The Science of Happiness

    A course that’s designed to leave you smiling, '7 Hours of CPD'
    By Dorothea Read and Jade Painter

    This CPD course explores of the science of happiness and explains the science of what we do in a solution focused hypnotherapy session. This is a tailored course for a maximum of 24 people in a comfortable and friendly environment running from 9:30am - 4:30pm on Sunday 8th May 2016.

    The Course costs £75.00 and includes the following:

    • All accompanying training notes.
    • Certificate of Attendance - this event counts as 7 Hours of CPD.
    • A delicious locally sourced buffet lunch.
    • Refreshments mid-morning and afternoon.
    • Free parking.


Dorothea Read and Jade Painter are both full time Clinical Hypnotherapists, Supervisors and Graduates of The Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training School in Bristol. These two very popular visiting lecturers regularly deliver talks and workshops throughout the country.

For more than 60 years we have worked with the disease model in mental health, and then looking at drugs to ‘correct’ the illness. Now we have scientists including Professor Martin Seligman, Daniel Gilbert, Nancy Etcoff looking at Positive Psychology.

This course explores the science of what makes life worth living and how to strengthen our emotional resilience. What is ‘happiness’? The difference between synthesised happiness and natural happiness.

A tailored course for a maximum of 24 people

During the day we will be looking at:

  • What is happiness? Pre frontal cortex studies. Are happy people problem free? What is emotion? The Lang-Bernard theory.
  • Neuroplasticity in fear, happiness and habits. What happens here and can we develop on it?
  • Scaling and the science behind it. Why the investment in the process of goal achievement rather than just the goal of creating happiness. What small step?
  • Sparkling moments’ or 5 things that are going well and the 5:1 ratio and focusing illusions. Psychologists Donald Clifton and Tom Rath’s science behind our ‘stress bucket’ concept.
  • Studies including, Dan Gilbert and why we make bad decisions, negative bias. Massachusetts General Hospital study (Benson and Liebermann) on relaxation and enhanced wellness.
  • Why is ‘happiness’ important? By 2020 the World Health Organisation predicts that depression will be the second biggest mental health issue.
The Old Rectory Clinic

About The Old Rectory Clinic

The Old Rectory Clinic is a beautiful and peaceful clinic based in a stunning Grade II listed building nestled in the conservation village of Iron Acton, South Gloucestershire. There is extensive FREE onsite parking, and large beautiful grounds which can also be accessed during break times.

The Clinic is conveniently located for Bristol, Cardiff, Gloucester, Bath and the surrounding area. There are excellent transport links for the M32, M4 and M5 motorways and a 10 minute taxi from Bristol Parkway Station. The Old Rectory Clinic, High Street, Iron Acton, South Gloucestershire BS379UQ.

This is a wonderful opportunity to benefit from a useful and informative course run by two of the most entertaining and experienced trainers in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. To purchase your tickets please click on the link below which will take you to PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to purchase tickets as there is the option to pay by credit/debit card as well. For further information please contact Caroline Huish on 07920 098311 or email [email protected].