04.03 | Jack Strain | Happiness, Gratitude, and Neuroplasticity – In Person and Online
All Sunday Talks are at 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Pacific Time
When we are positive, our brains are more engaged, energetic, creative, and resilient. This discovery has been repeatedly supported by research in psychology and neuroscience, management studies, and major organizations worldwide. Using examples from the emerging field of positive psychology, we’ll explore happiness as it pertains to our expectations and assumptions, showing how it is possible to change dysfunctional patterns of thinking and behaving and to develop new mindsets, memories, skills, and abilities.
W. Jack Strain is an artist, writer, and director primarily creating motion graphics and live-action short-form film. Jack has created work for Microsoft, MTV, Showtime, Discovery Networks, Nike, Starbucks, Pepsi and others in addition to contributing to major motion pictures like The Wolverine, Now You See Me, Ender’s Game, and World War Z. Spoken at Cornish College of the Arts, The Seattle International Film Festival, The Henry Art Gallery, RedLine and the MGX Conference in Orlando, Florida and has had work shown at COCA, the NLH Space Copenhagen Denmark, Poster Haus New York, and the Centre de Cultura Contemporània in Barcelona Spain and is in the permanent collection of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Jack lives and works just outside Seattle, Washington.