Main Presentation: “Challenges of Living Healthy” by Doug Lisle, PhD
June 18th, 2020 @ 7pm to 9pm PST
In this eye-opening and entertaining presentation, psychologist Doug Lisle will explore the hidden forces that make healthful living so surprisingly challenging. You will learn that humans have motivational mechanisms that are stoked by specific chemicals that lead to addictive-like behavior patterns in eating. People are currently confronted with a behavioral dilemma that is completely unnatural for our species, and it can be critical to understand this dilemma in order to effectively pursue a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Lisle terms this challenge “the pleasure trap”, and his discussion includes specific techniques for helping people to overcome its force.
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Meeting ID: 879 4787 9127
About Doug Lisle, PhD
Dr. Doug Lisle utilizes a new method of approaching human psychology and wellbeing. describes this approach as Esteem Dynamics—its core insights adapted from a revolutionary biological approach to psychology. Central figures having major influence on the development of Esteem Dynamics include Richard Dawkins, John Tooby and Leda Cosmides, David Buss, Steven Pinker, and Geoffrey Miller. All of these individuals are considered academic A-list thinkers in evolutionary theory and human psychology. Somewhat surprisingly, insights from these trailblazers has yet to reach mainstream clinical psychology, and thus major advances stemming from some of the world’s greatest thinkers have yet to be systematically applied to problems of helping people improve their lives. Esteem Dynamics is the first such effort, and weds Dr. Lisle’s 25-years of clinical experience to the deep insights into human nature now available via evolutionary psychology.