Canadian Positive Psychology Association

Laughter and the Discovery of Where to Find True Happiness

  • 13 Jun 2014
  • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Yogavision Studio, 6956 Financial Dr Unit 3, Mississauga, ON

Laughter & the Discovery of Where to Find True Happiness

This is a co-sponsored event presented by Yogapalooza and the Canadian Positive Psychology Association

Friday, 13 June 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)

Yogavision Studio
6956 Financial Dr
Unit 3
Mississauga, ON L5N 2E4

Join us for an evening dedicated to exploring the powerful, healing effects of laughter and uncovering the source of authentic happiness. This is a co-sponsored event presented by Yogapalooza and the Canadian Positive Psychology Association.


Programming for the evening:

  • Guided interactive laughter yoga class (30 minutes)
  • Screening of the documentary film “HAPPY” (76 minutes)
  • Facilitated discussion with Louisa Jewell, CPPA President (30 minutes)

Laughter yoga with Salimah Kassim-Lakha and Brigid Dineen


Laughter is the best medicine. In fact, it is a very powerful form of complementary healing. It improves our mood, releases endorphins (feel-good hormones), strengthens our immune system, and relieves stress. Join us and laugh all the way to happy.

Screening of the documentary film “HAPPY”, by Roko Belic

HAPPY takes us on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy. Combining real life stories of people from around the world and powerful interviews with the leading scientists in happiness research, HAPPY explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion. Does money make you HAPPY? Kids and family? Your work? Do you live in a world that values and promotes happiness and well-being? Are we in the midst of a happiness revolution? HAPPY is a film that sets out to answer these questions and more.

Facilitated discussion with Louisa Jewell, CPPA President

Louisa Jewell is a speaker, author, positive psychology expert and the President of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association. She began her journey with positive psychology over 15 years ago. Louisa immersed herself in the study of self-esteem and self-confidence and began to deliver workshops with women at all stages in their lives. Fascinated by the scientific discoveries being made in positive psychology, she enrolled in the Master of Applied Positive Psychology program at the University of Pennsylvania and studied directly with Dr. Seligman and other world-renowned positive psychologists. In 2012 Louisa founded the Canadian Positive Psychology Association, an organization that brings together leading-edge researchers and practitioners from across Canada to disseminate the knowledge of positive psychology to improve the psychological health of all Canadians. Louisa has facilitated thousands of people towards greater flourishing both at work and in their personal lives.


Conference Refund & Cancellation Policy

Speakers who are unable to attend the conference have all agreed, as part of the proposal submission are required to suggest available and qualified replacements in their area of study to present the submission as described in their abstract. CPPA will also endeavor to assist them in finding a replacement. CPPA has the final say on conference presenters.

If a registrant is unable to attend an event for any reason they may substitute someone else, by arrangement with the conference manager.

Where the registrant is unable to attend, and is not in a position to transfer their registration to someone else then the following refund arrangements apply:

·         Registrations (presenter or registrants) cancelled more than 30 days before the event will be refunded
       90% of the  registration fees.

·       Registrations (presenter or registrants) cancelled less than 30 days before the event will not be
        eligible for a refund.

·       Cancellations from registrants made after a failed visa application or if they are not allowed to enter
        the country will be refunded full registration fees. If the individual is a presenter, their abstract and bio
        will still be published in the conference app and other locations where such presentations are

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