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April 15: Introduction to Positive Psychology
This webinar will give you an introduction to the study of positive psychology and an overview of how the PERMA well-being model can build resilience. You will also be introduced to the major research findings in positive psychology and walk away with an understanding of how positive psychology can be leveraged in your counselling sessions.
April 22: Promoting a Growth Mindset
Mindset is a simple idea discovered by world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck in decades of research on achievement and success. A student’s mindset can affect the goals they set for themselves, their responses to failure, the amount of effort they put into goal achievement and the strategies they implement to succeed. In this webinar you will learn: · The difference between the fixed and growth mindset and the research supporting this · Techniques to help students develop a growth mindset · How to give feedback and praise to promote a growth mindset
April 29: Introduction to the VIA Character Strengths Assessment Often we are much more focused on what students are struggling with, and little attention to what they are doing well in. With this perspective it is easy to lose sight of what is good and strong in students. The latest research in well-being and achievement demonstrates that a strengths-based approach can dramatically improve psychological strength, resilience and overall well-being. Louisa will introduce you to the VIA Inventory of Strengths which is an assessment tool developed to scientifically measure a person’s character strengths. When students learn about their personal character strengths - what's best about them as a human being - this powerful knowledge can be used to help students reach their full potential at school and in relationships. A focus on character strengths can: · Offer students, parents and educators a positive focus on what is best and good · Empower students and encourage growth · Energize and uplift a person to strengthen their everyday resilience Connect us to others in powerful ways Louisa will help you identify your top 5 character strengths and how you can leverage them for greater resilience. To prepare for this webinar, go to www.viame.org and complete the VIA Inventory of Strengths (your free profile). This will give you your top 5 characters strengths. Print the report and have it with you when attending the webinar.
More About Our Speaker
Louisa is considered one of Canada’s leading experts on positive psychology and she is a graduate of the ground-breaking Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. The MAPP program is the first master’s program in the world that offers in-depth study of the science of psychological well-being led by renowned psychologist, Dr. Martin Seligman. Louisa also has 16 years of experience as an organizational consultant working with leaders and teams to promote positive organizational culture. Louisa is an instructor of positive psychology at the University of Toronto and The University of Texas and regularly delivers talks, webinars and workshops to audiences around the world. Louisa’s publications have been published in the European Handbook of Positive Psychology, Positive Psychology at Work (Wiley, March 2011), Choice Magazine, Huffington Post, Live Happy Magazine and Positive Psychology News Daily. Her work has also been featured in Forbes, The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Ottawa Citizen, CBC Radio, Psychology Today, Chatelaine, Canadian Living and many more.