Kimberly Schonert-Reichl at Heart-Mind 2018

The New Science of Well-being: Recent Discoveries for Promoting Human Flourishing

What does it mean to flourish and thrive in the 21st century? What does recent science have to say about the recipe and the key ingredients for promoting our own well-being? In this interactive session  Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl and Maria LeRose explore several of the key psychological, social, and biological factors that relate to well-being in both children. Kim discusses the recent research on how human connection and positive human qualities, such as empathy, compassion, forgiveness, trust, and gratitude can be cultivated through intentional everyday experiences, and how these experiences influence our health and well-being. She also discusses the recent research that shows how adult well-being is contagious and influences the well-being and happiness of the children with whom they interact.