Toward a Positive Psychology

Fridays, 06/14/2019 10:30 - 12:30 a.m.

Fridays, June 7, 14 & 21, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Flowers in bloom, sun is shining, warmth returns… Summer is a perfect time to make the choice to start feeling good. Having a positive mindset is not always easy. The field of psychology has re-committed to the study of what works. We can do the same. With attention training and moment-by-moment taking actions that align with our values, we too can feel more positive. Join us for three workshops with Positive Psychology expert Debbie Cohen, M.Ed, M.APP (applied positive psychology), a mind-body skills and positive psychology trainer with U of M Health Psychiatry Department’s Integrative Wellness Program.

Our Effective Focus – June 7
Do you find it challenging to settle down to the plans you make for yourself? Are “other things” getting in the way of what you want? Perhaps more than anything, the quality of our attention affects the quality of our lives. Through a combination of lecture and experiential exercises, we will look at what gets in the way of our ability to focus where we would like, and how we can hone our focus.

Cultivating Resilience Through Positive Emotions – June 14
We have all been there – in a tough conversation or in conflict at work or home – and our reaction has only magnified the suffering. In this session, improve your resilience in difficult interactions or circumstances, understanding that our beliefs may magnify suffering instead of easing our way.

Expectations – June 21
Expectations have a way of becoming self-fulfilling prophecies. Overly high expectations, however, can lead to chronic unhappiness. In this workshop, we will gain awareness of our current expectations, and learn to shift long-standing ideas of what is possible for our lives through changing attitudes and behaviors in ways which support our wellbeing.

Cost: $40 per session (members receive a 15% discount)
Register online or call 952-935-2202.