My guest today is Professor Felicia Huppert. Felicia 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’s website: http://www.wellbeing.group.cam.ac.uk/who-we-are/founder/
In this interview, you’ll 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. She’ll explain how the .b (Dot B) mindfulness program for adolescents is having a positive impact and what organizations can learn from this. She also explores the the importance of self-compassion and it’s impact on our wellbeing.
● [1:32] – Felicia describes her interpretation of “wellbeing”.
● [2:32] – The 10 features of well-being or flourishing.
● [3:41] – Felicia talks flourishing in life “most of the time”.
● [4:22] – Why the foundation of wellbeing is mindfulness.
● [5:35] -Felicia developed the .b (Dot B) program for adolescents.
● [8:43] – The role of self-compassion in our wellbeing.
● [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
- 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
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