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Living Well as the First Medicine

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Living Well as the First Medicine

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.

The lecture will be delivered in English. Free admission. Registration required.

September 26
18:00-19:30
Warsaw

Pills are not necessarily the answer

Disability from back and neck pain, obesity, diabetes, depression, anxiety, and substance-use disorders have exploded in recent decades. Of course, we have pills for every chronic illness that plagues us, but often the pills cause even more problems; and, we have more pills for those new problems. But we will not prescribe our way out of these modern world epidemics. We do not need pills to make the modern world tolerable, we need to make the modern world a better place to live. And, we can do that!

Prof. Kelly Wilson will examine a host of modern world stressors that have a cumulative impact on our day-to-day quality of life. Rising rates of the most prevalent forms of both physical and psychological problems are two faces of the same epidemic. Even more important, Prof. Wilson will describe, through personal relatable stories, small changes that everyone can make to improve their lives and the lives of people they love.

 

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Speaker

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.

 

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Training session with Prof. Kelly Wilson

While in Warsaw, Prof. Wilson will conduct an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy training session, addressed to psychologists and health care professionals. The weekend session (September 28-29, 2019) will be conducted in English with translation to Polish. More information (in Polish) »

 

Date and Location

SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
Prof. T. Tomaszewski's Lecture Hall, 
Chodakowska 19/31, 03-915, Warszawa, Poland

Organizers

  • Ucz się ACT
  • Gdańskie Wydawnictwo Psychologiczne

 

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