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How to Develop Happiness Habits to Avoid Burnout

  • Friday, March 01, 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Online ZOOM
  • 31


  • $25 per credit hour
  • $40 per credit hour
  • $15 per credit hour

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Presenter: Dr. Ann Turner |

CEUs: Category 1 | 3.0 


This session will teach participants about the importance of habits and how to build happiness-related habits into their daily life to prevent burnout. They will leave the session with their own Personal Happiness Plan.

Using data & personal anecdotes the trainer will describe a framework for how having more happiness habits will lead to more personal and work satisfaction. Once the framework is outlined participants will: 1) discuss with other participants the possible barriers to their plan, 2) brainstorm ways to overcome them and 3) come up with ways to hold themselves accountable to their plan. By applying this new skillset and knowledge to enhance their own personal happiness participants will be more effective clinicians with their clients.

This session is relevant to all clinicians whether beginner or advanced. Anyone wanting to increase their personal and professional satisfaction is encouraged to attend.

Workshop Objectives:

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the importance of habits and habit formation
  2. Use HAPPINESS as an acronym to list the 9 elements that contribute to happiness
  3. Choose a habit that they want to cultivate into a Personal Happiness Plan
  4. Examine potential roadblocks and, as a group, we'll discuss ways to overcome them
  5. Determine how they will continue personal accountability
  6. Feel more content with their own habits so they can be more effective clinicians with their clients


  1. Intro of speaker & interest in topic, resources
  2. Describe 9 HAPPINESS elements
  3. Discuss how to apply the HAPPINESS concepts to their personal life, questions
  4. Break
  5. Participants determine own Happiness habit to work on
  6. Group discussion on plans, potential roadblocks & how to surpass roadblocks & how they’ll be accountable
  7. Summary of material discussed by group (themes) and ways to provide ongoing group accountability if desired

Recommended Reading:

    • Gretchen Rubin-The Happiness Project 

    • McGonigal-The Joy of Movement: How Exercise Helps Us Find Happiness, Hope, Connection and Courage

    • Franco-Platonic: How the Science of Attachment Can Help You Make and Keep Friends

    • Murthy-Together: Why Social Connection Holds the Key to Better Health, Higher Performance, and Greater Happiness

    • Gottlieb-Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

    • Price-How to Break Up with your Phone

    • Florence Williams-The Nature Fix

    • James Clear-Atomic Habits

    • Life in Five Senses

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