The Art and Science of Rising: Resilience under Stress
"Life is difficult." Scott Peck, Psychiatrist
Life is challenging, capricious, and agonizing. It is also wondrous, beautiful and beneficent. Working (and living) within these two realities requires us to develop skills of resilience and the ability to rise, and rise again, while under stress. Research from the fields of positive psychology and resilience provide guidance for us as we seek to enable others to strengthen their capacities while elevating our own.
This workshop provides insight into principles and practices that increase resilience and wellbeing. Specifically we will consider: reframing stress into opportunity, increasing growth mindsets in our clients/patients, leveraging character strengths, heightening gratitude and exploring the principles of authenticity and the ideal self. In addition to these perspectives and tools we will examine why mindfulness is crucial to all resilience and happiness, and learn fast skills that center our minds, calm our hearts, and widen our capacity for wisdom.
About the Presenter
9:00 - 9:30: Introduction and Opening Comments: What is Positive Psychology and How Does it Amplify Resilience?
9:30 - 10:45: The Science of Resilience: Post-Traumatic Growth and Foundational Principles
10:45 - 11:00 (break)
11:00 - 12:30: Character Strengths and Moving Toward the Ideal Self
12:30 - 1:30: lunch (provided)
1:30 - 3:00: Increasing Optimism and Appreciation
3:00 - 3:15: (break)
3:15 - 4:30: Integration: Sustaining Resilience in our Clients/Patients
Continuing Education/Professional Development Credit
6 hours of continuing education are provided by Mind Science Foundation and meet the CE requirements for psychologists, licensed psychological associates, licensed professional counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, social workers, teachers, educators, and school counselors. Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors Provider No 935. Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners Provider No. CS-3834. Texas Education Agency Provider No. 501136.
Many people struggle to create the life they want in the face of the challenges of contemporary life in America. The Institute for the Advancement of Mindful Living (IAML) was formed by a group of San Antonio psychologists wanting to disseminate accurate information about effective and positive strategies for healthy living to practitioners, and the public alike. IAML's goal is to help more people confidently proclaim, "I AM Living the life I want."
The peaceCENTER's mission is to nurture the ever-growing circles of peacemakers and resources in a unifying approach to end violence in San Antonio and beyond by partnering individuals and organizations, addressing all issues of violence, providing creative opportunities for all people, and building community and relationships focused on a vision of peace in this time and place and for future generations.
Since 1995, the all-volunteer and interfaith peaceCENTER continues to be a significant community catalyst for peace in San Antonio -- Compassion and Justice being strong guiding lights; Contemplative Practices, Experiential Education, and Nonviolent Actions being the working expressions throughout the City at-large. The peaceCENTER is the local coordinator for Compassionate San Antonio. This event is an official stop on its San Antonio Pilgrimage of Compassion.
The mission of the Mind Science Foundation is to explore the vast potential of the human mind in a scientific manner, for the betterment of humankind. Current areas of focus include supporting the search for an answer to one of the major questions of modern science - the puzzle of human consciousness. We do this by funding leading-edge research and educational programs focused on the mind, brain and human consciousness, all with the goal of improving the human condition.
All proceeds from this event will cover costs and benefit the PeaceCENTER, a 501 (c) (3), nonprofit organization.
If you have already registered, but cannot attend the workshop, you may receive a refund of your fees minus a $25 cancellation fee through Friday, February 24, 2017.
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Since 1995, the all-volunteer and interfaith peaceCENTER continues to be a significant community catalyst for peace in San Antonio -- Compassion and Justice being strong guiding lights; Contemplative Practices, Experiential Education, and Nonviolent Actions being the working expressions throughout the City at-large. The peaceCENTER is the local coordinator for Compassionate San Antonio.