TOPICS: Self-Help / Anxiety / Depression / Resiliency / Distracted Driving / Impaired Driving / Speed & Reckless Driving
AUDIENCES: High School / College / Educators / Administrators / Parents / Corporate / Prevention Stakeholders
Delivering better highs and healthier lows
An insightful, science-based and seriously funny approach to substance abuse prevention and mental health awareness
Since 1995, Dr. Matt Bellace has uniquely blended the worlds of stand-up comedy and professional speaking. Each year, he captivates and inspires over a hundred thousand individuals, advocating for the pursuit of natural highs and resilience against stress.
With a Ph.D. in clinical neuropsychology and deep understanding of the intricate dance between the brain and behavior, Matt polished his expertise at renowned institutions such as the National Institutes of Mental Health and The Mount Sinai Medical Center in the heart of New York City.
He penned the acclaimed book, A Better High: Laugh, Help, Run, Love and Other Ways to Experience Natural Euphoria. His latest work, Life Is Disappointing and Other Inspiring Thoughts, navigates the rough terrains of life, offering insights on grappling with disappointment and mastering the art of coping with pain, loss and setbacks.
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This powerful and entertaining presentation focuses on natural highs, emotional resilience and mental health. It has been described as the perfect combination of stand-up comedy, interactive demonstrations and inspirational stories. Matt empowers students to be leaders in their lives and make changes in their environment. During the program, he also shares his own story of student prevention leadership, as the founder of a nationally recognized student group at Bucknell University.
This dynamic presentation combines Matt’s signature style of mixing stand-up comedy, audience interaction and psychological research on building resilience in teens. The program includes a discussion on stress management (e.g. meditation, reframing emotional pain) and seeking out an empathetic support network. In addition, it focuses on inspirational stories of people who have faced disappointment and found inspiration through the pain.
Perfect for student leaders and prevention groups, Matt’s workshops include “The Brain, Behavior and Vaping,” “The Brain, Behavior and Alcohol,” “The Brain, Behavior and Weed” and “Youth Advocacy Workshop,” which empowers students to make change in their communities.