Ikigai: the Japanese secret to a long and happy life

Course Dates: 09/06/24
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Kean Street Wellbeing Centre
The people of Japan believe that everyone has an Ikigai or a reason for being. Finding it can lead to a happier, more fulfilled life. Learn how to live in the moment and pursue your purpose and passion.
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Ikigai: the Japanese secret to a long and happy life
  • Course Code: FJP24
  • Dates: 09/06/24 - 09/06/24
  • Time: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Taught: Sun, Daytime
  • Duration: 1 session
  • Location: Kean Street Wellbeing Centre
  • Tutor: Hilary Lyons

Course Code: FJP24

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Sun, day, 09 Jun - 09 Jun '24

Duration: 1 session

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or call 020 8142 4577

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What is the course about?

We all have an ikigai. Even if we don’t know it yet!
Ikigai translates as ‘a reason to live’ or ‘a reason to jump out of bed in the morning’. It’s the place where your needs, desires, ambitions and satisfaction meet, leading to a point of balance and fulfilment.
Ikigai is a traditional Japanese concept that embodies happiness in living. The course is about finding your Ikigai - identifying your purpose and using this knowledge to achieve greater happiness, satisfaction and meaning in your life.

What will we cover?

Vocation, purpose and passion.
Personal strengths, skills and talents.
The 10 rules of Ikigai.
Appreciation, gratitude and kindness.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

List the 10 rules of Ikigai.
Discover your purpose and passion.
Create a personal gratitude journal.
Recognise the factors that affect longevity and well being.
Cultivate appreciation and kindness in your life.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is suitable for everyone.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Talks, discussions, guided visualisation, experiential exercises, presentation.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?


When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Other courses in the wellbeing area.

We’re sorry. We don’t have a bio ready for the tutor of this class at the moment, but we’re working on it! Watch this space.