The Creative Wellbeing Workshops Blog

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05/19 Micro-Moments of Positivity

May 2019 Last month, we talked about the negativity bias and the Broaden and Build Theory of positive emotions.  The Broaden and Build Theory refers to the broadening effect that positive emotions and experiences have on what we perceive about ourselves and our lives. 

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04/19 How Feeling Good Changes Your Mind

April 2019 Gioia and Rebecca often joke that despite the fact that they share the exact same profile on the Myers-Briggs–they are both heavily weighed on the scale of extroverted, feeling, and intuitive perceivers–they are opposites in their natural dispositions.

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03/19 In the Moment and Long-Term Coping

March 2019 One of our clients recently added a nuance to our approach to managing stress and developing resilience. She identified that she parses her “toolbox” of coping strategies into two categories–techniques she uses “in the moment” when she’s faced

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02/19 Making Meaning From Scribbles

We often talk about how important meaning-making is to happiness. At its simplest this is to say that what we believe about what is happening to and around us dramatically affects our happiness. Key to this is the phrase “what we

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01/19 Best Possible Life Vision Boards

January 2019 The other day, Gioia was asked to run a ” Vision Board” workshop and thought, “I’ve never led one but they sound like a very art therapy-ish kind of thing!” Vision boards are essentially any kind of artwork you

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12/18 Human Beings versus Human Doings

December 2018 John Bradshaw, author of the seminal book Healing the Shame that Binds You, was one of the first people to introduce into modern vernacular the notion that we are Human BE-ings not Human DO-ings. This catchy expression has

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