Have you ever wondered why individuals are drawn to the curiosities of life? Come 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 a number of 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 whilexploring ways of opening to and finding awe-some and wonder-full experiences in our everyday lives!
This program is presented by Alison C. Issen and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.
How to join the Zoom Program:
Upon registration for this program, you will receive two emails:
• One email from Eventbrite: you can either disregard this email or save it for your records. No action needed with this message.
• One email from the Center for Health & Wellbeing: this email will contain your link to join the Zoom meeting. Simply select the link and the Zoom Meeting will launch. Please allow yourself five – 10 minutes before program start to launch Zoom and confirm your technology is properly working.
All CHWB Digital Education Programs are now presented with live captioning service. Please refer to your registration confirmation email for instructions on enabling live captions.
By participating in this program, you agree to the CHWB’s Gracious Space policy. Unless otherwise noted, all CHWB Digital Education programs hosted via Zoom are recorded and made available for on-demand viewing on WellbeingNetwork.org. If you prefer to be left out of the program’s recording, please leave your camera and microphone off for the duration of the program.
About Your 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 ealth Cancer Center. For several years, Alison 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. Alison brought this comprehensive program to the hospice several years ago and developed Hospice of the Comforter’s Quality of Life Education Program. Alison has taught psychology at the college level, and has worked in the field of health and wellness for over 35 years, including over 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, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy and Positive Psychology. Beyond her professional life, Alison is an “extreme gardener,” volunteers at a local animal shelter and performs with local singing and theatre groups.