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Conference Series LLC Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend 6th International Conference on Depression, Anxiety and Stress Management | Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre London Heathrow | London, UK.

Day 1 :

Stress 2019 International Conference Keynote Speaker Pat Gwyer photo

Pat Gwyer is a world leading expert in wellbeing, happiness and success. His integrative approach combines Applied Psychology and the work of John Maxwell, the world leading authority on leadership and personal growth. On completing his PhD he worked as a researcher for a UK law enforcement agency and taught at several universities. In 2006, he completed his second doctorate in Clinical Psychology and then MSc in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology. He specialises in consultancy for individuals and organisations and is the Clinical Advisor for the mountain way a specialist veteran charity promoting post traumatic growth.


The smarter life growth approach to wellbeing and happiness is a third wave integrative cognitive behavioral therapy (i-CBT) approach. Following several years of development, research and evaluation and the approach offers a transdiagnostic solution focused understanding that can be applied across many coaching, positive and clinical situations to a range of problems. Because people are unique and no one approach has all the answers and the smarter life growth approach integrates a number of different theoretical paradigms. This is done so as a clinician can collaboratively create the best fit between the person and their difficulty from a range of options. It is suggested that such integrative approaches are more flexible and personalised because they adapt to fit the person instead of trying to fit the person to the model. This approach was adopted and differs from manualised approaches because people and their problems do not fit manuals and are unique in their experiences. Additionally, integrated therapies differ from eclectic approaches as they integrate the separate parts into a coherent whole and emphasise the reciprocal links between the different parts. These distinct but connected parts can include the skills and techniques of the approach as well as the individual’s internal and external realities their biological, social, psychological and spiritual selves

Keynote Forum

Elia Gourgouris

The Happiness Center, USA

Keynote: Intentional happiness: Seven paths to lasting happiness

Time : 09:50-10:30

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Elia Gourgouris Ph.D. is the president of The Happiness Center – an organization dedicated to creating personal success and happiness. Over the last 25-plus
years, as a passionate promoter of optimism and deeply meaningful relationships, he has helped thousands of people achieve happiness and fulfillment, both in
their careers and in their personal lives. Dr. Elia is the author of the #1 Amazon Best-Selling book, 7 Paths to Lasting Happiness. In it, he helps readers identify
and work through principles such as gratitude, personal branding, and forgiveness which everyone can apply to their lives for deeper, more meaningful and
lasting happiness. He has published over 120 articles for various newspapers and magazines, including the Huffington Post. Dr. Elia is an international Keynote
Speaker, Executive Coach, and a Leadership Consultant. He received his B.A. in Psychology from UCLA and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from
the California Graduate Institute.


What is Happiness? Aristotle answered this by saying "Happiness is the meaning and purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence" Happiness is a choice! It is also attractive, healthy and being connected but it takes effort. That being said, what inhibits our happiness, and how can mental health practitioners find happiness and fulfillment in their professions, when far too many suffer from burn-out, due to the high stress nature of their jobs. In my keynote, I will address practical tools that are applicable to both them and their patients or clients. Several factors have a direct impact on our level of life satisfaction and fulfillment, including fear (of change, fear of success, and fear of failure), comparisons, selfishness, the burden of perfectionism, lack of forgiveness (and self-forgiveness), our inner critic, and toxic relationships. When these mental and emotional roadblocks are removed, our inner joy will be freed from constraints and returned to our awareness. The seven paths to lasting happiness reviews several of these roadblocks and provides both principles and “take action exercises” for individuals to learn from, and through its application to ultimately achieve genuine happiness, including.
1st Path: Loving Yourself a) Personal Brand b) Perfectionism c) Inner Critic d) Comparisons
2nd Path: Gratitude a) Attitude of Gratitude b) University of Adversity
3rd Path: Forgiveness a) Forgiveness equals freedom b) Self-forgiveness is the key
4th Path: Follow Your Passion a) Getting out of your comfort zone brings growth
5th Path: Nourish Your Spirit a) Faith vs. Fear b) Meditation & Purpose
6th Path: Loving relationships a) Love languages b) Criticisms & Toxic relationships c) Authentic listening d) Trust
7th Path: Service a) The antidote to selfishness

Break: 10:30-10:50 @ Foyer

Keynote Forum

Andrew Mendonsa

The Happiness Center, USA

Keynote: It’s not just my cell battery that’s always low!

Time : 10:50-11:30

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Andrew Mendonsa has provided treatment and assessment to forensic populations for over a decade and he has provided care in settings including state and federal prisons, jails, outpatient clinics, state hospitals and private practice. He is a licensed California psychologist specializing in clinical and forensic psychology and has been involved in high-profile legal cases. His training outreach has included community and clinical supervision presentations aimed at educating professionals on forensic and clinical topics and interventions. He is commonly featured on local and national media outlets discussing substance abuse and forensic self-care topics. He currently serves as a Regional Director for a large, well-established California forensic agency, sharper future and in that role oversees mental health contracts in two large California regions. His is responsible for the treatment and containment team model adherence of almost 700 state mandated parolees. He supervises professional, intern and student-level staff. He has presented a variety of topics at local, regional, state and national conferences.


The wellness and self-care section of this presentation will address the idea that the professional’s well-being is essential for effective interventions and supervision. The degree to which the professional takes excellent care of him or herself determines their effectiveness. In this section, the presenters will introduce a self-assessment that is simple to take and effective in giving participants a snapshot of their life. It points the areas of one’s life that one can choose to focus on and to restore balance and improve well-being. This assessment can be used over and over with many different applications. Participants will take the assessment and identify an area of focus, create specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely (SMART) goals and set up an accountability plan that will move their life in the direction of balance and wellbeing. The research section of this presentation will present recent and cutting edge research around the causes, effects and prevention of burnout and vicarious trauma. A substantial portion of the section will review and discuss best practices and innovations related to the identification, treatment and management of burnout and trauma. The application section will highlight current national and international trends in strategies being used to address vicarious trauma. In addition, significant attention and discussion will focus on culturally based theories, sensitivities and interventions are proven useful when incorporating approaches with family, colleagues and organizations. The objectives are they summarize the differences between trauma and burnout from working with juvenile versus adult offenders and how burnout presents differently; discuss the necessity of excellent self-care for effective supervision; differentiate current and best practice applications, trends and research related to burnout and vicarious/secondary trauma; demonstrate the warning signs and etiology of secondary trauma and impairment; summarize how to use assessment tools to prioritize self-care goals in one’s personal life; do an assessment during the workshop and come away with a smart goal that they can decide to begin working on immediately; list resources and tools from around the globe that can be used in supervision, operations and staff training/onboarding programs.