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What is The Happiness Project?

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What is The Happiness Project?

At last, a splash of joy amid a pretty damn depressing news cycle.

Spreading joy is so worthwhile, especially when the news is filled with doom and gloom. The Happiness Project was formed many, many miles away and many, many moons ago in Bristol: an English city famous for being the home of not-so-cheerful teen drama Skins.

Established in 2010, the project seeks to promote human resilience using positive psychology. It does this through a series of creative workshops that focus on various aspects of happiness. Participant Olivia Hough, Managing Director of Impact Hub Phnom Penh, was later inspired to bring the concept to the ‘Penh.


Held at N o w h e r e Art Studio on Wednesday 17th July, the doors are open to all creatives ‘with a heart to inspire and a passion to share’. Olivia has steered this workshop towards the concept of gratitude – and how this improves general well-being.

Over the two hour session, you’ll be able to create your own, simple Japanese four-stab book, a charming place to collect your daily gratitude.

With a maximum of 10 people per session, booking in advance is recommended.

EDIT: This session is now fully booked, but it’s a regular fixture in the city. Keep you eyes peeled for the next one or drop Olivia a note on to register your interest for the next one. 

6pm til 8pm, Wednesday 17th July @ N o w h e r e Art Studio, 172z2, just off Norodom. $5 recommended donation – Now fully booked

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