- Bachelors of Arts, University of Toronto, Honors List, Graduated with Distinction
- Master’s of Applied Positive Psychology, University of Pennsylvania
- Solution-Focused Brief Coaching Certificate, University of Toronto
Location: Toronto, ON Teaches: Vancouver, BC & Toronto, ON
Louisa is the founder of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association (www.cppa.ca). She has a masters degree in Positive Psychology from UPENN and teaches positive psychology at the University of Texas, Dallas, and was an instructor of Positive Psychology at the University of Toronto. She is a regular contributor to various Canadian newspapers as a spokesperson for improving psychological well-being and happiness including Forbes, The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Huffington Post, Canadian Living Magazine, Live Happy Magazine, Chatelaine, Psychology Today, Women’s Agenda, Toronto Sun, Ottawa Citizen and many more.
Louisa is the author of countless articles and is excitedly awaiting the release of her new book: Wire Your Brain for Confidence; The Science of Conquering Self-Doubt, due out on September 21, 2017.
You can learn more about Louisa on her website at www.louisajewell.com
About 16 years ago I fell into a deep and dark depression.
I sought help from a therapist and found myself getting better, but shortly afterwards I would fall right back into a depression again. I realized that I needed to learn how to keep myself psychologically healthy so I embarked on a mission to find this information.
I discovered that there was a science of psychological well-being and it was positive psychology. I decided to get my MAPP degree in 2009. I read 6,000 pages of research and applied everything to myself, and I’ve not experienced depression since.
I knew I had to share this with the world which is why I founded the Canadian Positive Psychology Association with a handful of passionate colleagues in 2012. Since then I have spoken to thousands of people from around the world about the Science of Happiness and Well-being and was delighted to join the CPPA faculty in 2016 so that more and more people could get very deep on this topic.
Words of Wisdom:
My Morning Ritual:
Every morning I savor my time with my dog Sam who greets me as soon as I wake up like she hasn’t seen me in years!
A Little Known Fact About Me…
…is that I love to dance and still do so regularly!
What Students Are Saying:
“Louisa was my instructor for The Flourishing Center’s CAPP (Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology) course held in Toronto Canada. She was excellent in her delivery and included many different approaches to teaching and learning which helped me retain the information better than any other course I have taken. Her enthusiasm and commitment to her work is an inspiration and she is brilliant at what she does. Thank you Louisa for opening up the world to brand new possibilities for me. You are a gem in the world of positive psychology and beyond!!!! “
– Barbara Santen
Registered Midwife & Relationship Coach