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Podcast with Rueben Rusk

Are Your Positive Interventions Synergistic? Podcast with Rueben Rusk

Today’s Guest:

Reuben Rusk is the founder of Mind Quip, a social enterprise in Christ Church New Zealand whose vision is to create a happier and more productive workforce. Reuben is a lifelong learner and a big picture thinker who’s passionate about teaching people to improve their lives and their well being by distilling large amounts of research into down to earth training about what matters most. An experienced presenter and recognized expert in well being and resilience, Reuben’s research has been published in the Journal of Positive Psychology, the psychology of well being, and the Journal of Happiness studies.

In today’s episode, we’ll be talking about the five domains Rueben’s research has found lie at the heart of more than 18,000 peer-reviewed positive psychology intervention articles and how these can be combined to create a synergistic and holistic approach to create wellbeing behavior changes that work.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [02:00] – Reuben identified more than 18,000 documents, and talks about what he found that can help us to improve our wellbeing?
  • [03:47] – Reuben discusses the five domains we can draw upon to improve our wellbeing.
  • [07:09] – Reuben talks about why we need a holistic and synergistic approach to creating wellbeing behavior changes.
  • [12:50] – Reuben discusses the concept of relapse and why many wellbeing changes fail.
  • [14:45] – Reuben explains how to think holistically when designing positive psychology interventions for yourself or others.
  • [15:58] – Reuben talks about the environmental factors that can impact positive interventions.
  • [18:38] – Reuben explains how to get leaders and others on board with a holistic wellbeing approach in workplaces.
  • [21:37] – Lightning Round with Reuben Rusk

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