YOUR PRECIOUS LIFE: How to Live it Well
Over many decades science has made a wonderful contribution in helping us understand negative emotion. The emphasis on deficits, disorders and disease has allowed for effective interventions to be developed in order to help and support people who are unwell or unhappy.
But why wait until we are unwell to learn about becoming healthier? Why wait until we are unhappy to explore happiness?
In recent years psychologists have started to examine positive emotion. This research has focused on what makes people happier, what gives them more meaning and purpose in life, and what measures they can take to lead to overall greater health. The seminar will outline some simple, practical, and most importantly, evidence-based strategies linked to a better quality of life. The hope is that it will uplift and inspire change in the lives of those who attend but even more importantly inspire participants to incorporate it into their homes, workplaces and communities.
THE FACILITATOR: Shane Martin C.Psychol., Ps.S.I.
Shane Martin is a psychologist dedicated to teaching the very best self-help psychology to empower people to enhance the quality of their lives. His ‘Moodwatchers’ psychology course has been delivered at community venues throughout the length and breadth of Ireland.
Shane has been a keynote speaker at numerous conferences on a range of topics around empowerment, recovery and happiness. A leader within the area of education, he has visited hundreds of educational institutions nationwide working with management teams, teachers/lecturers, students and parents. In February 2017 Shane addressed the Oireachtas (Irish parliament) Joint Committee on Education and Skills on the important topic of Positive Mental Health in Schools. His focus was on how schools can cultivate a culture of resilience. He has been a speaker at national educational conferences by NAHTNI, NICIE,NAPD, ACCS, CSL, IPPN, INTO, JMB and PDA.
Shane has also provided training to hundreds of public servants from numerous departments including the Departments of Children and Family Affairs, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, Department of Defence, Department of Education and Skills, Department of Finance, Department of Health etc. He has delivered tailor-made programmes to health professionals in hospitals throughout Ireland and through their various representative bodies including HIQA, AOTI, INMO, INDI, IASW , TUSLA, IRSPEN, ISCP etc. Shane has worked closely with many of Ireland’s leading multinational companies as well as many state bodies.
His seminars are unique because he shares stories and humour, mixing them with evidence-based psychology. People have enjoyed and felt uplifted by them. The audience tend to see themselves in the stories and key messages around well-being ‘land’ with them through the humour. Indeed, Shane has sold-out public theatres up and down the country with them.
He is also published poet of three collections - The Dark Room, Stilling the Dance of Time and Thin Lines which was published in February 2020. He is the author of the best selling 'Your Precious Life -How to Live it Well' which was published by Orpen Press and is available in all good bookstores nationwide.
|Course Start Date / Time||03-11-2020 5:00 pm|
|Course End Date / Time||03-11-2020 6:30 pm|