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Positive Health for Best Outcomes: Moving From Trauma to Growth

(All times listed in Pacific – Los Angeles – time zone)

September 17, 2021 – GPHI Launch Event I

Moderator – Liana Lianov; Coordinator – Jane Oh

Time

Session #

Title

Speaker(s)

7:30 AM PT

Session A

Introduction to GPHI and Board of Directors

What is Positive Health?

Liana Lianov, Joe Raphael, Christin Collins, Scott Kashman, Simon Matthews, Cathy Kahle

7:45 AM PT 

Session B

Why Now? 

Stress/Mental Health Crisis, Social Isolation, the Pandemic and the Current Health Care Needs

Gia Merlo, Cate Collings

8:05 AM PT 

Session C

Call to Action

Health Care Transformation; Role of Stakeholders to Advance Positive Health

Liana Lianov

 

8:15 AM PT

Q and A

What Can You Do? 

How Can You Make a Powerful Difference?

 

September 17, 221: Conference Day 1 – Science Highlights Block I

Moderator – Liana Lianov; Coordinator – Cheryl True

8:30 AM PT 

Session 1A

Conference Introduction and theme 

Defining Positive Health; Role of Positive Psychology in Health Care

Liana Lianov

8:40 AM PT 

Session 1B

How Can Positive Psychology Address Mental and Physical Health in a Pandemic and Beyond? 

Judy Moskowitz

9:15 AM PT 

Session 2

Psychological Well-being and Physical Health 

Eric Kim

9:40 AM PT 

GUIDED STRETCH/MOVEMENT EXERCISE /BREAK I

10:00 AM PT

Session 3

The Foundational Contribution of Positive Psychology to Health and Medicine 

Sam Manger

10:35 AM PT 

Session 4

Leveraging Positive Psychology in the Veterans Affairs Whole Health System

Eddie Phillips, Prachi Garodia

11:20 AM PT 

GUIDED STRETCH/MOVEMENT EXERCISE / BREAK II

11:35 AM PT 

Session 5

Character Strengths and Physical Health

Ryan Niemiec

 

12:10 PM PT 

Session 6

Connection and Health: Evidence for the Value of Positivity Resonance  

Barbara Fredrickson

12:50 PM PT 

Session 7

Panel Discussion / Q & A Barbara Fredrickson and Judy Moskowitz

1:15 PM PT

Key Take Aways  

Liana Lianov

GPHI Launch Event II (Repeat)

Moderator – Liana Lianov; Coordinator – Jayshri Chasmawala

Time

Session #

Title

Speaker(s)

1:30 PM PT

Session A

Introduction to GPHI and Board of Directors

What is Positive Health?

Liana Lianov, Joe Raphael, Christin Collins, Simon Matthews, Cathy Kahle

1:45 PM PT 

Session B

Why Now? 

Stress/Mental Health Crisis, Social Isolation, the Pandemic and the Current Health Care Needs  

Gia Merlo, Cate Collings

2:05 PM PT 

Session C

Call to Action

Health Care Transformation; Role of Stakeholders to Advance Positive Health

Liana Lianov

 

2:15 PM PT

Q and A

What Can You Do? 

How can you make a powerful difference?

 

September 17, 2021 – Block II (Repeated Recorded Sessions; Different Q & A Speaker Panel)  

Moderator – Simon Matthews; Coordinator – Cheryl True

2:30 PM PT 

Session
1A repeat

Conference Introduction and theme 

Defining Positive Health; Role of Positive Psychology in Health Care

Liana Lianov

 

2:40 PM PT 

Session 1B repeat

How Can Positive Psychology Address Mental and Physical Health in a Pandemic and Beyond? 

Judy Moskowitz

 

3:15 PM PT 

Session 2 repeat

Psychological Wellbeing and
Physical Heath
 

Eric Kim

 

3:40 PM PT 

GUIDED STRETCH/MOVEMENT
EXERCISE / BREAK I

 

4:00 PM PT

Session 3 repeat

The Foundational
Contribution of Positive Psychology to Health and Medicine 

Sam Manger

 

4:35 PM PT 

Session 4 repeat

Leveraging Positive Psychology in
the Veterans Affairs Whole Health
 System 

Eddie Phillips, Prachi Garodia

 

 

5:20 PM PT 

GUIDED STRETCH/MOVEMENT
BREAK II

 

5:25 PM PT 

Session 5 repeat

Character Strengths and Physical
Health
 

Ryan Niemiec

 

6:10 PM PT 

Session 6 repeat

Connection and Health: Evidence
for the Value of Positivity Resonance

Barbara Fredrickson

 

6:45 PM PT 

Session 8

Panel Discussion / Q & A with
Sam Manger, Eddie Phillips, Prachi Garodia

 

7:10 PM PT

Key Take Aways  

Liana Lianov

 

September 18, 2021: Conference Day 2 – Interactive Workshops – Block I

Moderator – Liana Lianov; Coordinator – Joe Raphael

 

7:00 AM PT 

Session 9A 

Introduction to Conference
Day 2

Liana Lianov

 

7:15 AM PT 

Session 9B

Practical Applications of
Positive Psychology in Health Care Panel Discussion

  • Practical Positive Psychology assessments –
    Gail Ironson
  • Writing wellbeing/happiness prescriptions –
    Mark Rowe
  • Incorporating wellbeing approaches into medical
    practice 
    – Ingrid Edshteyn
  • Applying lessons from the VA Whole Health Program –
    Eddie Phillips, Prachi Garodia
  • Connecting with
    patients; health coaching with positive psychology 

    Erika Jackson
  • Leveraging positive psychology in the healthcare
    workplace for personal wellbeing
     –
    Liana Lianov

 

8:30 AM PT 

Session 10

Inclusivity: Embracing Cultural
Differences in Positive Psychology for Health 
and Panel
Discussion 

Gina Duncan, Shagufta Feroz,
Tamami Shirai

 

9:15 AM PT 

GUIDED MOVEMENT EXERCISE /
BREAK III

 

9:35 AM PT

Session 11

Using
PERMA (Positive Emotions, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning
and Accomplishment) in Healthy Cooking 

Rani Polak, Darlene Marshall

 

11:00 AM PT 

Session 12

Mind-Body Medicine: The Evidence
for Why and How It Works
 with exercise

Jane Oh

 

11:30 AM PT 

Session 13

What is the Impact
of Spirituality on Health? 
 

Gail Ironson

 

12:00 PM PT 

Session 14

Developing Effective
Positive Activity Action Plans 

Darlene Marshall

 

12:30 PM PT 

Closing and Q and A 

Liana Lianov

 

September 18, 2021 – Block II

Moderator – Simon Matthews; Coordinator – Jayshri Chasmawala

 

2:00 PM PT 

Session 15A

Introduction and
Key Take Aways

Liana Lianov and Simon Matthews

 

2:10 PM PT

Session 15B 

A Positive Psychology Approach
for Positive Health in COPD and Beyond

Maria Benzo

 

2:30 PM PT 

Session 16 

Linking Positive Emotions,
Engagement, Relationships, Meaning and Accomplishment and Physical
Activity 

Sandy Blaine

 

3:15 PM PT 

Session 17

Using Character Strengths Such as
Creativity to Boost Well-Being
 

Carrie Barron with exercises from
Ryan Niemiec

 

3:45 PM PT 

Session 18

Kindness as a
Stress-Reduction, Health-Promotion Intervention: Effects in Health Care
  

David Fryburg

 

4:15 PM PT 

GUIDED MOVEMENT EXERCISE /
BREAK IV

 

4:30 PM
PT 

Session
19 

Applying
Positive Psychology Interventions to Promote Post-Traumatic Growth
 

Lisa
Buksbaum, Richard Tedeschi, Chris Mackey

 

5:45 PM
PT 

Session
14 Repeat

Developing Effective
Positive Activity Action Plans
 

Darlene Marshall

 

6:15 PM
PT 

Session
20

Conference Closing; Open Q and A; Networking

Liana Lianov and Simon Matthews

 

 

MINI-RETREAT ACTIVITIES

Actively participate while engaging your brain!

We’ve built-in a mini-retreat with these learning and movement exercises.

Exercise

Leaders

Time

(Pacific Time, GMT -7)

Guided Movement Exercises

Elaine O’Brien, Darlene
Marshall

Day 1 – 9:50 AM, 11:15 AM, 3:45 PM, 5:15 PM

Day 2 – 9:15 AM, 4:15 PM

Healthy Cooking and
PERMA (instructions in advance)

Rani Polak, Darlene
Marshall

Day 2 – 9:30 AM

Easy Mind-Body
Exercise

Jane Oh

Day 2 – 11:00 AM

Spirituality and
Self-Compassion

Gail Ironson

Day 2 – 11:30 AM

Positive Activity
Action Planning

Darlene Marshall

Day 2 – 12:00 PM, 5:45
PM

Physical Activity and
PERMA

Sandy Blaine

Day 2 – 2:30 PM

Character Strengths
and Creativity

Carrie Barron

Day 2 – 3:15 PM

Kindness for
Stress Reduction

David Fryburg

Day 2 – 3:45 PM

Positive Personal
Growth after Trauma

Lisa Buksbaum, Chris
Mackey, Richard Tedeschi

Day 2 – 4:30 PM