The Science of Well-being and Happiness
October 2nd, 1:00-3:00 pm
Louisa Jewell, President and Founder of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association, will introduce you to the fascinating topic of positive psychology: The scientific study of psychological well-being and human flourishing. Did you know that happiness actually leads to greater success in many domains in life? But how do you stay happy and positive when you are overwhelmed with work and feeling stressed out? As we face greater challenges in our lives it is important that we maintain a positive and optimistic mindset to stay strong and improve our confidence. Positive Psychology is the scientific study of happiness and human flourishing that explores what is best in people. It is grounded in the scientific evidence that optimism, resilience, engagement and meaning are crucial to everyday performance and improved well-being. Louisa Jewell will discuss the five pillars of happiness and well-being and how you can put these into practice to truly flourish in your life. You will walk away from this talk walking taller, inspired and more resilient than when you walked in.
Louisa is the Founder and President of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association, an organization dedicated to improving the psychological health of all Canadians. Louisa is considered Canada’s leading expert on positive psychology and she is a graduate of the ground-breaking Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. The MAPP program is the first master’s program in the world that offers in-depth study of the science of psychological well-being led by renowned psychologist, Dr. Martin Seligman. Louisa also has 16 years of experience as an organizational consultant working with leaders and teams to promote positive organizational culture. Louisa is an instructor of positive psychology at the University of Toronto and the University of Texas (Dallas) and regularly delivers talks, webinars and workshops to audiences around the world. Louisa’s publications have been published in the European Handbook of Positive Psychology, Positive Psychology at Work (Wiley, March 2011), Choice Magazine, Huffington Post and Positive Psychology News Daily.