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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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May 4, 2018

 

Rick Hanson is a psychologist, Senior Fellow at the Greater Good Science Centre at UC Berkeley, and New York Times bestselling author. Founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, he’s been an invited speaker at NASA, Oxford, Stanford, Harvard, and other major universities, and taught in meditation centers worldwide. His books are available in 26 languages and include Hard Wiring Happiness, and his newest book, Resilient, has been featured on the BBC, CBS, and NPR.

In today’s episode, we’ll be talking about how to develop the traits of resilience to help people manage their levels of anxiety and stress in the workplace.

Connect with Rick:

Website: www.rickhanson.net/

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You’ll Learn:

  • [02:12] - Rick explains why modern life is neurologically heightening our levels of anxiety.
  • [04:38] - Rick explains how we can be more resilient in the face of constant change, uncertainty and complexity in workplaces.
  • [07:37] - Rick shares the three simple steps people can take to build resilience practices.
  • [10:48] -  Rick gives several quick techniques for improving resilience that take less than 5 minutes per day.
  • [11:47] - Rick shares the 12 neurological muscles for resilience that people can build.
  • [13:06] - Rick explains how the intensity of positive emotions impact our levels of resilience.
  • [17:44] - Rick points out the difference between building positive emotions that are state-to-state and those that are sustainable traits that boost our resilence.
  • [26:44] - Rick completes the lightning round.

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Thanks for listening!

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Until next time, take care!  Thank you Rick!

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