FREE TALKS at RDS
Mind Body Spirit Festival
SATURDAY 15th March 2014 12.15pm
Dodder Room D
Positive Psychology: You have the power to change your brain
Talk by Michaela Avlund MSc. Applied Positive Psychology
We have the ability to change our brains through the use of applied positive psychology which are easily practiced habits that change our thoughts and mood, increasing our personal well-being. These skills help create positive relationships in all areas of life.
Michaela Avlund recently completed a Masters Degree in Applied Positive Psychology in London. She has been giving talks and workshops in the RDS for a number of years, she runs courses and Positive Psychology (PP) holidays in various meditation centres in Ireland. Her greatest wish is to see PP implemented in the Irish educational system as she believes Positive Psychology is a great tool in preventing depression and anxiety disorders and enhancing relationships in the school. Her research on self-compassion revealed that religion or spirituality does not lead to well-being unless a person also develops self-compassion. Michaela is Danish but has lived in Ireland for a number of years.
Saturday 15th March 2014
Dodder Room C 1.45pm- 2.15pm
Positive Psychology Skills: Knowing what we feel and the need to act accordingly. We are unaware of how to create a win/win situation where we can make a happy life for ourselves and support others in doing the same. Often our needs are hidden behind our feelings. Assertiveness is to discover what we need and want and find ways of fulfilling these. Michaela has a MSc in Applied Positive Psychology.