Are you as joyful and happy as you want to be?
Do you find yourself searching for more opportunities flowing to you, and with more abundance? Do you seek deeper relationships and more awesome people to hang out with? Are you wanting more fun and laughter in your daily life? Are you looking for huge amounts of satisfaction in your work or business, and a sense of greater purpose? Are you in need of more appreciation of the wonderful things you already have in your life, which means less stress and worry?
Happiness tends to be temporary and dependent on factors outside of ourselves. Joy comes from within – regardless of outside circumstances, we are satisfied with who we are and what we have. With joy we have peace. This all begins with self-awareness and self-discovery – this is the goal of the Joyful Living Workshop.
This nine-week, interactive workshop is based on the Eight Pillars of Joy, created by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. These two Nobel prize winners—one, the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, the other, the leading spokesperson for the rights of black South Africans who drew national attention to the horrors of apartheid—spent a week together, simply conversing, trading stories, and attending to the issue of finding joy in the context of our contemporary world. Finding truth in many different fields, from psychology to theology to their own personal experiences, these two men agreed on a set of positive qualities that can help people experience joy not as a fleeting emotion, but as an enduring part of their lives – hence the creation of the Eight Pillars of Joy. The intention of the Joyful Living Workshop is to teach my clients how to transition from the mindset of seeking happiness to seeking joy by learning how to achieve intrinsic happiness through taking steps that will ultimately lead you to a more balanced, wellness-focused, and joyful life.
Each week we will look at a specific “pillar” topic to discuss in depth along with “lifework assignments” to keep you focused and “joy aware” between sessions. The 9-week, one-hour length workshops are as follows:
Week 1: WHAT IS JOY?
(complimentary 60 minute introduction to the workshops)
Week 2: Pillar 1 – PERSPECTIVE Week 3: Pillar 2 – HUMILITY
Week 4: Pillar 3 – HUMOR Week 5: Pillar 4 – ACCEPTANCE
Week 6: Pillar 5 – FORGIVENESS Week 7: Pillar 6 – GRATITUDE
Week 8: Pillar 7 – COMPASSION Week 9: Pillar 8 – GENEROSITY
JOY is your secret weapon for creating a fulfilling and happy life. You may think that joy comes AFTER you get what you want, but truth is, it comes first.
You can start experiencing more joy right now, with a shift in focus and a commitment to doing things differently – and a great start is with the Joyful Living Workshop!
One-on-one Workshops –
These personalized and intimate sessions are designed to make YOU the focus. My undivided attention is given to you for 60 minutes each week discussing in detail each Pillar of Joy and how it can be harnessed and utilized fully in your everyday life. One-on-one workshops may be done in person, over the phone or via online, such as Skype or a similar form of video conferencing.
Group Workshops (maximum of 6 people per session) –
The same content is covered as in the one-on-one format but in an interactive and fun group setting. Participation is greatly appreciated and welcome! Sessions are typically an hour long with discussions focused on a specific Pillar of Joy to then be studied and analyzed as a collective. Group workshops may be done in person or via online, such as Skype or a similar form of video conferencing.
The One-on-one Workshop cost is $560 for the 9-week workshop ($70 per session) and payment may be made up front in full or paid in two separate payments on Week 1 and Week 4. If there is a specific Pillar Workshop that you’d like to attend rather than the full 9-week program, individual sessions can be purchased for $80 each.
The Group Workshop cost is $480 for the 9-week workshop ($60 per session.) Payment may be made up front in full or paid in two separate payments on Week 1 and Week 4. If there is a specific Pillar Workshop that you’d like to attend rather than the full 9-week program, individual sessions can be purchased for $70 each.
The initial Week 1 session, ‘What Is Joy?’, is a complimentary, one-hour introduction to the workshops and is a great way to learn about the Eight Pillars of Joy in a concise but relaxed format as well as a great way for us to get to know each other! This is available for both individual and group sessions.
For further questions, comments or to begin your workshop, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-833-8908. I look forward to assisting you on your own personal journey to re-discovering joy!