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In this Happiness Social we will focus on the scientifically-proven happiness enhancing technique of Find Nearby Nature from Barbara Fredrickson's book, Positivity. We will hike together, enjoy what nature has to offer and of course spend time socializing. We will start our hike by 2:10pm so please be on time. Rain is part of nature too, so if it's raining, we'll enjoy that too. (In other words, this event will be happening rain or shine)
We continue our Happiness Social MeetUp series focusing on the twenty scientifically proven methods to a happier life - this time focusing on expressing gratitude. We will spend some time going over the research on this issue then we will spend some time contemplating the width a breadth of our freedom and the sacrifices that have been made by our veterans to secure that freedom. We will also break into small discussion groups, giving participants an opportunity to truly connect.
IMPORTANT: Space is limited to this event. RSVP ONLY if you are actually going to come. Happiness Social - Learning to Forgive. We continue this series featuring the twenty scientifically proven habits of Happy people - this time focusing on learning to forgive. We are fortunate to have guest speaker, mental health therapist, Nicco Allen. Nicco will tell her very personal story and pass along her knowledge (both personally and as a therapist), teaching you how to forgive. This is expected to be a very personal experience but it is NOT group therapy. There will be sexual content. This particular Happiness Social will not be appropriate for children. As stated, seating is very limited. If you RSVP and do not show up, you have taken away someone else's opportunity to come so again please only RSVP if you are actually going to attend. About Nicco Allen: "I am a Clinical Mental Health Counseling Graduate Student at the University of Phoenix. I am a Master’s Level Intern at Aspire Psychological. I am also a licensed social worker with over 3 years working at the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) in Sandy, Utah. I have worked as a permanency worker with parents who have had their children removed from the home and placed in foster care and I have worked directly with parents and children as a CPS worker with the special victims sexual abuse and severe physical abuse unit. This involved working directly with Salt Lake County special victims unit detectives, the Children’s Justice Center (CJC), as well as other community partners to investigate, educate and counsel parents and protect children and youth. I am a member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) working on my clinical hours required for sex therapist certification. I work with youth, adults, and couples offering in-person individual sessions, e-therapy, and groups working with a wide range of mood disorders, trauma, sex therapy (sexual health and happiness), faith crisis, and others."
Happiness Social - Meditate Mindfully. We continue our series featuring the twenty scientifically proven methods to a happier life - this time focusing on meditating mindfully. In the world of positive psychology, meditation has been proven over and over again to improve our overall Happiness. In today's Happiness Social we will give you an opportunity to understand meditation a little better and possibly dispel some of the misunderstandings regarding this powerful practice. You will be given the opportunity to practice meditation and connect with others in a small group discussion. Be sure to bring sun-screen and check the weather report and dress appropriately. We will be sitting on the grass or standing. This event will happen rain or shine.