Canadian Positive Psychology Association

Healthy Hedonism for the Holidays:­ A Lecture and Workshop with Veronika Huta, Ph.D.

  • 10 Dec 2014
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • University of Ottawa downtown campus, Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) building, Room 4004


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Healthy Hedonism for the Holidays: A Lecture and Workshop with Veronika Huta, PhD.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

6:00 - 8:30 pm EST

Opportunity for question/answer period: 8:30 - 9:00 pm  

Hedonism is the pursuit of enjoyment, pleasure, and comfort. It’s a basic need, but we don’t often think that we “ought” to enjoy. Instead, we feel we only “ought” to work harder and give more. Hedonic activities often come with baggage like guilt and shame, and we sometimes do them in less than healthy ways.


So, this holiday season, let’s get together and talk about healthy hedonism – how we can savour like kids again, choose healthier activities, and leave work at the office.


I’ll review research on the difference between hedonic behavior (enjoyment, pleasure, comfort) and eudaimonic behavior (contribution, excellence, growth, authenticity), and the value of doing BOTH. Then we’ll talk about specific principles and practices we can use to do what we have a deep right to – celebrate and savour our time off work (and at work!).


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