Accentuate Consulting Helps Businesses Build Resilience at First Canadian Positive Psychology Association Conference

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One of 300 people in world with positive psychology master’s degree to lead workshop on how to build resilience and reduce stress.

Accentuate Consulting, a boutique firm that specializes in helping organizations increase their employees’ performance and improve organizational well-being, will be featured at the very first Canadian Positive Psychology Conference on July 21, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. The workshop titled: “Bouncing Back: New Techniques in Positive Psychology to Build Resilience and Reduce Stress” will focus on the research behind resilience and three new techniques in positive psychology to increase your own resilience. She will be co-facilitating with President of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association, Louisa Jewell, MAPP.

“We’re excited about the current developments in positive psychology and the opportunity to help others build their own resilience and teach those techniques to their employees and clients,” says Shannon Polly, MAPP, President. “While there is a genetic component to resilience, it is a common myth that ‘you either have it or you don’t.’ Resilience can be taught. In business, greater resilience leads to increased sales, improved customer service and decreased rates of depression. For individuals, greater resilience leads to more meaningful interpersonal relationships, an increased sense of personal strength and greater appreciation for life.”

While the press has primarily focused on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), research conducted by Dr. Martin E. P. Seligman (the founder of positive psychology) reveals that more than 2/3 of people who experience a stressful or traumatic event experience Post Traumatic Growth (PTG). Currently the Army is implementing resilience training with all 1.1 million soldiers and Polly is a facilitator.

For more information about the conference go to the Canadian Positive Psychology Conference website.

About Accentuate Consulting:
Accentuate Consulting combines the elements of strengths-based leadership, positive psychology, and executive presence to help companies and their employees achieve breakthrough performance and higher levels of well-being. President, Shannon Polly, is one of 300 people in the world who have received a Master of Applied Positive Psychology degree from the University of Pennsylvania under Dr. Martin Seligman, the first master’s program of its kind. She is co-authored an article in Talent Management Magazine, “Does Happiness Really Drive Results?” with Dan Bowling, former head of Human Resources for Coca Cola.

Accentuate Consulting offers training in positive communications, giving effective feedback, strengths-based management, change management, and building optimism and resilience.

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