Tentative Schedule - September 10, 2020

8:15am-8:50am

Registration & check in

8:15am-8:55am

"Happiness Breakfast Buffet and Cafe"

9:00am-9:20am

Joy Miller PhD, LCPC, CEO Joy Miller & Associates & Resiliency 2020. Introduction of morning speakers and objectives. "Come on Get Happy" - Happiness & Resiliency terminology, definitions, and characteristics related to positive psychology will be introduced in a humorous and empowering Icebreaker.

9:20am-10:20am

Bryan Robinson PhD, How to Befriend Your Lizard Brain And Live with Resilience from your C-Spot. This presentation is based on the neuroscience of why you react to threats, why it's difficult not to react, and the three-step action that neutralizes Mother Nature's toxic survival tonic. Bryan will empower your resiliency with techniques & skills that everyone needs. With practice, you're able to douse your inner firestorms and act instead of react, regardless of how dire the obstacles, disappointments, or hardships.

10:20-10:45

Morning Break.
Morning Cae & Celebration Comestibles
Strategic Resiliency & Happiness activities (interactive)

10:45-11:45

Elaine Miller-Karas LCSW. Cultivating Your Resiliency: The Community Resiliency Model in Action. The presentation will focus upon how to restore wellbeing or resiliency after stressful or traumatic events. The strength-based approach will focus on how to cultivate your innate capacity for wellbeing. The Community Resiliency Model will be introduced and how this simple skills-based approach, based upon neuroscience is being brought to the world community.

11:45-12:00

Meet & Greet with Sonja (Questions, signings, photos)

12-1:00pm

LUNCH (ON YOUR OWN)

1:10-1:15

INTRODUCTION AFTERNOON SPEAKERS & OBJECTIVES

1:15pm-2:00pm

Live Streaming with Arianna Huffington. Interview & Q & A

2:00pm-2:30pm

Afternoon Break: Sweet Surprises
Resiliency & Happiness Activities

2:30pm-3:00pm

Cynthia Moreno Tuohy BSW, NCAC, CDC, SAP - Brain & resiliency

3:00pm-4:15pm

Sonja Lyubomirsky PhD. The How of Happiness: The Science of Interventions Aimed at Increasing Well-being (and how they might backfire). Happiness not only feels good; it is good. Happy people have more stable marriages, superior health, and higher incomes. Fortunately, experiments have shown that people can intentionally increase their happiness. Participants gain insight into the "how" of happiness—that is, when and why such practices as gratitude or kindness work "best" and how small and simple activities can transform people into happier and more flourishing individuals. Sonja will discuss how the power of engaging in presumably happiness-increasing activities may actually backfire.

4:15pm-4:30pm

Closing remarks, questions, announcement 2021 Sept 10 (Friday) speaker CEU distribution

6.5 hours