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Event Date: Mar 15, 2018

Event Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: HKU Rayson Huang Theatre

Anger is often associated as one of the major faces of shame in society. The word shame' has been traced to the root meaning to cover or to hide, exemplified in the Biblical narrative of Adam and Eve. Shame is a deep, hidden feeling produced by the shattering of cherished dreams, wishes and expectations. Because of its hidden nature, the faces of shame in society are anger, violence and abusive relationships. Our research has shown that when a person who is angry and shamed is further hurt, the anger explodes into toxic rage, developing the Evil Violence Tunnel, where a person becomes destructive. The lecture will discuss the brain mechanisms of anger, its different presentations in our lives, and the stages of the Evil Violence Tunnel vignettes of persons who have been the victims of widespread shame and anger. We will conclude by presenting a format of anger management that has proven effective in our research and work.  More
Feb 8, 2018 10:44 am         A+ | a-

Event Date: Mar 5, 2018

Event Time: 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Location: CJT-5.33, 5/F, The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus, Hong Kong

The World Health Organization defines health as “A state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing, and not merely the absence of disease.” In workplace health and safety, this definition shifts the focus from physical, biological and ergonomic issues to health practice (lifestyle) and psychosocial factors (work organisation and workplace culture) (WHO, 2010, p.15.) Addressing workplace culture moves us from a management to a leadership approach to workplace wellbeing. This seminar addresses the salient question: “What leadership values and actions will create or contribute to wellbeing in the workplace?  More