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Action for Happiness Conference

east london and thames river

Positive Psychology – Action for Happiness

Leading experts Dr Itai Ivtzan and Dr Tim Lomas will share the latest findings from the new 'second wave' of Positive Psychology research.

They will explain the unexpected benefits of embracing the darker side of life - and how we can learn to harness our difficult experiences and feelings to cope better and get more out of life.

Covering themes such as meaning, resilience, mortality, change, suffering and spirituality, Itai and Tim will show us how the challenging times in life can ultimately lead to us to greater growth, insight, healing and transformation. 

Dr Lomas says, "Your negative feelings may not only be natural and normal, but may even be pathways to the very happiness and flourishing that you seek."

About the speakers

Dr Itai Ivtzan and Dr Tim Lomas are both psychologists and lecturers on the Master's in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) at the University of East London (UEL). They have published a wide range of books and journal papers.

Dr Ivtzan's main areas of research are spirituality, mindfulness, meaning and self-actualisation. Dr Lomas' areas of research interest include 'second wave' positive psychology, cross-cultural lexicography and mindfulness/Buddhism.

Their recent books include Second Wave Positive Psychology, The Positive Power of Negative Emotions and Awareness Is Freedom.

Dr Ivtzan says, "If we befriend both psychology and spirituality, and succeed in introducing them into our lives, we gain super-strengths of awareness, courage, resilience, and compassion.

Time: 7pm - 8.30 pm

Location: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL

To book tickets, go to eventbrite

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

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