Invitation to the eighth IPPA World Congress! – Constructive Psychology Information

Andrew Soren, MAPP ’13, is the founder and CEO of Eudaimonic by Design, a worldwide community of facilitators, coaches, and advisors who share a ardour for well-being and imagine organizations have to be designed to allow it. Collectively they harness one of the best of scholarship and years of expertise to advise organizations and design techniques that unlock potential and produce out one of the best in folks. Andrew can be co-chair of the eighth IPPA World Congress on Constructive Psychology. Andrew’s articles are right here.

Pricey Constructive Psychology Information reader, 

Whether or not you’re a researcher, practitioner, pupil, or admirer of the sector, the eighth IPPA World Congress is a must-attend occasion of all issues constructive psychology! As co-chair, I’m reaching out personally to ask you to 4 unbelievable days of cutting-edge analysis, sensible utility, and particular occasions that can depart you feeling related to a vibrant neighborhood of like-minded friends.

From seasoned constructive psychology conference-goers to complete novices, this congress has one thing for everybody. We’re enthusiastic about facilitating an expertise that can fill you with awe. Listed below are the main points (however learn on for a sampler of what programming is in retailer):

In case you’re something like me, constructive psychology has already had a profound impression in your life. I first realized concerning the discipline after studying Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. He exquisitely described one thing I knew in my coronary heart and noticed in my expertise however had beforehand had no phrases to explain. The extra I dug into the sector, the extra I got here to appreciate that there have been not solely phrases, there was a complete world of science and evidence-based follow rising exponentially day-after-day that helped all of us discover methods to be ever higher variations of ourselves.

Quick ahead a few a long time and I’ve the true honor to be a part of a staff that has programmed this world-class Congress. To whet your urge for food, let me inform you somewhat about three classes I’m enthusiastic about seeing on the principle stage.

To whet your urge for food, let me inform you somewhat about three classes I’m enthusiastic about seeing on the principle stage at this 12 months’s congress.

Presenters in the Compassion Session

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Rick Hanson is main a dialog on how constructive psychology should handle the total vary of human expertise together with each the highs and the lows. To do that, we’d like compassion, which entails being motivated to deal with and relieve the struggling of others and ourselves and to attempt to change the causes of struggling on this planet.

Becoming a member of Rick shall be Tania Singer discussing the neurobiology of empathy and compassion and its trainability; James Kirby on a “case for compassion” when it comes to its psychosocial and therapeutic advantages; and Mamphela Ramphele who will discover compassionate motion to alter structural techniques that trigger a lot preventable struggling on this planet.

Presenters at Connecting Nature and Well-being

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Connecting Nature & Wellbeing

John Zelenski and Holli-Anne Passmore are bringing collectively a rare panel to discover how nature is related to our wellbeing. Along with Kelley Bird-Naytowhow, Louise Chawla and Thomas Doherty, they’ll discover the efficacy and key substances of nature-based well-being interventions; why plainly so many individuals underestimate the impression that nature has on our well-being; and the way nature is usually a pathway to wellbeing for all, notably within the present period of local weather disaster.

Presenters in Communicating Positive Psychology to Massive Audiences

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Speaking Constructive Psychology to Large Audiences

Jason Marsh of UC Berkeley’s Higher Good Science Heart is main a dialog with Tal Ben-Shahar and Sonja Lyubomirsky on how, for constructive psychology to have its best impression, the science wants to succeed in a very huge international viewers in each efficient and moral methods.

Based mostly on trailblazing lived expertise, every will share their very own methods for translating analysis into clear, compelling, and actionable phrases for most people, notably for individuals who should not have a background in psychology. They’ll focus on the challenges concerned on this work, together with the necessity to make constructive psychology partaking with out compromising its accuracy or integrity and the necessity to handle common questions whereas additionally recognizing variations that exist between people, sectors and cultures.

Worldwide Scope

That is the World Congress, and the audio system come from all around the world. Even simply these three talks have audio system from the USA, Australia, Canada, South Africa, First Nation, and Israel.

And way more…

After all these are simply three classes and a handful of audio system at a Congress the place greater than 590 researchers and practitioners shall be presenting their work in panels, keynotes, workshops and posters. Over the course of the 4 days, attendees won’t solely see the newest improvements within the discipline of constructive psychology, however they will even come collectively and join with 1500 passionate people who’re eager to study and develop collectively.

Don’t wait. Register now at, and I’ll see you in Vancouver!

Andrew Soren,
Co-Chair, IPPA World Congress
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