The Positive Psychology Podcast - Bringing the Science of Happiness to your Earbuds with Kristen Truempy

Categories

general
Psychology

Archives

2017
April
March
February
January

2016
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
March
February
January

2015
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January

2014
December
November
October
September
August

April 2017
S M T W T F S
     
            1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30

Syndication

Did technology make relationships better (hello Skype) or does it make us lonely? Today we talk to Jason Feifer, host of the thought-provoking podcast Pessimists' Archive and editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur Magazine to learn how to think about technology and the effects it has on our lives. You will also learn a fancy Japanese term you can throw around at the next dinner party and hear a guy speak a really really old language.

And if you want a little mental brain update check out

http://gum.co/brainwash

Direct download: 090_PPP_170413.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:55pm CEST

If you love Harry Potter you are probably excited by the title but if you are not hold your horses and give our insightful guest Vanessa Zoltan a chance: the principles we discuss can be applied to your favourite books, music and movies and even if you don't care about any of these things this discussion will make you consider your spiritual life and why it's helpful to cultivate one even if you're an atheist (like Vanessa is). In their hit podcast Harry Potter and the Sacred Text Vanessa and her co-host Casper ter Kuile use different practices to unlock the mysteries of the books. This deepened understanding can help all of us to live a life that is based on our values and that uses role models to handle moments of crisis well.

For more episodes go to

http://strengthsphoenix.com/listen

To rewire your brain for more positivity and self-compassion check out

http://gum.co/brainwash

Direct download: 089_PPP_170304.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am CEST

From the distinctly unsexy depths of logic and classical psychology comes an episode on how to not be like your enemies: judgmental, illogical and manipulative.

To grab your free coaching spot visit

http://strengthsphoenix.com

Click on the lower right contact/schedule now button and set your appointment instantly.

Direct download: 088_PPP_170304.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am CEST

We are both terrified and fascinated with risk. Today we talk to adventurer-badass Suzy Madge who researched positive risk in ski-mountaineers but also drops out of helicopters to ski remote mountains in places like Afghanistan. Furthermore Suzy works with police forces and is therefore perfectly equipped to illuminate risk from several different perspectives. She talks about how relative the perception of risk is, why calculated risk taking is important and how high-risk situations can lead to transcendent experiences.

http://www.suzymadge.com/

http://gum.co/brainwash

Direct download: 087_PPP_170212.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am CEST

Here comes the second installment on depression where Doug Behrendt tells us about his experience with suicidal depression and how he fought his way back into life, one habit at a time. Hear what Doug a former pharmaceutical rep has to say about antidepressants. You can reach him at
 
You love listening to podcasts so why not show a clueless relative or friend what they're missing? Doing things for others feels good and the more listeners come in the more great podcasts will be produced.
Direct download: 086_PPP_170212.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:18am CEST

These are politically tumultuous times. In this episode we discuss some "necessary disillusionments" that we have to overcome in ourselves, stories that are unhelpful that we have to let go of to proceed and we dive into how opposing parties can find some real common ground. I will not shy away from super-charged topics (particularly one) where I make the argument that there are important reasons to not just force your political will onto others but why some unexpected science should make us rethink some of our opinions. You will be encouraged to think about what a democracy that deserves that name would be like and how you can be part of an 'emotional climate change' to secure sustainable political progress.

To build the kind of mindset that can help you navigate difficult political times check out my audiobook Brainwash at

http://gum.co/brainwash

 

Direct download: 085_PPP_170120.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm CEST

Consumerism has a lot of downsides but what if rather than giving up hope we look at how to make it better? For that to happen we need to become aware of our relationship with materialism, limiting beliefs we have even if we don't know it and what alternatives already exist.

You clearly love podcasts so why not teach someone how to listen to them and help them find shows they would enjoy?

For more episodes of the Positive Psychology Podcast visit

http://strengthsphoenix.com/listen

And if you are fed up with seeing the world from a cynical and hopeless point of view check out my audiobook Brainwash

http://strengthsphoenix.com/shop

 

Direct download: 084_PPP_170108.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:47pm CEST

Steven talks to us about how magic impacts well-being and what we can do to get some of that threefold goodness into our own lives.

If you wait for the end you will hear an action-movie style ad for my audiobook Brainwash.

http://gum.co/brainwash

 

Direct download: 083_PPP_161228.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:44pm CEST

Rosie from Illinois bravely confronts the shock, confusion and disillusion following the election of Donald Trump. She sits with discomfort, struggles through some painful realizations and ultimately recovers a sense of direction and even excitement. This is not only relevant for those of you trying to make sense of the new political landscape. It's also a demonstration of how we can face our own contradictions and use the tension generated to propel us toward personal growth.

If you want a personal growth spurt of your own check out my 21-Day audiobook program called Brainwash.

 

 

Direct download: 082_PPP_161121.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:01pm CEST

To those of you who are terrified and not entirely sure what to do next: here are some thoughts to comfort but hopefully also inspire you to see this as the growth opportunity that it is. This episode does neither contain concepts from psychology or politics but is instead my heartfelt reaction. The psychology and the politics will come later as I decided to do a mini-series on politics and building our future.

For more episodes check out

http://strengthsphoenix.com/listen

Direct download: 081_PPP_161112.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:17am CEST