The Joy of Movement - Kelly McGonigal: Part 3 of the Pruitt Center's 3-part 2021 Virtual Fall Speaker Series

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2021, 4:30 - 6 PM

Location: Yellowjacket Union Room 203

Location: This FREE presentation will be held virtually and is open to all. There is also the option to join it in person in the Yellowjacket Union Room 203 (dependent on Covid restrictions at that time).

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Join the Pruitt Center as they host best-selling author and TED speaker Kelly McGonigal, PhD, for a presentation on how to harness the power of movement to increase happiness, resilience, and social well-being.

People who are physically active are not only physically healthier; they also have a stronger sense of purpose and experience more gratitude, love, and hope. They handle stress more effectively and feel more capable of facing the challenges in their lives. They feel more connected to their communities and are less likely to suffer from loneliness or become depressed. These benefits are seen throughout the lifespan and around the world.

In this presentation, learn how and why physical activity promotes resilience, belonging, and even meaning in life. From the biological, including how exercise remodels the brain to make you more receptive to joy and social connection; to the psychological, such as how movement is intertwined with identity, self-expression, and self-efficacy.

Kelly McGonigal will also give practical guidelines for maximizing these benefits, and how to make movement part of your psychological self-care. The session will also include Q&A and fun, accessible opportunities to try out the joy of movement wherever you are.

Kelly's bio:

Kelly McGonigal is a health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University who specializes in understanding the mind-body connection. As a pioneer in the field of "science-help," her mission is to translate insights from psychology and neuroscience into practical strategies that support personal well-being and strengthen communities.

She is the best-selling author of The Willpower Instinct and The Upside of Stress.

Through the Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism, she helped create Stanford Compassion Cultivation Training, a program now taught around the world that helps individuals strengthen their empathy, compassion, and self-compassion.

You might know her from her TED talk, "How to Make Stress Your Friend," which is one of the most viewed TED talks of all time, with over 25 million views.

Her new book, The Joy of Movement, explores why physical exercise is a powerful antidote to the modern epidemics of depression, anxiety, and loneliness.

This 2021 Virtual Fall Speaker Series is offered by the Pruitt Center for Mindfulness & Well-Being in collaboration with the UW-Superior Continuing Education Department. Funding is provided by the Miller-Dwan Foundation.


Yellowjacket Union Room 203 Belknap and Catling Ave., Superior, WI 54880 2021-11-16T16:30:00 2021-11-16T18:00:00 EventScheduled 50

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