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Sat, Feb 15


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Growing the Good: Mindfulness Skills for Hardwiring Happiness

Hardwire happiness by enriching the positive experiences in your life

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Growing the Good: Mindfulness Skills for Hardwiring Happiness
Growing the Good: Mindfulness Skills for Hardwiring Happiness

Time & Location

Feb 15, 2020, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

The Niche, 2890 14th N Suite B, Ammon, ID 83401, USA

About the event

Growing the Good: Mindfulness Skills for Hardwiring Happiness

Why is it that we tend to identify the negative or difficult aspects of our day-to-day experience more easily than the positive or pleasant aspects?  According to psychologist and best-selling author Rick Hanson, we are wired with a negativity bias that temporarily helps us survive in harsh conditions. This means that we are frequently thinking about perceived threats and imagining how we will respond to them (should they ever occur). According to Hanson "the brain is tilted toward survival but against long-term health and well-being." All this focus on the negative can affect our physical and emotional health because we release more stress hormones, like cortisol.  And the positive experiences that we encounter throughout the day?  They tend to drift by, maybe momentarily noticed, and are then pushed aside by the next perceived threat.

Now, the good news: with intention, attention, and practice we can notice more positive experiences, enrich them, and grow our capacity for feeling good!   

This workshop will include will include short educational segments, guided practices, personal reflection, and group discussion.   Chairs, mats, cushions, blankets, and floor chairs are available for use.  You may want to bring a journal for written reflection.  Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a light jacket if you tend to get cool.  Preregistration is required.


Saturday, February 14, 2020

1 PM - 4 PM

$33 per person 

(3.0 hours of continuing education available for an additional $12) 

Limited to 20 participants

The Niche Pilates & Holistic Health Center

2890 14th N Suite B, Ammon

CONTINUING EDUCATION: 3.0 hours of continuing education available for mental health providers. This workshop has been designed to comply with the CE requirements for social workers, counselors, and marriage and family therapists in the state of Idaho. A course evaluation and certificate of completion will be provided upon completion of the workshop.

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY: 100% of your registration fee will be refunded if you cancel up to one week prior to the start date of the class for which you are registered. After that date refunds will be considered on a compassionate basis only and are not guaranteed. If class is canceled by the facilitator all registration fees will be returned.   


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