The Art of Living, an international non-religious, non-profit organisation will host an event, to assist individuals in strengthening mental health and reducing stress, in Accra, today.

The event, titled "Happiness 3.0" is aimed at equipping Ghanaians with evidence based tools and techniques to shift challenging emotions and mind states of stress and anxiety to ease, calm and clarity.

A statement copied to the Ghanaian Times in Accra yesterday, said founder of the non-governmental organisation (NGO), Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, would visit Ghana as part of a 12-day tour of Africa, and continue to Nigeria, Uganda and Tanzania.

Activities and programmes of the Arts of Living, include breathing techniques, meditation, yoga, and practical wisdom for daily living.

The statement said the programme would help enlighten conversation on a multitude of concepts such as the art of breathing and meditation and the wisdom to live a stress-free and a happy life.

It also mentioned that these were the tools and techniques to control one's mental health, develop sense of clarity and peace that could aid in producing a good quality life, no matter one's occupation.

The statement said Mr Shankar was of the firm belief that "a violence-free society, disease-free body, quiver-free breath, stress-free mind, inhibition-free intellect, trauma-free memory and sorrow-free soul is the birthright of every human being".

According to the statement, since the inception of the Art of Living in 1981, it had positively changed the lives of over 500 million people in 156 countries, adding that the organisation was active in 23 African countries.