positive psychology

Positive Psychology at the University of Toronto

By Lisa Sansom / December 18, 2012 / 1 Comment

A big thanks to Ancillary Services at the University of Toronto for inviting me to come and give one of my “51 free talks” on positive psychology yesterday! It was a great group of people, and a lovely holiday luncheon! As always, great questions and insights from the audience, notably around managing in a unionized […]

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The Importance of Others

By Lisa Sansom / December 14, 2012 / 3 Comments

When I did the MAPP program, a little-known fact is that my Capstone (applied end-of-year project) was actually on positive parenting. I am personally fascinated by the moment when a couple becomes parents, and how two people make the transition to parenthood. My own transition to parenthood was a surprisingly rough one. I was afflicted […]

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Helping each other help others

By Lisa Sansom / December 3, 2012 / 0 Comments

Last week, I had the great fortune to give three talks on positive psychology to a team of psychiatric nurses and caregivers. Working in psychiatry must be a difficult job at the best of times. One of the rooms where I gave the talk was an “interview room” where doctors meet with psychiatric patients. Due […]

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Positive job centres – free talk #5

By Lisa Sansom / December 1, 2012 / 1 Comment

My fifth “free talk on positive psychology” was delivered in the Niagara area, and the hotel where I stayed overlooked the Falls. Well, it would have had I been on the Falls side of the hotel. However, the view from the window near the elevator was lovely and I enjoyed a wonderful sunrise over the […]

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Free talk #4 – keynote to social service providers

By Lisa Sansom / November 22, 2012 / 0 Comments

I had a fabulous time presenting to the all-staff meeting of the KCHC (Kingston Community Health Centres) – a great organization that is widely diverse and provides great good to the Kingston community. The keynote was an overall review of the field of positive psychology. In less than an hour, I touched on where positive […]

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Blue Zones at MAPP Summit

By Lisa Sansom / November 20, 2012 / 0 Comments

This is the last in my series of positive speakers at the 2012 MAPP Summit in Philadelphia. Previous posts in this series discussed reciprocity rings, connectedness, perception of time, and MAPP alumni sharing. You may have heard of Blue Zones, the fabulous research by Dan Buettner about healthy longevity around the world. Essentially, Dan has […]

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