HAPPINESS WEEK: The Five Hurdles To Happiness & How To Overcome Them

Tuesday, March 127:00—8:00 PMMeeting RoomTewksbury Public Library300 Chandler Street, Tewksbury, MA, 01876

Five obstacles stand in between you and true happiness. Come learn what they are and how you can overcome them with acclaimed author and psychologist Mitch Abblett, PhD. Buddhist traditions teach that there are five negative qualities, or hindrances, that inhibit people from living an awakened life. Abblett gives this teaching a modern, secular interpretation and will help you identify the hurdles that are blocking your contentment -- desire, hostility, sluggishness, worry, and doubt -- and how you can take your first steps to overcoming them. Combining traditional wisdom with contemporary psychology and using examples from his psychotherapy practice, Abblett uses the hurdles as a frame for engaging you in a process of contemplating your own life and learning to lean into your experience rather than merely repeating bad habits. By doing this, you can break free from the hurdles and live more mindfully, effectively, and compassionately.

Led by Mitch Abblett, PhD, author of "The Five Hurdles to Happiness and the Mindful Path to Overcoming Them." He is a licensed clinical psychologist and consultant with a private practice. Abblett speaks and trains nationally and internationally on the applications of mindfulness for enhancing professional and personal communication patterns. He has been the executive director of the Institution for Meditation and Psychotherapy and was for 11 years clinical director of Manville School at Judge Baker's Children's Center at Harvard University.

A Q&A and book selling/signing will follow for those interested. Sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library. 

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