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Embodied Positive Psychology Master Classes

Take time before and/or after the Embodied Positive Psychology Summit to go deeper: Extend your stay with pre- and post-summit Master Classes. Using an interactive, engaging format, Master Classes are an invitation to study key topics in positive psychology in depth, with experts in the field. Registration is also open to those not attending the summit who wish to explore a specific topic during a one-day visit.

  • The Effort and Ease of Goal Attainment: Pre-Summit Master Class with Caroline Adams Miller [EPPSM-171:S:1]
  • Questions for Answers: Writing Toward Clarity: Pre-Summit Master Class with Joan Borysenko [EPPSM-171:S:2]
  • The Science and Practice of Positivity Resonance: Post-Summit Master Class with Barbara Fredrickson [EPPSM-172:S:1]
  • The Art of Teaching Positive Psychology: Post-Summit Master Class with Maria Sirois [EPPSM-172:S:2]

Master Class Daily Activity Schedule
Master Class Schedule
Pre-Summit: Sunday, April 30–Monday, May 1
Sunday, 7:30–9:00 pm
Monday, 8:30–11:30 am and 1:30–3:30 pm
Post-Summit: Thursday, May 4–Friday, May 5
Thursday, 1:30–3:30 pm and 7:30–9:00 pm
Friday, 8:30–11:30 am
Meals and Yoga Schedule
6:30-8:00 am Kripalu Yoga classes, all levels
7:00–8:30 Breakfast
11:30-1:30 pm Lunch
4:15-5:45 pm Kripalu Yoga classes, all levels
5:30-7:00 pm Dinner

 

Sunday, April 30 – Monday, May 1

The Effort and Ease of Goal Attainment: Pre-Summit Master Class [EPPSM-171:S:1]
Caroline Adams Miller, special guest Maria Sirois

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For everyone, including those registered for the Embodied Positive Psychology Summit, May 1–4.

Setting goals and then taking steps toward reaching them demands effort. Striving, overcoming obstacles, and engaging your will in a focused endeavor moves mountains. Yet that mountain can also break your back if you fail to combine effort with ease—a sense of rest and renewal, surrender, and a willingness to let life lead for a while. In this Master Class, special guest Maria Sirois opens Sunday night, followed by the leading expert in the field of goal attainment, Caroline Miller, on how to mix effort and ease for maximum results—including living a life you love.

Tuition $195, plus room and meals.

Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP, is a pioneer in the areas of goal setting/accomplishment, grit, happiness and success. She is the author of six books, including My Name is Caroline, Positively Caroline, and Creating Your Best Life, and Getting Grit, coming in 2017. A magna cum laude graduate of Harvard, she was one of the first graduates of the University of Pennsylvania master’s program in Applied Positive Psychology, and works with organizations around the world to help create positive change. A lifelong athlete, Caroline is a nationally ranked Masters swimmer, black belt in Hapkido, and yoga enthusiast. carolinemiller.com



Questions for Answers: Writing Toward Clarity: Pre-Summit Master Class [EPPSM-171:S:2]
Joan Borysenko

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For everyone, including those registered for the Embodied Positive Psychology Summit, May 1–4.

We want answers to life’s problems. The heavier the issue, the more anxiety we feel to get the problem solved pronto. But what if the answer is waiting for the right question? Words create worlds, and the way we push at problems can conceal possibilities. In this Master Class with psychologist and New York Times best-selling author Joan Borysenko, we explore free-writing to answer novel questions, and, in doing so, discover new perspectives on old problems.

Tuition $195, plus room and meals.

Joan Borysenko PhD, is a world-renowned expert in the mind-body connection. Her work has been foundational in an international health-care revolution that recognizes the role of meaning and the spiritual dimensions of life as integral parts of health and healing. A licensed psychologist with a doctorate in cell biology from Harvard Medical School, she synthesizes cutting-edge science with a deep humanity. Founder and president of Mind-Body Health Sciences, LLC, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and a New York Times best-selling author of 16 books, Joan has also produced a series of audio programs for meditation and stress management. Her work has appeared in newspapers including the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal and she wrote and starred in the television special Inner Peace for Busy People, which was broadcast on PBS. joanborysenko.com

 

Thursday, May 4 – Friday, May 5

The Art of Teaching Positive Psychology: Post-Summit Master Class [EPPSM-172:S:1]
Maria Sirois

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For everyone, including those registered for the Embodied Positive Psychology Summit, May 1–4.

Take the next step in your growth as a presenter, educator, coach, or speaker. In this Master Class, we examine the crucial elements of presenting positive psychology tenets and tools in such a way that audience members leave prepared for lasting change. Many workshops on presenting and teaching offer guidance on how to shape a lecture, but rarely do they address core principles of sustaining change, including

  • Addressing the audience from a place of wholeness
  • Shaping content and flow to encourage the best self in action
  • Working with difficult and “invisible” students, as well as those who bring grace to the room
  • Offering the scaffolding of how change happens, when it succeeds, and how to plan for sustainable change.

We dive deeply into these four arenas, while looking at how the positive can be encouraged or dampened. The class includes time to practice shaping our openings to provide people with the best opportunity for making real and impactful shifts.

Please bring with you

  1. A story you want to share that is relevant to the themes you are teaching. Please condense this story (in draft form) into a 3 minute segment.
  2. One exercise that elevates positivity that you love to teach or you have enjoyed in a workshop.

Tuition $195, plus room and meals.

Maria Sirois is the Vice President of Curriculum for Wholebeing Institute and an inspirational speaker, seminar leader, consultant, and author. She has worked at the intersections of wellness, psychology, and spirituality for nearly 20 years. As a presenter, Maria has been invited to keynote internationally at conferences for wellness centers, hospitals, hospices, philanthropies, and business, academic, and corporate institutions, as well as for the general public. She is the author of A Short Course in Happiness After Loss (and Other Dark, Difficult Times).



The Science and Practice of Positivity Resonance: Post-Summit Master Class [EPPSM-172:S:2]
Barbara Fredrickson

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For everyone, including those registered for the Embodied Positive Psychology Summit, May 1–4.

Love draws you out of your cocoon of self-absorption to attune to others. Love allows you to really see another person, holistically, with care, concern, and compassion. Within each moment of loving connection, you become sincerely invested in this other person’s well-being, simply for their own sake. And the feeling is mutual. You come to recognize that, in this loving moment, this other person is also sincerely invested in your well-being; that he or she truly cares for you. Relationship scientists cast this sense of mutual care as an abiding attribute of intimate relationships.

In her book Love 2.0, Barbara Fredrickson redefines the vital emotion of love as micro-moments of positivity resonance between and among people. This Master Class offers a unique opportunity to explore the scientific underpinnings of positivity resonance in ways that bolsters its value for human health and well-being. Complementing the science, we explore practical approaches and practices for unlocking more love in everyday life.

Tuition $195, plus room and meals.

Barbara L. Fredrickson, PhD, among the most highly cited scholars in psychology, is the Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and director of the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Lab at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and her books for a general audience, Positivity and Love 2.0, have been translated into more than a dozen languages. Her research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, and she serves as President of the International Positive Psychology Association. positivityresonance.com




Registration information for the Embodied Positive Psychology Summit:

Summit Tuition: $595, plus room and meals.

Master Class Tuition: $195, plus room and meals.

Register online or call Kripalu at 800.741.7353

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