Positive Psychology: Combat Negativity Bias and Optimize Your Happiness

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Presenter: Rahul Kulkarni, M.P.H., M.B.A.; CEO and Co-Founder, Sukhi

Have you ever felt as if your brain has been hijacked by recollections of a negative experience? A focus on negativity is normal and can be explained by a psychological concept called “negativity bias.” If left to run wild, negativity bias can seriously handicap our emotional wellbeing. Fortunately, with practice, we can build habits that optimize happiness and reconnect us with the positive experiences and relationships that make our lives worth living. During this interactive workshop, we will draw on positive psychology theory to:

  • Understand the health benefits of applying positive psychology to your personal and professional life
  • Learn strategies for fostering gratitude and maintaining meaningful relationships, communities, and institutions
  • Define what the “good life” means to you, and develop a personal plan that puts it into action