Speaker Series

Speaker Series

Wisdom & Well Being Speaker Series

There has been a recent explosion of research in improving well-being and life satisfaction.  The findings can result in living a more meaningful life, more enjoyment from work, and the creation of communities that foster wisdom and well being for all members.

The University of Virginia Center for Appreciative Practice, the UVA Mindfulness Center, and the UVA School of Nursing announce the 2014-2015 Wisdom and Well Being speaker series.  Our speakers reflect a broad spectrum of scholarship in the fields of positive psychology, mindfulness, resilience and other disciplines that support individuals and organizations wanting to flourish.

We encourage all interested health system staff,faculty, students, and University and community members to attend.  Each presentation includes a free lunch and is followed by a “Debrief,” an opportunity for continued discussion with the author about the presentation topic.

Mark your calendars now for the following outstanding speakers:

  • June 27, 2014
    Peggy Kern, PhD
    University of Pennsylvania, Department of Psychology
    Live Long & Prosper:  Understanding & Cultivating Healthy Lives
    Web site:  http://margaretkern.org/Welcome.html
  • September 5, 2014

Timothy D. Wilson, PhD
Sherrell J. Aston Professor of Psychology,
Department of Psychology
University of Virginia
Topic TBA
Web site:  http://people.virginia.edu/~tdw/

  • October 24, 2014

Speaker and topic TBA

  • November 14, 2014

Speaker and topic TBA

  • February 27, 2014

Barry Schwartz, PhD
Dorwin Cartwright Professor of Social Theory & Social Action
Swarthmore College
Practical Wisdom: The Right Way to Do the Right Thing
Web site:  http://www.swarthmore.edu/SocSci/bschwar1/

  • April 24, 2014

Rick Hanson, PhD
Neuropsychologist and New York Times best-selling author (Buddha’s Brain, Hardwiring Happiness, Just One Thing, Mother Nurture)
The Neuroscience of Happiness
Web site:  http://www.rickhanson.net/