Loading Events

Wow! Cultivating Awe and Wonder to Enhance Wellbeing (In Person)

March 10, 2022 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 PM
Calendar
Date & Time

March 10 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Event Types :
Join us in person for “Wow! Cultivating Awe and Wonder to Enhance Wellbeing” on Thursday, March 10 at 1 PM in Community Conference Room B.

Have you ever wondered why individuals are drawn to the curiosities of life? Explore the psychology behind being in awe and wonder — something philosophers and religious scholars have studied for centuries — in this dynamic program led by Licensed Mental Health Counselor Alison Issen.

You’ll learn about several fascinating discoveries surrounding the nature of awe, its effect on our mental, Emotional, Physical and Spiritual Wellbeing, and even how awe can improve our level of altruism. This workshop will discuss these findings while exploring ways of opening to and finding awe-some and wonder-full experiences in our everyday lives!

This program is presented by Alison Issen and hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.

A note regarding COVID-19 safety protocols: At this time, all guests at the Center for Health & Wellbeing are required to wear masks in all indoor spaces, including during our education programs. Presenters may remove their masks in order to be better heard by audience members. Attendees, however, must keep their masks fully in place (covering the nose and mouth) during the entire presentation. In accordance with CHWB guidelines, our programs will also be limited in capacity and rooms set to account for social distancing.

Canceling Your Reservation: If you are unable to attend a program, canceling your reservation gives us an accurate count of how many to expect; for sold-out programs, canceling your reservation also allows someone on the waitlist to attend in your place. Canceling your reservation for this program is especially important as we are currently limiting capacities as part of our COVID-19 safety regulations. Canceling can be done in two easy ways: by calling 407.644.2492 and selecting Option 1, then Option 3 to speak to a representative or by using the online ticket cancellation option in your original confirmation email from Eventbrite.

By participating in this program, you agree to CHWB’s Gracious Space policy.

About the Program Presenter

Alison C. Issen has a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from the University of Central Florida, and is a licensed mental health counselor, as well as a registered nurse. She is recently retired as the outpatient counselor at Orlando Health/UF Health Cancer Center. For several years, she coordinated the Sage-ing Center, a program which encourages and supports adults of all ages, but particularly those in the second half of life, to inventory, evaluate and intentionally plan a life of purpose, learning, fulfillment and community service. She brought this comprehensive program to the hospice several years ago and developed Hospice of the Comforter’s Quality of Life Education Program. Issen has taught Psychology at the college level and has worked in the field of health and wellness for more than 35 years, including more than 10 years as a hospice nurse and counselor. Her areas of specialty include Stress Management, Grief and Loss, End-of-Life, Aging and Relationship Issues, and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy and Positive Psychology. Beyond her professional life, Issen is an “extreme gardener,” volunteers at a local animal shelter and performs with local singing and theatre groups.

Related Events

Back to School Family Fun Night

The Winter Park Health Foundation and the CHILL program are excited to present our first Family Fun Night! The summer school holiday is in full swing and if you’re already struggling to come up with enriching but fun family activities, then we’ve got you covered. The Winter Park Health Foundation and the CHILL program, which…

See event

Family Fun Night

The Winter Park Health Foundation and the CHILL program are excited to present our first Family Fun Night! The summer school holiday is in full swing and if you’re already struggling to come up with enriching but fun family activities, then we’ve got you covered. The Winter Park Health Foundation and the CHILL program, which…

See event

Family Fun Night

The Winter Park Health Foundation and the CHILL program are excited to present our first Family Fun Night! The summer school holiday is in full swing and if you’re already struggling to come up with enriching but fun family activities, then we’ve got you covered. The Winter Park Health Foundation and the CHILL program, which…

See event

Related Articles

Is There an Upside to Stress?

Is There an Upside to Stress? Written by Alison Issen, MS, RN, LMHC. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. At the Center for Health & Wellbeing, we’re proud to regularly feature Community Education programs designed to support your mental health. One of our regular presenters is Alison Issen, a licensed mental health counselor and registered…

Read Article

Sustainable Living: When Healing the Earth Meets Healing Oneself 

According to the United Nations Environment Programme, sustainable lifestyles are “ways of living, social behaviors and choices that minimize environmental degradation while supporting equitable socio-economic development and better quality of life for all.” At the heart of sustainable living is an understanding about how our choices affect ourselves and eachother, and an appreciation of how those choices…

Read Article

Regulating the Nervous System 

Regulating the Nervous System In a recent Community Education program, Herbs for the Nervous System, presented by ACE Certified Health Coach Julie Ward, program attendees learned how to regulate their nervous systems with the aid of herbs and intentional lifestyle habits.   Here’s more from Julie Ward’s presentation.   Part 1: What is the Nervous System? …

Read Article

Get the Whole Story - Sign Up for Our Newsletter

A partnership between