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Making Positive Psychology Work Podcast

If you believe as I do that by uncovering tested, practical ways to help people move from functioning to flourishing at work, we can better navigate the incredible challenges and opportunities our world faces, then this podcast is for you. My goal each week is to give you access to the world’ leading positive psychology, positive organizational scholarship and neuroscience researchers and practitioners to explore their latest research findings on how you can improve wellbeing, develop strengths, nurture positive relationships, make work meaningful and cultivate the grit to accomplish what matters most. If you want evidence-based approaches to bringing out the best in yourself and others at work, then consider this podcast your step-by-step guide.
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Mar 9, 2018

Reuben Rusk is the founder of Mind Quip, a social enterprise in Christ Church New Zealand whose vision is to create a happier and more productive workforce. Reuben is a lifelong learner and a big picture thinker who's passionate about teaching people to improve their lives and their wellbeing by distilling large amounts of research into down to earth training about what matters most. An experienced presenter and recognized expert in well being and resilience, Reuben’s research has been published in the Journal of Positive Psychology, the psychology of wellbeing, and the Journal of Happiness studies.

In today’s episode, we’ll be talking about the five domains Rueben’s research has found lie at the heart of more than 18,000 peer-reviewed positive psychology intervention articles and how these can be combined to create a synergistic and holistic approach to create wellbeing behavior changes that work.

Connect with Reuben Rusk:

Website: mindquip.com

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You’ll Learn:

  • [02:00] - Reuben identified more than 18,000 documents, and here talks about what he found that can help us to improve our well being?
  • [03:47] - Reuben discusses the five clusters of terms that he identified.
  • [07:09] - Reuben talks about how the synergistic change model might help to shape our wellbeing.
  • [08:59] - Reuben explains how the synergistic change model provides a framework to think through some important complexities.
  • [11:41] - Reuben talks about how he helps people understand how to navigate emotional and social complexities.
  • [12:50] - Reuben discusses the concept of relapse.
  • [14:45] - Reuben explains how to think synergistically across those five domains of emotions, attention and awareness, comprehension and coping, goals and habits and social relationships, when trying to make a positive intervention.
  • [15:58] - Reuben talks about the environmental factors that can affect positive interventions.
  • [18:38] - Reuben discusses how the simpler option is not necessarily easier, and how simplifying complex systems can do more harm than good.
  • [21:37] - Lightning Round with Reuben Rusk

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Until next time, take care!  Thank you Reuben!

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