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Sunak’s Natural Happiness Manifesto

Sunak’s Natural Happiness Manifesto

Prompted by months of low ratings, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has announced a radical change of routes with a new manifesto based on the organic growth principles of Alan Heeks’ new book, Natural Happiness. Posing with his lectern beside a tree in St James’ Park,...

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Down the Garden Path with Joanne Shaw | Listen Now

Down the Garden Path with Joanne Shaw | Listen Now

Alan Heeks joins Joanne Shaw on her podcast, Down the Garden Path. Episode title: Natural Happiness: Use Organic Gardening Skills to Cultivate Yourself with Alan Heeks Podcast now available to listen to or download direct from the Down the Garden Path website. Down...

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Natural Happiness: Online Event | March 7

Natural Happiness: Online Event | March 7

Use Organic Gardening Skills to Cultivate Yourself This is a unique chance to hear Alan share the stories behind his new book, Natural Happiness: use organic gardening skills to cultivate yourself. He will describe how these methods have helped him and many others....

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Natural Happiness: Online Event | March 20

Natural Happiness: Online Event | March 20

Deepening the Roots of Resilience This event is hosted by the Association of Sustainability Practitioners (ASP) Alan Heeks shares some powerful insights from his new book, Natural Happiness, and from his research on raising community resilience. Compost your troubles!...

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Men’s Elderhood Retreat | May 10-12

Men’s Elderhood Retreat | May 10-12

A men's peer group This weekend offers a shared space to explore as a peer group how we harvest the fruits, enjoy the blessings and adjust to the downsides of getting older: a chance to look afresh and consider the future we'd like to help create. How can we serve as...

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Happiness in Gardening: Hay Festival | May 31

Happiness in Gardening: Hay Festival | May 31

Growing plants, whether inside or outside, can foster feelings of happiness and bring people together. Community gardener and designer Tayshan Hayden-Smith and writer Alan Heeks discuss the importance of greenery of all kinds. Hayden-Smith’s Small Space...

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The Roots of Wellbeing: Online Workshop | June 4

The Roots of Wellbeing: Online Workshop | June 4

This is an opportunity to learn about the self-help approach developed by Alan Heeks and set out in his new book, Natural Happiness: use organic gardening skills to cultivate yourself. Alan will introduce the concept, offer a guided visualisation exercise, and also...

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RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2024 | July 3

RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2024 | July 3

Alan Heeks will discuss the approach set out in his new book, Natural Happiness: Use Organic Gardening Skills to Cultivate Yourself. Facilitator: Alan Heeks Alan Heeks is a wellbeing expert and keen gardener with many years’ experience helping people to cultivate...

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‘Deepening Your Roots’ Walk | September 8

‘Deepening Your Roots’ Walk | September 8

Guided Walk around Talgarth, Brecon with special guest author Alan Heeks talking about 'Natural Happiness' An inner and outer exploration on foot from Talgarth, including magical woods and waterfalls, and Black Mountain College’s pioneering organic farm. Alan Heeks...

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Faith, Hope, Resilience | Saturday November 9

Faith, Hope, Resilience | Saturday November 9

A reflective day With Alan Heeks and Simon Lockett How can we find our steady centre in these uncertain times? Where do we place our faith and our hope? This day of exploration and support will include times of prayer, meditation and sharing, with periods outside for...

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Men’s Elderhood Retreat | November 15-17

Men’s Elderhood Retreat | November 15-17

A men's peer group   Llanthony Valley, Black Mountains, Wales This weekend offers a shared space to explore as a peer group how we harvest the fruits and adjust to the losses of getting older: a chance to look afresh at our past and present, and consider the future...

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UK Health Radio podcast | Listen now

UK Health Radio podcast | Listen now

Alan Heeks joins Danielle Sax on her UK Health Radio show From Stress To Authentic Success.    Episode title: How to work with natural processes to create your happiness and health Podcast now available to listen to or download direct from the UK Health Radio...

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The Spiritual Forum | Watch now

The Spiritual Forum | Watch now

Alan Heeks in interview with the Rev. Carol Saunders from The Spiritual Forum. Episode details Alan Heeks left his successful business career to start an organic farm from scratch. This bold transition led him to profound insights about cultivating human nature.🌱 In...

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The Exploding Human podcast | Listen now

The Exploding Human podcast | Listen now

Alan joins Bob Nickman in this episode from The Exploding Human: Natural Happiness and the Nature of Nature. Episode details ALAN HEEKS is an inspiring guide to helping people cultivate their wellbeing through parallels with Nature. After a Harvard MBA and successful...

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Spiritual Unity Today podcast | Listen now

Spiritual Unity Today podcast | Listen now

Alan Heeks in conversation with Larry Bloomfield on US radio show Spiritual Unity Today on KXCR. Click here to listen to the podcast.   KXCR's description of the show Join Larry Bloomfield, host of Spiritual Unity Today, to hear stories of hope, spiritual...

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Seven Seeds Overview

How can you stay happy when there’s too much change and uncertainty?  Are there ways to bounce back and thrive if life is getting you down?  Natural Happiness uses skills from organic gardening and farming to help you cultivate your own wellbeing. The Seven Seeds...

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Deepening with the Earth

Deepening with the Earth

How to nourish yourself with Nature connection Aiding our wellbeing through Nature contact has become a truism, but as life keeps getting more uncertain and demanding, we truly need to deepen with the Earth, for both emotional and physical health. That's what this...

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Alan Heeks

Alan Heeks

Alan was born in 1948, went to a grammar school in Reading, and studied English Language and Literature at Oxford University 1966-69. He comments “Those three years were an intense awakening after a pretty lousy adolescence. The music and politics of the time are still for me deeply entwined with the beauty of the city and with my love for poetry and literature, from the Anglo-Saxons through Shakespeare to George Elliot.”

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