This Destination is the ultimate “Wisdom” Destination™ as it shows you ways to bring forth your inner wisdom. You’ll learn through the story of Ruben, a man who means well and works very hard, but is also “lost” in autopilot habits. Ruben under-uses his character strengths and falls into the common trap of mindlessness. You’ll learn a number of practical strategies that Ruben employs to build his strengths and mindfulness in daily routines. You’ll gain know-how on how to consciously set forth optimal plans for using your strengths.
Do you ever find yourself on autopilot where you are going through the motions of life, not really paying much attention to the food you are eating, the email you are typing, the book you are reading, or your body, as you walk to work? If you said “yes,” that’s entirely normal. Autopilot is our default mode of functioning in life. New research in the field of mindfulness shows that we can become more mindful of ourselves, others, and our surroundings. It is a recipe for higher engagement and productivity.
Join us on this Wisdom Destination™ to start your shift from autopilot to mindfulness and evolve from underused character strengths to perfectly used character strengths.
Now Boarding: Shifting from Autopilot to Mindfulness
Dr. Ryan M. Niemiec is a global leading figure in the education, research, and practice of character strengths that are found in all human beings. Ryan is Education Director of the VIA Institute on Character, a global, non-profit organization in Cincinnati that advances the latest science and practical applications of character strengths. He’s an award-winning psychologist and adjunct professor at Xavier University, University of Pennsylvania, and several other institutions. As a frequent keynoter and workshop leader, he has offered several-hundred presentations on positive psychology topics across the globe. Ryan is the author of several books including Character Strengths Interventions; Mindfulness and Character Strengths; Movies and Mental Illness; and Positive Psychology at the Movies. He was awarded Fellow of the International Positive Psychology Association in 2017.