This virtual event is available for ticket holders to replay for one week
- UCSB Arts & Lectures presents Dr. Kelly McGonigal
- The Joy of Movement: How Exercise Helps Us Find Happiness, Hope, Connection and Courage
- Author of several books including The Willpower Instinct, The Upside of Stress and The Joy of Movement
- McGonigal’s 2013 TED talk “How to Make Stress Your Friend” is one of the most viewed TED talks of all time
- Oprah Magazine named her the first ever O! Visionary, celebrating people whose groundbreaking way of seeing the world means a better future for us all
- This presentation will be followed by a moderated Q&A and a movement experience led by McGonigal
- Ticket holders will be able to replay this event for one week
- Tuesday, April 13 / 5:00 p.m. Pacific / Virtual
- $10 General Public and FREE for UCSB Students (registration required)
- Tickets/Info: (805) 893-3535, www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu
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“A passionate student of the mind and an unabashed believer in human potential. Part scientist, part storyteller, she translates the complexities of neuroscience into inspirational yet practical advice that helps people lead healthier, happier, more creative, abundant lives.”
O, The Oprah Magazine
UCSB Arts & Lectures presents health psychologist and bestselling author, Dr. Kelly McGonigal for The Joy of Movement: How Exercise Helps Us Find Happiness, Hope, Connection and Courage on Tuesday, April 13 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific. McGonigal is a health psychologist and a lecturer at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, translating insights from psychology and neuroscience into practical strategies that support personal well-being and strengthen communities. She is the author of several books including The Willpower Instinct, The Upside of Stress and The Joy of Movement, which shows how and why movement is a powerful antidote to the modern epidemics of depression, anxiety and loneliness. Her 2013 TED talk “How to Make Stress Your Friend” is one of the most viewed TED talks of all time and in 2020, Oprah Magazine named her the first ever O! Visionary, celebrating people whose groundbreaking way of seeing the world means a better future for us all.
This presentation will be followed by a moderated Q&A and a movement experience led by McGonigal.
Dr. Kelly McGonigal is a health psychologist and a lecturer at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business whose mission is to translate insights from psychology and neuroscience into practical strategies that support personal well-being and strengthen communities.
She is the author of several books, including the international bestseller The Willpower Instinct and The Upside of Stress.
McGonigal’s newest book, The Joy of Movement, is a revolutionary narrative that goes beyond familiar arguments in favor of exercise, to illustrate why movement is integral to both our happiness and our humanity. Exercise is health-enhancing and life-extending, yet many of us feel it’s a chore. But it doesn’t have to be; movement can and should be a source of joy. Through her trademark blend of science and storytelling, McGonigal shows how movement is intertwined with some of the most basic human joys, including self-expression and social connection, and why it is a powerful antidote to the modern epidemics of depression, anxiety and loneliness. The Joy of Movement tells what we can do in our lives and communities to harness the power of movement to create happiness, meaning and connection.
Her 2013 TED talk, “How to Make Stress Your Friend,” is one of the 20 most viewed TED talks of all time, with over 23 million views. Through the Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism, she co-authored the Stanford Compassion Cultivation Training and studies how social connection can promote health, happiness and resilience.
McGonigal has consulted for a wide range of non-profit organizations and industries to bring evidence-based strategies for well-being into the workplace and fields including health care, education, technology and community outreach. In her free time, she is a passionate advocate for animal rescue and volunteers as an adoption counselor for Best Friends Animal Society.
UCSB ARTS & LECTURES
Founded in 1959, UCSB Arts & Lectures (A&L) is the largest and most influential arts and lectures organization between Los Angeles and San Francisco. A&L annually presents more than a hundred events, from critically–acclaimed concerts and dance performances by world-renowned artists to talks by groundbreaking authors and film series at UCSB and Santa Barbara-area venues. With a mission to “educate, entertain and inspire,” A&L also oversees an outreach program that brings visiting artists and speakers into local classrooms and other venues for master classes, open rehearsals, discussions and more, serving K-12 students, college students and the general public.
Running time: approx. 75 min.
Tickets are $10 for the general public and FREE for UCSB students (registration required).
For tickets and more information, call UCSB Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or visit www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu.
UCSB Arts & Lectures gratefully acknowledges our Community Partners the Natalie Orfalea Foundation & Lou Buglioli for their generous support of the 2020-2021 season.