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CWB's Dr. Todd Kashdan in News at Mason: Class Invites Students to Make Themselves Uncomfortable

CWB's Dr. Todd Kashdan in News at Mason: Class Invites Students to Make Themselves Uncomfortable

The thumping bass and growling vocals of a gothic rock band greets students filing into the PSYC 417 Science of Well-Being class, a popular, first-of-its-kind course created more than a decade ago. George Mason University psychology professor Dr. Todd Kashdan says he often cranks up tunes as a way of giving students a mind-expanding experience of the senses before he switches over to cerebral mode.

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2016 Leading to Well-Being Conference: Early-Bird Registration Now Open!

2016 Leading to Well-Being Conference: Early-Bird Registration Now Open!

Now in its seventh year, George Mason University’s Leading to Well-Being Conference gathers the nation’s top experts in organizational leadership for deep and substantial learning. Widely regarded as the region’s top conference on the intersection of leadership and well-being, our keynote speakers and presenters consult with the country’s top companies, CEOs, organizations and agencies to create meaningful and lasting culture shifts that move them to greater levels of thriving. Registration is open!

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Mason Reflects Candlelight Vigil on November 19th at 6:45 pm

Mason Reflects Candlelight Vigil on November 19th at 6:45 pm

We have felt pain from recent events across campus communities, throughout the nation, and around the world. With everything that has happened, we are creating a space to begin the process of healing as a community. Come as you are and engage in a space to pause, to reflect, and to inspire hope. Thursday, November 19th • 6:45pm • Clock Tower • #MasonReflects

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Want to improve productivity and lower health costs? George Mason University teaches executives this secret!

Want to improve productivity and lower health costs? George Mason University teaches executives this secret!

What if there were a surefire way to increase worker productivity while also reducing their health costs? Researchers at George Mason University say they've discovered the secret — and they are teaching executives around the region how to use it. CWB's Dr. Steve Gladis and Dr. Beth Cabrera recently hosted a four-week course aimed at teaching executives how much impact they can have by creating a positive work environment.

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21-Day Mason Meditation Challenge: Become What You Believe

21-Day Mason Meditation Challenge: Become What You Believe

We are thrilled to announce an exciting new opportunity for the Mason Nation to participate in a powerful online-based 21-Day Meditation Experience (21-DME) and then be part of a special Mason on-line conversation about your experience…the benefits, the challenges, and the unexpected outcomes. The online meditation experience, beginning November 2nd, is co-hosted by Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey, and offers individuals an easy way to explore the benefits of daily meditation. The #MasonMeditates Challenge is a way to share your experience and build community as we thrive together at Mason. This 21-DME and challenge is part of Mason’s Well-Being University Initiative!

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Kathleen deLaski Explores Her Father's Founding of CWB at Mason in The Washington Post: "Should universities teach students to ‘find themselves’?"

Kathleen deLaski Explores Her Father's Founding of CWB at Mason in The Washington Post: "Should universities teach students to ‘find themselves’?"

Are college students at the breaking point? Kathleen deLaski, the president of the deLaski Family Foundation and the founder of Education Design Lab and EdFuel, asks that question. DeLaski, who served on the George Mason University Board of Visitors from 2005 through 2013, writes about her father’s search for meaning and how those themes have been surprisingly resonant on a large university campus.

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Dr. Nancy Freeborne's Presentation on Community Health and Well-Being Now Available

Dr. Nancy Freeborne's Presentation on Community Health and Well-Being Now Available

Dr. Nancy Freeborn presented on Community Health and Well-Being for CWB's October Brown Bag focusing on social support as one of many psychosocial variables that have been found to affect health, as well as anxiety, depression, and hostility. Social support, which is sometimes difficult to measure and define, has been shown to be related to better health outcomes for individuals and recent research is highlighted.

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