Melissa Sabian, Author at Happy + Well : Happy + Well
Melissa Sabian

Melissa Sabian

My job is to tell the masses about our incredible events! I’ve been in the education/training space for many years but have never enjoyed anything more. Happiness, wellness and the power of the mind - what wonderful concepts to be telling people about! Not exactly a hard sell. What’s really fab is hearing how our events change people’s lives.

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Free eBook: 10 brain friendly habits for happiness and wellbeing

Free eBook: 10 brain friendly habits for happiness and wellbeing

Written by on November 30, 2015 in Happiness with 0 Comments

We all want to form lasting habits that improve our health and wellbeing. So why does it feel so hard to break routines and establish new behaviours? Our brains gear us for life-long learning and growth. We are constantly creating new connections and adapting to experience. Yet we need focussed attention to create new neural […]

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10 brain friendly habits for happiness and wellbeing

10 brain friendly habits for happiness and wellbeing

Written by on November 11, 2015 in eBooks, Wellness with 0 Comments

We all want to form lasting habits that improve our health and wellbeing. So why does it feel so hard to break routines and establish new behaviours? Our brains gear us for life-long learning and growth. We are constantly creating new connections and adapting to experience. Yet we need focussed attention to create new neural […]

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Eve Ekman on cultivating emotional balance

Eve Ekman on cultivating emotional balance

Written by on October 27, 2015 in Happiness, Wellness with 0 Comments

Imagine if there was a training program that taught us how to manage our difficult and negative emotions so that these no longer had the same power over us, causing us to act out in ways that were both harmful to ourselves and others? Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB) training, a combination of contemplation science and […]

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Speakers to supercharge your brain

Speakers to supercharge your brain

Written by on September 17, 2015 in eBooks with 0 Comments

Next month is our Mind & Its Potential conference focussing on neuroplasticity. Science once believed the capacity of the brain was fixed. This notion has now been well and truly overturned. The mind, in fact, is like a muscle and can be trained to improve intelligence, learn new skills, and be kinder and more content. […]

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How I rescued my brain

How I rescued my brain

Written by on August 20, 2015 in Speaker Papers with 0 Comments

David Roland has a PhD in clinical psychology. He is an honorary associate with the School of Medicine, University of Sydney, a member of the Australian Psychological Society and a founder of the Australian branch of the Compassionate Mind Foundation. We hope you enjoy his speaker paper from Happiness & Its Causes 2015.  

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The power of bones

The power of bones

Written by on August 20, 2015 in Speaker Papers with 0 Comments

Keelen Mailman was born in Clermont, growing up in Augathella, Queensland, to a poor Aboriginal family We hope you enjoy her speaker paper from Happiness & Its Causes 2015.  

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From sharing to caring

From sharing to caring

Written by on August 20, 2015 in Speaker Papers with 0 Comments

Dan Haesler is an international keynote speaker, teacher, writer and consultant. Described as engaging, thought provoking and who pushes the boundaries, he works with a diverse range of people, schools and organisations across Australia and overseas. We hope you enjoy his speaker paper from Happiness & Its Causes 2015.  

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The happiness project

The happiness project

Written by on August 20, 2015 in Speaker Papers with 0 Comments

Gretchen Rubin is one of the most thought-provoking and influential writers on habits and happiness. We hope you enjoy her speaker paper from Happiness & Its Causes 2015.  

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Why swimming is sublime

Why swimming is sublime

Written by on August 20, 2015 in Speaker Papers with 0 Comments

Dr Damon Young is a philosopher and writer. He is the author of Distraction, Philosophy in the Garden, and the recently published How to Think About Exercise. We hope you enjoy his speaker paper from Happiness & Its Causes 2015.  

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Plato said knock you out

Plato said knock you out

Written by on August 20, 2015 in Speaker Papers with 0 Comments

Dr Damon Young is a philosopher and writer. He is the author of Distraction, Philosophy in the Garden, and the recently published How to Think About Exercise. We hope you enjoy his speaker paper from Happiness & Its Causes 2015.  

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Positive education at Geelong Grammar School

Positive education at Geelong Grammar School

Written by on August 20, 2015 in Speaker Papers with 0 Comments

Positive Education brings together the science of Positive Psychology with best practice teaching to encourage and support individuals, schools and communities to flourish. We refer to flourishing as a combination of ‘feeling good and doing good’. Positive Education focuses on specific skills that assist students to strengthen their relationships, build positive emotions, enhance personal resilience, […]

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Psychological wellbeing with Professor Barbara Fredrickson

Psychological wellbeing with Professor Barbara Fredrickson

Written by on August 17, 2015 in Speaker Papers with 0 Comments

Research in human social genomics has identified a conserved transcriptional response to adversity (CTRA) characterized by up-regulated expression of pro-inflammatory genes and down-regulated expression of Type I interferon- and antibody-related genes. This report seeks to identify the specific aspects of positive psychological well-being that oppose such effects and predict reduced CTRA gene expression. Professor Barbara […]

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Compassion focused therapy by Professor Paul Gilbert

Compassion focused therapy by Professor Paul Gilbert

Written by on August 17, 2015 in Speaker Papers with 0 Comments

Compassion focused therapy (CFT) starts with the idea that it is important to understand how the human brain got to be the way it is, how it can cause suffering to self and others, and what we can do about it. This quest reveals that the human brain is part of the flow of evolution, […]

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Poor readers and fish oil by Michele Chevalley Hedge

Poor readers and fish oil by Michele Chevalley Hedge

Written by on August 17, 2015 in Speaker Papers with 0 Comments

The University of Oxford published a study of 395 healthy 7-9 year old school children looking at longchain omega-3 levels in blood and quality of sleep. The children were selected because they were poor readers, not because of poor sleep. The results are interesting. Michelle Chevalley Hedge is a nutritional medicine practitioner and dynamic health […]

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