Dr. Itai Ivtzan

Positive Psychologist
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Dr. Itai Ivtzan is a positive psychologist, senior lecturer, and program leader of MAPP (Masters in Applied Positive Psychology) at the University of East London (UEL). He is also an honorary senior research associate at University College London (UCL).

Over the past 15 years, Dr. Ivtzan has run seminars, lectures, workshops and retreats in the UK and around the world, at various educational institutions, organisations, and private events. His main areas of research are positive psychology, mindfulness, and other aspects wellbeing.

He is a regular keynote speaker, speaking with passion while supporting his ideas with scientific research. In addition to knowledge and understanding of wellbeing, Dr Ivtzan’s talks offer practical exercises for positive transformation. He published several books, as well as many journal papers and book chapters. Dr. Ivtzan is confident that mindfulness meditation has the power to change individuals – in fact, whole societies – for the better. Accordingly, he has been investing much time in studying mindfulness academically, writing books about it, teaching it, and training mindfulness teachers. He is the author/co-author of:

  • Awareness is Freedom: The Adventure of Psychology and Spirituality
  • Mindfulness in Positive Psychology: The Science of Meditation and Wellbeing
  • Second Wave Positive Psychology: Embracing the Dark Side of Life
  • Applied Positive Psychology: Integrated Positive Practice
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