Advancing Wellbeing Seminar Series: Ted Simendinger

September 29, 2015


MIT Media Lab, E14-633


This talk is free and open to the public, and will be webcast.
This fun and interactive program teaches why we worry, why heads get crowded, how the mind processes certain worries differently, and the smartest way to choose and manage what we worry about. Attendees will also learn three quick ways to rid themselves of worrisome thoughts that do not belong in the Worry Circle. The seminar transitions from cognitive understanding to the impact technology and the recession/recovery have had, and continue to have, on Worry Circle thinking. Included are dozens of examples of how the relentless use and growing societal reliance on technology have dramatically changed human behaviors. We will discuss the upside and downside of these behavioral trends, as well as the revealing opportunities thought-leaders may want to embrace and solve for. Lastly, attendees will learn instantly usable techniques to dramatically improve their ability to smartly manage cranial air space; and should expect to leave the session much better equipped with simple but powerful life skills to deal more effectively with this vital element of happiness.


Ted Simendinger is a funny and popular speaker and guest who has appeared on major TV networks from coast to coast and 4,500+ radio stations worldwide. He has taught, coached, and lectured at universities, corporations, consulting companies, and professional training organizations in more than 40 countries on six continents. A life skills expert and the author of 12 books – plus four optioned motion picture screenplays – Ted’s interest and research in the topic of worry dates back to 1984. His popular book Managing the Worry Circle has helped change lives all around the world, and signed copies will be distributed to those in attendance during the session. For more information about Ted and his various projects, visit www.oceanpalmer.com. For more information, visit http://oceanpalmer.com/books/managing-the-worry-circle/

Host/Chair: Agnis Stibe

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