Event Details
Event Type: Online Class

Oct 26 - Nov 02 2022
4:00pm - 5:00pm
At your computer/device
Xuan Zhao, Julie Cachia

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Science-Based Practices for a Flourishing Life

Decades of research in social psychology and positive psychology have uncovered two important lessons about happiness and well-being: people can intentionally cultivate these emotions through science-based practices, and social connection is a major pillar for lasting happiness.

Join us for a free online class to learn how you can enhance your own well-being through these practices. The first session will introduce seven actionable well-being practices for everyday life and present the scientific research behind each practice. From giving a compliment, sending a gratitude note, or taking a short walk in nature, you will learn why activities like these can bring more joy and meaning, foster social and emotional well-being, and contribute to human flourishing.

After a week to practice, you will return in the second session to participate in a group discussion to reflect on your experiences and develop a sustainable plan to help you continue your practices in life. You will also identify ways to bring the benefits of these activities to people who you care about and cultivate a culture of kindness and social support for yourself and others.

To get the most out of the class experience, please be prepared to actively participate in breakout rooms, group discussions, and home practice activities.

This class will not be recorded.

Instructors: Xuan Zhao is a research scientist at Stanford SPARQ, a “do tank” in the Department of Psychology that applies social psychology to solve real-world problems. Xuan is committed to providing science-based solutions to help people create meaningful and positive social connections and supportive and inclusive environments. She received her PhD at Brown and received postdoctoral training at the University of Chicago.

Julie Cachia is a PhD candidate in psychology at Stanford. She is passionate about empowering people to cultivate their own and others’ well-being using evidence-based tools.

Class details are subject to change.