On Being Positive

Part of Dalhousie's Thrive mental wellness initiative (dal.ca/thrive)


      •This program consists of three half-days. Please attend all three half days. See details below.
      •Please arrive at each of the three sessions of this program scent free.

On Being Positive

Mental Health in the workplace has finally been getting increased attention these days. Every day, more of us are having open conversations about Depression, Anxiety, and Stress. We're finally learning how these things interfere with us being our best selves.

However, focusing on disease, disorder, and the negative side of life can only help us achieve so much. It's equally important to examine the positive side of the Mental Health equation: how can we achieve the state of feeling great? How can we boost our skills to achieve a higher and sustainable level of wellbeing?

This interactive workshop series offers a chance to broaden the discussion of Mental Health by exploring some of the foundations for Wellbeing, Resilience, and even Happiness.

Week One

We will examine some of the foundations of understanding Happiness, Wellbeing, and Resilience. We will explore:

- the differences between mental health and mental illness and how these tie together.

- the factors that contribute to positive emotions in our lives and in our work.

- the benefits of pursuing positive emotions and wellbeing.

- some practical tips for achieving a sustainable positive state of mind.

Week Two

During this week, we will look closely at some of the proven strategies to improve our personal wellbeing. We will learn about:

- the Losada Line and the Positivity Ratio and how these make difference in our wellbeing.

- some tips on how to strengthen our abilities to see more solutions to everyday problems.

- the importance of challenging one's own perspective to create an open mind.

- real time actions we can take to improve our capacity for wellbeing and thriving.

Week Three

In the final week, we'll turn our attention outwardly to the people we interact with: students, co-workers, and friends/family. We'll look at:

- the importance of relationships in our journey towards health and wellbeing.

- how our positive perspective can be contagious.

- how promoting other people's wellbeing can further enhance our own wellbeing.

- some simple tactics to use to help others achieve their best selves.​

For more information and to register, please visit https://events-tm.dal.ca/workshop.php?id=2207





Additional Dates/Times




Room 224, Student Union Building




Talent Management: (902) 494-1115 or hrtalent@dal.ca