Two hundred years ago, the human lifespan was half of what it is today. People died from infections, injuries and complications during childbirth — causes that almost never kill in the modern world. Although we have eliminated many sources of human illness and premature deaths, some aspects of the modern world have actually promoted chronic illnesses. We live longer, but not always better lives. Druing his lecture entitled “Living Well as the First Medicine: Health and Wellness in the Modern World”, Prof. Kelly Wilson, from the University of Mississipi will examine a host of stressors that have an impact on the quality of life and will orient the audience to a kinder and gentler path to improving health and wellness.
Kelly G. Wilson, Ph.D. – Professor of Psychology at the University of Mississippi, co-author of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): An Experiential Approach to Behavior Change and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Chronic Pain, which he has been developing for the past twenty five years. Former Chair of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science and the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology. Recipient of the prestigious Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher Award, granted by the University of Mississippi. Author of eleven books and over ninety articles and chapters in group publications. Founder of OneLife Education and Training. His work includes the investigation of acceptance, mindfulness, and values-oriented strategies in the treatment of a variety of problems in living as well as in the basic behavioral science underlying therapeutic change. He conducts training sessions, workshops, and consultations around the world, so far in thirty two countries.
About the project SWPS University’s Psyche Space:
The aim of SWPS University’s Psyche Space is to provide high quality educational content focused on the field of psychology and the benefits psychology brings when applied to various areas of personal and professional life. The project includes both online and offline activities, which support personal and professional development and are available to everyone, regardless of time and place.
More about the project: https://english.swps.pl/psyche-space/articles/about
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