The Science of Well-Being
Psychologists have long studied the question “What makes people happy?” and the answer isn’t what people usually expect. Wealth and accolades matter far less than good health, strong relationships, and having a sense of purpose. Dr. Damour translates psychological science into the concrete steps that help people feel good while doing well.
Mental Health & Wellness: Taking Control of Stress and Anxiety
Dr. Damour explains the science showing that stress and anxiety are unavoidable and actually necessary aspects of daily life: stress happens when we are adapting to new challenges and anxiety alerts us to pay attention or make a change. Dr. Damour’s groundbreaking approach empowers people to embrace healthy doses of stress and anxiety and learn how to keep pressure and tension from reaching unhealthy levels.
Mental Health & Wellness: How to Manage Chronic Stress
Psychologists have long studied the protective factors and individual behaviors that help people manage, and even thrive, under chronic stress conditions. Dr. Lisa Damour will draw upon this research to highlight proven strategies that adults can use to make the best of persistently difficult circumstances.
Women's Empowerment and Equity: Speaking While Female
Women hear a lot of advice about how to talk, but not all of it fits with what the research shows about effective communication. Dr. Damour addresses popular misconceptions about how women speak and shares her path-breaking work on how both women and men can develop effective strategies for advancing their ideas, managing conflict, and saying “no” without harming their relationships.
Parenting: The Emotional Lives of Teenagers
In teenagers, powerful emotions come with the territory. And with so many of today’s teens contending with academic pressure, social media stress, worries about the future, and concerns about their own mental health, it’s easy for them—and their parents—to feel anxious and overwhelmed. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
This session will provide clear, research-informed guidance to give parents the concrete, practical information they need to steady their teens through the bumpy yet transformational journey into adulthood.
Dr. Lisa Damour offers advice for parents on teen anxiety, academics, and friend struggles in an eye-opening interview with The New York Times.
A renowned expert in adolescent mental health, psychologist Dr. LISA DAMOUR offers guidance on supporting teenagers as they navigate a new school year. Drawing on three decades of research and clinical experience, the three-time New York Times bestselling author offers research-based insights on cultivating teen mental health, helping young people cope with difficulties, fostering their independence, and more. Aware of the unique challenges faced by today's teens, Dr. Damour provides a roadmap for helping young people manage their all-too-common feelings of stress and anxiety.
Dr. Damour addresses the nuances of parental involvement in a teenager’s life on topics ranging from helping teens with anxieties about academic achievement to navigating friendship challenges to knowing when to let a teen work through a problem independently. Parents can't say enough about the value of Dr. Damour's work. Katie Eastwood, a parent of a 15-year-old and a 12-year-old, raved about Untangled, Dr. Damour’s guide to the key adolescent developmental transitions, saying that the book “has saved me over and over again.”
With clear, research-based explanations, Dr. Lisa Damour offers accessible guidance to help adolescents – and the adults who love them – manage the inevitable challenges of the teen years.
In dynamic and personalized events, Dr. Lisa Damour and Reena Ninan of the popular ‘Ask Lisa’ podcast discuss adult mental health and cultivating resilience
LISA DAMOUR and REENA NINAN are the co-creators and co-hosts of the popular Ask Lisa: The Psychology of Parenting podcast, offering a compassionate and solutions-oriented perspective on the mental health challenges facing people today. Drawing on their warm and engaging rapport, Dr. Damour and Ninan are a mental health team whose moderated conversations are sought after by corporations, conference, and groups looking to tackle pressing mental health questions. In a dynamic and interactive format, Dr. Damour and Ninan tackle the questions and issues each audience brings to the table – tailoring the conversation to support their unique workplace with a compelling conversation.
DR. LISA DAMOUR draws on her three decades of experience and research as a psychologist and three-time New York Times bestselling author to offer research-based responses on adult mental health, coping with stress, cultivating resilience, and more. REENA NINAN, an esteemed journalist who has worked as a foreign reporter, news anchor, and White House correspondent, creates an engaging Q&A experience with her expert moderation skills. Together, they aim to democratize mental health access by supporting meaningful conversations that will leave your audience feeling heard, connected, and more prepared to face challenges at work and in life.
Dr. Lisa Damour is the author of three New York Times best sellers: Untangled, Under Pressure, and The Emotional Lives of Teenagers. She co-hosts the Ask Lisa podcast, works in collaboration with UNICEF, and is recognized as a thought leader by the American Psychological Association. Dr. Damour is also a regular contributor to The New York Times and CBS News.
Dr. Damour serves as a Senior Advisor to the Schubert Center for Child Studies at Case Western Reserve University and has written numerous academic papers, chapters, and books related to education and child development. She maintains a clinical practice and also speaks to schools, professional organizations, and corporate groups around the world on the topics of child and adolescent development, family mental health, and adult well-being.
Dr. Damour graduated with honors from Yale University and worked for the Yale Child Study Center before earning her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Michigan. She has been a fellow at Yale’s Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy and the University of Michigan’s Power Foundation. She and her husband are the proud parents of two daughters.