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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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Apr 4, 2019

As Professor Emerita of Management at California State University East Bay, Loretta's research explores how people can discover their power over their mammalian operating system(laughs). The author of several books, including her newest one Tame Your Anxiety which is being released shortly, she has shared her research and talks all over the world

In today’s episode, we explore, how we can tame the anxiety our mammalian brains when facing challenges at work.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [02:15] - Loretta explains how anxiety can impact us neurologically at work when we’re facing challenges.
  • [05:13] - Loretta explores why we might have become too anxious about being anxious at work.
  • [06:43] - Loretta outlines how rewards can create a treadmill system for behaviors that can make us feel more anxious at work.
  • [09:39] - Loretta explains how we can prepare ourselves to better navigate our feelings of anxiety at work.
  • [14:31] - Loretta shares a tool she has created to encrypt self-soothing to help manage the anxiety that can come with learning in workplaces.
  • [16:50] - Loretta offers some simple suggestions to help others tame their anxiety at work.
  • [21:25] - Loretta outlines some of the pitfalls for taming anxiety in workplaces.
  • [225:30] - Loretta completes the Lightning round.

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Until next time, take care!  Thank you Lorettaa!

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