Resilience: A Positive Psychology Approach to Difficult Moments - Part 1 of our 3-part speaker series

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2020, 9 - 10 AM

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

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Event Description:
The life well-lived is periodically a life of tumult, unexpected pain or loss. Yet the keys exist to unlock the doors of our own resiliency and those we care for - keys that enable us to strengthen our strengths, increase optimism and direct our energies toward that which is life-sustaining. Exploring the principles and practices of Positive Psychology we'll consider what to do when our thoughts are ruminative or negative, when we are in conflict or, when we experience fear or anxiety. Attendees will leave with pragmatic and easily applied tools that enable each of us to increase a sense of inner capacity and to build that capacity within ourselves, our schools, and our teams at work.

Learning Objectives

Attendees will be able to:

Apply positive psychology principles to moments of stress, disruption or suffering.

Engage in character strength practices and conversations intra- and interpersonally.

Decrease pessimism and rumination through mindfulness practice.

Describe the 5 elements of Post-Traumatic Growth.

Maria Sirois Bio: Maria is a master teacher, facilitator, author, and inspirational speaker. As a positive psychologist (Psy.D.) and international consultant, she focuses on the resilience of the human spirit when under pressure and/or during significant transition. Known for her wisdom, authenticity and rampant humor, Maria brings a depth of experience in leadership development and stress management for students and professionals alike. Her work builds capacity and engagement around stressors such as conflicting goals, difficult conversations, unrealistic expectations and moments of failure — using such moments to leverage sustained positive shifts in perspective and ability. She consults with the Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry at Champlain College, develops curriculum for Wholebeing Institute, is on faculty at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and is the author of two books: A Short Course in Happiness After Loss and Every Day Counts.


Belknap and Catling Ave., Superior, WI 54880 2020-09-22T09:00:00 2020-09-22T10:00:00 EventScheduled 200

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Event information is current as of September 30, 2020 5:15 PM.