Brown Bag Sessions: Resilience Part I - Self-Awareness in the Face of Adversity


Have you ever experienced an incident where you just can't help feeling an overload of emotions and you end up breaking down or lashing out?

This may be a common case of "amygdala hijack", where the emotional storage in your brain overwrites your sensory and cognitive functions. Your emotions cloud your judgement and thoughts, resulting in negative and destructive outbursts like snapping or spiraling.

Though these outbursts can feel uncontrollable, there is a way to fortify yourself against them.

Join us in this session as we explore building self-awareness in the face of adversity. Learn how to identify your sub-conscious tendencies and what you can do to consciously react in more constructive ways. This is a 2-part special in Resilience.

We will be discussing the following question. Take some time to gather your answers before the sharing.
πŸ‘‰Question: Recount an experience that caused you to develop strong negative emotions. What were your underlying belief(s) at that point in time?

πŸ“… Date: 17 June 2021, Thursday
πŸ•— Time: 8pm - 9.30pm
❗❗ As homework before this session, watch this video on 'Resilience':
πŸ€“ [OPTIONAL - If you'd like further in-depth information, watch this Video #2 and read this article: http://bit.ly/ResiliencePart1Article]

You are strongly recommended to turn on your microphones and cameras to actively engage in discussion.

Our Brown Bag Sessions are a community-run initiative to promote greater happiness and well-being within the community. If you love to explore the science of happiness and well-being and how to benefit the community, this is it.

What Can You Take Away From This?
1. Learn more about Positive Psychology, each session focuses on a different topic introduced via a reading, video or article
2. Meet new friends to share your experiences and thoughts with
3. Have intimate discussions on your relationship with these theories and how they could apply to our own lives

Brown Bag Sessions will be held over Zoom and is a safe space to interact with others who are also interested in learning more about well-being. Everyone at this session is highly encouraged to come with an open mind and heart.

Happiness Initiative is a social enterprise that translates the science of happiness and well-being into actions people can take. Hence, helping people live a more fulfilling life and take a preventive approach towards mental health conditions.

We focus on three areas:
1. Raising awareness on the science of wellbeing
2. Translating research into practice and programmes
3. Building a community that promotes the practice of wellbeing.

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Thu Jun 17, 2021
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM SGT
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