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Learn about maximising pleasure for health, resilience, and flourishing.

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What is it?

Increasingly, scientific evidence points to human pleasure having a value beyond momentary enjoyment.

Pleasurable emotions are associated with increased creativity, resilience, productivity and well-being. In a world that sometimes feels like the negative, the fearful, and the strident are given priority, PleasureLab workshops help participants to shift their focus to those things that are pleasurable, strengthening, and restorative.

Every individual has a unique array of things they find pleasurable. From a scientific, yet easy to access perspective, PleasureLab is designed to help identify each person’s rational pleasures, the ones that might contribute most in terms of nett gain in health and quality of life.

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About

Dr Desirée Kozlowski is an Australian researcher and author who lectures in psychology. She has a particular focus on pleasure and its relationship to human resilience, well-being and flourishing.
Dr Desirée Kozlowski
Desirée has a background in the corporate world but now works on collaborative research projects and on sharing research findings in an entertaining and accessible way with audiences of all kinds. Her focus is on identifying each person’s unique profile of rational pleasures.

Desirée has a First Class Honours degree and PhD in Psychology, she is a University Medallist, and in 2015 was awarded the Southern Cross University Vice Chancellor’s Citation for Excellence in Student Engagement for her teaching. She has developed PleasureLab 101 as a workshop to introduce people to a new way of looking at the experience and potential power of pleasure.

Desirée on ResearchGate.
Desirée on Linkedin.
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Desirée’s book chapter on hedonic pleasure.

 

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Workshops

Dynamic, interactive workshops facilitated by Dr Desirée Kozlowski bring the PleasureLab message to groups of any kind. With a strong evidence base and a humorous approach, PleasureLab workshops focus on maximizing simple pleasurable events and look at how that is tied to resilience, productivity, well-being, and creativity.

PleasureLab 101

Did you know that savouring pleasure is associated with increased resilience and wellbeing, even in difficult times? Or that pleasurable pursuits are thought to promote better mental and physical health?

PleasureLab 101 is a fun, thought-provoking, interactive workshop designed for anyone who invests energy and caring into their work.

Dr Desirée Kozlowski is a researcher, author and lectures in psychology. She has a background in the corporate world but now works on collaborative research projects and on sharing research findings in an entertaining and accessible way with audiences of all kinds.

In PleasureLab 101, Desirée presents the latest scientific findings and invites participants to think differently about what is ‘good for us’ – you might find it liberating.

A few of the topics you will explore in PleasureLab 101 include:

Who am I and why am I here..?

Finding our pleasures

What the research says on pleasurable experiences

How to maximise the ‘return’ on your pleasurable pursuits

Tailored workshops

PleasureLab workshops can be specifically designed according to the needs and interests of participants: all day, half day, after dinner workshops or talks.

The focus can be on:

Creativity and productivity

Well-being and health

Pleasure for ‘carers’ (PleasureLab 101)

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Contact

Contact PleasureLab via this form or phone 0419 814 440

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