Sierra College Insights to feature ‘positive psychology’ |

Sierra College Insights to feature ‘positive psychology’

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — “Positive Psychology: Unlocking the secrets to optimal well-being,” part of the interactive Sierra College Insights series, will take place at Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee on Friday, March 14.

Christopher Old, a licensed marriage and family therapist and licensed professional clinical counselor who teaches psychology and personal development classes, will share practical resources while exploring science behind creating well-being in one’s life.

“For many years, the field of psychology focused primarily on what goes wrong and how to alleviate negative symptoms. Positive Psychology sees symptom relief as only half of the equation,” said Old. “During our session on March 14 you will be exposed to tools that can help you go beyond just symptom relief to generate optimal well-being and thrive.”

Teens, parents and grandparents are encouraged to attend together or on their own. During the hour and 15-minute presentation, attendees will be introduced to the field of positive psychology and examine ways to create a life that fosters fulfillment and healthy relationships. Small group discussions and activities will be included during the discussion of keys to well-being such as positive emotions, flow, relationships and meaning.

Old is also a national certified counselor. He uses talk therapy and adventure therapy, a combination of experiential activities and traditional counseling, to help people increase self-knowledge and improve relationships. He can be reached at or 530-582-4171.

Sierra College Insights taps faculty and experts across diverse disciplines. There is no charge to attend, however space is limited and available by reservation by calling 530-550-2290. Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee is located at 11001 College Trail in Truckee. Doors will open for socializing and refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and the presentation will take place from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Visitors and residents are encouraged to attend.

Additional Insights include April 11, “Dance — The use of movement in the praise of the divine” with Jennie Pitts-Knipe and May 9 “On Ugly Ducklings and Cross Eyed Hens: Living in the Gender Fringe” with Kim Bateman, Ph.D.

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