The simple life is not simple to define or to live. It refers to several different attitudes, ideas and beliefs. But it is not a life of poverty as some people think. Poverty is involuntary and debilitating, whereas simplicity is voluntary and enabling. Also a life of conscious simplicity can have a beauty and functional integrity that elevates the human spirit. Again, purposeful simplicity fosters a sense of personal empowerment, creative engagement and opportunity. Why lifestyle simplification? This programme is designed to help participants reflect on their present situation and consciously design a desired state that will enhance a fulfilling lifestyle.


  • To explore new images and rationale for sustainable living.
  • To facilitate individual and family lifestyle changes toward a simpler, less consumptive and more fulfilling patterns of daily living.
  • To increase understanding of the relationships between people's personal lifestyles and the conditions of the environment in which they live.
  • To provide a motivating and collegial atmosphere for individuals and families to make new decisions about their lifestyles.


  • Introduction – layout of the day's programme.
  • Group study – "Economics, Ecology and Us"
  • Think Tank – "Articulating the Context for Lifestyle Simplification".
  • Expectations and Possibilities
  • Guided Discussion – "Is More Better?"
  • Think Tank – "Boundaries of Enough".
  • Mini-Cabaret – "The New Story".
  • Reflection and Closing.


  • Capacity to control consumption and greed.
  • Abilities to define priorities.
  • Deeper respect for the preservation of the environment and scarce resources.
  • A keen appreciation for modesty and a balanced view of life.
  • A greater respect for cultural values in contrast with achieving materialistic goals.
  • An increased sense of community and compassion.
  • democratic spirit towards all through the use of empathy and deep communication.
Two Days
N50,000.00/Participant (Exclusive of VAT)