8-month Class Held the Second Friday of Each Month
Beginning October 13, 2017 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm
The Positivity Company
During their 60+ years of combined experience the husband and wife team of psychologists, Sher Kamman and Kirke Olson, began to feel something was missing in their life and work. While they felt it certainly was rewarding to assist people to heal from illnesses, it did not seem to be enough and the work sure could be draining.
Almost fifteen years ago these seeds of discontent led them to study with Marty Seligman, PhD as he began his journey with positive psychology, and Dan Siegel, MD as he began his work with interpersonal neurobiology. Kirke had a long-term off-and-on meditation practice and Sher a life long interest in spirituality, which made it an easy transition to the study and practice of different forms of mindfulness.
Sher and Kirke learned from the research and now passionately believe, that therapeutic work is far more than assisting people fix what is wrong with them, it is helping people find and amplify what is right with them.
Finally, we are living in the middle of an explosion of research about the neuroscience, positive psychology, and interpersonal relationships. This rapid expansion of knowledge is having a powerful effect on our profession, but is difficult for working professionals to find the time to learn this information and even more difficult to apply it. This eight-month training series teaches the information and gently guides professionals while they learn to apply it. The training incorporates short lectures, experiential learning, ample opportunities for discussion, and numerous handouts in notebook form for reference later. Everything we do and talk about will be evidence based.