CPD Event title: When the World Makes Less sense Than It Should: A Positive Psychology Approach to Activating Strengths and Meaning to Leverage Growth
Brief Description Of Event: One of the correlates of difficult moments in our lives is that a sense of coherence disappears. We are shocked by what has happened (this appears to be a global issue at this time), or sometimes disappointed in our own choices (that middle-of-the-night difficult assessment of where we seem to have ended up). We may be confronted with situations far out of our control (such as illness or loss of work) or simply aware that the structures or accomplishments that had once made sense to us no longer cohere. We feel lost, discouraged, uncertain, angry and/or weary – and in those states find it difficult to activate resilience. In our day-long exploration of the practices/perspectives of positive psychology we will highlight two: the importance of crafting and re-crafting meaning and the application of character strengths. We’ll examine these in light of the latest research on building internal capacity in order to navigate change with clarity and courage, and we’ll consider how both contribute to greater health within ourselves and in our relationships.
Learning Objectives: Attendees will leave understanding the importance of character strengths and how to integrate them into their practice.
Course Structure: There will be an interactive mix of teaching and exercises.
Date of event: 19th October 2019
Duration of Event: 1 days
Venue for event: Regent’s University, Inner Circle, NW1 4NS
Name of trainer: Dr Maria Sirois
Cost of Course: £135