Back to school! Just finished 5-day immersion week.
Feeling immense gratitude. In awe of the people here. I can’t believe I get to do this, and am feeling extremely lucky to be here.
My dream to study a master of applied positive psychology started 5 years ago. It feels surreal to be here—at University of Pennsylvania studying the science of well-being and flourishing with teachers like Martin Seligman, James Palwelski, and Barbara Fredickerson.
I’m interested in big questions like:
- how can we promote well-being (health) instead of hyperfocusing only fixing illness in healthcare
- What is the role of positive affect in helping our patients to actually adopt behaviours (do their home exercise program)?
- How can organizations support the well-being of their staff, by increasing trust, a sense of mattering, belonging? Wellbeing is not the sole responsibility of the individual.
- Applications of positive psychology to physical therapy and rehab
I hope to share what I learn along the way! For now, I’m savouring every moment…😊