H4H - Humanity for Hope Global Movement

The scientific community united for the common good.

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Your registration fee will be donated to entities that work in the distribution of food and personal protective equipment in the COVID-19 pandemic.

+ More than 30 Experts

Icons of Well-Being, Happiness, Leadership, Parenting, Sustainability, and World Peace among others

5 Continents

With humanitarian aid organizations benefited with food donations, hygiene items and PPE’s.

50+ hours

of lectures with relevant topics in science and in the practice of actions for happiness and peace

What is H4H?

Discovery

History will record that the year 2020 began by putting the global community through an unprecedented public test.

Because of all the pain and measures it has imposed, this test has given rise to new ways of living, learning, working, listening, speaking, acting and connecting in the age of social detachment, as well as a new common conscience.

Amid all the sadness, fear, division and doubt, a new world has surfaced, in which well-being is regarded as a treasure of the common good.

As unhappy as we are with the COVID-19 pandemic, and while we lament the dramatic loss of lives, jobs and hopes, we are also taking great hope for what is happening in our world today. The world community is putting forth a sense of interdependent compassion, and a sincere desire to value one’s common humanity and to (re)connect in a more fraternal and spiritual way.

Dream

We are relational beings. Even though we serve only one person, through them, we love and serve all humanity. Therefore, we envision a world in a network where we heal divisions and where gifts are reciprocal, giving people access to the most basic psychological and material resources to allow them to live with dignity.

The common experience of anguish and confinement associated with this time of trial amid a pandemic, has given rise to an initiative, initially launched in Brazil by our colleague Andrea Perez, titled "Learning with empathy", which Junior Miranda, also Brazilian, decided to expand to Portugal.

The UNESCO Chair of Education for Sustainability of Global Peace at the University of Lisbon embraced the challenge of expanding the project, uniting the world’s most prominent names on themes of peace and mental, relational, environmental, community and physical well-being, with those who are currently struggling to have their most basic needs met.

Planning

On April 9, 2020, we invited academics and professionals – from the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA), the Taos Institute and other international organizations of researchers and stakeholders – to offer their knowledge voluntarily, creating original digital conferences on topics of their specialty. Then, we invite the public to register to attend these conferences made available on a platform, offering a financial donation to support organizations that contribute to communities and families that need help.

In about 24 hours, we had 40 pioneers from 20 countries and 5 continents saying: YES!

This is proof of their ability to love those who are most vulnerable, while sharing that at which they excel.

Thus, we created a global movement entitled Humanity for Hope (H4H): opening our hearts to compassion, positive peace and the well-being of all. This is an event supported by a platform on which you can access around 30 lectures by some of the most influential specialists in different types of well-being and buen-vivir. The lectures are pre-recorded and vary in duration.

These specialists/speakers, at the time of this letter, are based in more than 20 countries in different continents. The presentations will be primarily recorded in English, Portuguese and Spanish, with a few available in French and Arabic. A group of more than 40 volunteers is dedicated to the project, having translated and subtitled many of the lectures. Lectures will be recorded on video and participants will be able to access the content at any time after registration. On the platform, we have links to several organizations in different countries that are currently acting to support those unable to fulfill their basic needs. The transparency of the donation process is guaranteed. The fee to participate in the platform is small, to encourage anyone with access to the internet to learn from the speakers. Even so, and for those who have better financial conditions, there are different levels of financial contribution. The bigger the donation, the more families and communities we can support.

We are thus touching different types of needs and goods – the more emotional, physical, relational, environmental, or economic ones through the knowledge shared in the lectures, which are aimed at a large audience from all over the world – while also providing tangible goods and services for the most vulnerable.

In addition, we will gather data on the current resilience of the participants, their families and communities, using a questionnaire that will be made available. In order to engage them and create an opportunity for dialogue, we will ask you to send a short video or text about the impact of participation in the Global H4H Movement.

We are aware that this is a remedial approach; but we also trust that it can be transformative through the majestic way in which all caring hands were extended to others.

Destiny

We invite all those interested in this initiative to get involved with the conference platform through the link disclosed and shared on our social media. In the meantime, we would like to extend our thanks for doing everything possible to help minimize the economic and psychological impacts on exposed people and communities.

Light is often in the deep center of our shadows. No true or profound transformative or spiritual path separates us from the world and the humanity’s wounds; on the contrary, suffering invites us to look at the world with renewed hearts and to sink our hands into the wounds of all.

Although it is too early to know how different the world can be post-COVID-19, only working together for goodness and a vision of a renewed future can draw our eyes towards a new horizon, stir up our common energies, and give strength to our actions for a better humanity. And then, yes, we will make real changes towards a more just, fraternal and harmonious world, where we co-build our communiverses (Gergen, 2020) and stand together.

We are Humanity for Hope

From the call to the scientific community, hope is born.

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Your registration fee will be donated to entities that work in the distribution of food and personal protective equipment in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speakers

These are the speakers from several nationalities who have voluntarily joined the H4H movement, offering a wealth of knowledge and experience.

Alena Slezáčková

Masaryk University

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Andréa Perez Corrêa

Instituto Felicidade Agora é Ciência

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Antonella Delle Fave

Università degli Studi di Milano Statale

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Barbara L. Fredrickson

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Charles Martin-Krumm

Ecole de Psychologues Praticiens de Paris – Catholic Institute of Paris

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Cees Hoogendijk

University of Leiden & Twente, The Netherlands, Co-Founder of Appreciative Inquiry Platform & Academy

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Dina Pozzo

insium Pty Ltd

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Dóra Guðmundsdóttir

Directorate of Health in Iceland, European Network for Positive Psychology

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Henrique Bueno

Wholebeing Institute Brasil

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Helena Marujo

Universidade de Lisboa

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Ilona Boniwell, PhD

Anglia Ruskin University University of East London HEC Paris

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Jeanne Nakamura

Claremont Graduate University

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John Coffey, PhD, MSW

Yale University; Sewanee: The University of the South

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Luis Miguel Neto

Universidade de Lisboa

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Manuel Pelágio

REVOLUTIONS for a better world sl

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Marco Sacchelli

Università degli studi di Parma

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Margarita Tarragona

Universidad Iberoamericana

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Martin Seligman

University of Pennsylvania

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Meike Bartels

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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Michael. F. Steger, PhD

Colorado State University

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Patricia Miller, RSW, PhD

Mount Royal University Perfil

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Rachel Colla

Centre for Positive Psychology |Melbourne Graduate School of Education

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Rafael Lacerda Ruschel

University of East London - UEL

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René Proyer, PhD

Martin Luther University Halle, Wittenberg

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Rik Spann, MA

Academy for Improvisation and Leadership/The Change Studio

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Ryan Niemiec, Psy.D.

VIA Institute on Character

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Sónia Gonçalves, PhD

Universidade de Lisboa

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Sue Langley

Langley Group

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Susan Andrews

Instituto Visão Futuro Perfil

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Susie Riva

Creighton University in Omaha

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Andreas Krafft, PhD

University of St. Gallen

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James Pawelski and Suzie (Pileggi) Pawelski

University of Pennsylvania

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Miriam Akhtar

Positive Psychology Training, Bristol, UK.

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Miriam Subirana

Institut IDEIA Barcelona

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Orin Davis, PhD

Quality of Life Laboratory

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Pierre Ibisch, PhD

Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development

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Stewart Donaldson

Claremont Graduate University

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Tayyab Rashid

Health & Wellness Centre - University of Toronto Scarborough

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Our Lectures

The topic of each lecture brings you a way of knowing, learning and experimenting in countless areas, whether in your personal or professional life, knowledge with scientific and / or practical bases that contribute to a full, happy and peaceful life.

The power of hope in times of crisis

Alena Slezáčková

Language: English
Subtitles: English - Portuguese

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My Courageous Self (at this challenging time)

Dina Pozzo

Language: English
Subtitles: English - Portuguese

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Happiness in Difficult Times

Henrique Bueno

Language: Portuguese

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Living in Lockdown: Understanding Daily Life’s Positive Moments

Jeanne Nakamura

Language: English

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Agency & Positive Psychology

Martin Seligman

Language: English

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The Meaning in Life Perspective on the Pandemic

Michael. F. Steger, PhD

Language: English
Subtitles: English - Portuguese

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Creativity, Flow, and Wellbeing

Orin Davis, PhD

Language: English

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Hope is not a strategy… or is it? An evidence-based case for the power of hope in navigating through uncertain times.

Rachel Colla

Language: English

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THE COMFORT OF MUSIC : how music can bring us joy and inspiration in times of uncertainty and beyond.

Rik Spann, MA

Language: English

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Generating Well-being in a Global Pandemic

Stewart Donaldson

Language: English
Subtitles: English-Portuguese

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Congruence of the Professional and Education of Positive Psychology

Andrea Perez Corrêa

Language: Portuguese

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Spark resilience in the workplace

Ilona Boniwell, PhD

Language: English

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How can you help? Reinventing your work generously in times of crisis.

Rafael Lacerda Ruschel

Language: Portuguese

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Well-being at Work: where did we come from and where are we going?

Sónia Gonçalves, PhD

Language: Portuguese

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Finding Peace Through Character Strengths

Ryan Niemiec, Psy.D.

Language: English
Subtitles: English - Portuguese

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The contribution of adult playfulness to well-being: Playing in difficult times

René Proyer, PhD

Language: English

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Homing In/ On Earthship

Susie Riva

Language: English

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Positive Social Connection in Pandemic Times

Barbara L. Fredrickson

Language: English | Subtitles: Portuguese

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Can I increase the quality of my relationships?

Cees Hoogendijk

Language: English

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How to Stay Connected While Staying Home

James Pawelski and Suzie (Pileggi) Pawelski

Language: English | Subtitles: Portuguese

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Parenting in difficult times. The importance of Positive Education

Marco Sacchelli

Language: English

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Nurturing Positive Relationships during Confinement and Beyond

Margarita Tarragona

Language: English

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Contemplative and Appreciative Dialogue with the Self and Others

Miriam Subirana

Language: Spanish

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Relational strategies for psychological safety and resiliency during times of crisis

Patricia Miller, RSW, PhD

Language: English

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Disease and disability: from positive theories to better practices

Antonella Delle Fave

Language: English
Subtitles: English - Portuguese

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Is containment a good opportunity to be inactive?

Charles Martin-Krumm

Language: French

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Positive Psychology and mental health promotion during COVID-19 – dealing with challenges in a constructive way with evidence based approaches from positive psychology and mental health promotion

Dóra Guðrún Guðmundsdóttir

Language: English

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The WHO talks of three areas of health: Social, Physical, Mental.

Sue Langley

Language: English

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How to Transform Negative Emotions into Trust and Hope: The Mind-Body Science of the Past and the Present

Susan Andrews

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Language: Portuguese

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Coordinated communication for a better world

Helena Marujo & Luis Miguel Neto

Language: Portuguese

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Promoting children's and parents' well-being with child-focused positive psychology activities

John Coffey, PhD, MSW

Language: English

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Nature and Value of Hope

Andreas Krafft, PhD

Language: English and Spanish

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Why are some people happier than others, even in these difficult times?

Meike Bartels

Language: English

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Happiness Habits for the Corona Crisis.

Miriam Akhtar

Language: English

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Coming soon

Pierre Ibisch, PhD

Language: English

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Searching for the Silver Lining: Transforming our Post-Pandemic Individual and Collective Identities for the Better

Tayyab Rashid

Language: English

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Human Leadership

Manuel Pelágio

Language: Portuguese

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Creativity, Flow, and Wellbeing

Orin Davis, PhD

Language: English

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How you can participate

1

When you register, you can attend all lectures, whenever you want, until May 30th 2021

2

When filling out your registration form, you will be directed to the platform on which you can choose towards which entity your donation will be directed at. Find out below what they are.

3

After choosing the entity, make your donation, in the following amounts:
$50, $100, $200, $500 or whatever amount you prefer.

4

After the donation is made, your confirmation at the event will be automatic and you will receive a message in the email address that you indicated in your registration form.

5

The message you receive will contain information on how to login as well as a password to access the lectures. Everything is fast and safe.

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In addition, you will then receive a report with data about your donation, directed to the entity you have chosen.

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Your registration fee will be donated to entities that work in the distribution of food and personal protective equipment in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Organizations Benefited

The organizations chosen to be benefited have great credibility and integrity in the humanitarian aid work they carry out. They work in areas such as food, medicines, hygiene and PPE. Choose the one you would like to help with your participation.

Helpo

Food, Health

Africa and Europe

Organization’s website

La Nostra Famiglia

Humanitarian aid for the seriously disabled, Campaign COVID-19

Europe - Italy

Organization’s website

Arrels Fundació

Humanitarian aid for homeless people

Europe, Spain

Organization’s website

Serve the City

Humanitarian aid (Homeless / population at risk), Food, Social isolation

África, América, Ásia, Europa

Organization’s website

Médicos sin Fronteras

Humanitarian aid, Health

Africa, America, Asia, Europe, Oceania

Organization’s website

Instituto Visão Futuro

Africa, America, Asia, Europe, Oceania

America - Brazil

Organization’s website

Fraternidade Sem Fronteiras

Humanitarian aid, Health

America and Africa

Organization’s website

Associação Portuguesa de Bancos Alimentares

Food

Europe - Portugal

Organization’s website

Volunteers

This event was made possible thanks to the generosity, commitment and dedication of many volunteers from Brazil and Portugal who, while sheltering in their homes, set aside their time to contribute to this movement of Humanity and Hope.
We extend our gratitude to all of them.

Seed Team

Andréa Perez Corrêa

Helena Marujo

Júnior Miranda

Marketing Team

Alexandra Santos

Beatriz Canas Mendes

Beatriz Lerer

Gilmar Carneiro

Juliana Carneiro

Mª Sophia Portela

Rafael Ruschel

Renata Queiroz

Technology Team

Beatriz Lerer

Cristina Nogueira Ramos

Daniele Cabral

Liliana Macedo

Rafael Ruschel

Sara Midões

Event Team: Lectures and Speakers

Adriana Zappala

Antónia Barros

Átila Sá

Beatriz Canas

Viviane Schäffner

Cristina Saboya

Fabiana Serra

Fernanda Bridi

Gabriela Torres

Inês Yoneyama

Isabel Cabacinho

Léa Rahn

Lúcia Yoneama

Marco Oda

Marina Rios

Martha Rahn

Paula Senra

Paula Sterzi

Pedro Almeida

Romulo Takaoka

Alice Fercondini

Bianca Gomes

Alice Fercondini

Denise Crawshaw-Pellin

Eduardo de Franceshi

Francine Gomes de Azevedo

Paula Cotrim

Sara Oliveira

Liana Hagui

Paula Gusmão

Solidarity Team: Organizations

Cátia Leite

Cristina Nogueira Ramos

Paula Senra

Susana Ochi

Add: Company and Partnership Team

Clara Cotrim

Cristina Nogueira Ramos

Daniele Cabral

Inês Sanchez Baptista

Co-organizers

These are the co-organizers that make this movement possible and nourish our vocation towards compassion, emotional well-being and world peace.

Partners

These are the partners who, in different ways, contributed to the event and brightened it with their support.

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