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Resilience Initiative: In Pursuit of Meaning and Happiness

Attend this informative discussion on how to decrease stress and increase your well-being.

Date: October 18, 2018 - October 18, 2018
Time: 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Skalny Welcome Center Board Room

Do you find yourself searching for meaning? Feeling that happiness is hiding from you? Feeling stuck and frustrated? Join us for an evening of exploration around the importance of building resilience to promote happiness and meaning in life!

This workshop is all about exploring the psychology of happiness and the important role resilience plays in developing and maintaining happy, meaningful lives, presented by Dr. Eileen Merges, a clinical psychologist, and a faculty member in the Psychology Department. She will share highlights of her seminar course on the Psychology of Happiness and recent exploration of resilience and living a meaningful life. This 1 ½ hour, information-packed evening will give you many practical ideas of changes you can make in your own life that will lead to greater happiness and meaning.

The discussion is part of a yearlong series of events and “toolkit building” that promote resiliency, and in turn, help students, faculty, staff, manage stress and upset, while also promoting wellbeing.

“We hope to have faculty and student engagement in these events across the year and welcome more individuals to help in the creation and facilitation of building a more compassionate and resilient campus,” said Dr. Melissa Ghera, who helped spearhead the project.

The events are sponsored by the School of Arts and Sciences, Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education, School of Business, Wegmans School of Nursing, Wegmans School of Pharmacy, Health and Wellness Center, Center for Career and Academic Planning, and the Office of Campus Life.

For more information, call (585) 385-8011.