• September 12, 2020
  • 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Online (Check-In Begins at 9:45AM US Pacific)
Add to Calendar 09/12/2020 10:00 am 09/12/2020 1:00 pm America/Los_Angeles How to Shape Your Home and Workspaces for Well-Being Learn how to adjust factors such as lighting, layout, acoustics, temperature, and nature-based features to make your home or workspace a better place to think, heal, and create. Online (Check-In Begins at 9:45AM US Pacific) false MM/DD/YYYY

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General Admission - $50
Members - $40

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Many months into our pandemic reality of spending more time at home, we—as families and as workers—are struggling with spaces ill-suited to our new functional and psychological needs. We’re experiencing a shadow epidemic of loneliness, distraction, and difficulty unplugging after work, which poses major obstacles to wellness, productivity, and work-life balance. 

Join environmental psychology consultant and author Lily Bernheimer to learn how to adjust factors such as lighting, layout, acoustics, temperature, and nature-based features to make your home or workspace a better place to think, heal, and create. Biophilia refers to the innate attraction humans have for the natural world. How can a simple view of a tree reduce blood pressure and the circulation of stress hormones? How can we harness our knowledge of this phenomenon to guide interior design toward self-care? Learn how to use the behavioral science of environmental psychology to create inspiring and calming spaces. 

Through a mixture of online lecture and interactive exercises, learn how to evaluate and enhance the spaces in your life, and come away with a practical plan toward peace and productivity in these times. 
This event will be hosted live online. Instructions on how to join will be included in your event confirmation email. If you need additional assistance finding or joining the event, please email publicprograms@ciis.edu. 

Lily Bernheimer
Lily Bernheimer
 is an environmental psychology consultant, writer, and researcher. She is Founding Director of Space Works Consulting where she works to make human environments truly support the people and purposes they serve. She is the author of The Shaping of Us: How Everyday Spaces Structure our Lives, Behavior, and Well-Being (Trinity University Press, 2019) and writes for Psychology Today. She holds an MSc. in Environmental Psychology from the University of Surrey (UK), where she also served as Research Fellow, and a BA from Brown University. 

Lily’s behavioral science consulting work has ranged from design strategy for workspaces, housing, and conferences to advising Transport for London on how to “nudge” pedestrians into avoiding road danger. Her recent collaboration on Wellbeing in Prison Design was awarded the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) President’s Award for Research. 

She regularly speaks at forums such as San Francisco Design Week, Yale University, Open House New York, and the London Festival of Architecture. Her writing and work have been featured in The GuardianWatkins Mind, Body, Spirit, and on the BBC. You can find more about Lily’s writing and consulting services to help individuals and organizations design for well-being here. 

CIIS students, staff, and faculty receive discounts on all events. CIIS Public Programs Members receive a 20% discount on all events. Contact us for more information at publicprograms@ciis.edu. Please note that we will check your ID for proof of eligibility on arrival at event.

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