Calendar for Centre for Optimism
Join Jenny Boymal, Norin Mosley and Victor Perton and a global gathering of optimists in conversation on the Clubhouse App.
Thursday 3pm New York American Eastern Time
Friday 7am Australian Eastern Summer Time (Melbourne, Sydney)
Friday 9am New Zealand
In this gathering via Zoom Meeting, laughter expert Ros Ben-Moshe will give us a sneak-preview of her new La Trobe University Course "Laughter, Resilience and Wellbeing".
In all our presentations, workshops and in the The Habits of an Optimist animated course; the laughter habit is one of the most popular.
Ros Ben-Moshe is Adjunct lecturer in the La Trobe University School of Public Health and Psychology, where for many years she lectured in health promotion and public health. She is Director of LaughLife Wellbeing programs and is the author of “Laughing at cancer – How to Heal with Love, Laughter and Mindfulness.”
Ros has conducted laughter therapy research in patients receiving dialysis, residents and staff in aged care facilities and tertiary students. Ros has been published in and appeared widely in Australian media including The Canberra Times. Radio interviews include RN’s Life Matters about unmasking your smile during a pandemic and Dr Norman Swan’s Health Report on whether laughter is the best medicine. Her laughter research has been published in academic journals. She is a member of the Applied Therapeutic Association of Humor (AATH) and the International Association of Positive Psychology, and a Global Laughter Ambassador and Ambassador for the digital CancerAid app.
We'll be asking Ros:
We are thinking of a joke competition... what's your favourite cause for a belly-laugh?
"What makes you Optimistic?" at Frankston Combined Probus Club
Monthly and timed for morning coffee in Australia and afternoon drinks in the Americas, this is our monthly get-together to share optimism, stories of hope and optimism and to share challenges.
On Zoom as we navigate the remaining lock-downs and gathering restrictions resulting from the global pandemic.
Zoom Link will be sent on registration.
Renée Giarrusso is the author of "The Gift Mindset" - a book outlining 12 "gifts to lead and live a life of purpose, connection and contribution."
We are excited as Gift Number 1 is "The Gift of Optimism"
Renée Giarrusso will join us online to talk about the gifts and, most importantly, to talk about the gift of optimism.
Our panel will include Project Optimism's Jenny Boymal, Noirin Mosley and Victor Perton. Most importantly, your questions and insights will be at the fore too.
Do Optimists live longer? On average, yes!
"The association of optimism and pessimism and all-cause mortality: A systematic review" is a thoroughly interesting paper on the topic produced by optimism researcher Heather Craig and a team of global collaborators to be published in Personality and Individual Differences in July 2021.
Heather is going to join us via Zoom and we'll be asking her:
We want your viewpoints and questions in this event.
Read: Optimists Live Longer: Optimism and Longevity
The Habits of an Optimist is a wonderful animated course; one of the most popular and humorous parts of our workshops; and, one of the most-read parts of our website.
More Details to Come on this Workshop.
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