Life as It’s Happening Seminars and Workshops:
Fusion Psychological and Consulting Services is introducing Dr. Griffin’s “Life as It’s Happening” seminars and workshops in the Fall of 2017. Research on the link between mind wandering and happiness that was published in 2010 shows that most adults in the U.S. spend an average of 47% of their time lost in thought about things unrelated to what they are doing at the present moment. In other words, we, as a society, are running on autopilot. We are distracted at work and at home; we have difficulty remembering where we put our keys and our wallets; our kids are badgering, “Lois! Lois! Lois! Lois! Lois! Mom! Mom! Mom! Mommy! Mommy! Mommy! Momma! Momma! Momma! Ma! Ma! Ma! Ma! Mom! Mom! Mom! Mom! Mommy! Mommy! Momma! Momma! Momma!” just to say Hi to us (click here to see this classic, hilarious, and yet poignantly relevant clip from Family Guy).
More and more people, regardless of age, race, culture, SES, or gender are finding themselves depressed, anxious, stressed out, unhappy, and just generally discontented and stuck in life. Life as It’s Happening offers you a way to help you get unstuck—to reconnect with your internal experience and to help you engage more fully with the opportunities, experiences, and people around you. By doing so, you give yourself the chance to decrease the amount of time you spend on autopilot and increase your chances for experiencing true joy, happiness, and contentment.
Half-day seminars consist of a 4-hour block in which you will learn the causes of our lack of attention, the effects of our lack of attention, and strategies to combat lack of attention so that you can be more present in your life as it is happening. Workshops are multi-day events during which you not only learn the theoretical concepts, but you have the benefit of experiential participation in a variety of exercises that will help you become more connected to the present moment. You will also get a crash course in the cognitive-behavioral strategies for combatting depression, anxiety, and a host of mental and emotional difficulties in order to really jump start change in your life.