Greetings from UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center (GGSC)!
As you may know, the GGSC studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being and teaches skills that foster a compassionate, thriving, and resilient society.
We’re excited to announce that in October, we will be hosting a seminar featuring best-selling author Rick Hanson and wellness teacher and pioneer Lee Lipsenthal.
The seminar, Taking in the Good will be in Berkeley, CA on October 15th. It will offer concrete, research-based strategies for turning quick positive emotions into long-lasting positive experiences. Guest presenter Lee Lipsenthal offers his philosophy: Enjoy Every Sandwich; Living Each Day as if it were Your Last.
Attendees will receive six continuing education units.
We are now offering attendance via webinar, for a reduced fee.
With Best Regards,
The Greater Good Science Center
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The Science of a Meaningful Life: Taking in the Good
Presentations by Rick Hanson, Ph.D. and Lee Lipsenthal, M.D.
*When*: Saturday, October 15, 2011
*Where*: International House, UC Berkeley Campus
2299 Piedmont Ave., Berkeley, CA
The event will also be webcast live! Click here for more details.
**Attendees can receive six continuing education units* *
Want to make good feelings last? This seminar will offer concrete, research-based strategies for turning quick positive emotions into long-lasting positive experiences.
It will be led by neuropsychologist Rick Hanson, the renowned teacher and best-selling author of Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom. Dr. Hanson, who is also an Affiliate of the Greater Good Science Center and a Greater Good columnist, will discuss how the brain has evolved a “negativity bias,” making it like Velcro for negative experiences but Teflon for positive ones. This gives us a heightened response to threats and stress and tilts the mind toward feelings of pessimism, anxiety, mistrust, and inadequacy.
Yet through mindful attention to his four steps of “taking in the good,” we can internalize positive experiences in our memory systems, which can improve our mood and coping skills and heal painful, even traumatic, experiences—in effect, changing our outlook on ourselves and the world around us. The results include greater happiness, resilience, and depth in relationships.
This seminar will also feature Lee Lipsenthal, board certified internist trained in the prevention of heart disease and founder of Finding a Balance in a Medical Life. In his talk, “Enjoy Every Sandwich; Living Each Day as if it were Your Last,” Dr. Lipsenthal will explore the power and neurophysiology of emotional shifting practices. He will explain what it means to live in a neuro-imaginal world made up of belief structures and how this can create unwanted stress. Understanding the long-term benefits of shifting focus away from worry and towards gratitude will allow us to live each day fully.
This event will be webcast live! Attend in-person or online.
MORE INFORMATION ON THE EVENT, WEBCAST, AND REGISTRATION AT www.GREATERGOOD.BERKELEY.EDU