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How to Cultivate the Skill of Well-being

8:30am - January 22, 2021 | Timezone: US/Central
Great Lakes MHTTC
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The Great Lakes MHTTC presents this workshop for providers in HHS Region 5 (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI) in partnership with WAFCA, the Wisconsin Association of Family and Children's Agencies

January 22, 2021
8:30 am–12:30pm CST

We all aspire to high levels of happiness, yet this is a goal that evades many of us. What should we know if we too aim to become a happy—or a happier—person? In this four-hour workshop, Dr. Pelin Kesebir will answer this question, relying on the latest findings from well-being research. At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will have a better sense of where well-being lies and how it can be cultivated through small, daily activities.

Learning Objectives

By taking part in this workshop, the participants will:

  • understand that well-being is a skill that can be developed,
  • learn about the different causes and correlates of well-being,
  • become familiar with the main qualities that make up a healthy mind,
  • get a better sense of what a healthy sense of self involves, and
  • learn about the importance of healthy relationships to well-being.

AudienceBehavioral health, human services, and other community-based providers

CEUs: WAFCA offers four NBCC continuing education hours for this workshop. 


Pelin KesbirPelin Kesebir, Ph.D.
Fellow, Center for Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Dr. Pelin Kesebir received her doctoral degree in Social Psychology and Personality Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2009. She is a fellow at the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Dr. Kesebir studies happiness and character strengths, and the different ways in which we can cultivate well-being. She is originally from Istanbul, Turkey.