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EVENT: Positive Mental Imagery: From Depression to Optimism

By ChiUni 24 Jan 2018

Academic Block 1.01
Thursday 22nd February 2018, 5-6pm

The POWER Centre and Psychology & Counselling department present 'Positive Mental Imagery: From Depression to Optimism' with guest speaker Dr. Simon Blackwell.

Mental imagery has been the subject of increasing psychopathology and treatment development research, but most of this has focused on negative mental imagery, its deleterious effects, and how to reduce it.

In contrast, positive mental imagery, its potential benefits, and how to enhance it, has been relatively neglected. When people who are optimistic think about their future they are able to generate very vivid positive imagery.

Conversely, emerging research indicates that people who are depressed struggle to generate positive mental imagery and thus may particularly benefit from positive imagery interventions.

This talk explores the potential roles of positive mental imagery in psychopathology and wellbeing, and how capitalising on the properties of positive mental imagery may provide new routes for treatment development.

All are welcome! Booking isn't necessary but places will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis so arrive in plenty of time! For more information, please contact Roy Spina

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