Gratitude Works! How Gratitude Heals, Energizes, and Transforms Lives (public talk) - Part 3 of our 3-part series

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2020, 4:30 - 6 PM

Location: This presentation will be held virtually. Although this presentation is geared toward faculty, staff, and the greater community, it is free and open to the public.

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Gratitude Works! How Gratitude Heals, Energizes, and Transforms Lives (public talk)

Gratitude is the ultimate performance enhancing substance. Health, wholeness, wellness and fullness result from a grateful heart and a grateful mind. Practical tools for building gratitude reveal that life is a continual invitation to gratefulness that can be created every day and in nearly every way. Yet living gratefully can be effortful at times. The obstacles are many. We will explore how we can cultivate gratefulness by structuring our lives, our minds, and our words in such a way as to facilitate a deeper awareness of gratitude-inducing experiences and living in a vital awareness of the good that has been done for us, day in and day out.

Learning Objectives
1. Participants will be able to implement three concrete strategies for cultivating gratefulness in their lives and will be able to identify why these strategies work.

2. Participants will be able to discuss the obstacles thwart grateful living in their lives and in develop solutions for overcoming these obstacles.

3. Participants will leave with a sound understanding of the concept of gratitude, its application in various contexts, and how its power might be harnessed for more effective living.

Bio of Presenter:
Robert A. Emmons, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Davis where he has taught since 1988. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of over 200 original publications in peer-reviewed journals or chapters and has written or edited eight books, including The Psychology of Ultimate Concerns (Guilford Press), The Psychology of Gratitude (Oxford University Press), Thanks! How Practicing Gratitude Can Make You Happier (Houghton-Mifflin), Gratitude Works! A Twenty-One Day Program for Creating Emotional Prosperity (Jossey-Bass) and The Little Book of Gratitude (Hachette). A leader in the positive psychology movement, Dr. Emmons is Founding Editor and Editor-In-Chief of The Journal of Positive Psychology. His research focuses on the psychology of gratitude and joy as they relate to human flourishing and well-being. A frequent speaker at professional conferences and public events, Dr. Emmons has guest lectured at Yale, Oxford, Cornell, and the University of Michigan. He has received research funding by the National Institute of Mental Health, the John M. Templeton Foundation, and the National Institute for Disability Research and Rehabilitation. His ground-breaking work on gratitude has been featured in dozens of popular media outlets including the New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News and World Report, Newsweek, Time, NPR, PBS, Consumer Reports, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and the Today Show. He lives with his wife of 24 years, Yvonne, and their two sons and two dogs in Davis, California.

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