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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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Sep 2, 2016

Felicia Huppert is the founding director of the Well-Being Institute at Cambridge University and a leading researcher on the science of well-being and promotion of human flourishing.

Felicia Huppert’s website: http://www.wellbeing.group.cam.ac.uk/who-we-are/founder/

In this interview, you will hear Felicia share her definition and understanding of “wellbeing”, which is “our ability to feel good and function well.”She also talks about what she considers to be the foundation of everything we do, mindfulness. It’s that combination of mindfulness and skills that allows us to navigate life effectively.

Felicia developed the .b (Dot B) program for adolescents to stop and reflect. Studies show the effects on well-being exist three months later. Felicia also discusses the role of self-compassion in our well-being. People who are more self-compassionate are more motivated to change their behaviors in ways they want. Felicia shares her thoughts on the importance of mindfulness training within organizations and how to go through that process.

You’ll Learn:

● [1:32] - Felicia describes her interpretation of “well-being”.
● [2:32] - The 10 features of well-being or flourishing.
● [3:41] - Felicia talks flourishing in life “most of the time”.
● [4:22] - The foundation of everything we do is mindfulness.
● [5:35] -Felicia developed the .b (Dot B) program for adolescents.
● [8:43] - The role of self-compassion in our well-being.
● [11:05] - Controlling emotions is one of the most powerful effects of mindfulness training.
● [12:07] - Mindfulness training within organizations.
● [14:41] - Felicia talks about the importance of shifting the population curve and making the whole population more resilient.
● [17:03] - The Lightning Round with Felicia Huppert

Your Resources:

10 Keys to Happier Living (Vanessa King) - https://amzn.com/1472233425
The Health Gap (Michael Marmot) - https://amzn.com/1632860783
European Conference on Positive Psychology - http://enpp.eu
Positive Psychology Program - http://positivepsychologyprogram.com

Thanks for listening!

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Until next time, take care!

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