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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 22, 2017

Dr. Richard Davidson is the William James and Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry and the Director of The Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior, both at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a renowned neuroscientist and one of the world’s leading experts on the impact of contemplative practices, such as meditation on the brain. He is perhaps best known for his groundbreaking work on the study of emotions in the brain. This conversation with Dr. Richard Davidson was recorded live at the 2014 World Congress on Positive Psychology.  This recording has never been played before on our podcast.  

In this conversation, you will hear Richard share what neuroscientists are discovering about ways to train our brains to improve wellbeing through small daily practices.

Connect with Richard Davidson:

Websites:

http://richardjdavidson.com
http://investigatinghealthyminds.org

You’ll Learn:

  • [01:38] -  Richard shares what the latest neuroscience research shows in the area of ways to improve wellbeing.
  • [03:10] - Richard explains that wellbeing can be improved with practice. He talks about practices when it comes to improving wellbeing.
  • [05:30] - Richard recommends that people start implementing these practices gradually.
  • [6:26] - Richard encourages you to go to InvestigatingHealthyMinds.org and download the Compassion Meditation Practice.
  • [07:02] - Mindfulness-based stress reduction is another excellent place to start, according to Richard.
  • [07:41] - Richard explains how gratitude practices can help train our brains.
  • [09:30] - Richard says that turning behaviors into habits is an effective way to embed these practices, neurologically.
  • [11:37] - Richard describes some of the newer research now underway to understand how we can train our brains for wellbeing.

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