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May 7, 2024

If you’re thinking, isn’t positive psychology a bit ‘woo woo’, and a bit like forcing yourself to take a sunny outlook, then this episode is for you. As an approach to a happier, more balanced inner and outer life, positive psychology is not woo – it has a solid scientific foundation with practical methodologies.

Gemma, Ross Garner and their guest, Leadership coach Sandra Berko, discuss these very points this week on The Mind Tools L&D Podcast.

We explore:

·       what positive psychology is and isn’t

·       what the science suggests we do to find balance

·       how you can help others to use positive psychology.

Ross mentioned an earlier episode of the podcast on job crafting. You can listen to Episode 271 – Jobcraft Country wherever you get your podcasts, or on our website:

In ‘What I Learned This Week’, Ross recommended the “Great Minds on Learning” podcast episode on Generative AI Theorists with Donald Clark.

Sandra spoke about emotion codes, which feature in a course she’s currently enrolled in. Emotion codes are based on theories developed by Dr Bradley Nelson

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·       Ross Garner

·       Gemma Towersey

·       Sandra Berko