Happiness

The Psychology Of Happiness

Executive coach and happiness expert Stella Grizont explains exactly how happiness works, why it matters, and the steps a person can take to find it. Grizont was one of the first graduate students in the world to receive a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.

From speaking to consulting to coaching, Grizont designs immersive learning experiences for organizations like Google, Johnson & Johnson, and Columbia University. She has also coached more than 1,300 high performers in 17 countries, with a focus on working with executives to achieve greater impact, meaning, and satisfaction at work. Stream or download the podcast using the player below or find the episode everywhere podcasts are found, including iTunes, Stitcher, and Gretta.

Don't Worry, Be Happy

Positive psychology coach and speaker Stella Grizont discussed:

  • The difference between positive psychology and traditional psychology.
  • How and why she developed The Work Happiness Method™, and how it differs from the approaches of other life coaches.
  • Why the U.S. rarely appears on lists of the world's happiest nations, and how Americans can adjust their priorities to become happier people.
  • PERMA, the five pillars that contribute to a sense of aliveness and flourishing, according to the theory of well being in applied positive psychology.
  • How the human body responds physiologically to feelings like loneliness and love.
  • The psychological effects of complaining, and how to do it properly.
  • Questions you can ask yourself in order to identify the specific causes for the problems in your life, and how you can adjust your everyday habits to resolve them.
  • The evolutionary fear of awkward moments and the importance of play.

Listen to the full episode to hear her explain why "being happy isn't just about feeling good – it's also about doing good." Click here to follow along with a written transcript of this episode (and share clips with your friends).

Stella Grizont, Positive Psychology Expert

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Written by Cody Gough August 8, 2017

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