Invitation to the eighth IPPA World Congress! – Optimistic Psychology Information

Andrew Soren, MAPP ’13, is the founder and CEO of Eudaimonic by Design, a worldwide community of facilitators, coaches, and advisors who share a ardour for well-being and consider organizations have to be designed to allow it. Collectively they harness the perfect of scholarship and years of expertise to advise organizations and design programs that unlock potential and produce out the perfect in folks. Andrew can be co-chair of the eighth IPPA World Congress on Optimistic Psychology. Andrew’s articles are right here.

Pricey PPND reader, 

I’m reaching out to you at the moment as one of many co-chairs to ask you to affix us for the upcoming eighth World Congress on Optimistic Psychology. For many who already learn about IPPA World Congresses, listed below are the main points.

When you’ve learn this far, I do know you care concerning the science and apply of optimistic psychology and for that – firstly – I wish to thanks. 

When you’re something like me, optimistic psychology has already had a profound influence in your life. I first discovered concerning the subject again in 2008 after studying Stream by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. He exquisitely described one thing I knew in my coronary heart and noticed in my expertise however had beforehand had no phrases to explain. The extra I dug into the sector, the extra I got here to appreciate that there have been not solely phrases, there was an entire world of science and evidence-based apply rising exponentially daily that helped all of us discover methods to be ever higher variations of ourselves.

Quick ahead 15 years and I’ve the true honor to be a part of a staff that has programmed over 130 hours of essentially the most progressive analysis and apply within the subject of optimistic psychology into 4 action-packed days. Whether or not you’re a seasoned optimistic psychology conference-goer or a complete novice, this congress has one thing for everybody and we’re enthusiastic about serving to all those that attend create an expertise that may fill you with marvel and go away you feeling related to a vibrant group of like-minded friends.

To whet your urge for food, let me let you know somewhat about three periods I’m enthusiastic about seeing on the principle stage at this 12 months’s congress.

Presenters in the Compassion Session

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Rick Hanson is main a dialog on how optimistic psychology should handle the complete vary of human expertise together with each the highs and the lows. To do that, we want compassion, which entails being motivated to handle and relieve the struggling of others and ourselves and to attempt to change the causes of struggling on the earth.

Becoming a member of Rick can be Tania Singer discussing the neurobiology of empathy and compassion and its trainability; James Kirby on a “case for compassion” when it comes to its psychosocial and therapeutic advantages; and Mamphela Ramphele who will discover compassionate motion to vary structural programs that trigger a lot preventable struggling on the earth.

Presenters at Connecting Nature and Well-being

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Connecting Nature & Wellbeing

John Zelenski and Holli-Anne Passmore are bringing collectively a unprecedented panel to discover how nature is related to our wellbeing. Along with Kelley Bird-Naytowhow, Louise Chawla and Thomas Doherty, they are going to discover the efficacy and key elements of nature-based well-being interventions; why plainly so many individuals underestimate the influence that nature has on our well-being; and the way nature generally is a pathway to wellbeing for all, significantly within the present period of local weather disaster.

Presenters in Communicating Positive Psychology to Massive Audiences

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Speaking Optimistic Psychology to Huge Audiences

Jason Marsh of UC Berkeley’s Better Good Science Heart is main a dialog with Tal Ben-Shahar and Sonja Lyubomirsky on how, for optimistic psychology to have its biggest influence, the science wants to succeed in a really large international viewers in each efficient and moral methods.

Primarily based on trailblazing lived expertise, every will share their very own methods for translating analysis into clear, compelling, and actionable phrases for most people, significantly for individuals who wouldn’t have a background in psychology. They’ll talk about the challenges concerned on this work, together with the necessity to make optimistic psychology partaking with out compromising its accuracy or integrity and the necessity to handle common questions whereas additionally recognizing variations that exist between people, sectors and cultures.

Worldwide Scope

That is the World Congress, and the audio system come from everywhere in the world. Even simply these three talks have audio system from the USA, Australia, Canada, South Africa, First Nation, and Israel.

And far more…

In fact these are simply three periods and a handful of audio system at a Congress the place greater than 590 researchers and practitioners can be presenting their work in panels, keynotes, workshops and posters. Over the course of the 4 days attendees will get the chance to not solely see the newest improvements within the subject of optimistic psychology, they may even come collectively and join with 1500 passionate people who’re eager to be taught and develop collectively.

Whether or not you’re a pupil, researcher, skilled or eager admirer of the sector, I can assure that for those who come to this 12 months’s IPPA World Congress, you’ll stroll away together with your cup overflowing. Be taught extra, see the entire program and register now at

I can’t wait to see you in Vancouver!

Andrew Soren
Co-Chair, IPPA World Congress
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