STAFF DEVELOPMENT:
Glenn Brassington Shares “A Path to Happiness,” April 3

This workshop will give you tools to elevate your mood, overcome anxiety, reduce anger, experience more calm and positive emotions, and live your highest values.

Glenn BrassingtonWe all know that our thoughts profoundly influence the quality of our life, but we are often at a loss as to how best to work with them. 

Psychology Professor Glenn Brassington explores the different ways to work with our thoughts during “Working with Our Daily Thoughts: A Path to Happiness, Health, & a More Fulfilled Life” on April 3, noon-1 p.m., in Stevenson 3042.

An SSU staff development event, Brassington will present scientifically validated methods for working with our thoughts to overcome negative emotions, create positive emotions, and effectively manage our stress at work. He will discuss when it is best to try to control thoughts through active challenges and when it is more helpful to accept our thoughts and act on our highest values.

This workshop will give you tools to elevate your mood, overcome anxiety, reduce anger, experience more calm and positive emotions, and live your highest values.

Brassington is a professor of psychology at SSU, a lecturer in the Continuing Studies Program at Stanford University, and a Licensed Clinical, Health, and Performance Psychologist.

He has published numerous peer-reviewed scientific papers on sleep and health. His lectures and classes have been some of the most well attended health and wellness events at organizations such as Stanford University, Apple, HP, and Roche.

Other upcoming staff development events include:

Lane OlsonDrop-In Meditation with Lane Olson - Lane Olson has been practicing meditation for over 36 years, initially with Transcendental Meditation in 1975 and, since 1982, with Zen. She lived at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center in Marin for four years in the mid-1980’s and continues to lead one-day meditation retreats for women at Green Gulch and in Sebastopol.

She is married to Myogen Steve Stücky, the Abbot of San Francisco Zen Center. You can read about them both in Fire Monks, selected by the San Francisco Chronicle as one of the top 100 books published in 2011. Classes are on Mondays rom noon-1p.m. in Stevenson 3042.

Dance PartyDance Party - Join in the dancing fun with theme parties the last Friday of each month. From noon-1p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, the theme is “More Disco Baby” and will take place by the lakes (on or near the graduation tent), weather permitting. Great dance music and treats provided. This is an open dance floor, no leaders, just come and boogie your heart out.

For other staff development workshops visit http://www.sonoma.edu/staffdevelopment/.