Report from IPPA Conference, Day 3

Wow! What an absolutely amazing day! In case you’re just “tuning in”, today is day 3 of the 2nd Congress of the International Positive Psychology Association.
Here are the highlights:

  • Barbara Fredrickson (author of my #2 pick on Happiness, Positivity) talked about Love
  • Meeting Todd Kashdan and (what may be his last) talk at IPPA
  • Possible collaboration with positive psychologist and local, Lynn Johnson
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with a Positive Spin
  • Positive Computing
  • Meeting Jane McGonigal and using her on-line game to enhance Happiness 101
  • How much you think you can do something effects whether (and how hard) you try *
  • The use of strengths in therapy – the intermediate lesson *
  • Gala and the National Constitution Center *

* I will report on these tomorrow.

It was much cooler today. A blessing for my walk to my third download of information in the realm of positive psychology, a.k.a. Happiness! As I walked through City Hall in (literally) the heart of Philadelphia, I hummed a little tune. I was distracted by the richness and variety of the people as I walked. Per haps distracted enough by the suits, the homeless, the street venders, the skaters and the provocative dress, the song’s lyrics did not bubble to the surface until in the shadow of the Downtown Marriott. I murmured, “All you need is love. Bump-ba bump-ba bump. All you need is love. Bump-ba bump-ba bump. All you need is love, love – love is all you need.” As I realized I was humming a Beatles standard, I also realized that the topic of Barbara Fredrickson’s talk was “Love: A new lens on the science of thriving” Continue reading Report from IPPA Conference, Day 3

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Lisa Cypers Kamen is coming to the Happiness Social!

Lisa Cypers Kamen

Psychologist and Documentary Film-Maker, Lisa Cypers Kamen is coming to town to screen her documentary, The H-Factor at the Happiness Social on April 4th.

Lisa Cypers Kamen is a mover and shaker in the world of Positive Psychology. She has travelled all over the world, speaking and collaborating with like-minded people and screening her documentary, the H-Factor. Now Lisa is coming to Salt Lake City and she is going to bring her film to us. After the movie, she will give you an chance to ask questions and learn more about Happiness!.

This is a very special event. I am asking YOU to RSVP right now on Facebook or MeetUp to join us at 7pm on Monday, April 4th for the Happiness Social featuring Lisa Cypers Kamen.

Location: Kafeneio Coffeehouse, 258 West 3300 South, Salt Lake City (click here for map)
Date: April 4th, 2010
Time: 7-9pm

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