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Optimistic Thinking for Families

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August 16th at Noon ET / 11:00am CT (60 minutes)

Guest Speaker: David N. Shearon, JD, MAPP, President, Thriving Lawyers

Host:  Stephanie West Allen, JD, PPI Dean of Neuroscience, Improvisation, and Contemplative Practices

Our response to adversities, big and small, is a key component of resilience, and that response is driven by how we think. There are common patterns in how people think about adversities, and this webinar will help you understand both your own style and that of others. You will also learn how to help others when their style gets in the way of bouncing back from setbacks. Moreover, this same understanding can help you and those around you take advantage of opportunities. Based on decades of research around the world, this webinar will offer concrete actions to improve resilience and build capacity in yourself, your clients, and their families.

Introduction to Our Guest Speaker

Dave Shearon practiced law in Nashville, Tennessee, sold computer systems to lawyers nationwide, and ran the Mandatory CLE and Specialization programs for the Supreme Court of Tennessee for 24 years. Along the way, he earned a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania in 2006. He has taught resilience and thriving skills to several thousand lawyers and law students, US Army sergeants, and K-12 educators. He is a frequent speaker at CLE programs and for law schools, and in 2010 taught “Positive Psychology for Lawyers” at the Radzyner School of Law in Herzliya, Israel. He is co-author of SMART Strengths: The Parent-Teacher-Coach Guide to Building Character, Resilience, and Relationships in Youth.

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