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Wellbeing and Learned Optimism Skills Meeting

Wellbeing and Learned Optimism Skills Meeting

This wellbeing skills session will give you a chance to familiarise yourself with the Learned Optimism method built on CBT, which has increased the wellbeing of students, parents/guardians and teachers in schools with high levels of depression and anxiety. It is a skill we might use unknown to ourselves when life goes well. When negative situations occur, we can apply the same thought process when we become more conscious of how our brains work. We can work with it rather than allowing it to get caught in a negative loop. This session will give you a chance to use this wellbeing 'tool' to unwind and give you an opportunity to share your experience with your peers of what works for you. 

The session is based on the discoveries within Positive Psychology; how we human beings function at our best. We are not ignoring all the painful and sad experiences but we are ensuring that we stimulate the necessary positive brain activity needed to relax and overcome negative stress and experiences accumulated over time. The session is based on a newly-released online wellbeing skills course for teachers and Post Primary schools that has a number of freely available resources for personal use and use in the classroom.

Michaela Avlund

Michaela Avlund (M.Sc Applied Positive Psychology) has been working within the wellbeing area for over 20 years and facilitated these skills in schools and with adults in all areas of society. For further information about Michaela visit the Happiness and Wellbeing Skills website. Click here to visit Michaela's Daily Wellbeing website. Click here to read Ailin Quinlan's 'Teens triumph over troubles with Happiness Skills book' article in the Irish Examiner about Michaela's Happiness Skills book.

Course Properties

Course date 19-10-2021 7:00 pm
Course End Date 19-10-2021 8:30 pm
Capacity 40
Cut off date 19-10-2021 12:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Speaker Michaela Avlund, M.Sc Applied Positive Psychology
Number Hours 1.5
Location Online (via Zoom)
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