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July 17–19, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Introduction to Positive Psychology

Maria Sirois
Maria Sirois

Maria Sirois, PsyD, is an inspirational speaker and clinical psychologist who has worked at the intersection of psychology and well-being for more than 20 years. Maria teaches internationally, often with Tal Ben-Shahar, bringing to audiences…
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For everyone.

A happier, healthier, richer life is available to each of us. By exploring the science of optimal functioning—including research from the fields of Positive Psychology, neuroscience, and mind-body medicine—we can begin to create a life that centers on what works. We address each of the five realms crucial to well-being (spiritual, physical, intellectual, relational, and emotional) and ground our learning in the ancient wisdom available to us through meditation and yoga.

Create a life that moves you toward greater health, happiness, meaning, and overall well-being by gathering the tools, practices, and attitudes that make a profound difference, including the

  • Positivity spiral
  • Math of happiness: how much is genetic and how to boost it daily
  • Science of appreciation, gratitude, and optimism
  • Art of mindfulness practice, and how it amplifies happiness
  • Barriers that make change difficult and the attitudes and practices that help us overcome them
  • Technology of sustaining positive transformation over time.

Recommended reading Tal Ben-Shahar, Happier (McGraw-Hill); Martin Seligman, Authentic Happiness (Free Press); Brene Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection (Hazelden).

Note Dress comfortably.