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Confidence: The root of success... can it also lead to failure?

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Confidence: The root of success... can it also lead to failure?

By Dr. Gale Lucas, Director of Research Success is most often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable. ~ Coco Chanel Confidence is an essential part of how we succeed. In order to persevere in the face of challenges, we need confidence to overcome said challenges. Those who live by the words “never quit” - those who have grit - have confidence in the face of adversity, and are able to persist through the challenges that they face. American folklore heroes "pull themselves up from their bootstraps" because they believe that they can. Our culture reinforces this...

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Workplace prevention of prescription Drug Misuse: Learning from a Psycho-educational Program

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Workplace prevention of prescription Drug Misuse: Learning from a Psycho-educational Program

RECENT RESEARCH (April, 2017) Workplace Prevention of Prescription Drug Misuse: Learning from a Psycho-educational Program Authors: Joel B. Bennett, Gale M. Lucas, Michael A. Neeper SUMMARY OF PRESENTATION This presentation at the 2017 Society for Personality and Social Psychology provided detail on the structure of the intervention and results in three areas. The presentation was titled “Workplace prevention of prescription drug misuse: Learning from a psycho-educational program.” The program was derived from OWLS previous evidence-based approaches that have been acknowledged as effective by the U.S. Surgeon General's Report on Facing Addiction in America (see article here). OWLS Acknowledged in SG Report...

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OWLS Programs Recognized by U.S. Surgeon General

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OWLS Programs Recognized by U.S. Surgeon General

OWLS Programs Acknowledged by Surgeon General The first ever Surgeon General’s report on “Facing Addiction in America” came out recently (November, 2016). It cited OWLS evidence-based programs, Team Awareness and Team Resilience, as the only ones that met their criteria for effectiveness for workplace prevention. The Surgeon General’s “seal of approval” delivers a powerful message, providing perhaps the ultimate validation for their efficacy. Trainers certified in these programs are encouraged to underscore this in their marketing materials, mentioning that they have been trained in aspects of these programs. PREVENTION WORKS. Additionally, the acknowledgement gives us hope that employers and agencies will receive the message...

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Centering: Mindfulness 101 and Meditation – Not just for Hippies, I promise

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Centering: Mindfulness 101 and Meditation – Not just for Hippies, I promise
mindfulness = centering = self-acceptance = allowing goofy thought

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The Audacity of Wholeness: Part 1 (19 Tips)

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The Audacity of Wholeness: Part 1 (19 Tips)
It is time to promote social wholeness with mindful dialogue. The world needs it. Be audacious. Society is waiting. This is a broad appeal to those working in the area of well-being. Yes, that includes mental health. Best solutions require fully understanding the problem. The problem is one of fragmentation, divisiveness, alienation and—because of this—ultimately, pain. Psychic pain.

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