On Zoom, on Tuesday 15 October 2019, 18:00 – 20:00 London time – BST (17:00 – 19:00 UTC/GMT) David Gurteen will be facilitating another online World Values Virtual Café, following the success of the last two years’ similar events.

The theme of this year’s café will be how our values are connected to our individual and collective wellbeing.

Our values guide and shape our lives. When we live in alignment with them, we feel good about ourselves and we are happier, more purposeful, more fulfilled. If we override them, we get stressed and unhappy.  In other words, they are the drivers of our wellbeing – our mental and emotional wellbeing, and to an extent even our physical wellbeing.

Wellbeing seems to be on everybody’s agenda these days, but with all the discussion that we see in the media, the role of values in underpinning or undermining our wellbeing is all too often ignored. Why is this?

Research in the field of positive psychology over the past thirty years has highlighted our deep need for values-based meaning and purpose in our lives rather than mere transitory enjoyment – some call this “eudaimonic” wellbeing, from the word used by Aristotle who taught his followers to live a virtuous life doing what is worth doing.

According to this view, our wellbeing derives from aligning our lives with the values that that will guide us through that meaningful life, rather than a life spent chasing short-lived pleasures.

How is it that as individuals and as a society we fail to grasp this? Or maybe Aristotle got it wrong?

This is a free event, but you will need to make a booking if you wish to attend

For full details including booking instructions, information about David Gurteen and advice on using Zoom, please click here.