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Pathways to Joy: Bringing Positive Psychology Into your Daily Life

  • The Arlington Center 369 Massachusetts Avenue Arlington, MA, 02474 United States (map)

With Joan Klagsbrun

Positive Psychology is not about putting a happy face that covers over our important life struggles. It is about balancing suffering by amplifying our authentic well-being.  It is an evidenced-based approach for increasing our capacity (or our clients’ capacity) for flourishing, and for fully appreciating our lives. People who have a higher ratio of “positivity” to “negativity” have more energy and better health.

In the workshop, we will use Focusing to review several forms of positivity, such as joy, gratitude, serenity, hope, awe and love and to personally explore a few different pillars of Joy, as defined by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu. Then we will reflect on positive defining moments in our lives that have elevated us or brought us greater connection. We will end by exploring how to have more of these transformative moments.

This will be a new workshop covering different material than the previous one.

Joan Klagsbrun, Ph.D., a psychotherapist in private practice, has been teaching Focusing internationally to psychotherapists, educators, healthcare providers and the public for over three decades on seven continents. Her current passion is crossing Focusing with creative expression and positive psychology.

Sunday April 28, 2018 2:00-4:30 at the Arlington Center, 369 Mass Ave, Arlington, MA
Cost is $25 at the door or you may preregister at