ONLINE Positive Psychology Hour - Connection and Loneliness: Holding the Tension of Opposites During the Pandemic with Dr. Nancy Kirsner

ONLINE Positive Psychology Hour - Connection and Loneliness: Holding the Tension of Opposites During the Pandemic with Dr. Nancy Kirsner

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We know from the research and practice of positive psychology that relationships are among the strongest predictors of happiness. We also know that one of the biggest challenges during the pandemic has been staying connected to others. The human creativity in maintaining connections online has been impressive and inspiring.  And despite this, its opposite - loneliness - is at an all-time high. In this webinar, we will take a deep dive into both loneliness and togetherness as dimensions of wholebeing that work in a curious synchrony. Join us as we explore the key ideas outlined by former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, M.D., in his book, Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World. Learn about three distinct types of loneliness and the corresponding three circles of connections

Nancy Kirsner, Ph.D.,TEP, OTR, has been in private practice, teaching, or consulting for 45 years. In 2015, she became a certified positive psychologist through the Whole Being Institute. She loves translating positive psychology principles and research into applied practice utilizing experiential learning. Dr. Kirsner is co-author (with Phoebe Atkinson) of a chapter in Action Explorations: Using Psychodramatic Methods in Non-Therapeutic Setting (edited by Adam Blatner, 2019). She is a past president of the American Society of Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy (ASGPP) and has been the editor of the ASGPP’s Psychodrama Network News for the last three years.


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Lunch and Learn Series

The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan and Wholebeing Institute have been partnering throughout the pandemic to provide lunch and learn conversations, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from noon-1pm. Join us online for Q&A with leading experts in the science and application of positive psychology.

These Lunch and Learns, moderated by Caroline Kohles, JCC Senior Director of Health and Wellness, will offer you a chance to hear from leading experts in the field of positive psychology who will offer a variety of skills that can help you build your inner strength and increase your coping skills. Discover practical tips you can implement right away to help you cope with the social isolation brought on COVID-19.  Learn how the science and practice of positive psychology and flourishing can help you fortify your resilience today and in the days to come.

Wholebeing Institute is dedicated to teaching the science of human flourishing and is based in Massachusetts. For more information go to WholebeingInstitute.com

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