Wellbeing is a Skill – And Other Valuable Lessons Learned from Science
Skills - Sponsored by Creighton University
Rebecca Johnson, MS
Director of Workplace Wellness, Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Programs & Training
AAFP 1.0 | ACSM 1.0 | CDR 1.0 | NCHEC 1.0
What does it really take to cultivate lasting wellbeing? Are some people just naturally better at taking care of themselves with little effort – or is well-being the result of perseverance, passion, and deliberate practice? Let’s look to the latest science outside the field of health promotion for help discovering answers to these questions.
This session will review intriguing work from researchers in the fields of neuroscience and psychology, and explore its application to health promotion. We’ll discuss recent conclusions about the role of resilience, positive outlook, generosity, and focus in well-being – and how to cultivate more of each. We’ll also discuss the relationship between grit and the development of expertise in any aspect of life (well-being included) – and how to increase grittiness by leveraging personal interests, deliberate practice, purpose, and hope.
Rebecca Johnson is a leader in the health promotion industry with more than 20 years of diverse experience in hands-on, management, and strategy roles. She currently serves as the Director of Workplace Wellness for Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Programs and Training, where she oversees the implementation of mindfulness-based and weight-neutral programs in the corporate wellness arena. Independently, she provides coaching and consulting services for organizations ready to leverage the power of organizational development and employee well-being to create a thriving culture.