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Wow! Cultivating Awe and Wonder to Enhance Wellbeing

May 22, 2023 at 11:00 am - 12:00 PM
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May 22 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Explore the psychology behind being in awe and wonder in this dynamic program led by Licensed Mental Health Counselor Alison Issen.

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 awesome and wonderful experiences in our everyday lives!

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

About the 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. Alison recently retired as the outpatient counselor at Orlando Health/UFHealth Cancer Center. For several years, Alison coordinated the Sage-ing Center, a program that encourages and supports adults of all ages, and 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 specialty areas 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.

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