Focusing on What You Love: Enriching Everyday Life with Positive Psychology with Joan Klagsbrun, PhD
Interactive online course
(no special computer skill or equipment required)
Sunday, March 12, 2017
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Eastern Time
(for your time zone click here)
Most of us reflexively dwell on our problems and concerns. Yet there is convincing research demonstrating the wisdom of placing more attention on positive experiences and positive feelings.
When we experience feelings like gratitude, contentment or joy, we can actually think more effectively and expansively. People who have a higher ratio of 'positivity' have more energy and better health.
Focusing is a powerful method for enhancing positivity. For example, when you have a wonderful experience hiking on a gorgeous trail, or having a moving Focusing session, it is even more powerful to pause afterwards and ask, what about this hike or session was so special for me? What touched me? And then wait for your 'body' to talk back to you.
In this 3-hour class we will explore five central pathways to well-being. Then, through experiential exercises, we will discover a Focusing approach to savoring joys, discovering meanings, and increasing gratefulness for the many gifts in our lives.
This class is for anyone drawn to the topic.
You will need to have a computer/mobile device. Calling in by phone is also possible but not preferred.
The video link will be an easy to use format called Zoom. We suggest downloading the latest version of zoom: https://zoom.us/download.
There will be exercises during the class in which people are placed into breakout spaces for partnering.
All registered participants will be sent a link to the video recording approximately two weeks following the course. So if you are unable to attend in person, you will still be able to hear the class.
Joan Klagsbrun, Ph.D, a practicing psychologist and long-time certifying coordinator, teaches at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and has taught Focusing internationally to therapists, health care providers and the public for over three decades. She has written articles in professional journals, several chapters in books, and has a CD and a DVD. She was awarded the Alice Ladas research award for her study on Focusing with women with breast cancer.
Joan Klagsbrun is generously donating her time and expertise as a fundraiser for The International Focusing Institute.
The cost is $75 for this 3 hour course. If you need to pay in installments, please call our office at 845-480-5111.
Registration closes February 22, 2017.
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Refund policy: If you cancel two weeks before the class date: 50% refund. Cancellations less than two weeks before the class date are non-refundable. The International Focusing Institute reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule for insufficient enrollment or other unanticipated reasons. In such cases you will be given a choice of applying your fee to a future programs, or the full enrollment fee will be refunded.