Here’s the big 'LOL' in terms of our brains and happiness. We believe so firmly in the things that we want, or more aptly, the things the brain wants. We believe, without a doubt, that once we get these things, we will finally be happy. You’re probably very familiar with some (or all) of these things the brain typically wants: • More money • High-powered job • Perfect body • Perfect partner • Social status (italicized) Spoiler alert: the things the brain thinks it wants are usually not the things that end up making us happy- at least, not in any sort of lasting way.
During this session, we will work together to understand why this is. Explore ways our brains trick us into thinking we want (or need!) something different than what we already have.
Additionally, we will dig deep together and explore some tips and techniques that can actually make us happy and maximize our well-being…and the “happily ever after” of this workshop is that these can help at work, at home or anywhere in between.
Facilitated by Suhail Johnson
Senior Coordinator of Diversity and Inclusion
TCU School of Medicine