I hope I am allowed to post this... :S
My boss, (Dr Timothy Sharp) has organised and is offering a free webinar (for those who have internet access ) to try and help people cope with the devestation of these floods.
I can only imagine the psychological trauma that people affected must be feeling.
If you ARE sturuggling to cope PLEASE I urge you to have a look at this. My Boss really is amazing, and every little bit helps.
If anyone needs any more information you can email email@example.com.
"The January 2011 Queensland Floods have affected tens of thousands of individuals, familes and businesses. Lives have been lost, houses wrecked and possessions destroyed. There's litle doubt this is one of Australia's worst natural disasters and it's appropriate for all to grieve and accept the loss.
It's also appropriate, however, that we try to bounce back as quickly as possible and here at The Happiness Institute we've been trying to figure out what we can do to help; and we've determined that what we can do is offer our expertise via this free webinar on coping and building resilience.
We're not in any way suggesting that one hour will fix everything that's been broken over the last few weeks but we do hope that we can provide just a bit of support and just a bit of assistance to those looking to pick themselves up and start focusing on the challenging tasks ahead.
With this in mind, our very own Prof. Tim Sharp (one of Australia's leaders in the field of positive psychology) will share with you his expertise and experience and provide some practical suggestions for getting through and getting going again after difficult times such as these.
In short, he'll talk about...
- acceptance and appropriate grieving
- keeping things in perspective
- taking care of yourself so you can take care of others
- building hope and optimism
- using your strengths to tackle challenges
- reaching out and asking for and/or giving help
This free webinar is open to anyone and everyone but it's specifically aimed at those directly (or indirectly) affected by the floods. We hope to help as many people as possible so please spread the word and/or register and then login at the designated time (note: the time shown is Queensland time) to take part.
Title: Coping with devastation and recovering from tough times - using positive psychology to recover after the Queensland Floods
Date: Thursday, January 20, 2011
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM AEST
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar"