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Yearning For Happiness and Contentment

Yearning For Happiness and Contentment.  Flow & Sustainable Excellence.

An Inner & Outer Quest for Balance

We yearn for happiness and contentment. This is a workshop to discover personal and creative waysto meet the spirit of our times from a Process Work perspective.
Presented by Australia and New Zealand Process Oriented Psychology. Byron Bay 2010

with Sherry Marshall and Alan Richardson

Happiness and contentment are a direction, not a state. Yearning to shape ourselves in order to become who we really are, is a powerful motivator. This workshop explores in a practical and enjoyable way, the art of creating happiness, contentment and skilful action, the longing for something more… and the inner freedom and deep contentment which brings a sublime smile.

How we think about ourselves and our future influences our feeling of happiness and contentment. Research from University of Virginia has shown that we are bad at predicting how we will feel in the future. When we even reach our goals of achieving what we think will make us happy, often those feelings are fleeting and we return to our “normal state”. We think that a fresh career or a new relationship will permanently change us, but it usually gives us only a short term boost. It helps if we learn to predict more accurately what will give us lasting pleasure rather than short term pleasure.

See the article, Yearning for happiness.


About the Author
Sherry (BSc. Sociology; MAA. Social Work, AMHSW; Masters Science Soc. Ecology; Diplomate, Process Psychology) is a faculty Director of ANZPOP.

She has offered expert psychological counselling in Australia and overseas since 1989. Sherry is currently based in both the Sydney CBD and on the Northern Beaches near Manly. She also offers national and international phone and Skype appointments.

If you would like more information or wish to reference something you have read on this website please contact Sherry.

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