Positive Psychology Group

Positive Psychology is defined as the scientific study of the strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive. The field is founded on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best within themselves, and to enhance their experiences of love, work, and play. This group will begin with an education about the nature and science behind Positive Psychology and then we will practice various interventions within the group in session and out.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Explore the science of Positive Psychology and how it can be utilized to increase well-being.
  • Define and explain the difference between happiness and well being.
  • Define values and goals that can create meaning and accomplishment for participants.
  • Introduce and practice mindfulness-based techniques.

AUDIENCE  Community members that are ready to explore and grow.  Anyone over the age of 18.

DATES  Tuesdays  (March 5, 12, 26 April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30)

TIMES  5:30-7:00 PM

TUITION  $80 per person

REQUIRED READING  Participants are required to purchase the book, “Flourish” by Martin Seligman

LOCATION  Small Conference Room: Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center: 8553 Urbandale Ave, Urbandale, IA

MINIMUM / MAXIMUM  6 / 12

REGISTRATION  Required, Click here:

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FACILITATORS

Ann Flood, Clinical Mental Health Therapist Intern

My passion is to bring healing and understanding to people who may be suffering from psychological pain. I help my clients learn to reframe dysfunctional thinking patterns using mindfulness to create movement towards maximum well-being. I wish for my clients to feel peaceful, complete and safe and often times will incorporate Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to reach their chosen goal. I am passionate about clients moving towards a state of well-being and will begin a group based on the science of Positive Psychology. My educational background includes a Bachelors degree in Psychology and I am currently finishing my last semester at Drake University to gain my MS in Clinical Mental Health. Email Ann with questions: aflood@dmpcc.org

Ramona Wink, Clinical Mental Health Counselor Intern

One of my greatest joys is playing a positive role in the lives of others. A natural gift that I embrace is the ability to shine the light in dark places of brokenness and suffering, allowing people to see and discover the treasures that may have been overlooked. As a clinical mental health counselor, my work centers on assisting clients in overcoming their struggles and meeting their therapeutic goals by tapping into their positive personal experiences and their positive personal traits. It’s always amazing to witness the change that takes place when clients shift their focus in this direction. Before I graduate in May from Drake University with my MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, I am excited to co-facilitate this Positive Psychology group. I am anticipating the wonderful results that await us as we embark on this journey together.  Email Ramona with questions: rwink@dmpcc.org

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