“Applying Positive Psychology within and outside the classroom” led by Carla LaBella
Jul 13, 2023
12:00AM to 11:59PM
Date(s) - 13/07/2023
Self-care is giving the world the best of you, instead of what’s left of you. ~ Katie Reed
In this experiential workshop, you will learn WOW (Ways of Optimizing Well-being) tips to use in your own life, and to share with students. In Part I of this session, reconnect with your purpose, your why. Articulate your ikigai, your “reason for being”. In Part II, you will learn various body and cognitive strategies to replenish and renew your energy so that you can move in the direction you want to move. Themes to be explored include, but are not limited to, mindfulness, self-compassion, and self-care (highlighting the importance of sleep and exercise). You will also learn strategies that will move you from “knowing” to “doing” as we explore the science of goal-setting and achieving. By the end of the session, you will walk away with a fuller “toolbox” with practical strategies that can be integrated in your classroom (mini-breaks/lessons) and life.
Carla LaBella is a Professor of Psychology in the School of Liberal Studies at Mohawk College. Recently, she studied Positive Psychology and earned a Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology (CAPP) at the Flourishing Center in NYC (2014). She also became a Modo Yoga teacher (Level 1 – 200hr Teacher Training) in 2022 and a Unified Mindfulness Coach (Pathways for Teaching Mindfulness, Foundations of UM) in 2021. Recently, she was the recipient of the Award for Excellence in Full Time Teaching – Local 240 (2022) and the Jacqui Candlish Award for Excellence in Suicide Prevention Work (2019). Her debut book, The WOW Book: Ways of Optimizing Well-being – Tips for creating a life worth living (Pandamonium) will be published in summer 2023.