Neuropsychology with a comedic twist

BLOOMSBURG— Matt Bellace, motivational speaker, psychologist, and comedian, will speak at Bloomsburg University’s Carver Hallm, Gross Auditorium, on Sunday, Sept. 17, at 1:30 p.m. The event is free.

Bellace’s comedic presentation, “A Better High,” promotes the Healthy Husky initiative to educate students about the misuse of drugs and alcohol.

Bellace has traveled to high schools and college campuses as a motivational speaker and comedian for over 20 years educating young people about how to get high naturally without the use of drugs and alcohol. His presentations are based on his “How to Get High Naturally” program and his book “A Better High.”

In addition to “A Better High,” Bellace has co-authored the National Geographic kids series, “This or That,” and appeared regularly appeared on truTV’s, “World’s Dumbest.” Bellace’s books and presentations focus on natural highs and making healthy choices.

Bellace, who holds a Ph.D. in clinical neuropsychology, uses an informative yet humorous approach to engage and interact with his audiences.

“My background in neuroscience and emotional memory is not lost during my presentations,” says Bellace. “It helps me understand my audiences better and I know if they’re laughing, they’re listening.”

“A Better High” with Matt Bellace is sponsored by Healthy Husky and BU Athletics and is made possible due to the NCAA CHOICES grant awarded to BU this year. BU will use the three-year $30,000 grant, presented by the NCAA Foundation and Anheuser-Busch Company Inc., to implement more campus opportunities like “A Better High” with Matt Bellace. BU’s goal is to create shifts in campus culture that will reduce the prevalence underage drinking, sexual misconduct, and harassment or violence due to the misuse of drugs and alcohol across campus.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,600 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.