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1 Hour "Lunch & Learn"

One hour "lunch & learn" are hands on classes based on the principles of positive psychology. Each class consists of a brief lecture, class discussion and interactive exercises. A variety of topics are offered all based on the latest research in positive psychology. Participants can learn why focusing on the positive is difficult, the benefits of focusing on the positive and tools that will help focus on the positive, or they can learn what character strengths are and how to identify them, or in the face of adversity how one's thoughts impact well-being and how to challenge these thoughts to experience greater well-being. Participants will learn tools that will enable them to implement in their everyday lives what they have learned in the classroom.

Benefits of 1 Hour "Lunch & Learn":

  • Employees learn new tools that can be used immediately to enhance their
    well-being/happiness.
  • Employees become more productive, healthier and miss fewer days of work.

Partners in Thriving allows clients to select individual classes from the list below.

1. Focusing On the Positive

We live in a deficit oriented society, that is, a society saturated with negative news and images.  Research shows that focusing on what is positive, what is working, and what makes us feel good, allows us to think more creatively and to cultivate a sense of inner well-being.   You will learn to use positive questions to increase focus on the positive.

2. Strengths

The bad weighs more than the good. We tend to be more aware of what we don’t do well than what we can do well.  Most people are not aware of their strengths. Knowing your strengths and using them increases well-being, productivity and job satisfaction. You will learn what strengths are, how to identify your personal strengths and how to use them effectively.

3. Practicing Savoring and Gratitude

Most of us are aware of the importance of attending to and appreciating the good in our lives. Research shows that practicing savoring and gratitude considerably increases personal well-being.  We will discuss the latest studies on savoring and gratitude, and you will learn tools that will enable you to express more gratitude and increase savoring.

4. Others Matter

The research is very clear, social support is key to well-being. We tend to have an easy time empathizing with and encouraging others during bad times. But fostering relationships during good times is just as important.  You will learn tools that will enable you to enhance your social support by responding effectively when good things happen to others.

5. Grit/Growth Mindset

Research shows that success follows more from perseverance than intelligence. Gritty people are more successful than their less gritty counter parts, especially during challenging times.  You will learn the importance of grit, and how to be gritty in order to help you accomplish your goals.

6. The ABCs of Resilience

To become more resilient, we have to understand how our thoughts impact our feelings and behavior. Contrary to what most people believe our emotions and behavior are not triggered by events, they are triggered by our interpretation of events. You will learn how your thoughts impact your feelings and subsequent reactions and how to think more flexibly to become more resilient.

7. Goal Setting

Research tells us that goal setting is correlated to happiness. Accomplishing our goals feels good, but it isn’t always easy. Setting goals helps us focus our energy on doing what we have to do to achieve what we want to achieve. Properly set goals are extremely motivating. You will learn effective goal setting skills.