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.