Wellness Book Talk: Connection with Author Kristine Klussman PhD

Thursday, June 10, 2021 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

Wellness Book Talk Series with Kristine Klussman PhD

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Join us for a conversation with President Maureen O'Connor and author Kristine Klussman, PhD, about her new book, "Connection: How to Find the Life You're Looking For in the Life You Have."

In this webinar, Dr. Klussman, a graduate of the clinical psychology doctoral program at Palo Alto University (PAU), will explain what inspired her to write the book, "Connection." Plus, you will learn about her "connection" research and strategies to achieve true happiness and fulfillment by cultivating connection in our everyday lives. 

Book Overview

We are in the midst of an epidemic of loneliness. Though modern technology purports to "connect" us like never before, we live increasingly isolated and insulated lives, painfully disconnected from each other, from our values, and ourselves. Indeed, almost 70 percent of Americans report they don't have a single person they can confide in.

Rooted in established scientific findings, as well as her own expertise and clinical experience, PAU and Harvard-trained psychologist and connection researcher Dr. Kristine Klussman's approach to well-being is simple and transformative. Klussman shows us that the way to achieve true happiness and fulfillment is not by striving toward them at all, but rather by cultivating connection in our everyday lives. As Klussman says, "Happiness is what we are all chasing, but connection, meaning, and a sense of purpose are the cravings that actually fulfill us and lead to enduring life satisfaction."

Connection brings readers an eye-opening and actionable guide that teaches how to nurture your own self-knowledge and integrity—and how to use that knowledge to shape a life rich with meaning and purpose. With Connection, you will discover how to connect with yourself and to the world around you in deeper and more significant ways. Through experiential exercises and guided reflection, Klussman teaches readers how to live their best lives in alignment with their values, hopes and dreams.

About the Author

Dr. Kristine Klussman is a health psychologist, researcher, author, supervisor, and speaker based in the San Francisco Bay Area. As the founder and principal of the non-profit think tank Connection Lab, she leads a team of researchers exploring and publishing peer-reviewed research related to meaning-in-life, self-connection, and the true self, as well as short-term, evidence-based interventions, to achieve those goals. Dr. Klussman completed her PhD at Palo Alto University and her doctoral training at Harvard Medical School’s Department of Behavioral Medicine.

Dr. Klussman founded and directed the Health Psychology Program and Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at the California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) in San Francisco, which relies on CBT-based therapies to offer integrated multi-disciplinary care to medical patients. She also designed the curriculum and implemented CBT training for medical residents at CPMC. Her clinical experience working within a CBT framework spans multiple institutions, from the Palo Alto VA—National Center for PTSD, Kaiser SF, Cambridge Hospital to Medical College of Virginia. Her private practice, in the Presidio area of SF, is dedicated to providing CBT treatments to a variety of patient populations.  For more information, visit www.kristineklussman.com

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