Choosing Joy and Connection While Staying Safe

Event time: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
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Event description: 

The way we experience life comes down to what we choose to focus on. There’s no denying that life can be tough at times. Even during times of struggle, we have a choice in how we respond. Learning how to tap into the inherent wellspring of joy within is a skill that can be cultivated through techniques for accessing, growing and sharing joy. One of the most fundamental ways this is done is through connection with others in various forms - and how technology can help us to stay connected while staying safe, is one example. 

Danielle Casioppo, Health Educator, leads this experiential one-hour workshop based on both ancient wisdom traditions and current research born out of The Joy and the Good Life Project at the Yale Center for Faith and Culture, of which she was a part. It includes brief guided meditation, breathing practices, short written exercises and some discussion. The joy interventions are derived from the fields of positive psychology, Buddhist philosophy, yoga, and others.

In this interactive Zoom workshop, some of the things participants will learn:

• Why is joy important as an emotion?
• Is joy different from happiness?
• What holds us back from experiencing joy?
• When to use interventions to feel more joyful.

Open to all Yale affiliates.

Zoom registration required.