The Science of Wellbeing and Happiness

Karen Callan

The SaddleBrooke Metaphysical Study Group (MSG) is sponsoring a unique experience, presented by Rebecca Wilkinson, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT, co-founder of Creative Wellbeing Workshops, LLC which provides individuals and organizations with training and resources for managing stress, preventing burnout, and increasing wellbeing.

Join her special presentation on March 11th, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the SaddleBrooke One activity center. This event is free to members, $5 for non-members and guests.

Known for shooting straight from the hip, Rebecca brings sharp focus and wit to presenting. As a charismatic and engaging speaker, Rebecca blends her outgoing personality style with storytelling, art therapy, humor, and a passion for helping individuals and organizations thrive and flourish.

She says, “Most of us aspire to be happy; however, many of the strategies that we engage in to secure this elusive state are often ineffective or ephemeral. Positive psychology, also known as the science of wellbeing, has given us useful insights into how we can effectively and sustainably increase our happiness”.

Wilkinson will outline the variables that negatively impact happiness, such as the negativity bias, the hedonic treadmill and adaptation, set range, the ratio of negative to positive emotions we experience, and our propensity toward optimistic or pessimistic attributional styles. She will present nuanced approaches to experience more peace, connection, engagement, meaning, and happiness.

Wilkinson also serves as resident Wellness Counselor/Art Therapy Specialist at Miraval Resorts in Arizona and is author/illustrator of The Miraval Mandalas Coloring Book. She can be reached at [email protected] or 202-352-5225 if there are any questions.

The SaddleBrooke Metaphysical Study Group is an exploratory group of like-minded individuals who present programs about spiritual, metaphysical, and enlightenment topics. There is no required religious affiliation or creed. All are welcome. Please see our website at or email [email protected] Membership fees are $15 for a single and $25 for a family.