Josh Vaisman, CCFP, MAPPCP (PgC)

Breaking Happy is Josh’s topic of discussion during the upcoming Veterinary Teams Living Well Streamed Symposium. He explains a little bit about the science behind the idea of Breaking Happy. He offers advice in challenging your thoughts, developing skills to identify the thoughts and release thoughts that no longer serve you.

View Meet Josh Vaisman, Positive Change Ninja’s 15-minute video with Rebecca Rose, CVT.

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Sunday March 7th 7:00 Mtn Time

Breaking Happy-Part 1

Josh Vaisman, CCFP, MAPPCP (PgC)

Scrolling through social media, reading reviews, watching ads on TV or YouTube or absorbing articles with titles that read like, “The 10 Ways You’re Not Good Enough”, we feel it every day –the Cult of Happiness. This pursuit of happiness feels baked into the foundation of our society and can overwhelm us with an unending desire to feel good all the time. But our brains aren’t built that way –psychologically and physiologically we can’t be happy all the time. And the desire to buck that nature is harming us in immense ways. There’s a healthier way to be in which we replace the Pursuit of Happiness with the Pursuit of Well-Being and science offers us path to get there.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the Cult of Happiness and the Destination Dilemma
  • Understand why feeling “bad” is often normal….and healthy!
  • Outline harmful beliefs in the Cult of Happiness


Sunday March 15th 8:20 Mtn Time

Breaking Happy-Part 2

Josh Vaisman, CCFP, MAPPCP (PgC)

The individual’s pursuit of happiness is baked into the foundation of our nation here in the US. In this country’s entire history, we’ve never embraced that personal right more than today. The problem is, when happiness is the primary (or only) goal it leads to two serious problems – harming our physical and psychological wellbeing and narcissism. For the sake of wellbeing we need to ditch the pursuit of happiness and pursue wholeness.

Learning Objectives

  • An exploration into a variety of evidence-based practices we can utilize to build a resilient, sustainable mindset for our veterinary careers
  • Define the pursuit of wholeness
  • Outline ways to embrace the suck