When the World Makes Less Sense Than It Should: A Positive Psychology Approach to Activating Strengths and Meaning to Leverage Growth
CPD Event London
Date: Saturday 19th October 2019
Registration and welcome between 8.45am – 9.30am
Start: 9.30am Finish: 5pm
Maximum Number: 150
Ticket Price £135 (Includes Lunch and Refreshments)
QCHPA Members and Quest Diploma Students Receive a £20 discount
Dr. Maria Sirois is speaking again at Questival 2019! We were blown away by the experience we had last year. Don’t miss out, it promises to be an amazing day.
Doctor Maria Sirois
Author and Inspirational Speaker
Dr Maria Sirois is a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked in the fields of wellness and positive psychology for twenty years. Maria is particularly known for her work with building resilience, particularly with those facing serious illness or who those who are “seeking strength, uplift and meaning while wrestling with the harshness of life”.
You can get a small taste of what’s to come watching this YouTube video.
One of the correlates of difficult moments in our lives is that a sense of coherence disappears. We are shocked by what has happened (this appears to be a global issue at this time), or sometimes disappointed in our own choices (that middle-of-the-night difficult assessment of where we seem to have ended up). We may be confronted with situations far out of our control (such as illness or loss of work) or simply aware that the structures or accomplishments that had once made sense to us no longer cohere. We feel lost, discouraged, uncertain, angry and/or weary – and in those states find it difficult to activate resilience. In our day-long exploration of the practices/perspectives of positive psychology we will highlight two: the importance of crafting and re-crafting meaning and the application of character strengths. We’ll examine these in light of the latest research on building internal capacity in order to navigate change with clarity and courage, and we’ll consider how both contribute to greater health within ourselves and in our relationships.