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Neuroplasticity, Tribal Resilience, and the Substrata of Wellness

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Neuroplasticity, Tribal Resilience, and the Substrata of Wellness

Been doing more reading on resilience and neuroplasticity and its seems that resilience, specifically LEARNING how to BOTH overcome and thrive from stress, is an essential part of well-being. Two things seem to be at work. First, while it is difficult to maintain a healthy habit and a positive mood state when we are faced with significant stress, there are brain functions designed to help us do just that. Very specific brain functions. And, guess what?, they have to do with internal connections within ourselves—or our coherent sense of self as a social being. We have to connect ourselves with ourselves...

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The "We" in Wellness: Workplace Health Promotion as a Positive Force for Health in Society

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Chapter to appear Winter/Spring (2013) "The "We" in Wellness: Workplace Health Promotion as a Positive Force for Health in Society" (Joel B. Bennett & Lois E. Tetrick) in the new book (http://www.siop.org/Store/Files/243.pdf)  Using Industrial-Organizational Psychology for the Greater Good Helping Those Who Help Others Edited by Julie B. Olson-Buchanan, Laura L. Koppes Bryan, Lori Foster Thompson

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Healthy Leadership: Opportunities for Research, Practice, and Research-to-Practice

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Healthy Leadership: Opportunities for Research, Practice, and Research-to-Practice.  Healthy leadership is a core construct within related fields of applied psychology, organizational development and workplace health promotion. Yet, there is a need to bring a more well-designed, research-to-practice, approach that facilitates partnership between researchers and practitioners. While several areas of research have emerged, they have not been integrated and there is a lack of cross-disciplinary dialogue and research on healthy leadership. This workshop is designed to help participants discuss the importance of healthy leadership in applied settings (e.g., Leadership Pipeline, Leadership Development), and identify potential new areas for innovative practices that...

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OWLS has a New Website!

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OWLS has a New Website!

We are excited to show you our new, updated, and more service-oriented web-site at OWLS. We have now transferred many neat tools from our supply of evidence-based programs directly into e-mail campaigns that you can sign-up for at any time. We have health and well-being resources for individual employees, for wellness champions (we call them "prevention advocates"), for managers, and also for teams (with our award winning "Team Awareness" program). We hope you like the new site. "It's been a long time coming", said Joel Bennett, CEO/founder of Organizational Wellness and Learning Systems.  We are excited to show off our...

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