Dr. Robert Wicks examines ‘perspective’ at Georgian Court University

Having a healthy perspective on life doesn’t just happen—we have to work at it by being mindful, grateful, and by making time to reflect, clinical psychologist Robert J. Wicks, Psy.D., offers in his latest book, Perspective: The Calm in the Storm. The Loyola University professor and expert on resilience will share his experiences, advice and tips on the topic at Georgian Court University, Sunday, October 5, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the university’s historic Casino auditorium. This free event is open to the public, and reservations are required.

 

 

“With a healthy perspective, life can be filled with promise and mystery,” writes Dr. Wicks. “Promise, because broadens our mental horizon, and mystery, because it awakens a new intuitive wisdom through a true sense of openness.…Having a healthy perspective is truly the pearl of great price,” he says, “because it produces greater inner space to fully and truly enjoy what is already in our lives and to welcome what enters each day.”

His most recent release (Oxford University Press, 2014) is one of more than 50 books he has written throughout his career as a professor, private practice psychologist, and consultant to professional caregivers. Dr. Wicks has worked across a wide range of academic departments, including psychology, medicine, nursing, theology, and social work, and addressed groups as varied as congressional staffers, caregivers returning from Iraq, and Cambodian refugees.

His upcoming talk at Georgian Court marks his second visit to the university. In October 2013, he joined President Rosemary E. Jeffries and the school’s Year of Hope committee in saluting those who demonstrated exceptional service in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

Once again, his empowering message of resilience and appreciation for all that life offers will resonate with all audiences. Dr. Wicks’ focus on the importance of gratitude, alone time and ways to combat chronic stress is especially appealing to caregivers, public servants and those on the frontlines of physical and mental health. To reserve seating for this free event, contact the GCU Office of Conferences and Special Events by e-mail at specialevents@georgian.edu or call 732.987.2263.

Dr. Robert J. Wicks is widely published on a range of topics related to resilience, gratitude, mindfulness and more.

Hear directly from Dr. Wicks on:

The daily need for reflection: “Get in touch with what you are feeling—the peaks and valleys of the day.”

Gaining perspective after stressful experiences: “Horrible things shouldn’t happen, but they do, and there comes a time when you need to lean back. Think of it this way: if you were to grab a hot poker, you’d scream—that’s natural. But you let it go. You don’t hold onto it.”

Having a healthy perspective on life doesn’t just happen—we have to work at it by being mindful, grateful, and by making time to reflect, clinical psychologist Robert J. Wicks, Psy.D., offers in his latest book, Perspective: The Calm in the Storm. The Loyola University professor and expert on resilience will share his experiences, advice and tips on the topic at Georgian Court University, Sunday, October 5, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the university’s historic Casino auditorium. This free event is open to the public, and reservations are required.

 

 

“With a healthy perspective, life can be filled with promise and mystery,” writes Dr. Wicks. “Promise, because broadens our mental horizon, and mystery, because it awakens a new intuitive wisdom through a true sense of openness.…Having a healthy perspective is truly the pearl of great price,” he says, “because it produces greater inner space to fully and truly enjoy what is already in our lives and to welcome what enters each day.”

His most recent release (Oxford University Press, 2014) is one of more than 50 books he has written throughout his career as a professor, private practice psychologist, and consultant to professional caregivers. Dr. Wicks has worked across a wide range of academic departments, including psychology, medicine, nursing, theology, and social work, and addressed groups as varied as congressional staffers, caregivers returning from Iraq, and Cambodian refugees.

His upcoming talk at Georgian Court marks his second visit to the university. In October 2013, he joined President Rosemary E. Jeffries and the school’s Year of Hope committee in saluting those who demonstrated exceptional service in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

Once again, his empowering message of resilience and appreciation for all that life offers will resonate with all audiences. Dr. Wicks’ focus on the importance of gratitude, alone time and ways to combat chronic stress is especially appealing to caregivers, public servants and those on the frontlines of physical and mental health. To reserve seating for this free event, contact the GCU Office of Conferences and Special Events by e-mail at specialevents@georgian.edu or call 732.987.2263.

Dr. Robert J. Wicks is widely published on a range of topics related to resilience, gratitude, mindfulness and more.

Hear directly from Dr. Wicks on:

The daily need for reflection: “Get in touch with what you are feeling—the peaks and valleys of the day.”

Gaining perspective after stressful experiences: “Horrible things shouldn’t happen, but they do, and there comes a time when you need to lean back. Think of it this way: if you were to grab a hot poker, you’d scream—that’s natural. But you let it go. You don’t hold onto it.”

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