please bring a 'potluck' item like munchies, appetizer, or a main dish. Please come and bring your smile to share with all of us. We look forward to meeting you and sharing our holiday best wishes in person. Come join us and celebrate. Looking forward to seeing you. Come on down, meet some great people, get connected, and step out with joy in your life!
HAPPINESS CLASSES, FAIRFIELD, CT.
Lionel Ketchian offers Happiness training classes each month. To find out more contact Lionel at 203-258-7777
or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org
WESTPORT, CONNECTICUT - SMILING SENIOR SINGLE`S HAPPINESS CLUB
The first meeting was on Monday, February 27, 2006 from 7:00 - 8:30
The meetings are for single people that are at least 50 years old. Meetings include a presentation by professional
speakers on happiness. Meetings are free and open to all seniors everywhere. Meet some wonderful people using
happiness in their lives. "To experience true happiness is almost beyond description. Sharing it with others through
the Happiness Club teaches one how to describe it." My best, Stacy .
Stacy Enyeart and Lionel Ketchian are the group facilitators.
Lionel's phone is 203 258-7777 & e-mail PrintLRK@aol.com
Meeting: Last Thursday each month.
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Place: Westport Senior Center
Address: 21 Imperial Ave., Westport CT 06880.
WESTPORT CONNECTICUT HAPPINESS CLUB
From attending an all-boys boarding school in South Africa as a high school exchange student to
leaving his position as a senior executive of a US energy company; from raising two wonderful children to
going through a wrenching divorce, Jerry has much to offer on the ups and downs of life and the pursuit of happiness.
Jerry is an associate member of the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA). He is a lifelong student
of motivation and what it means to live a good life. He holds a Yale BA, magna cum laude, and a Stanford MBA.
Date & Time: Usually the first Sunday of each month. From 6:30 - 8:00 P. M.
Place: United Methodist Church of Westport at 49 Weston Road, Westport Just north of Exit 42 on the Merritt Pkwy.
Admission is free and all are welcome.
Jerry Eyster is the facilitator For additional info or questions, contact Jerry at email@example.com
NORWALK HAPPINESS CLUB
The first meeting was on Thursday, March 14, Time: from 10:00 - 12:00 P.M.
Meetings every second Thursday each month.
Dodi McCollem is the club facilitator. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie DeMarco, the Program Director at the Norwalk Senior Center has brought back the Happiness Club to Norwalk. Dodi McCollem has agree to become the club facilitator. Thanks to these thoughtful people we will hold meetings again at the Norwalk Senior Center, 11 Allen Road, Norwalk, CT.
SOUL OF HAPPINESS:
Real Food For Your Body, Mind & Spirit.
First meeting was on Wednesday, June 12th 2013. Salon meeting every 2nd Wednesday of each month.
Place: Milford Barnes & Noble, 1375 Boston Post Rd, Milford, CT 06460
Juliette Storch is the facilitator for the club. Phone: 203.305.8091 E-mail: email@example.com,
This salon, Soul of Happiness: Real Food for Your Body, Mind & Spirit came to me after a long discussion with Lionel. We were talking about happiness and that food, energy and thoughts have an enormous affect on happiness. I wanted to start a salon similar to those in the early 20th century where we could get together and have a conversation about how to have inner happiness, eat intuitively for better health, cook for vitality and be brave in our vulnerability. This is about being real, sharing, and gaining insight.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting: Once each month for a happy hour meeting!
Time: 1:30- 2:30 PM
Place: Bridge House
Address: 880 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport, CT
LAUGHTER FOR LIFE CLUB, BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT
Laughter For Life will bring in a motivational guest speaker each month to discuss ways to lead a fulfilling life by making happiness work for you both physically and mentally on an every day basis." The Laughter for Life Club is an offering of Watermark University, a continuing education program designed with interesting topics to keep minds and bodies fit.
Date & Time: Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month from 2:00 - 3:30 PM.
Place: The Watermark at 3030 Park Bridgeport, CT.
The meetings are free of charge and open to the public,
Tracy-Ann Samuel, is the new group facilitator. and the Community Life Director at The Watermark. Her e-mail: TSamuel@watermarkcommunities.com and phone is: Phone: 203-374-5611 ext. 6311
GREENWICH, CONNECTICUT - GREENWICH HAPPINESS CLUB
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. Meetings one per month.
Presentations by professional speakers on happiness are scheduled periodically.
The group organizers are: Jamie Gerelli & Senia Maymin, MBA, MAPP
Senia's phone: 212-920-0277 & e-mail: email@example.com
Jamie's phone: 203-323-7899 & e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting: Held once each month.
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Place: Greenwich Town Hall - 3rd Floor, Hayton Room
Address: 101 Field Point Rd Greenwich, CT 06830
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GREENWICH, CONNECICUT 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: email@example.com website: http://www.dbsagreenwichct.com/homepage.htm
GREENWICH, CONNECICUT CHAPTER OF THE ACPA
(American Chronic Pain Association)
The Greenwich Connecticut chapter of the ACPA is a free support group for persons who are suffering from
chronic pain and their loved ones. When persons with a common problem help and support one another,
this enhances the medical treatments they are receiving. Our goal is to help participants to achieve the
best possible attitude toward themselves and their lives while living with pain. Because pain is grounded
in our perceptions, changing one’s perspective on pain can be empowering and hope-giving.
This group aims to offer power and hope to those living with pain of any kind: physical, emotional or spiritual.
Free meetings are held every Wednesday from 11:30 am to 12:30 PM in Greenwich, CT.
John Tamerin, M.D. is the group facilitator and a psychiatrist. phone #: 203-661-8282
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org website:www.acpagreenwichct.com
SPIRITUAL HAPPINESS CLUB OF GREENWICH
The first meeting of the Spiritual Happiness Club of Greenwich meet on Thursday, September 22, 2011.
John Horan-Kates, President of the Vail Leadership Institute was our invited speaker.
The purpose of this club is to provide a forum for people who would like to talk about the role of spirituality in enhancing happiness in their lives. We plan to meet once a month on a Thursday evening for two hours between 7 and 9 p.m.
at the home of Dr. John Tamerin, one of the co-founders of this group. It is open to anyone who would
like to discuss this subject. We will invite speakers to initiate the dialogue, but we anticipate a lively,
thoughtful conversation among all participants.
John Tamerin, M.D. is the group facilitator and a psychiatrist. Dr. Tamerin's phone: 203-661-8282,
e-mail: email@example.com Meeting address is: 27 Stag Lane, Greenwich, CT 06831
FAIRFIELD COUNTY, AMBASSADOR OF HAPPINESS
Jerry Rhine, MSW is a graduate of Brown University. After a lucrative career in commercial real estate
brokerage in Fairfield County, Jerry had four heart attacks and a triple bi pass surgery In 1994. He also suffered
two strokes that have resulted in loss of cognition. Jerry went to NYU, where he earned his Masters Degree in
social work. While studying at NYU, he developed prostate cancer, which has spread to lymphoma.
He is living in stage three, which creates deep chronic pain on his spine. According to MRI tests at Sloan Kettering,
Jerry had spontaneous remission of a tumor on his esophagus.
Yet, Jerry is not only happy, he empowers others who suffer from emotional and physical pain. He works with people
who have relationship and financial issues. Jerry is a certified Spiritual healer and a hypnotherapy practitioner.
Jerry has been a leader for Cancer groups at the American Cancer society, and has taken courses to teach others.
Jerry has helped cancer patients to cope, and helped relieve individuals of chronic pain. As Ambassador for the
Fairfield County Happiness Club, Jerry plans to speak at hospitals, religious groups and civic organizations
about the message of hope and happiness. Jerry feels that even in adverse times in our lives, we can find happiness.
Jerry teaches people about Finding Happiness every day by loving, giving and appreciating.
Jerry is also working to form a Happiness Cancer Club with support group meetings and guest speakers.
Jerry lives with his wife, Jennifer, a trust and estates attorney in NYC and they have two children,
Amanda and Joshua, both teenagers.
Jerry's phone: (203) 340-9626, email: HopefulCare@aol.com Jerry's website: www.connect4hope.com
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. Meetings are held on the last Wednesday
of each month from 7:00- 8:45 PM, At the E.C. Scranton Memorial Library, 801 Boston Post Road, Madison, Ct. 06443
Everyone is welcome; admission is free. Tina Garrity is the group facilitator.
Phone: 203-494-9940 E-mail: Ting45@aol.com
Meeting: Held on the last Wednesday of each month.
Time: 7:00 - 8:45 PM
Place: At the E.C. Scranton Memorial Library
Address: 801 Boston Post Road, Madison, Ct. 06443
MENTORS HAPPINESS CLUB
Open to all Happiness Club leaders, facilitators and teachers. We meet for special events and
discussions to further our club activities and socialize and share ideas.
Lionel Ketchian is the group facilitator.
Lionel's phone is 203 258-7777 & e-mail PrintLRK@aol.com
SMILES WITHIN A VILLAGE HAPPINESS CLUB, SHELTON, CONNECTICUT
Our first meeting presentation was on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 from 6:00- 8:00 PM.
Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month.
Place: Crosby Commons-Wesley Village, 580 Long Hill Ave, Shelton, CT (203) 225-5000
Mary Ann Milano is the group facilitator. Her e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The meetings are free of charge and open to the public. Admission is free, refreshments will be served and the
meetings are for people who are 50 and over. Mary Ann Milano, is the group facilitator.
Mary Ann is the Activities Director at Crosby Commons in Shelton CT. She says: "I found true happiness within myself
when I realized and accepted my life would always be filled with tough challenges. Once I came to this realization within, I decided consciously to be happy. So, my advice? Stop wanting to be happy and find it within yourself.
I've had enough challenges so far to last me two lifetimes! It almost seems surreal.
I have been married three times, been divorced, dealt
with a dying spouse and became a widow, had a miscarriage, experienced losing friends and family, been abused in every possible way, being overweight, and have been bankrupt and penniless. I think it was when I was at my lowest
point that I realized what it would take for me to make myself happy in my life. I love to share my advice, or my
"secrets" with other people. I used to think the things that have happened to me where a curse, but now I see
them as a gift. I can use what has happened to me to help others,
and help them see what we want to make us happy is inside us."
REDISCOVER HAPPINESS CLUB, CANTON CT
Monica Katzen, BS, MBA is the facilitator.
I just attended the meeting of this wonderful group in October, 2010, and had the opportunity to meet Monica
and the other women in the group as well. This group is for women only and it has been created for them to learn
to discover happiness in their life no matter what they may have experienced in life. Monica feels that women can be
more open with other women. This is the reason to keep the group as a women's self-support group.
I really enjoyed meeting this wonderful group of women who have come together to learn and share life
changing ideas, stories and strategies to live their best life now. They hold meetings once a month in a members
home in the Canton, Connecticut area. If you have been going through a life transition and want to be with positive
like minded women, than this group is for you. Monica is enthusiastic about helping other women reach their
full potential both personally and professionally, and wishes to help broaden acceptance of, and spread
knowledge about, the benefits of complementary wellness modalities in her community.
She thrives on constant introspection and self-discovery as well as the collection of new ideas, knowledge and friends.
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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 email@example.com or call 203-787-8141 Theresa to RSVP.
Website is: www.coachmansquareatwoodbridge.com
HAPPY HAP, YALE UNIVERSTIY, NEW HAVEN, CT
HappyHap@Yale, is a student organization whose main goal is to create and promote awareness of the importance of happiness on campus and beyond. For us, the question of happiness is more than a vacuous response about ultimate ends. Rather, it is a concrete challenge that modern society is failing to address, in spite of its sheer incredible development and progress in many other areas. We therefore seek to create a fertile environment for the flourishing of not only successful, but more importantly well-rounded individuals at Yale.
Founded in 2008 by Sunnie Tölle (now a junior at Yale University) we set out to create www.happyhap.com, a web platform on which - based on the idea that happiness is contagious - you can post a few lines, a photo, or a video of a happy moment and dedicate it to others. We are driven by creativity, happy moments, and fun ideas. Since then, we create and realize projects on and off-campus that reflect our three core principles:
Happiness is contagious.
Happiness - when shared - can inspire and empower others.
Happiness can be expressed in infinitely many ways.
Most recently, we staged a two-week exhibition on "Happiness around the World" (read more here:
At our weekly meetings, we brainstorm, coordinate, and execute projects that reflect our three core principles. In terms of our internal structure, it's all project-based. If you come up with an idea, then you become the project leader unless you want to pass it on. Past projects have included a publication, an amateur short movie, study breaks, a photography exhibition and a web platform.
We do not yet have a fixed meeting time and place, so for now I suggest anyone who's interested just sends me an email, and we'll take it from there. I'll let you know as soon as the group finds a convenient time that works for everyone.
For the near future in April, we really like the idea of having a coffee cup conversation series with people who have something interesting to share in the field of positive psychology or in general about happiness.
NEW YORK, NY - NEW YORK HAPPINESS CLUB
Date & Time: Meetings are once a month at 7:00 PM
Place: At Columbia Business School - 1125 Amsterdam Avenue and 115th street, Warren Hall, room 416 (4th floor). We have reserved a larger room since we are expecting a large turn out. Columbia University campus New York, NY 10027 New York
Emiliya Zhivotovskaya, MAPP, RYT, is the group facilitator. Phone: (516) 425-2851, Website e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetup information http://www.meetup.com/hobby-7
Meetings are held once a month. No dues, no registration and open to everyone!
MAKE IT HAPPY
A New York City Happiness Organization.
Mario Chammorro is the founder and Executive Director
Lihua Sabrina Tee, Community Manager
MakeitHappy is a New York based organization which works to generate positive social change by spreading happiness. We believe that happiness is a universal value which can change individuals and improve the world. Make it Happy builds platforms and services that spark innovation and social change projects. We amplify our impact by cultivating a global grassroots movement of social innovators who work to bring happiness to their own communities.
The Campus Ambassador Program is one of the great programs they have initiated and coordinate:
We have begun launching our Campus Ambassador Program! So far four individuals in the United States have committed to starting a chapter at their university! We're close to our goal of starting five Make it Happy Chapters which will match the five chapters opening in universities in Colombia. Make it Happy Campus Ambassadors will be the anchors of our social movement - they will serve as the leaders of their community representing and spreading our vision. This is a great opportunity for students to gain leadership experience, insight into a start-up organization and into the practical implementation of event-planning. For more information, we have created a website specifically for our Campus Ambassador Program. If you are interested, please contact email@example.com for an application!
YESHIVA COLLEGE HAPPINESS CLUB, MANHATTAN, NY
In December 2010 a new Happiness Club was started at Yeshiva College
by an undergraduate student named Moshe Siegel.
The club meets once a month in one of the university classrooms in order to discuss various
factors related to happiness. At its inaugural meeting the second week in December, the club
engaged in a discussion about developing our appreciation for others and also talked about why
financial status has almost no correlation to happiness.
The club was started by a 2nd year student at the college named Moshe Siegel.
Moshe became interested in the subject of happiness this past summer after seeing the book Life
is Now by Rabbi Zelig Pliskin in his local synagogue. Over the summer, Moshe read Life is Now twice.
After seeing the website HappinessClub.com mentioned in the book: Life is Now, Moshe went onto the
Happiness Club website and contacted Lionel Ketchian and received lots of advice
about starting a Happiness Club. Believing that his own happiness would grow from having monthly
meetings with other joyful students, Moshe filled out forms at his college in order to start a new club.
The club was approved by the college administration. Since Yeshiva College has an all-male student population,
the club is primarily for men. The club’s goal is to provide a monthly opportunity for students
to have fun while developing a stronger commitment towards the attainment of happiness.
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NEW YORK - LONG ISLAND HAPPINESS CLUB
The first meeting was held on Monday, December 1, 2008 at 7:00 PM.
Meetings are once a month from 7:00 PM at 40 Maple Ave, Rockville Centre, NY 11570.
I've been running the New York City Happiness Club for a long time and haven't been able to run a Happiness Club in Long Island due to space and time issues. I'm finally able to run monthly meetings in Long Island again. To kick off our new title, I'll be speaking on the most influential research I have come across in positive psychology.... Mindset: The psychology of success. Ever wonder why there are people who shy away from challenges whereas others roll up there sleeves and dive in? Or notice the kids that don't bother studying for tests and settle for failure? Feel like you aren't fully living to your potential, but you can't put your finger on why? Then this workshop is for you! Walk away with your mindset transformed. Guaranteed or your money back!!! Sign up ASAP because spots are limited. In addition to running the NYC Happiness Club, I have spoken at the Happiness Club of Westport CT and will the guest speaker in the December Virtual Happiness Club and will be speaking at the Fairfield, CT Club in February 2009. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Love and light, Emiliya
Emiliya Zhivotovskaya, MAPP is the facilitator. Emiliya's phone: (516) 425-2851, web: www.emiliya.com ,
Click the link to find out price and more info! http://www.meetup.com/happinessclub/calendar/9145495/
MONSEY,NEW YORK JEWISH WOMENS JOY CLUB
Our club is devoted to achieving happier, healthier, "wholier" lives as Jewish women. Rooted in classic Jewish wisdom, yet drawing from other sources both old and new, our meetings are an interactive and inspiring experience for body and soul. Meetings are once a month on a Monday. Next meeting is February 15, 2010, Rosh Chodesh Adar, from 11 -1, with this month's theme being "The Gift of the Present- Mindfulness as a Tool for Happiness." Contact facilitator Yehudis Meshchaninov at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
TENAFLY, NEW JERSEY HAPPINESS CLUB
Sheryl Sarnak is a life and career coach who works with individuals and groups in self-empowerment and goal attainment. She is passionate about increasing the happiness quotient of her own life and those around her. Sheryl has led happiness workshops at the JCC on the Palisades and for a woman's networking group.
Sheryl Sarnak is the facilitator and can be reached at (201) 871-0830 orEmail email@example.com
THE SMILE SIDE OF LIFE LAUGHTER & HAPPINESS CLUB
Jamesburg, New Jersey, 08831
First meeting was on Wednesday, January 30th 2013. The club meets monthly, with meetings held the last Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.
Her sessions incorporate laughter yoga with the concept of a happiness club, which encourages participants to pursue happiness.
Noreen Braman is the club facilitator. E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
Noreen Braman is" "Creativity On Call" Certified Laughter Wellness Instructor & Laughter Yoga Leader
Editor, The Humor Connection, Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor (AATH)
American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA)
LAFAYETTE, CALIFORNIA - DIABLO VALLEY HAPPINESS CLUB MEETING
The Lafayette, CA Senior Happiness Club has been officially renamed the Diablo Valley Happiness Club.
Robert Nozik, M.D with co-hosts Mei Sun Li and Alysa Anderson
This Happiness Club is open to anyone who wants to come. Although it's okay to just show up, it is recommended
to call the senior center at: (925) 284-5457 or e-mail Mei Sun, email@example.com or Alysa firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting: Held on the second Thursday of each month.
Time: 10:30 - 12:00 Noon
Place: At the Lafayette Senior Center
Address: 500 St. Mary's Road, Lafayette, California
LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA - ANTELOPE VALLEY HAPPINESS CLUB
On July 15, 2009 we had our first Happiness Club meeting. Eleven people showed up and it went very well. During our meeting we introduced ourselves, shared the purpose and vision of the club, and members' wishes. We discussed two articles, shared some good news, and wrote 3 grateful things for the day. We filled out and read aloud the happiness decision pledge and socialized.
For our next meeting we will be discussing the first chapter of the book, Gateway to Happiness. I am so excited about being a part of the Happiness Club. Thanks for having the vision to create a Happiness Club. I received great feedback from our meeting. One lady whose going through divorce and financial woes wrote a message of appreciation that made me cry. Another said that she liked the intellectual aspect of the meeting. Many said they will come back.
Elvira Burgo is the facilitator Elvira's e-mail: email@example.com Phone: (661) 943-6847
Happiness Club of the Antelope Valley (located in Lancaster, CA) Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month from 7:00 - 8:30 P.M.at Camille's Sidewalk Cafe
BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA HAPPINESS CLUB
Please e-mail Ann for more information about the Berkeley, CA Happiness Club.
Ann Croft, is the group facilitator.
Ann's e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA HAPPINESS CLUB
First meeting was held on Tuesday, August 26, from 7:00 - 9:00 PM.
Last year Daniel completed Dr. Aymee Coget's 3-month Happiness Makeover and is grateful for all the positive leadership in the world.
Daniel Levin is the facilitator. Meetings are once a month on a Tuesday. Daniel's phone: 310.227.2207 e-mail: Daniel@P5Y.org Learn more here: http://alternative.meetup.com/681/calendar/9383044/
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA HAPPINESS CLUB
The first meeting was held on Monday, August 4, 2008.
Larry was raised in Brooklyn, NY, went to San Diego and has been living there for the past 13 years and he lives only 37 steps from the beach. After many years of continued studies, his realization and ability to learn to live with “true acceptance to what is…and then making life happen.” Larry feels that this single-most awareness has helped him to adopt the philosophy which is: “Happiness is a Choice and Suffering is Optional," (and with that, he chooses to no longer suffer). To add to the Joys of life, Larry enjoys his friends, Windsurfing, is also engaged in the Travel industry and he is currently putting together the components for his own Happiness Seminar, which he now knows is his personal mission and purpose for being on this planet at this time and with that, he wishes that you “Choose to Have A Great Day…because you deserve nothing less!”
Come to our Happiness Club meeting: Network and introduce yourself. See a brief Happiness Club movie and participate in the discussion and exercises on happiness.
Larry Goren is the Happiness Facilitator. Larry's e:mail: email@example.com Meetings at The Pearl Hotel, 1410 Rosecrans St, San Diego, CA 92106 877-PEARL-SD Learn more here: http://alternative.meetup.com/699/calendar/8433020/ Web site: The San Diego Happiness Club
THOUSAND OAKS HIGH SCHOOL HAPPINESS CLUB
Thousand Oaks, California
The first meeting was on Friday, September 21, 2012 at Thousand Oaks High School.
Club meets weekly on Fridays from 12:00 -1:00
The clubs facilitator is Noah Fields, a senior at Thousand Oaks High School.
Noah's e-mail is: firstname.lastname@example.org
CLARLMONT HIGH SCHOOL HAPPINESS CLUB
Natalie Tussy and Adelyn Yau are co-presidents, and Kiana Ghazouli is secretary.
First meeting was October 14, 2013. Meeting monthly.
A new club on campus aims to change Carlmont's vibe. Carlmont junior Adelyn Yau is pioneering the new Happiness Club. Yau's main goal is not to fund raise or complete hours of community service, but to simply, "organize successful events that will make everyone's day. We want to create a club to make people's time at school a bit more enjoyable." This idea isn't new, though. Yau was inspired by Northwestern University's Happiness Club, and seeing that Sequoia High School also had one that was very successful, she was empowered to start the club here at Carlmont.
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON HAPPINESS CLUB
The first meeting was held on Monday, May 26, 2008 at 7:00 PM. We discussed how happiness is a conscious choice from which everything else flows. If you would like to attend this meeting. Click here: The Seattle Happiness Club Meetup (Seattle, WA) - Meetup.com
SEED OF WORLD EQUALITY, UNITY & PEACE (MA'sWEUP)
Everett, Washington, 98204
First meeting was held on June 24th, 2013. Meeting monthly.
Monika Arnett is the club facilitator. Phone: 425-346-0080 E-mail: email@example.com
Monika is a secretary for a Licensed Massage Practitioner, a writer, and a researcher of universal love among humanity. A family is a group of beings who share life together, encouraging. enlightening & inspiring one another while participating in continual growth toward peace & prosperity. To teach basic life sustaining skills appreciating creativity of all individuals & communities who work & struggle for a better place to live & to love in harmony of happiness.
CLUB HAPPINESS, E-CLUB
An online e-mail community for you to share and talk about happiness with people from all around the world. Send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org and follow the instructions on how to sign-up. Club Happiness is run by our good friend Iolanda who lives in Australia.
VIRTUAL HAPPINESS CLUB
You can listen and talk with a great happiness teacher once a month.
Your Phone number is: (712) 775-7000 Your Access Code is: 122856#.
Date & Time: Monday, January 19, 2009 - 7:00 - 8:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time in the USA.
Join us from your home, on your phone, with Dr. Cynthia Barnett & Lionel Ketchian.
Our next special guest is Greg Hicks. on the Virtual Happiness Club. Rick Foster & Greg Hicks with Jen Seda, M.D published the book: Choosing Brilliant Health. 9 Choices That Redefine What It Takes to Create Lifelong Vitality and well-Being. I promise you a very interesting dialog about happiness being directly responsible for much of our health. Rick & Greg's first book: How We Choose to Be Happy, is on my 20 best happiness book's list.
Listen to an MP3 Audio interviews with Dr. Robert & Barbara Muller, Rabbi Zelig Pliskin, Professor Christopher Peterson, Ph.D., Professor Tal Ben-Shahar, Ph.D., Senia Maymin MBA, MAPP, Sarah Shapiro, the daughter of Norman Cousins, David Ambrose, Robert A. Nozik, M.D., Tania Jedian, Marci Shimoff, Professor Robert Emmons, Ph.D., Greg Hicks, Professor Timothy Sharp, Ph. D., Cynthia Barnett, Ph.D., Dr. Eldon Taylor, Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D., Emiliya Zhivotovskaya, MAPP, RYT. You can listen to the entire interview now at: HappinessClub.com
This is a group at Yahoo that anyone can join! Ready to start? Join Now!
Go to the group home page: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Cyber-Happiness-Club-1 and
register to be part of the group and get all the postings.
Get the ball rolling by posting your message. You can add photos, create an event, or whatever you want others to know about. In short, make yourself at home in your new group. Simply drop by the Cyber-Happiness-Club-1 homepage now. To keep the online conversation moving, be sure to invite friends, family, and others who share your passion.
Group email address: Cyber-Happiness-Clubemail@example.com
Rabbi Richard Wolpoe is the facilitator and Saul Estreicher is the assistant to this club.
THE HAPPINESS SHOW ON TV
with your co-hosts Lionel Ketchian and George Ortega broadcast by Cablevision of Connecticut.
Every Monday from: 9:30 - 10:00 PM. Airs in Fairfield, Bridgeport & Stratford on channel 88. Airs in Milford, Orange, & Woodbridge. on channel 77. The Happiness show is also broadcast on AT&T-U-verse TV on Ch 99. View over 130 shows in streaming media and MPEG on your computer anytime at: Happiness Club
HAPPINESS VIRTUAL CONFERENCE CALL
The call will be scheduled for the 2nd Monday of every month at 8:00 PM
Join us on the Happiness Virtual Conference Call either on the phone or Internet for your Happiness Teleconference. This is perfect for people who receive the newsletter, friends, neighbors, students, teachers or anyone who wants to reach out and connect to other happy people and learn more about being happy. This is great for people who now facilitate Happiness Clubs and people who are thinking of becoming facilitators. We can all learn from one another. You can submit any question you have prior to the call if you wish. Just submit your question in the box on the left and we'll answer it during the conference call.
Mark & his wife Lyn-Dee Eldridge are the club facilitators for this club and also for the Happiness Now Laughter Club in Salem, NH. Lionel Ketchian will plan to be on the phone call as well. We look forward to expanding our very happy family. Please join us to take in and share happiness and help spread it everywhere we can.
AMBASSADOR OF HAPPINESS IN THE WORKPLACE.
Our New Ambassador of Happiness in the Workplace!
Caryn Cridland is the Ambassador of Happiness in the Workplace. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Her website: www.mindfulmediation.com.au
Caryn Cridland is a Psychologist, Lawyer, Mediator, Speaker, Leadership Consultant, and Qualified Yoga Teacher. She is the Managing Director of Mindful Mediation, a specialist workplace mediation, facilitation, coaching, and training consultancy that provides services to leading organizations. Caryn's unique approach is to use challenging situations to creating positive sustainable changes in people's lives. She does this by creating learning opportunities and helping others to find meaning. Caryn is passionate about positive social change. She regularly speaks at conferences. She has a few published articles on Online Opinion and also blogs on various topics.
MARYLAND - AMBASSADOR OF HAPPINESS FOR ELDERS
Open to all community members that have decided to better their quality of life and be happy.
Kathy J. Ward, MA, ADC, CTRS, is the facilitator and President, WEL, World Elder Land and ERT, Elder Recreation Therapy, a Therapeutic Recreation Consultant and a National Assisted Living Administrator Certified Board Member.
Kathy's phone: (240) 393-5456, e-mail: Connection@KathyJWard.com
On the web: http://www.kathyjward.com/KJW
COLUMBUS HAPPINESS CLUB, GAHANNA, OHIO
The first meeting was on Sunday, June 17, 3:00 PM
At the first meeting of the Columbus Happiness Club meeting, I spoke about my experience in finding happiness and why I started a club. Why be happy? Why not? You will live longer, reduce anger, and have less stress. You'll have better focus, better patience, enhanced relationships and enjoy your life while enriching others with your happiness plus lots more fun! Learn to use happiness to make a positive difference in your life and in the life of others! 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. We'll have speakers at our monthly meetings who will guide you on your journey toward happiness.
Our club is open to happy people of all ages! We'll meet on the 3rd Sunday of each month at 3 pm at the Worthington in Gahanna.
I recently moved here from Connecticut where I was involved with a happiness club and I really enjoyed it! I'm inspired by Lionel Ketchian's Happiness Club http://happinessclub.com and would like to share that here in the Columbus area!
Place: The Worthington 1201 Riva Ridge Court Gahanna, Ohio.
Robin Smith is the facilitator.
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE HAPPINESS CLUB
First meeting was held on August 16, 2008 from 9:45 am to 12:00 noon.
Requirements: Be breathing and willing to grow, learn, and share. Please pre-register by emailing David as there can only be 25 max. Meetings are held at the Nashville Public Library, Edmondson Pike Branch 5501 Edmondson Pike, Nashville, TN 37211. Phone: 615-880-3957.
David Humes is the facilitator. Phone: 615-399-9164. E-mail: info@HappinessMeetup.org
Website: http://HappinessClubNashville.com or http://happinessmeetup.org
Meetup's website: http://www.meetup.com/happiness
David's website: http://www.DavidSpeaks.com
David's "Happy23-7" blog: http://happy23-7.com
"All seasons are beautiful for the person who carries happiness within."
LOVES PARK, ILLINOIS HAPPINESS CLUB
Kelly says: "A couple years ago, I got the word "joy" tattooed on my wrist. I had the ink artist write it to face me, as my reminder to make my decisions based on what brings me joy. Little did I know then that my life's work would become helping others find joy. And little did I know that giving out fake tattoos would become such a fun part of my workshops."
Monthly meetings will be the first Thursday of every month at the North Suburban Library community room (6340 N. Second St., Loves Park, IL). Meetings are free.
Kelly Epperson, facilitator. Phone: 815-871-7864 E-mail: email@example.com
Website: www.kellyepperson.com Sign up for free weekly Joy letter!
Kelly is a Writer, Speaker and Listener and teaches joy workshops. Author of When Life Stinks, It's Time to Wash the Gym Clothes. Member or the AATH - Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor,
The AHA - American Happiness Association & The NSNC - National Society of Newspaper Columnists
EVANSTON, ILLINOIS NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY HAPPINESS CLUB
We've been around since 2008, and have recently just gained recognition from our student government as an official student group on campus. Whether its other students, faculty, or just ourselves, our goal is to make people happy! We do this through a lot of different events. Our quarterly event is Free Hugs and Hot Chocolate where we stand outside of the library on campus the Sunday before finals week and give out hugs and hot chocolate to everyone who passes by. All of our events and other information about our club can be found on our website. The Happiness Club has been a really fun thing to be involved with, and it is so cool to know that our name is getting out the public.Stay happy! Alex
Alex Wilson is the president. E-mail:HappinessClubNU@gmail.com
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN - HAPPINESS CLUB
I started this group out of my interest in Positive Psychology and the new "science of happiness." I am also interested in: meditation, mindfulness, flow, resilience, optimism and related applications to health, relationships, business, parenting, education and personal growth. An interesting aside is that several current and former faculty at The University of Michigan have been instrumental in the development of Positive Psychology. I am open to ideas for meetups but I was thinking about discussion groups, a book club, having presentations from professionals working in the field of Positive Psychology, meditation, life coaching, psychotherapy, education, business etc.
The University of Michigan actually has some strong roots in Positive Psychology, with Dr. Chris Peterson. A Primer on Positive Psychology, in the psych department and Dr. Jane Dutton, Positive Organizational Scholarship at the business school. Dr. Barbara Fredrickson, Positivity, developed her broaden and build theory of positive emotion while at the U of M. Drop me a line and let me know what you think!
Michael Niemi is the facilitator. His phone: 734-834-8896.
Website is: http://www.meetup.com/The-Science-of-Happiness-Club-of-Ann-Arbor/
TROY, MICHIGAN HAPPINESS CLUB
I have good news! I just created The new Troy Happiness Club (Troy, Michigan) on Meet-up on October 31, 2008. I'm really happy with how the Troy Happiness Club is doing. I've had one meeting of 5 people counting myself and we have another meeting scheduled this Saturday November 10, 2009 in the evening. Some of the same people are returning and some new people too. So far 19 people have signed up on the Meet Up page.
Helen Rieland, PMP is the group facilitator.
This is the link for The Troy Happiness Club - http://www.meetup.com/The-Troy-Happiness-Club/
OMAHA NEBRASKA HAPPINESS CLUB
First meeting was held on Tuesday August 5, 2008 at 7:00 PM.
"I was told by a former director in 1998 that I was "too happy, and peppy and that I was not taking my responsibilities seriously enough" but I always knew that my natural joy and energy were and are one of my greatest sources of strengths. Since that time, I have been hoarding any and all research, articles, books, and resources about happiness, joy, gratitude and positivity. When I took the StrengthsFinder 2.0 via the Gallup Organization's book and found that positivity was one of my main themes, I felt even more validated for being who I am naturally. It was then that I started exploring happiness clubs in my area instead of attending via the Virtual Club, with the International Happiness being my ultimate inspiration.
I love the newsletter and have shared it with the Happiness Club members. I am very excited!! Thank you for starting the Happiness Clubs - they are a true treasure! I truly appreciate your support and encouragement. Thank you again!!" Anissa Stein
Anissa Stein is the facilitator. We meet monthly, the second Tuesday of the month at Border's Books and Music, 132nd
and Maple. There are no dues, no registrations, and is open to all. To access more information, please go to http://socialnetwork.meetup.com/1241/ If you have additional questions, contact Anissa directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
MOBILE, ALABAMA HAPPINESS CLUB
Sustainability: "Choices and changes are minute breath experiences in life. Think about the impact of decisions you
make every day. Remember to breathe, smile and breathe again." - Sher Graham
Sher Graham is the facilitator. Sher is an International Health Coach, Speaker and Writer.
Sher's phone: 251.404.3924 e-mail: email@example.com Web: www.shergraham.com
JOYFUL LIVING CLUB, LAS VEGAS, NV
The Joyful Living Club is for anyone and everyone that is interested in living a joyful life. Join the club for inspiration and tools for living a rich and joyful life. Meet friends, learn, become inspired, and know that even during these trying economic times you too can be happy and joyful! Meet Rabbi Wyne, the facilitator of the Joyful Living Club 7:00 PM July 15, 2009 at Young Israel Aish Las Vegas.
Young Israel Aish is located at 9590 West Sahara Ave. Las Vegas, Nevada 89117
Rabbi Yitzchak Wyne's e-mail is: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: 702-360-8909
Joyful Living Club Websle
PHOENIX ARIZONA HAPPINESS CLUB
Our first meeting was on September 16, 2009 6:00 PM
Welcome Happy People! Come share the gift of happiness with us.
We will spend the time talking about the importance of focusing on happiness throughout the day.
Here are a few ideas for you to share with us...
-Why is it important to focus on happiness?
-How do you create happiness in your life?
-What things do you do to share happiness with others?
I have enjoyed the inspiration of the Happiness Club ever since I first stumbled upon it in 2008.
I am a big happiness fan and I am excited about the opportunity to share the joy with others.
I choose to be happy every day and encourage everyone around me to do the same. Laugh, love, live!
Come and share your story, or just come to be in a room of happy people...
Facilitator: Edward Aldama, Life Coach & Author of: The Success Habit Secret
Contact info: Edward@YourGreatestSelf.com
Location: Phoenix, Arizona, A new location is pending. Check our website for further updates, http://phxhappiness.yourgreatestself.com or you can join our discussions on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/pages/Phoenix-Happiness-Club/174502545920157?v=info.
DALLAS TEXAS HAPPINESS CLUB
The first "Dallas Texas Happiness Club," met on July 8th,2009. Judy says, "I am so excited about this."
We are creating a safe place to learn, expand, laugh, share and always leave with new ideas, new thoughts and new friends."The Four Agreements," A Toltec Wisdom Book by Don Miguel Ruiz, will be a basic guide and foundation of this new Happiness Club. The Four Agreements are 1.BE IMPECCABLE WITH YOUR WORD 2. DON'T TAKE ANYTHING PERSONALLY 3. DON'T MAKE ASSUMPTIONS 4. ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST.
Judy Marie is the facilitator. Her e-mail: email@example.com phone 972-886-5252 or 972-984-8946
Our meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM.at the Unity Church of Dallas, 6525 Forest Lane, Dallas TX 75230
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HAPPINESS CLUB
Michael Nguyen is the club facilitator. Michael's e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are The University of Texas at Austin branch of the Happiness Club. Inspired by the Happiness Club at Northwestern University. Our mission is to facilitate a community of happiness and kindness at UT. Our current objective is identifying a few of the many ways to make people happy. We hope to continue the Free Hugs event tradition with our own southern twist. Each semester we serve the UT community Free Hugs and Sweet Tea. As a club that has just began in the middle of spring 2013, we are still trying to establish a firm foundation for the future of Happiness Club in Austin, Texas.
MENTORS HAPPINESS CLUB
Open to all Happiness Club leaders, facilitators and teachers. We meet for special events and
discussions to further our club activities and socialize and share ideas.
Lionel Ketchian is the group facilitator.
Lionel's phone is 203 258-7777 & e-mail PrintLRK@aol.com
SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA HAPPINESS CLUB
In 2004, when Lionel asked me to start the California Chapter of the happiness club in San Francisco, I answered with an enthusiastic "YES!!!!" It was one of the greatest decisions I have ever made! Holding a safe and warm space for people to come to learn about happiness, share their experiences with others and learn from each other is one of the most rewarding activities one could ever participate in. I have seen people who never thought they would be happy ever in their lives achieve sustainable happiness and become inspirations for others. There is no other type of environment for people to talk about this intimate topic in an authentic and honest way. The attendees have really come to enjoy and look forward to each and every meeting. When people leave the happiness club gatherings they are a lot happier than when they came and it is so rewarding to know that it only takes 2 hours of time once a month to make such a great impact on people's lives!
Aymee Coget Ph.D. is the facilitator.
Aymee's e-mail address is email@example.com
Aymee's web site is:
Robert Nozik, M.D. is also the facilitator and is the author of Happy 4 Life: Here’s How to Do It.
Dr. Nozik’s e-mail: PollyannaN@aol.com phone: 925 939-8655
BROWARD CHRISTIAN HAPPINESS CLUB
After watching your programs and reading your materials for years, I finally decided to start a Happiness Club here in South Florida. I am on the Board of a new Spiritual Center called The Shepherd's Bridge with programs designed to help men and women who enjoy interfaith spiritual services, or who are in recovery, or are having to start life over again for any reason. Our club will use the Center here in Davie (Ft. Lauderdale area) which is Broward County. So to begin with, we have named it the Broward Christian Happiness Club.
We had our first meeting on Saturday, January 29th, 2011. The next meeting will be February 26th at 12:30.
Meetings are on the last Saturday of each month at 12:30 P.M.
Place: The Shepherd's Bridge, 5130 SW 64th Ave (Davie Rd), Davie, Florida 33314 (954) 448-2946
Suzanne Barnett is the facilitator. Her e-mail is: firstname.lastname@example.org
HAPPINESS NOW LAUGHTER CLUB, SALEM, NEW HAMPSHIRE
Our first Happiness Now Laughter Club held on Tuesday, April 10th, was amazing! 16 people were there
and left with the results of applying happiness in their lives. Here are just some of the feedback we received:
Excellent, so glad I attended. * I had a great time last night at the Happiness Club and cannot wait until the next one. I am very fortunate to have a very high happiness set point and last night just added to it. * This is sad ....
A 16 year old girl is dying of a very rare blood disorder and she came up to me, asked if she can talk to me,
and shared her story. She was so happy she came and it truly helped her in every way.
She is paying it forward and helping other children that is going through health challenges
and will now incorporate Happiness and will return back next month! *
"What a blessing to have a group like this." *Life changing
*Learned so much and will apply pause and living NOW. *I am so glad I came tonight,
you have made a big difference in my life. Can't wait for next month. I am bringing more people with me. *
Lyn-Dee & Mark are entertaining and their seminar is very educational and motivational, fun and uplifting.
Attend the Happiness Now Laughter Club with Mark & Lyn-Dee Eldridge and experience an incredible evening of fun and learning about life's most important skills. We have seen people who never thought they would be happy ever in their lives achieve sustainable happiness and become inspirations for others as well.
Here are just a few of many areas we will be sharing...* Why it's important to focus on happiness. * How do you create happiness in your life. * How happiness increases health & longevity. * Why Laughter Meditation truly is the best medicine. When people leave the happiness club gatherings they are a lot happier then when they came and it is so rewarding to know that it only takes 2 hours of time once a month makes such a great impact on people's lives! Please RSVP quickly, space is limited. We can't wait for you to join us on our"Crusade to Inspire Happiness, Health & Longevity."
Mark (48) and Lyn-Dee Eldridge (51) we've both experienced being to the top of the mountains and to the lowest valley's in our lives. Mark has owned several large companies with over 200 employee's being ranked in Inc. Magazine two years as one of the fastest growing companies in America. Mark has built sales teams nationwide and promoted seminars to over 1 million participants. Best selling author of: How to Position Yourself as The Obvious Expert. Lyn-Dee has always been entrepreneurial including having owned both a Beauty Salon and Pet Store at the same time while raising her teenage daughter as a single parent. Top income producing representative for direct sales company at the same time. Lyn-Dee has authored and co-authored several books including, Tears of Fears Behind Closed Doors. And is now producing and hosting her own TV Show: Straight From The Heart with Lyn-Dee.
Mark & Lyn-Dee Eldridge are the facilitators and The Smile Creators.
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND HAPPINESS CLUB
Dare to Be Happy! Join the Baltimore, Maryland Happiness Club. Free and open to the public.
Meeting every Tuesday, beginning March 13th, 2012 from 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Place: Reisterstown Road Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library
6310 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, MD 21215
This Happiness Club is based on the book: "Gateway to Happiness," by Rabbi Zelig Pliskin.
The meetings are for those wishing to cultivate the art and science of choosing happiness as the basis of their lives. The group will be run in a support group format, including readings from the book, discussion, and examples given by the leader and members. It is possible to choose happiness -- come learn how!
Learn to master the skill of being happy and take control of your life.
Betty Cherniak, club facilitator, Phone: 410-466-1065, e-mail: email@example.com
Use of this library meeting space does not constitute endorsement of this organization, this program or its content by the Enoch Pratt Free Library.
A note of interest: Baltimore, Maryland is where Rabbi Zelig Pliskin was born and raised.
CANADIAN AMBASSADOR OF HAPPINESS
Jane Bradley conducts workshops for the caregiver professions.
For information call: 905-684-6242, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
No meetings scheduled currently.
CLUBS DE BONUEUR, MONTREAL, CANADA
Geneviève Tremblay and Marie Josée Boudreau are the club facilitators.
We had our first meeting Tuesday, March 6th. It was just G-R-E-A-T! Joyful and truthful, those are the two words that come to my mind to describe that moment shared together. We were only 8 this time, as it was Spring break, many were away. But I think next time, from the emails I got up to now, we will have much more. But the numbers we had has nothing to do with the success of that meeting: we all left enthusiast about living a great and fulfilling life. Next time, we were thinking of adding 30 minutes before the Happiness Club meeting to hold a Laughter Club meeting for those interested to get there earlier and live that experience. I am a laughter yoga leader too, so I thought, why not? It is so wonderful to laugh without any reason in group.
Our meetings will include the following:
1 - Presentation on the factors constituting the IRB (Indice relative du bonheur), a very interesting work of a fellow Quebecois, Pierre Côté who conduct an "observatory" on happiness (he surveyed over 43 000 people to know what happiness was all about). For more info: http://www.indicedebonheur.com/
2 - A circle of "sharing-listening", where we can experience what is like to truly listen and be listen. The focus is on sharing our experiences related to cultivating happiness.
3 - A "happiness challenge", bringing people to take and share a challenge they want to undertake for the next month. As a coach, I love to accompany people to challenge themselves to be happier right away (why do we need to wait any way!).
I also updated our website to be prepared to promote our new clubs that will be opening soon. I don't know if you read French, but it is at: http://www.bonheurenvrac.ca/index.php/clubs-de-bonheur.
I got myself inspired with my own experience of running a Laughter Club and coaching support groups to set up the "frame". As we go along the way, I will update with the experience we will be gaining."
Geneviève Tremblay, M.Sc.A.
Région de Montréal :
514 543.8722 / 514 933.5482
Numéro sans frais : 1 855 543.8722
AMBASSADORS OF HAPPINESS FOR CANADA
Geneviève Tremblay and Marie Josée Boudreau are our Ambassadors of Happiness for Canada.
They have started one Happiness Club already and are working on starting more of them.
Please don't hesitate to contact them
and allow them to help you get your Happiness Club started.
They are wonderful to work with.
Région de Montréal :
514 543.8722 / 514 933.5482
Numéro sans frais : 1 855 543.8722
THE JOY CLUB OF JERUSALEM, ISRAEL
The first meeting was held on Thursday, July 3, 2008 at 8:00 PM.
Once a month at 8:00-9:30 PM at The Israel Center, 22 Keren Hayesod, Jerusalem, Israel 91141, Phone: 2-566-7787.
Rabbi Zelig Pliskin is the facilitator and author of Gateway to Happiness and 23 other books. Phone: 2-566-7787. Everyone welcome. No fee.
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL WOMEN'S HAPPINESS CLUB
The meetings are for women. As regards information for any woman wishing to join our branch, it is in the Neve Yaakov suburb of Jerusalem, Israel. Meetings are conducted in a volunteer's apartment. Any woman wishing to attend a meeting should contact Esther for details as to when and where the next meeting will be held.
Esther Leah Avner is the group facilitator.
Esther's phone is 02 583 7145 & e-mail email@example.com
JAFFA GATE, ISRAEL MARCIE'S HAPPINESS CLUB
July 26, 2010 was the first meeting.
Marcie is a young woman who has been a quadriplegic for the past four years, ever since a failed operation for a blood clot left her paralyzed in all but three of her fingers, and unable to speak. Marcie lives in a hospice. Almost everyone else there has terminal illnesses, Marcie does not. She needs total health care due to her condition. Although Marcie can't talk, she radiates a positive way of being. Her mind was unaffected and her ability to maintain an inner equilibrium
and a capacity for joy is a thing of wonder.
At Sahra's first meeting, she asked Marcie what thoughts enable her to go on, and she replied (she spells out words by pointing to letters on an alphabet board)
1) that she doesn't think about what she's missing
2) that it could be worse, and
3) that she is not alone.
Marcie suggested that every day at 4:00 PM (the hour they meet on Mondays)
we should all simultaneously be happy for one whole minute.
Sarah is the daughter of Norman Cousins (June 24, 1915 - November 30, 1990) who was an American political journalist, the author of many books, a professor, and a world peace advocate. Norman was well know for his book: Anatomy of an Illness As Perceived by the Patient.
Sarah Shapiro is the author of many books including her newest one, A Gift Passed Along, A woman looks at the world around her. There are many words to describe Sarah Shapiro's writing: literature of the highest order, refreshing, intriguing, insightful, moving, funny, touching. We could go on - but the only way to truly appreciate her is to read her.
Sarah Shapiro is the facilitator. Her e-mail is: firstname.lastname@example.org
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRAT HAPPINESS CLUB
The first meeting was held on Saturday, July 26, from 3:00 - 5:00 PM.
Dina says: "Am just a happy soul with a purpose to help make others realize what a blessing it is to be alive and that life is truly beautiful. Monthly meetings at The ZEN Restaurant - what better place to have a Happiness Club. The restaurant (www.zendubai.com) is in a stunningly beautiful location in the park on a lake!!!
Dina Sabnani is the club facilitator. Dina's email: email@example.com
Find out more on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=18752339074&ref=ts
Dina made the front page of the newspaper. Check it out: Click here: City Times - In pursuit of happiness
AMMAN, JORDAN VIRTUAL HAPPINESS CLUB ON FACEBOOK
Feel free to join and please invite your Happy Friends to join the virtual Happiness Club on facebook. Here is the link for Facebook to click on: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=124951814182690
I'm going to create a real Happiness Club sometime soon. I understand that it'll be the first in Jordan, and we'll have monthly meetings. Please let me know if you are interested in joining! Thank you for creating the Happiness Club! I think it is a brilliant idea! I discovered it by chance a few weeks ago, as I was preparing for a workshop on Happiness. Was it a coincidence? For the past year or so, I was thinking of creating a group that is uplifting, but couldn't determine what it is all about exactly. I think the Happiness Club is ideal for what I had in mind. I downloaded the e-booklet on how to start a Happiness Club here in my city in Amman, Jordan. Thank you for your willingness to take positive actions, and may you always be Happy, Zafira
Zafira Labadi is the group facilitator
HAKUNA MATATA HAPPINESS CLUB, PARIS, FRANCE
Regarding HAPPINESS, I used to feel that I should keep praying to God to ask him to make people HAPPY, until I understood that in order for people to be HAPPY, I should be HAPPY and help others be HAPPY.
At each meeting we are going to assign a book. Every participant will be asked to read one chapter of the
book and explain it to the other participants. Articles will be discussed during the session.
Laughing sessions are primordial.
Meeting Frequency: Every first Sunday of the month
George Araman is the facilitator and Happiness Practitioner
FRONTIGNAN FRANCE, HAPPINESS & LAUGHTER CLUB
We start our third year of Happiness Club on the beach, with a pleasure bigger and bigger!
The first hour, we practice laughter therapy: games, playful sophrology, dances, singing, laughter yoga and, of course, big burstof laughter. Then, after a relaxation, the Happiness Club starts with a different theme each month. The facilitator introduces a new author or book, the group discusses about it and then it is time to make individual exercises on an exercise book. People who want to share their experience can and after that, everybody goes home with homework until the next month.
Corinne Cosseron is the facilitator. She is also the founder of The International School of Laughter.
Date & Time: Each first Sunday of the month, 10:30 12:30 A.M.
Place: Frontignan Plage (34110) PORT EST, av des Cormorans. RV on the Beach.
Phone : + 33 (0) 625 706 936
Website: www.ecolederire.org and www.clubderire.fr
LYON, FRANCE HAPPINESS CLUB
I'm a coach, a psychology and an NPL practitioner and teach it as well. I have been at Frontignan, France to laugh with Corinne (Frontignan Happiness Club) and I often lead a laughing group, around Lyon. Lyon is in the center of France, near the Alpes, and near Geneva, and 3 hours to the Mediterranean Sea.
I enjoy coaching and helping people to be happy by transforming their emotions, by just smiling every morning, by being "ecologic" to themselves, by knowing what they really want in life. They are the Most important person....I believe and I'm sure That God is Here in Us...He's very powerful....And we can be that part of God, if we show Him the way to express His power by installing Joy and Happiness in Us.
Life is about finding and recovering that natural Happiness we had and feel how simply LOVE and JOY can lead us to success and lightness. I have opened a "Happiness Club" school in Lyon.
The first one will be the 3rd of march at
6 30 - 9 00 PM. The subject is: How to find our aims and how to feel the emotion it would bring. People will learn how emotions can lead us to our aim without any effort. Then we'll have 30 minutes of laughter. This happiness School will be on the first Tuesday of each month. It will cost 25.
Happiness, Success, Joy, depends only on US. Helen Hélène Laporte, HL2C
website: www.coaching-lyon.com email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: 06 33 85 59 65
THE HAPPY LIFE ZENCLUB
The first meeting was on the 5th of February 2013. Meetings are on the 1st Tuesday of each month.
Lurdes Rocha is the facilitator in partnership with Joana Coutinho - Psychologist
Email: email@example.com Website: www.lifeklic.com
HAPPY LIFE SWITERLAND
The first meeting was on Thursday, 21 November, 2013. Meeting monthly.
Ursula Schneider Rahm is the club facilitator. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: at Murtenstrasse 11 in CH 3270 Aarberg
I am fully convinced of what happiness and flourishing means to us. There is not one day I do not see at least 2 or 3 people who lose track of their lives and certainly also sense as they give in to extrinsic factors and do not take any time to look at their inner life. "I always look on the bright side of life." - Wisdom from Ursula Schneider Rahm
SOUTH AFRICA HAPPINESS CLUB
Durban - South Africa.
The second meeting will be on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 from 7.30 PM to 9.00 PM
Bernard & Joanne will be presenting: "The 18 simple rules of happiness." Designed to shift your perspective, helping you to rediscover the happiness, joy & laughter you may have forgotten. They're simple, they're elegant, they're easy. Come along this journey with us and let us together share & experience a deeper and fulfilling life. "Life is a great big canvas...throw all the paint on it you can. May your day be fashioned with, joy and sprinkled with dreams and touched by the miracle of love. "
Bernard & Joanne Hathrill are the facilitators.
For reservations and information Call: 0838822200 or e-mail: email@example.com
ARMENIA HAPPINESS CLUB
Meeting in Yerevan, Armenia
First meeting was held on December 12, 2013.
Artak Aloyan is the club facilitator. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The club will hold monthly meetings
This is the first Happiness Club in the county of Armenia.
Artak Aloyan was born and raised in a little industrial town in the north of Armenia, in a family of doctors. He moved to the capital city of Yerevan at the age of 16. Artak is a Certified Management Consultant and Leadership, Personal Growth Trainer. He was awarded his Master of Arts (MA) in 2001 from the American University of Armenia. Artak has more than 10 years' experience in training, consulting, coaching for a wide variety of clients ranging from top International Organizations to local non-profits and commercial banks.
BANGALORE, INDIA - HAPPINESS CLUB
Meeting are held Monthly in Bangalore, India.
Bashob Nandi is the club facilitator and his e-mail is: Bashob.Nandi@gmail.com
He is an Engineer in the profession of Information Technology working out of Bangalore, India. Bashob believes in giving as a symbiotic activity where both the giver and recipient get their own share of joy. His activity in social space is that of mutual happiness and had always been at a personal level. Now he desires to bring it to a community in an organized fashion. 'Right to Happiness,' to him, is a fundamental personal and social right. But there are people who have lost their smiles in the course of their living. Bashob firmly believes that the earth has people in abundance who need to help others. He wants to facilitate in bridging between these two groups. Bashob wants himself to be remembered as someone who could reciprocate the goodness in others. His social buzzword is "Share your Smile" - you need to smile and spread the smile to others too.
BANGALORE, INDIA - HAPPINESS CLUB
Madhu Giruka is a Psychotherapist, Philosopher, Philanthropist, Author, Motivator, professional hypnotist and NLP expert.
He is also the founder of the thehappinessclub.org.
Mr. Madhu Giruka observed that most of the people are suffering with issues in their life. Some of the issues can be relationship, fear, Grief and loss, low self-esteem, job security, expectations, wealth and more. Resulting in unhappiness, failures, addictions, anxiety, depression, stress and health related issues. Mr. Giruka did research for over a period of time into human behavior to understand the factors to be happy in the life and successful, using very powerful tools which includes Positive Psychology, Hypnotism, NLP, Binaural Beats and Quantum Physics. Mr. Giruka is helping people to identify their core limiting beliefs, which will be unique among individuals and refactor them into empowering beliefs which brings in happiness and success.
He is also helping corporates to setup their own Happiness Club
and improve productivity of their staff resulting in success of individuals and organizations.
Location: Bangalore, India.
KERALA, INDIA HAPPINESS CLUB
This is the second Happiness Club in India started on April 1, 2010
I am exited about starting the club here in Kerala state India. I have spoken to some of my friends about the matter and they will be looking at the Happiness Club website as well. I will arrange to have a meeting at my office as soon as possible. We have four of us in the office and I will be sharing the information about the club with others and will be inviting them to come.
I am a motivational speaker and have spoken to 28 schools recently and have spoken to more than 3,000 students. Now my desire is to become a motivational speaker like Zig Zigler because I was so inspired by reading about his life in the book, Over The Top! I live with my family and have two kids. We are so happy and my wife is a pastors daughter. I was a missionary in the northern part of India with Operation Mobilization, an International Christian Mission based in England. My desire is to help maximize people's lives so they can live a positive life regardless of their circumstances. God Bless you! Godly John, India
Godly John is the club facilitator. His phone is: 09656487635 and his e-mail: Bashob.Nandi@gmail.com
MUMBAI HAPPINESS CLUB
Mumbai, Maharastra, India
The first meeting was held on December 6th 2012. Meeting Monthly.
Chitaranjan Mahapatra is the club facilitator.
LAHORE, PAKISTAN HAPPY LIFE CIRCLE -
Happy Life Circle (HLC) is Global Community, an Internet based club of Happiness. HLC is network of happiness beyond the limitations of boundaries and religions.
"Happy Life Circle is my little way to share and make this world a little better to live, love and enjoy. Becoming a part of HLC would not only make a certain elevation to your personal happiness level, but also you would be sharing your part in Global Happiness.
Shuja Ch is the founder and facilitator of Happy Life Circle. He is Telcom Engineer by profession. Shuja has developed a deep understanding about Law of Attraction, metaphysical and spiritual laws. He is a certified NLP and Reiki practitioner. Shuja has been offering and delivering lectures and seminars on the related subjects. Shuja Ch is devoted to the growth of HLC and the spread of Happiness across the globe. Presently he is living in Lahore, Pakistan.
Please join on: Facebook: www.facebook.com/Happy.Life.Circle
THE HAPPINESS CLUB, GLASGOW CITY, SCOTLAND
Comedian Ken Dodd was right when he sang that happiness is 'the greatest gift' we possess. And the Happiness Club, which I first launched in Glasgow in April 2011, is proving to be the perfect way of spreading that message. Life is very rarely ever a straight line; it goes up and down all the time. Happiness gives you resilience to cope with anything that life throws at you, to bounce back on your feet and make life better. Happiness creates success too - everyone benefits when we feel good, positive emotions spread out so we can create better things for ourselves and others too. If people understand this and know how to go about it, just think how much better our society could be. The people who attend the Happiness Clubs are ordinary people with normal reactions to everyday problems. What makes them extraordinary is that they want to create solutions for themselves and are willing to learn new things and put them into action. They are focusing on being happier, not just less miserable. We focus on the positive outcome of Happiness, to explore how to change mind sets and reduce depression and stress. Our Happiness Club now has over 100 members, many of whom have described the club as being 'positive, inspiring and fantastic'. Building on that success, I am now trying to connect more with local communities, as I believe that the Happiness Club ideas could expand out and have a greater impact. I want to connect with other local groups, businesses and individuals working in the fields of happiness and wellbeing so that we can all benefit from the collective drive. So Happiness and Wellbeing in Bishopbriggs was developed and we held our first event in November 2011. The Happiness Club for Bishopbriggs launched on 7th February 2012 and there are other clubs are in the pipeline.
I have seen people be floored by depression, which left them feeling so low and bleak, unable to express or feel any emotion. I wanted to find a way to help people to step out of this negative mindset, to feel more positive and break free from the negative spiral. The Happiness Clubs show people how to do that - how to be more positive and happy to improve the quality of their mental wellbeing, their lives and the lives of those around them. People are taught how to feel happy and to share that with others, spreading positive energy to increase those upbeat times.
My thirst for personal development has led me to explore topics on everything from spirituality, the soul, reincarnation, neuroscience, the power of the brain, quantum universes, emotional intelligence and loads more. I read a lot of positive psychology books, self help books and learned a variety of alternative therapies. The real breakthrough came when I learned NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming)- it blew my mind with such fast results and a whole set of tools to change the mind set.
I also taught my two children, Calum and Kirsten, the techniques that I had learned and their minds grew, they understood that they could change how they felt. Tragically, in October 2007, just a few weeks short of his 13th birthday, Calum lost his life to meningitis. The impact of Calum's death shook me to my very core. The grief, depression, panic and anxiety were overwhelming. I questioned so many of my values trying to make sense of what had happened. But I vowed that I would be happy again, that our family would survive this tragedy. I wanted Calum to be proud of us and to recognize us as the family he knew if he could see us.
Scotland's Happiness Revolution: Not content with starting up local clubs, I have also kick-started an initiative to get others talking about Happiness too. This initiative is for practitioners, trainers or anyone interested in sharing, developing and encouraging more Happiness-focused events throughout Scotland. It's about getting the message out there that you can make a difference. Seeing someone blossom and open up their mind to the possibilities around them is awe inspiring. Seeing someone smile and feel happy is worth its weight in gold.
Kim Macleod, The Happiness Club
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA HAPPINESS CLUB
The first meeting was held on Thursday, September 4, 2008 and was a great success. The room was filled with laughter and great discussions on ways to be in happiness. We started with looking at 'Choosing to be happy' - making the choice every day to be happy - I spoke about the why, how are where of happiness clubs. I talked about gratitude and took us though a fun game to show how we often say something but do something different.
Our speaker, Lisa Heath talked about broadening our perceptive on happiness and enjoying the ride wherever that takes us. We learn some simple physical techniques for stress busting. Lisa ended on these simple ideas. # Challenge any negative thoughts - (are they infact true) # Be grateful # seek out meaning # work to my strengths # connect with people and # move your body.
Sarah Dewey is the facilitator.
Sarah's e-mail: email@example.com for more information.
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA ADVISOR
Professor Timothy Sharp, Ph.D., Executive Coach & Consultant, Facilitator & Speaker and Happiness Club Advisor. Adjunct Professor UTS, School of Management, Faculty of Business. Adjunct Professor RMIT, School of Health Sciences
Dr. Sharp's e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Blog: http://www.thehappinessinstitute.com/weblog/
Websites: www.drhappy.com.au & www.thehappinessinstitute.com
TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA HAPPINESS CLUB
Tasmania is a small island to the south of Australia just across the water from Melbourne.
The first Happiness Club meeting here in Tasmania, Australia will be on the 18th March, 2009. It will be held at the Kings Meadows Community Health Center, McHugh Street, Kings Meadows on the 18th March. I have yet to set the agenda for this meeting.
I am married with 2 grown sons. I used to be a clown and did laughter therapy workshops for some years here in my local area. They were great fun but I eventually let them go but I have always had a passion to find happiness for myself and for others. I learned happiness a little later in my life and I really want to share what I have learned with others so they can live their live in a much more meaningful way. I am trained as a spiritual coach specializing in the law of attraction, and am just setting up my practice in this area but I feel drawn to make my practice more around happiness than anything else. In the past I thank you so much for your friendship. Warm regards, Susan Hinds
I have downloaded the book on your website and I am very grateful indeed for that. I felt straight away that this is something that I would really enjoy doing and I know that Tasmania needs it so much. I would also like to be involved in the online happiness club and I am so happy that I have access to so much material.
I will listen with interest the recording you have on your site when you interview Dr. Tim Sharp and I intend to attend a workshop that he is having in Melbourne. I will be very excited to have contact with him and having access to his wisdom.
I have subscribed to your newsletter and I thank you so much for your wonderful site and I am so excited to learn more and help others. I look forward to meeting with you someday as I really love to travel and I would love to attend either a happiness club or something else that you are involved in.
Warm regards, Susan Hinds
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NEW ZEALAND HAPPINESS CLUB
Pat Armitstead, RGN, Dip Ed, Dip FTM, is the facilitator. You will learn about Positive Psychology and Leading an engaged and meaningful life. In operation for several years, the sessions so far have explored how to find happiness no matter what, with participants sharing their experiences of happy and sad times and strategies they used to stay happy and positive and focused.Details: Bays Community Centre, 2 Glen Rd, Browns Bay. 7 to 9 PM. 10th October. Reserve now on 021 687635 or 09 4283836 Contact: 649 4283836 or 021 687635 e-mail: email@example.com
web: www.joyology.co.nz Skype: joyologist1
HAPPINESS CLUB THAMES, NEW ZEALAND
On August 26th, the Thames New Zealand Happiness Club met for the first time from 12:00 to 1:00 PM and it went so well! There were 13 very enthusiastic people who saw the ad in the local paper and the flyers I placed on various notice boards. I must admit to being a little unsure of what to expect however, as always, things went smoothly. Everyone shared their reasons for being there. I told them about how Lionel started this club and that Pat Armitstead created our first Happiness Club in New Zealand.
Our Happiness Homework for the next meeting is:
1. Recalling this beautiful affirmation: LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED.
2. Nightly writing of 5 wonderful statements of Gratitude in your GRATITUDE DIARY to bring along at our next meeting.
3. Deciding if you wish to Sign your Happiness Decision, framing it, putting it on your fridge or somewhere to remind you of your great choice.
4. Pledge you made to find - within the next 24 hours - a Happiness Icon you will keep daily to hold with joy to keep you Happy.
5. Share your SMILES with Everyone you meet.
6. Bring along a lovely Happiness statement, affirmation, story or beautiful idea or thought for our Next Meeting.
The Next Meeting of the Thames Happiness Club is on 22nd of September from 12:00 to 1:00 PM.
Have a Very Happy Month and please feel free to email me with any suggestions or questions at any time!
Loving Hugs and Warm smilz from Jaci Jaci Petherick :-).
Jaci Petherick is the facilitator e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jaci's Blog: www.jacismilz.wordpress.com
WILMINGTON NORTH CAROLINA HAPPINESS CLUB
Richard D. Banton, LCSW, Happiness Institute, Positive Alternative Counseling 4608 Cedar Ave., Suite 114,
Wilmington, NC 28403 Bus: 910-262-8855 Richard's e-mail: email@example.com
No meetings scheduled currently