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His Holiness the Dalai Lama


WHY THE MIND IS IMPORTANT

His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Nobel Peace Laureate and revered spiritual leader. Exclusive video presentation

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi


FLOW: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF OPTIMAL EXPERIENCE

Professor Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, one of the greatest psychologists of our time, pioneering researcher into optimal experience or ‘flow’ and best-selling author of Flow: The classic work on how to achieve happiness, USA

Dr Christine Carter


WHAT IS THE SECRET TO HAPPINESS?

Dr Christine Carter, sociologist, happiness and productivity expert; bestselling author of The Sweet Spot; Senior Fellow at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, USA

Matthieu Ricard

HAPPINESS FOR ALL: FROM PERSONAL CHANGE TO SOCIAL JUSTICE

Matthieu Ricard, leading humanitarian, Buddhist monk, acclaimed photographer and author on the art and science of altruism; best-selling author of Happiness: A Guide To Developing Life’s Most Important Skill, Nepal/France

Matthieu Ricard

MOTIVATION & LIFESTYLE: FOUNDATIONS FOR A FLOURISHING LIFE

Professor Richard M. Ryan, one of the leading international experts on motivational research and co-developer of Self-Determination Theory; Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry and Education, University of Rochester, USA

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

UNLOCKING HAPPINESS AT WORK

Jennifer Moss, expert on happiness and emotional intelligence in the workplace,
co-founder of Plasticity Labs, author of Unlocking Happiness At Work, Canada

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

MEANING IN LIFE:
THE DEEP END OF FLOURISHING

Associate Professor Michael F. Steger, USA, psychologist and researcher into how leading a meaningful life contributes to wellbeing, Director, Center for Meaning and Purpose, Colorado State University, USA


 

His Holiness the Dalai Lama


KINDFULNESS

Shamash Alidina, one of the UK’s most popular mindfulness coaches and cofounder of the Museum of Happiness, London, UK


 

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

WELLBEING SIMPLIFIED

Dr Aaron Jarden, president of the New Zealand Association of Positive Psychology and lead investigator for the International Wellbeing Study, New Zealand


 



His Holiness the Dalai Lama

COMPASSION: THE HEART OF WELLBEING

Professor Felicia Huppert, internationally renowned wellbeing researcher, Director of The Well-being Institute, University of Cambridge, and author of The Science of Well-being

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

TOTAL SUCCESS

Ruth Ostrow, journalist, social commentator, creator of documentary series Total Success and regular columnist for The Australian

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

HELPING YOUR KIDS AND TEENS (And You!) TO THRIVE

Professor Lea Waters, internationally recognised expert in Positive Psychology specialising in positive parenting, education and organisations, University of Melbourne

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

CHANGE YOUR STORY, CHANGE YOUR REALITY

Dr Jared Cooney Horvath, educational neuroscientist, researcher and lecturer, Science of Learning Centre, University of Melbourne

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

OPTIMISING YOUR BRAIN

Sue Langley, international expert on the practical applications of positive psychology, neuroscience and emotional intelligence

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

HOW LITERATURE CAN UNLOCK YOUR STRENGTHS

Associate Professor Mathew A. White, leader in evidence-based positive education and Director, Wellbeing & Positive Education, St Peter's College, Adelaide

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

LIVING A MORE JOYFUL & FLOURISHING LIFE

Aunty Rhonda
Dixon-Grovenor,
Darug/Yuin woman, researcher, entertainer and cultural arts educator

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

EXCUSES, EXCUSES, BLAME, BLAME

Toni Powell, storyteller, disruptor of content, documentary filmmaker and author of The Yellow Car - How I Stopped Driving Myself Crazy

Cris Popp

LAUGHTER YOGA

Cris Popp, Australia’s leading workplace laughter coach and thought leader on innovation, performance, resilience and leadership

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

ARE WE HEADED FOR ANOTHER GFC: A GREAT FATIGUE CRISIS?

Thea O’Connor, personal sustainability specialist, health journalist, and founder of NapNow - refreshing our lives one nap at a time

Peter FitzSimons AM

THE GREAT AUSSIE BLOKE SLIM-DOWN


Peter FitzSimons AM, best-selling author, former footballer, sports journalist and columnist with the Sydney Morning Herald

Adam Ferrier

MINDFUL CONSUMPTION


Adam Ferrier, consumer psychologist, Gruen Transfer regular and one of Australia’s best known and awarded advertising practitioners

Hailey Cavill


BETTER THAN SEX


Hailey Cavill, award winning social entrepreneur, corporate-cause partnership matchmaker and humanist

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF POSITIVITY


Associate Professor Lindsay G. Oades, world-recognised applied wellbeing scientist and Director, Centre for Positive Psychology, University of Melbourne

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

LASTING WELLBEING: THE MIND, BODY, BRAIN CONNECTION


Adjunct Professor Paul Taylor exercise physiologist, nutritionist, neuroscientist and founder of the Body-Brain Performance Institute

Jo Mitchell

ACTION FOR HAPPINESS



Dr Jo Mitchell, clinical psychologist and MindMax Project Leader for the AFL Players Association

Evan Sutter,


DOING NOTHING



Evan Sutter, writer and activist passionate about planting seeds of thought and discussion, founder of The Happiness Compass

Peter FitzSimons AM

WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE FUNNY SERIOUSLY



Marty Wilson, author, behavior change expert and former Australian Comic of the Year

Peter FitzSimons AM

MENTAL HEALTH HIJACKERS - COULD THEY BE LURKING IN YOUR FOOD?



Michele Chevalley Hedge, qualified nutritionist, international author, Jamie Oliver Ambassador and founder of My Family Wellness

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

With One Voice Choir


Creativity Australia’s program uniting and empowering thousands of people from all nationalities to create supportive communities

 


Happiness is important. It's important for your own life satisfaction and enjoyment.
And it is equally important for your family, the people in your care and the people you work with.

 

The psychology of happiness

Be galvanised by an exclusive video message for delegates from revered spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Explore how to find flow in your life with one of the greatest psychologists of our time, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.

Enhance
happiness

Be inspired to enhance the happiness of others with humanitarian monk, Matthieu Ricard. Learn science-based tips to increase happiness with sociologist and productivity expert, Christine Carter. Discover how to unlock happiness at work with emotional intelligence expert, Jennifer Moss.

Live a
flourishing life

Hear how motivation affects your happiness with one of the most cited researchers in the social sciences today, Richard M. Ryan. Examine how to help your children (and yourself!) thrive with positive psychology researcher, Lea Waters. Be enriched by an Aboriginal perspective on joy and flourishing with elder Aunty Rhonda Dixon-Grovenor.

Explore what’s important

Delve into what it takes to create a meaningful life with psychologist and researcher, Michael F. Steger. Consider how to place kindness and compassion at the heart of life and wellbeing with mindfulness expert, Shamash Alidina, and internationally renowned wellbeing researcher, Felicia Huppert.

Optimise
your brain

Identify practical ways to get the most from your brain with neuroscience expert Sue Langley. Discover how to harness the power of stories to change your reality with educational neuroscientist Jared Cooney Horvath.

Visit
The Wellness Show

Spend your breaks browsing the latest in health and wellbeing with a showcase of 50 innovative companies, free interactive seminars, wellness bookshop, meet-the-author sessions, laughter yoga, meditation, the Museum of Happiness and more!





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