Monday, April 02, 2018

Positive Psychology in Practice Conference April 26th 2018, Central London

https://www.forumsandevents.co.uk/positive-psychology-in-practice-2018


Picture of Positive Psychology in Practice

Looking forward to a great day of Positive Psychology in Practice later in the month,
Hopefully see you there!

PROGRAMME -SUBJECT TO CHANGE-

08:30 - 09:25
Registration and Coffee

09:25 - 9:30
Welcome and Introduction by Chair
Dr. Pat Gwyer, 

Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Chartered Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist, Chartered Scientist

9:30 - 9:50
Turning Theory into Reality: The Art of Flourishing
Ms Sarah Lewis,

Managing Director and Principal Psychologist at Appreciating Change, London

9:50 - 10:10
The good life
Tim LeBon,

Author of Wise Therapy (Continuum, 2001) Achieve your Potential with Positive Psychology (Hodder 2014) CBT Therapist in NHS (part-time) and Psychotherapist & Philosophical Life Coach in private practice Short Course Lecturer at City Uni and City Lit London

10:10 - 10:30
Post Traumatic Growth
Major Andy Shaw Royal Marines (retired),

Founder of The Mountain Way Helping Veterans Overcome Post Traumatic Stress

10:30 - 10:50
Post Traumatic Success
Dr. Fredrike Bannink,

Clinical Psychologist & Master of Dispute Resolution. International author, speaker & trainer. Therapy, training, coaching & mediation, Amsterdam. Positive psychology, positive CBT & Solution Focus

10:50 - 11:00
Question & Answers

11:00 - 11:30
Morning Coffee Break and Networking

11:30 - 11:50
Positive Psychology for Overcoming Depression
Miriam Akhtar MAPP,

Positive psychologist and one of the UK‘s leading practitioner of positive psychology, Trainer, Coach, Visiting Lecturer, contributor to the World Book of Happiness and the World Book of Hope and Author of 5 books including Positive Psychology for Overcoming Depression and What is Post-Traumatic Growth?

11:50 - 12:10
Passionology: unleashing passion for people and organisations to thrive sustainably
Sok-ho Trinh,

CEO & Co-Founder of Institute of Passion, Passionologist, lecturer, Positive Psychology coach, PhD researcher in Positive Psychology on the topic of Passion, University of East London

12:10 - 12:30
What makes us happy?
Vanessa King MAPP (University of Pennsylvania),

Board Member, Head of Positive Psychology and Workplaces for social movement Action for Happiness. Vanessa studied Positive Psychology under Martin Seligman. She is the author of two evidence-based books - 10 Keys to Happier Living and for children 50 Ways to Feel Happy. An international speaker with two TEDx talks, she consults in wellbeing and resilience for a wide range of organisations, communities & individuals.

12:30 - 12:40
Question & Answers

12:40 - 13:40
Lunch Break and Networking

Concurrent Workshops First Session

13:40 - 14:40
Positive Psychology in the Workplace 
Dr. Vikki Barnes,

Clinical Psychologist and National Lead for Positive Psychology People and Service Team Virgin Care Limited

13:40 - 14:40
Model Of Life Growth
Keith Cowley,

Positive Psychologist, Coach and Public Speaker President Elect, International Positive Psychology Association (Student division)

13:40 - 14:40

Positive CBT
Fredrike Bannink,

Clinical Psychologist & Master of Dispute Resolution. International author, speaker & trainer. Therapy, training, coaching & mediation, Amsterdam

13:40 - 14:40

Peaceful Dying – a conscious and life-affirming approach
Sandra Euringer, M.A. Sociology,

Creative Arts Therapist and Coach, Yoga teacher (RYT 500) and Yoga Nidra teacher in private practice

 Being at peace with your own mortality and fears while supporting terminally ill patients
 How to care for patients who are dying
 How to help terminally ill releasing tension, pain and fear in any difficult situation

14:40 - 15:00
Afternoon Coffee Break and Networking

Concurrent Workshops Second Session

15:00 - 15:50
Applying Positive Psychology to Coaching
Dr Jolanta Burke,

Senior Lecturer Associate DL Programme Leader for MAPPCP School of Psychology University of East London

15:00 - 15:50
Positive Education
Liz Robson-Kelly MAPPCP,

Founder & CEO Worth-it Projects (Social Enterprise) Ltd

15:00 - 15:50
Positive Ageing Practice 
Lynne Wealleans,

Director of Policy and Engagement, Beth Johnson Foundation

13:40 - 14:40

Peaceful Dying – a conscious and life-affirming approach
Sandra Euringer, M.A. Sociology,

Creative Arts Therapist and Coach, Yoga teacher (RYT 500) and Yoga Nidra teacher in private practice

 Being at peace with your own mortality and fears while supporting terminally ill patients
 How to care for patients who are dying
 How to help terminally ill releasing tension, pain and fear in any difficult situation

End of workshops back to main conference room

15:50 - 16:20
Resilience – why it matters
Dr. Eva Hertz,

Founder of Center for Mental Robusthed, Copenhagen. Clinical psychologist, author and lecturer at Aarhus University, Master of Positive Psychology

16:20 - 16:40
The positive power of negative emotions
Dr. Tim Lomas,

Lecturer in Positive Psychology at University of East London University of East London

16:40 - 17:00
Open question session with afternoon speaker panel and closing remarks by chair


https://www.forumsandevents.co.uk/positive-psychology-in-practice-2018















Another quiz on virtue ethics



This short quiz tests how well you know what virtue is and what the cardinal virtues are.
Might be good to take this before the other one!
Actually, quizlet allows you to learn the material as well as take quizzes, so you can do this in a variety of ways for a few minutes before testing yourself.

Check  this  out first:

https://quizlet.com/_4ocgbr

and then

this one
http://blog.timlebon.com/2018/04/how-well-do-you-know-your-virtue-ethics.html

which is one applying virtues to specific situations

I'd be interested to hear how you got on in the comments section
Also if you have any more situations requiring virtues, put them in the comments sections
and I can add them to the next quiz



How well do you know your Virtue Ethics? Take this short quiz to find out ...

Quiz created by Tim LeBon with GoConqr

Monday, January 29, 2018

The Common Link between Stoicism and CBT ...

My presentation at the Weekend University 28/01 on Stoic Philosophy, CBT and Behaviour Change can be downloaded from here

Picture source: Wiki Commons

Sunday, November 26, 2017

What are your personal reset buttons?



James Herriot Country - 2 of my reset buttons - being in nature and relaxing TV
By Kreuzschnabel - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=29658938

"Positivity puts the brakes on negativity. It works  like a reset button”Barbara Fredrickson, author of Positivity


When a computer is not responding properly, you often need to press the reset button. When we are stressed, angry, down, sad or upset, it can be really helpful to engage in our personal reset button activities. Here is a personal story which shows how useful reset buttons can be.

Was it just my family, or do others sometimes find Xmas stressful? I remember when I was growing up  that Christmas time was not always far from being cutesy come-together paradise portrayed in John Lewis adverts

I recall one Christmas -maybe around 1983 - being particularly rocky. It all kicked off around the pouring of the sherry. By the time we got to Xmas pudding it was more Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now  than Merry Xmas Everbody.  It could easily have escalated into ruining the whole day - let's face it, the whole year - but fortunately we retreated to our own spaces and then reemerged to watch  the must-see family TV of the year, James Herriot's "All Creatures Great and Small" 



Someone, becomng immersed in an hour of warm and fuzzy  TV transformed the whole atmosphere.  We forgot our differences and reconnected.  We had found our family reset button.




What are yours? A group in a London workshop on Positive Psychology and Happiness yesterday came up with this list.


•Playing or watching Sport
Stroking a pet
Having a cup of tea
•Talking to or texting a friend
•A sitcom or funny  TV programme
Writing the problem down
Create some distance from what is stressing you out - such as going to a different room
•Doing  a jigsaw puzzle
Chocolate (in moderation!)
•Playing a Game
•Uplifting or energising Music
•Cooking
Cleaning & decluttering

Would any of these work for you?

Reset buttons can helpfully be grouped into five categories.


  • Doing something physical
  • Making a connection with those I care for
  • Doing something to make my body feel calmer
  • Doing an activity that I can get involved in that takes my mind of things
  • Thinking about things differently



Is there something that might work for  you in each category?  If it helps, have a look at the longer list of reset button activities in my book, Achieve Your Potential with Positive Psychology. 

What works for you may not work for someone else. For example, what effect does watching 15 minutes of John Lewis Christmas adverts have on you?


Possibly a bit too much?  In yesterday's workshop, it turned out there were  a number of fans of 1970s New Wave group The Jam, so playing this little clip proved to be uplifting  and energising.


I suspect These reset buttons can be useful not just in moments of stress, but to raise your mood and raise your personal energy level, which is why I chose to play this clip towards the end of a long day.

What are your personal reset buttons? Please share your ideas in the comments section below.