Helping individuals, organisations, and schools build connected, compassionate, and purposeful lives.
Jacci's passion is mental health promotion and prevention. She believes that, as a community, we need to do more to protect and promote wellbeing - especially for children and young people. Jacci completed her PhD in applied positive psychology in schools in 2010. While soaking up as much of the positive psychology knowledge as possible, she also actively pursued development opportunities in mindfulness and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and has taught on the 'three pillars of wellbeing science' at Monash University, moving between the psychology, medicine, and business departments. After finishing her doctorate in 2010, she has had a range of wonderful research, teaching, and consulting opportunities with highlights being working for Geelong Grammar School on their sustainable school-wide implementation of positive education and consulting to the AFL Players' Association helping them to develop engaging and interactive workshops to enrich players' ability to take care of their own wellbeing and the wellbeing of others. With love of learning as a top strength, she is also about half way through a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology and finds great value working as a provisionally registered psychologist with people across the spectrum of mental health conditions. She loves her job and, most of all, meeting people of all ages who share a deep commitment to using the science of wellbeing to enhance meaning, connectedness, and purpose in the community.
Emily is passionate about applying mindfulness and wellbeing science principles to individuals, institutions and communities. She has a research background in character strengths and wellbeing in adolescence, and has a Masters in Clinical Psychology from the University of Melbourne. Emily has experience teaching mindfulness and positive psychology in various postgraduate settings. She has worked as a Psychologist within the health sector, providing support to adults, children and families at Epworth Hospital and The Royal Children's Hospital. Emily's passion lies in program development and facilitation, and she facilitates mindfulness groups in various community settings. Emily believes the education setting has a strong role to play in spreading the principles of mindfulness and wellbeing science to the greater community, and places value in developing education programs that are engaging, playful and grounded in science.
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