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Closing Session With Shawn Achor

AMTA 2017 National Convention Closing Session

Saturday, September 16, 2pm

The Happiness Advantage: Inspiring Positive Change with Shawn Achor

2 Credit Hours
Taking care of yourself is as important as taking care of your massage clients. Shawn Achor—a leading expert on the connection between happiness and success—will share the science of how happiness inspires us to be more productive.

As one of the top TED speakers of all time and a former Harvard professor, he studies scientific breakthroughs in happiness and how to become a lightning rod for change. Shawn has partnered with Oprah Winfrey Network on “21 Days To Inspire Positive Change” and is a New York Times bestselling author. Wrap up your convention experience with a more clinical look at the importance of self-care.

Reserve Your Spot at the Largest Event in the Massage Profession

Earn 18+ massage therapy CE credits September 14-16 in Pasadena, California.

Register now for the AMTA 2017 National Convention »


Who is Shawn Achor?

Shawn Achor is the New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage and Before Happiness. He spent 12 years at Harvard, where he won more than a dozen distinguished teaching awards, and delivered lectures on positive psychology in the most popular class at Harvard. Shawn graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and earned a masters from Harvard Divinity School in Christian and Buddhist ethics.

Shawn has since become one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success. Shawn has now worked with over a third of the Fortune 100 companies, and with organizations such as the NFL, the Pentagon and the U.S. Treasury. To do his work, Shawn has traveled to 51 countries, speaking to farmers in Zimbabwe, CEOs in China, doctors in Dubai and schoolchildren in South Africa.

Where You Might Have Seen Him

In 2014, Oprah Winfrey did a two hour interview with Shawn on the science of happiness and meaning. His research on happiness made the cover of Harvard Business Review, his TED talk is one of the most popular of all time with more than 15 million views, and his lecture airing on PBS has been seen by millions.

Related: Shawn Achor on Positive Intelligence in the Harvard Business Review

What You Will Learn from Shawn Achor

Shawn will explore the connection between success and happiness, and how that can benefit massage therapists and their approach to emotional self-care. Learn how positive psychology can help you take care of yourself and your massage practice.


Watch Shawn Achor's TED Talk: The Happy Secret to Better Work

We believe we should work hard in order to be happy, but could we be thinking about things backwards? In this fast-moving and very funny talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that, actually, happiness inspires us to be more productive.

Reserve Your Spot at the Largest Event in the Massage Profession

Earn 18+ massage therapy CE credits September 14-16 in Pasadena, California.

Register now for the AMTA 2017 National Convention »

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