Maria Sirois, PsyD
Leading Edge Seminars
Live Broadcast Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Live Broadcast Time: 1:00 pm to 4:15 pm ET
Follow-Up Q & A:
Live Broadcast Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Broadcast Time: 10:45 am – 11:45 am ET
Can’t Attend Live? This webinar will be recorded and archived. All registrants will be given unlimited access to the recording for a full year after the Live Broadcast date.
Over the last two decades psychology research has shown that positivity has a significant role to play in our well-being. Find out what the research is saying: learn how positive experiences can provide relief and hope in the worst moments; the importance of building meaning over time; and the increase of capacity, engagement, esteem and optimism when leveraging a growth mindset and character strengths.
This dynamic session will use discussion, introspection and practical tools to examine how positive psychology-based principles and practices can help decrease suffering and catalyze resilience. We’ll discuss the emerging model of post-traumatic growth and delve into the paradoxes of resilience. How can you coach your clients to hold both the difficult and positive, the draining and life-giving, the frightening and hopeful, in order to build resilience? This webinar will show you how, by demonstrating how to use character strengths to build stable internal resources, discussing tools that enhance optimism such as gratitude, and showing how to build cognitive flexibility and emotional agility at the same time. Foundational to resilience is a growth mindset, so we’ll look at how Carol Dweck’s teachings can work alongside building enduring resources through focusing on positivity. Attendees will be encouraged to discuss how a positive psychology-based approach can enhance their existing models of practice.
Maria Sirois, PsyD, is a positive psychologist and international consultant who focuses on the resilience of the human spirit when under chronic stress, during transition, and/or feeling the shock of wholesale change and loss. Her work in multiple sectors focuses on building capacity and engagement around difficult moments—using such moments to leverage sustained positive shifts in perspective and ability. She is the author of two books: A Short Course in Happiness After Loss (And Other Dark, Difficult Times) and Every Day Counts.