As an acclaimed, professional speaker (and member of the National Speakers Association and Global Speakers Federation), 37-year-old, energy powerhouse Dr. Wendy has spoken internationally and on both coasts to people of all backgrounds, as either a researcher or inspirational speaker, demonstrating the universal appeal of her message. Whether they come from New England prep schools, Cancer Support Communities for cancer survivors, spiritual retreats for medical professionals, The Fortune 500 company Whole Foods Market for health-conscious shoppers, marketing professional brunches at assisted living centers for the aged but young at heart, or hospitals for the young but infirm, audiences love, and resonate with Dr. Wendy's story, life lessons, and hand-drawings. Hire Dr. Wendy for an amazing, inspiring, heartwarming, funny-bone-thumping, and thrilling event. Her heartfelt humor and life-transforming message will leave no heart untouched, no spirit unuplifted, no life unchanged.
With warmth and humor, as both storyteller and scholar, Dr. Wendy inspires us to overcome perceived obstacles, live up to our true potential, and access the joy that is ours. Dr. Wendy Treynor, teacher of self-love and happiness expert, as seen on CBS TV, is a young, passionate woman with a peaceful, loving presence, trained as a scientist with a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, as well as being a cancer survivor, artist, author, philosopher, and dreamer. Her insights into happiness build upon her life experience battling cancer, integrating what she learned from life from almost dying, as well as on the foundation of scientific research in the field of Social Psychology, representing a convergence of science and spirit.
Dr. Wendy is a published author of scientific articles on emotion and depression, having trained with emotion and depression scholars (Dr. Phoebe Ellsworth, at Michigan, Dr. Barbara Fredrickson, author of "Positivity," now at UNC, and Dr. Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, author of "Women Who Think Too Much," now at Yale). Drawing on her life experience and scientific expertise, Wendy has just published her first book entitled "Towards a General Theory of Social Psychology" which has won rave reviews and describes how the peer pressure or socialization process may work. In it, Wendy proposes that a lack of self-love lies at the root of depression and self-love (genuine self-acceptance) is depression's exit route. Her next books will be the eagerly-awaited "The Gift of Cancer" and "I Can Heal" book series, which communicate the lessons of her research for a general audience through the telling of her true life story.
In addition to being a published author in scientific journals, and enjoying people and public speaking, she has received recognition for her communication skills, and her research has afforded her the opportunity to speak to audiences around the globe. Wendy has given talks at universities including UC Berkeley, UCLA, the University of New South Wales in Australia, and Israel's Technion Institute of Technology.
Wendy's honors and awards include: Who's Who Among America's Teachers (2005), Delta Epsilon Iota for Academic Excellence and Outstanding Dedication, Enthusiasm, and Initiative (2003), Hough Psychology & Ethics Scholarship for Promising Psychology and Ethics Research (2003), Pi Mu Epsilon for Outstanding Achievement in the Mathematical Sciences (1997), and Acceptance to NYU's Tisch School of the Arts (1993) for dramatic study. Most recently she is a recipient of The Hay Foundation Grant (2008) and The Lloyd Symington Foundation Grant (2009), which have sponsored her programs.
A Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Social Research at UCLA (Sept '09-'10), Wendy completed her postdoctoral work at the University of Southern California before founding Healing Consulting in Los Angeles in 2007. Through Healing Consulting, Wendy shares her vision of integrating scientific knowledge and spiritual wisdom to enhance people's quality of life.
With the cancer, Wendy discovered that the lessons she learned from science converged with the spiritual lessons she learned about life from almost dying, providing a single map, a unified picture, a sole prescription to follow for achieving wholeness and happiness-a map she now lives by and seeks to share. Wendy shares this information with others, in a fresh and exciting way, through her keynotes, seminars, workshops, consultation, and books so that others, too, may actualize their own potential and find the freedom, peace, love, and happiness they seek.