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How to Trigger Happy Hormones in a Digital World
In today’s busy world, putting wellness and mindfulness at the top of your to-do list can be challenging. What if there was a digital solution to optimize happiness in 2023?

Join us for How to Trigger Happy Hormones in a Digital World, a webinar on how measuring and tracking healthy habits using digital healthcare technology can enable happiness.

Integra Health registered psychotherapist Cheyanne D'Souza, John Helliwell and Dr. Lara Aknin, co-editors of the 2023 World Happiness Report and Ashley Snape, Head of People and Culture at Thrive Health, will share fresh strategies for healthy happiness.

Topics to be addressed include:
- What is happiness and how does it differ through the lens of biology, psychology and philosophy?
- How are unhealthy habits triggering our happy hormones in a fast-paced digital society?
- Can you implement a healthy form of happiness through digital technology?
- How can measuring and tracking your happiness enable better mental care?

Registration is free. Please submit your questions for our panelists at join@getcircle.health. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions during the session.

Circle’s webinar series aims to offer a space for interprofessional learning that focuses on all things mental health and wellbeing while giving a chance to connect industry leaders, academics, researchers and medical professionals in the interest of knowledge exchange.

Mar 28, 2023 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Cheyanne Dsouza
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) @Integra
Cheyanne is an individual and couple’s therapist who utilizes a person-centered approach to provide warm and empathetic counselling services. Cheyanne works collaboratively with her clients to develops goals and create a therapeutic plan that is uniquely catered to the individual’s lifestyle. She has completed her Master of Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University and during her training has worked on various issues with clients including, anxiety, depression, cultural issues, relational issues, ADHD, and many more. Cheyanne has experience using cognitive behavioral therapy, emotionally focused therapy, the Gottman method, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness-based approaches, and dialectical behavioral therapy.
John Helliwell
Co-Editor @World Happiness Report
John F. Helliwell is Professor Emeritus in the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia, and Distinguished Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. From 2006 to 2017 he directed (with George Akerlof) CIFAR’s program in Social Interaction, Identity and Well-Being. His books include Globalization and Well-Being (UBC Press 2002), Well-Being for Public Policy (OUP, with Diener, Lucas and Schimmack, 2009), International Differences in Well-Being (OUP, edited with Diener and Kahneman, 2010), all ten editions, 2012-2022, of the World Happiness Report, and (with Jon Hall) Happiness on a Healthier Planet, in Myers & Frumkin, eds. Planetary Health: Protecting Nature to Protect Ourselves (Island Press, 2020). Recent papers include one with Lara Aknin and others forthcoming in Lancet Public Health entitled “Policy Stringency and Mental Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A longitudinal analysis of data from 15 countries”.
Dr. Lara Aknin
Co-Editor @World Happiness Report
Dr. Lara Aknin is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Simon Fraser University, former Fellow with the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, chair of the Lancet’s COVID-19 Mental Health Task Force, and a co-editor of the World Happiness Report. She holds a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of British Columbia. Dr. Aknin’s research focuses on the antecedents and consequences of happiness and prosocial behaviour. Most of her work examines how generous behaviour makes people feel. Her research has been published in various academic journals, including Science, Nature Human Behaviour, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Social Psychological and Personality Science and Perspectives on Psychological Science, and has been covered in international media outlets such as the CBC, CNN, Maclean’s Magazine, Forbes, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.
Ashley Snape
People and Culture @Thrive Health
Ashley leads People & Culture at Thrive, building teams, designing programs, and leading through change. She collaborates with all department leads to ensure our people practices and programs are firmly established, to drive a culture of excellence that attracts and retains top talent. She also coaches both new and experienced people leaders across Thrive to establish a team ready for growth and opportunity as our company continues to scale. Ashley brings over a decade of experience in talent planning, leadership development, career progression, and performance management. She has held leadership positions across both for-profit and non-profit organizations within the tech industry. Ashley holds a CPHR, CEC, and CMP designations, as well as a BA in Psychology from the University of Lethbridge. She completed a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from Royal Roads University, and is a licensed Change Management Practitioner through APMG International.