What does it really take to consistently bring out the best in yourself and others? How can we work with people’s brains when it comes to creating lasting positive behavior changes? What are the tested, practical approaches we can be introducing to workplaces? These questions and more were answered in June 2016 in Angers, France when the world’s leading positive psychology researchers gathered at the 8th European Conference on Positive Psychology.

Whether you were at the event or observing from afar, wouldn’t you love a behind the podium conversation with these researchers to discover not just the well-rehearsed presentation of their findings but what they really recommend when it comes to practically applying these ideas? Hear first hand what Felicia Huppert, Ilona Boniwell, James Pawelski, Sue Langley and Neal Garrett have to say when it comes to their latest thoughts on how positive psychology can help bring out the best in ourselves and others at work.

We hope you enjoy their insights!

Warmest wishes
Michelle, Seph & the EPPN team

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  • Podcast One

     
    Flourishing, or a high level of wellbeing, is about the experience of life going well. It is a combination of feeling good and functioning effectively. There are many good programs now designed to do this and it could be argued that underlying them all are the skills of attention, emotion regulation, and self-compassion. Find out why these interventions seem to consistently make the difference.

    FeliciaHuppertProfessor Felicia Huppert is the founder and director of the Wellbeing Institute at Cambridge University and one of the world’s leading researchers on flourishing, Felicia’s work has influenced UK and European government and social policy.

  • Podcast Two

     
    What are the hands on, evidence-based activities you can use for positive psychology coaching, training, teaching and facilitation? Discover what’s working well and why in this podcast.

    IlonaBoniwellProfessor Ilona Boniwell – Founder of the first Masters Degree in Applied Positive Psychology in Europe, creator of the European Network of Positive Psychology, organizer of the first European Congress of Positive Psychology and highly sought after researcher and consultant on wellbeing and the applications of positive psychology in businesses, schools and governments around the world.

  • Podcast Three

     
    What does positive psychology mean by positive? And what might this mean for future research and practice when it comes to helping build more positive workplaces?

    JPawelskiJames Pawelski – Director of Education and Senior Scholar in the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania, James has served as the founding director of the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology program for over ten years, where he teaches courses on positive interventions and the humanities and human flourishing.

  • Podcast Four

     
    Modern workplaces are seldom geared toward a culture where creativity thrives. In fact, they often create conditions that narrow rather than expand thinking. By focusing on building a positive emotional climate that enables people’s brains to perform at their creative best, organizations can boost creative output, collaboration and learning. Find out how.

    SueLangleySue Langley – A speaker, master trainer, global business consultant, researcher and leading advisor on the practical workplace applications of neuroscience, emotional intelligence and positive psychology, Sue facilitates multi-year projects to build positive workplace cultures, emotionally intelligent leaders and high performing teams.

  • Podcast Five

     
    Discover how the human brain forms optimistic beliefs and what impact this may have for how you deliver messages in your workplace.

    NeilGarrettNeal Garrett – A cognitive neuroscientist at the Affective Brain Lab in the Department of Experimental Psychology, University College London, Neal’s research investigates the mechanisms by which individuals learn information about the world and the factors that influence learning processes.