Dr. Jay Kumar
What do America, as a nation, and the human brain, as an organ, have in common? This happiness expert and brain science researcher uses our understanding of the human brain suffering complex PTSD to reveal the trauma of America as a nation and offer solutions for healing our democracy. This talk was delivered and presented by Dr. Jay Kumar. The research for and writing of the talk script was a collaboration between Ms. Catherine Mysliwiec and Dr. Jay Kumar.
Jay Kumar, Ph.D. is the Director of Wellbeing and professor of the popular “Happiness” course at Chapman University. He is a recognized author, public speaker, thought leader, and academic. His expertise spans brain science, behavioral health, economics, politics, culture, and religion. Dr. Jay is the author of the recent book “Science of a Happy Brain” and instructor of the LinkedIn Learning course “How to Train Your Brain for Happiness” – currently reaching over 100K learners around the globe. A speaker and consultant for Fortune 500 companies, Dr. Jay is frequently featured in media stories focusing on mental health and the science of resilience and wellbeing for both individuals and organizations.
A Communication Studies major at Chapman University, Catherine Mysliwiec joins us to discuss America’s unspoken, unhealed ancestral trauma over identity and belonging – a trauma which has both ignited social movements throughout American history yet simultaneously often been erased, revised, and unintegrated in dominant historical narrative and thus America’s collective consciousness. She discusses today’s political “symptoms” – of radicalization, extremism, polarization, and violence – as the result of this underlying trauma desperately trying to express itself in the present so it may finally be acknowledged and resolved.
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