Happy Hacks for More Positivity and Increased Well-Being | Learn. Think. Care.

Happiness helps. 

Support personal resiliency, build knowledge, and develop strategies for meeting the needs of clients in long-term care environments.

Happy Hacks for More Positivity and Increased Well-Being | Oct. 6 @ 2 PM

Our lives are bombarded with negativity, stress, and countless threats to our emotional well-being, work, and close relationships. New research in neuroscience and positive psychology shows that when we experience happiness and positivity, it turns on all the learning centers in the brain and fuels positive outcomes in all aspects of our lives. In this session, participants will learn about the common barriers to positivity and personal well-being and find out more about simple science-backed principles and practices or “happy hacks” to boost positivity, productivity, mood, and attitude.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please contact Karla Belzer at kbelzer@illinois.edu. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet access needs. 

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