News & Updates

An esteemed member of the Positive Health and Well-being division, Kathi Norman, gave a great webinar on The Pathology of Loneliness. Loneliness has been labeled as a rising cause of morbidity in the world. In the time of COVID-19, we need to be very clear about how to socialize and remain psychologically healthy. This webinar will discuss the pathology loneliness and share ideas on how to survive COVID 19 isolation.  Please click here to access the webinar.
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In collaboration with the positive psychology and well-being groups of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, the PH&W Division is hosting virtual meetings to inspire and support one another. Each virtual huddle begins with a brief introduction to a specific topic, and thereafter participants are invited to share their experiences with that topic. In this session, the PH&W Division's president, Dr.  @Liana Lianov introduced and led a discussion on Happiness and Well-being Action Planning. Please find a recording of the introduction attached here! Enjoy
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I'd like to share a great article titled Positive psychology in health care: defining key stakeholders and their roles, that summarizes strategies discussed at the inaugural 2018 Happiness Science in Health Care Summit on how to advance positive psychology in health care. Authored by the Positive Health &Wellness division's president, @Liana Lianov , and esteemed colleagues, the article was recently published in the Translational Behavioral Medicine journal.  Please find the full article attached here: Happiness_Science_Summit_Paper_TBM.pdf or click on the details below to access the article online. Enjoy!  Positive psychology in health care: ...
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Next month, Lee   Health , in collaboration with HealthType LLC, will hold the inaugural   workshop   on   positive   psychology in   health   care, building on practical strategies outlined in American College of Lifestyle Medicine’s   Roots of   Positive   Change: Optimizing   Health   Care with   Positive   Psychology. Date : September 15, 2020, 3 PM to 6 PM Eastern Time Registration Fee and Materials : $109 USD, including 3 hours of CME. Those who register by August 15, 2020, will receive a copy of  Roots of Positive Change ,  Optimizing Health Care with Positive Psychology  a book written by Dr. Liana Lianov, the PH&W Division ...
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In collaboration with the positive psychology and well-being groups of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, the PH&W Division is hosting virtual meetings to inspire and support one another. Each virtual huddle begins with a brief introduction to a specific topic, and thereafter participants are invited to share their experiences with that topic. In this session, the PH&W Division's president, Dr. @Liana Lianov led a discussion on hope as a well-being tool.  Please click here to listen to Liana's brief introduction to the topic. ​​ Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any difficulties accessing the recording
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In collaboration with the positive psychology and well-being groups of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, the PH&W Division is hosting virtual meetings to inspire and support one another. Each virtual huddle begins with a brief introduction to a specific topic, and thereafter participants are invited to share their experiences with that topic. This session's discussion was on H ow to Forgive in the Age of COVID. The discussion was facilitated by Dr.  Kathi  Norman. Kathi is the founder of Positive Medicine TM .  She teaches, coaches, and inspires others in how to flourish using Positive Medicine. She serves on the  Positive Health and Wellness ...
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In collaboration with the positive psychology and well-being groups of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, the PH&W Division is hosting virtual meetings to inspire and support one another. Each virtual huddle begins with a brief introduction to a specific topic, and thereafter participants are invited to share their experiences with that topic. In this session, our very own Elaine O’Brien, Ph.D., MAPP, will lead a discussion on how movement, a key well-being tool, is linked to  positive  emotions. Join us via Zoom for what promises to be an illuminating discussion. Topic: Virtual Huddle - Movement and Positive Emotions Time: August 4, ...
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In collaboration with the positive psychology and well-being groups of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, the PH&W Division is hosting virtual meetings to inspire and support one another. Each virtual huddle begins with a brief introduction to a specific topic, and thereafter participants are invited to share their experiences with that topic. In this session, Dr. Aditi Dave, a member of the Physician and Health Professional Well-Being Advisory Group of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, speaks about "Meditation as a Well-being tool" and offers guided meditation and breathwork exercises.  Click here to watch the session:  @Liana Lianov ...
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In collaboration with the positive psychology and well-being groups of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, the PH&W Division is hosting virtual meetings to inspire and support one another. Each virtual huddle begins with a brief introduction to a specific topic, and thereafter participants are invited to share their experiences with that topic. In this session, discussions on "Curiosity as a Well-being tool" were introduced and facilitated by  Dr. Carrie Barron, a member of the Happiness Science and Positive Health Committee of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.  Click here to watch Dr. Carrie's introduction to the topic:  @Liana Lianov ...
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Dear All I have a PhD and a postdoc position available in my lab at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, The Netherlands For more details see: PhD position: https://werkenbij.vu.nl/ad/social-media-language-and-wellbeing-understanding-the-exposome-genome-interplay/fi1pc Postdoc position : https://werkenbij.vu.nl/ad/a-comprehensive-framework-for-well-being/1jmiiu Let me know if you are interested best wishes Meike Bartels
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The PH&W division's Elaine O'Brien has been working in collaboration with MAPP Alumni to bring members some fantastic content on Body Full of Joy , a series of 30 one-minute videos shared online.  Please see the details below and enjoy these insightful videos! As IPPA PH&W division members, you have full access to this content. Enjoy!  ***** Move Your Body, Love Your Mind!  https://mappalum.org/Body- full-of-joy , During his Strive to Thriving   MAPP   Alumni webinar interview with   Senia Maymin , earlier this year,   Dr. Martin Seligman   put out a literal call to action recommending we, attendees, seek more joy and positivity. ...
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Please join us for this upcoming Positive Psychology Leader Series webinar... Insights from Theory-Driven Positive Psychological Science with Stewart I. Donaldson, Ph.D. June 10 th , 5:00pm – 6:00pm EST* Register here! Abstract:   Donaldson, Csikszentmihalyi, & Nakamura (2020) in their new book,  “Positive Psychological Science: Improving Everyday Life, Well-Being, Work, Education, and Societies across the Globe,”  summarize two decades of peer-reviewed scientific research and illustrate how positive psychology interventions (PPIs) can make measurable differences in peoples lives across the globe.  Recent meta-analyses based ...
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In collaboration with the positive psychology and well-being groups of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, the PH&W Division is hosting virtual meetings to inspire and support one another. Each virtual huddle will begin with a brief introduction to a specific topic, thereafter participants are invited to share their experiences with that topic. The next session will take place on  Friday,  May 15, 2020, at 2  PM Pacific Time.   Topic: Introduction to yoga-based breathing practices followed by a short guided meditation Time: May 15, 2020, 02:00 PM Pacific Time  Facilitator:  Dr. Aditi Dave Dr. Aditi Dave, who serves on the Physician ...
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In collaboration with the positive psychology and well-being groups of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, the PH&W Division is hosting virtual meetings to inspire and support one another. Each virtual huddle begins with a brief introduction to a specific topic, and thereafter participants are invited to share their experiences with that topic. The fourth session's discussions on " The Role of Religion/Spirituality in Well-Being " were facilitated by Todd Lang, DipACLM and DipABO.  Todd Lang, DipACLM and DipABO, optometrist and lifestyle medicine enthusiast, who serves on the Physician and Health Professional Well-Being Advisory Group, will lead ...
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In collaboration with the positive psychology and well-being groups of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, the PH&W Division is hosting virtual meetings to inspire and support one another. Each virtual huddle will begin with a brief introduction to a specific topic, thereafter participants are invited to share their experiences with that topic. The next session will take place on  May 15, 2020, at 2 PM  Pacific Time.   Topic:  Introduction to yoga-based breathing practices followed by a short guided meditation Time:  May 15, 2020, at 2 PM  Pacific Time Fascilitator:  Dr. Aditi Dave Dr. Aditi Dave , a member of the Physician ...
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In collaboration with the positive psychology and well-being groups of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, the PH&W Division is hosting virtual meetings to inspire and support one another. Each virtual huddle will begin with a brief introduction to a specific topic, thereafter participants are invited to share their experiences with that topic. The next session will take place on  Friday,  May 8, 2020, at 12  PM Pacific Time.   Topic:  Nurturing the self: nature, nutrition, and mood Time: May 8, 2020, at 12 PM Pacific Time  Fascilitator: Liliane Mavridara Liliane Mavridara, a member of the Physician and Health Professional Well-Being ...
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In collaboration with the positive psychology and well-being groups of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, IPPA's Positive Health and Wellness division is piloting virtual meetings to inspire and support one another. Each virtual huddle will begin with a brief introduction to a specific topic, thereafter participants are invited to share their experiences with that topic. In the third edition of these sessions, the PH&W Division's President Dr. @Liana Lianov  led a discussion on " Embracing Self-Compassion."  Click here to watch a recording of Dr. Lianov's introduction to the topic.     
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In collaboration with the positive psychology and well-being groups of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, IPPA's Positive Health and Wellness division is piloting virtual meetings to inspire and support one another. Each virtual huddle will begin with a brief introduction to a specific topic, thereafter participants are invited to share their experiences with that topic. In the second edition of these sessions, the PH&W Division's Secretary,  Margarita Grueskin   led a discussion on  " Discovering Meaning & Purpose in Everyday Life "  Click on the link below to see Margarita's insightful introduction of Logotherapy and the meaning-centered ...
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Please come join us for an outstanding Panel Discussion: Positive Psychology Interventions for the Legal Profession  Abstract: The legal profession is plagued by job dissatisfaction, burnout, and mental health problems, as reported by the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being. Please join us for a discussion about how positive psychology can be integrated into the legal profession to improve job satisfaction, engagement, and overall thriving. We will discuss how to integrate positive psychology into law school curriculums, law firm management, and individual lawyer wellbeing. Moderator: Elizabeth Corcoran, President of IPPA's Work and Organizations ...
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Mathew White, Ph.D. We regret to share that we are cancelling our panned in-person positive education pre-conference due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and are planning a modified virtual offering in the coming months.   The theme of our virtual event will still focus on  concerns about students' abilities with 21st-century competencies, mental health problems, and motivation. We aim to connect the international positive education community to share innovative research and practical interventions, tools, and processes from around the world, and to bridge research and practice. If you would like to present ...
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