How Jews are meeting the well-being revolution
Well-being in mind and body extends way beyond traditional ideas of health. Well-being is now recognised as a vital consideration in all areas of our lives: schools and employers encourage it, governments are measuring it while yoga studios and mindfulness centres sell it – but how is it shaping Judaism?
This course explores the fascinating and worrying aspects of the well-being revolution: is it really that new? How important is happiness? Why does exercise and eating matter so much? Is well-being independent of our beliefs? Should we integrate it into our religious practice? How can we live well?
Ancient beginnings: the “good life” – then and now, East & West…
Emotional health: ideas of mind, soul, emotions, happiness and empathy
Meditation & mindfulness: directing attention – techniques old and new
Exercise and the body: a religious value? Changing perceptions of the body
Food & nutrition: culture, history and eating as a sacred ritual
Pre-book for this 5 week course by clicking on ADD TO BASKET. Pay at the door per session £12 (concession £10).