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

Willpower is essential to to reach our goals. Yet as Kelly McGonigal points out in her book The Willpower Instinct common ideas about willpower are often wrong. In this  episode we look at these misconceptions and how to overcome them.

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Direct download: 055_PPP_150920.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:55pm CEST

What can I do right in love? That's the question Nate Bagley asked himself before he embarked on the Loveumentary project, where he has interviewed over 70 couples who are in functioning relationships. We talk about what it takes, delicate balances and ridding ourselves from unhelpful relationship beliefs.

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Direct download: 054_PPP_150908.mp3
Category:Psychology -- posted at: 10:56pm CEST

In this short episode we look at what flow is and how you can cultivate it. Like last week's episode on mindfulness this is also about the quality of experience.  For more episodes check out http://strengthsphoenix.com/listen

Direct download: 053_PPP_150830.mp3
Category:Psychology -- posted at: 10:19pm CEST

Mindfulness is not just for vegan yoga practitioners or new agey types: CEOs do it (so if they have time you probably do too) as well and many others. This episode will cover what mindfulness is, what it isn't, why bother and how to develop it.

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Direct download: 052_PPP_150823.mp3
Category:Psychology -- posted at: 8:56pm CEST

Positive Psychology is not just interested in happy clappy topics - it's also interested in how we can deal with difficult situations. In this episode I am not sharing research but instead tell the story of the death of my father. It's a taboo subject and the notion that some things can be positive about death is barely ever talked about. I share some personal lessons I learned about death, what I hope will be different and what will be the next time someone close to me dies.

Direct download: 051_PPP_150816.mp3
Category:Psychology -- posted at: 9:33pm CEST

Negative thinking happens in the heat of the moment. How can we change that and what are concrete ways to change the inner dialogue? This is an excerpt from three positive psychology coaching calls designed to illustrate the positive psychology of changing your inner dialogue in action.

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Direct download: 050_Changing_inner_Dialogue_Coaching_Call_150115.mp3
Category:Psychology -- posted at: 7:54pm CEST

Did you always want to study a foreign language but got discouraged or never even started? Or are you an expat who wants to connect with the locals but struggle? This is a passionate pep talk peppered with positive psychology concepts to help you think about language learning in fresh ways and also practical steps to get you going.

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Direct download: 049_PPP_150804.mp3
Category:Psychology -- posted at: 9:08pm CEST

Therapy with a positive twist: how does it work? How can we bring people to experience powerful breakthroughs and get them out of their heads? What's story and acting got to do with it? Dr. Dan Tomasulo, psychologist, therapist, MAPP and writer explores these questions with us today and gives us a backstage peek into the therapist's office.

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Direct download: 048_PPP_150720.mp3
Category:Psychology -- posted at: 6:52pm CEST

What is empathy, what do we know about it and how do we increase it?

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Direct download: 047_PPP_150719.mp3
Category:Psychology -- posted at: 8:45pm CEST

You will have an opportunity to think about how individualistic you are and which things you prefer to do by yourself.

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Direct download: 046_PPP_150716.mp3
Category:Psychology -- posted at: 9:26pm CEST