Category Health

Vibrancy, Motivation, Success – Applied Positive Exercise: Go APE with Elaine

  Elaine O’Brien presents: Vibrancy,  Motivation, Success: Applied Positive Exercise (APE) – Go APE With Elaine! The 2015 Northeast Atlantic Sport Psychology Conference Workship Temple University, Tuttleman Learning Center Philadelphia, PA Friday, March 20th, 3:50 – 5pm On Friday, March 20, 2015, Elaine O’Brien, Ph.D. Candidate, MAPP,  will present a workshop at Temple University: Go […]

Positive Exercise Tips To Lighten Up and Feel Great!

Elaine O’Brien, MAPP Positive Fitness Lab: Positive Exercise Counseling Temple University, Ph.D. Candidate, Kinesiology-Psychology of Movement Mobile phone: 732.996.2698 Exercise/Lifestyle Tips to get started: • Focus on moving more with good form. • Listen to your body. • Posture check yourself • Finish your training session feeling great. • Stay hydrated: drink water often/take frequent […]

The Power of Gratitude: Boosting happiness, performance, & well being

The process of gratitude has profound transformational power.  Gratitude, as a universal human experience, is found in the sacred writings, prayers, and is pervasive in teachings of all true religions.  Positive social psychologists, Dr. Nansook Park and Dr. Chris Peterson described gratitude as one of the “transcendent virtues;” those that strengthen bonds and connections with […]

Happy Memories of MAPP 2007-’08, UPenn

Along with the uplifting topic of Applied Positive Psychology, inspiring fellow students I cared about, we had the most amazing professors during our MAPP year. I am thinking of Drs. Kate Hays and Barry Schwartz today. What beautiful and wonderful people!

Mindful Breathing: Relaxation and Energizing Techniques for the Regulation of Arousal

Our breath can powerfully link our body and mind. Mindful breathing focuses attention on the present moment; here we become one, more whole, in the moment. The yogis of ancient India considered fresh oxygen and calmness the key to physical stamina, so breathing in tune with the rhythms of nature has always been an integral […]

Enjoying Positive Exercise Practices (PEP) & Play Our Whole Life

The Power of Positive Movement: Muktodhara – The Flow of Freedom

This story from NPR inspires hope, healing, understanding, redemption,  communitas – moving  together as one in synchrony to become greater than we are, and the awesome power of positive movement practices (PEP): matching uplifting movement to desired outcomes. From A Calcutta Prison To The Classical Stage A new Indian feature film was inspired by a […]