Mindfulness for Happiness: Does it Help? (Ep 08)

What are the benefits of mindfulness, that is, ‘paying attention, on purpose, in a non-judgemental way’? This episode of ‘Happiness, a Sceptics Guide‘ looks at the mindfulness megatrend. What is mindfulness and can it make us happier?  Should mindfulness (and happiness) be about liberation from conditioning or adjustment to conditioning? Check out this podcast episode over on Podbean: Mindfulness for Happiness. Does it help?  The episode features a chainsaw. Surely, that’s got to be a first for a mindfulness podcast.

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Based on Gary’s book ‘The Psychology of Wellbeing’ (published by Routledge. See here for the UK, or here for the US.

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Happiness, A Sceptics Guide – The Story So Far – Review 1

The first in a series of ‘the story so far’ reviews of  the podcast Happiness, A Sceptics Guide, this bonus episode, looks back on episodes 2 to 6 to recap on the takeaway points from: ‘What is Happiness? (02)’; ‘Happiness & Meaning (03)’; ‘Happiness & Wellbeing‘ (04)’, ‘Happiness & Coping with Stress’ (05), and ‘Happiness, Survival & Growth‘ (06).  And it concludes with looking at ‘what’s next?’

Based on Gary Wood’s book ‘The Psychology of Wellbeing‘ (published by Routledge. See here for the UK, or here for the US.

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Happiness, and Survival Versus Growth (Ep 06)

How can we manage stress and bridge the gap between ‘survive’ and thrive’? This episode of Happiness, A Sceptics Guide looks at Happiness, and Survival versus Growth. It’s the second in a two part look at stress – how to cope with and how to get it to work for you.

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Based on the book The Psychology of Wellbeing’ by Gary W. Wood  (published by Routledge. See here for the UK, or here for the US.

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Happiness and How to Cope with Stress

Stress has to be the number one barrier to happiness, and this episode of ‘Happiness, A Sceptics Guide‘ considers different ways to define stress, and how to cope with it. And, it answers the question ‘Is stress always a bad thing?’ (The first of a two-part look at stress).

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Based on Gary Wood’s book ‘The Psychology of Wellbeing‘ (published by Routledge). To read more about the book, for the UK go to: https://amzn.to/3gmgukd And for the US go to: https://amzn.to/3gmgukd

Check out the second of this two-part look at Stress: Happiness, and Survival versus Growth.

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Happiness: The Good Life versus The Meaningful Life

The third episode of Happiness, A Sceptics Guide looks at different types of happiness. Faced with two doors ‘happiness or ‘meaning’, which one would you choose? Find out what that choice means and how you can apply this insight to improve happiness. And can you have the best of both world, a ‘the good life’ and ‘the meaningful life’? Based on Gary Wood‘s book ‘The Psychology of Wellbeing‘ (published by Routledge). To read more about the book, for the UK go to: https://amzn.to/3gmgukd and for the US go to: https://amzn.to/3gmgukd

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Dedicated to Prof Ed Diener (1946 -2021) who made a monumental contribution to psychological research into happiness. We were not aware of his passing when this episode was recorded. To check out his resources on happiness visit: https://eddiener.com/

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What is Happiness?

The second episode of ‘Happiness, A Sceptics Guide’, aims to answer the question ‘What is happiness?’ And, to unravel popular psychology terminology. It’s all based on Gary’s book ‘The Psychology of Wellbeing’ (published by Routledge). To read more about the book, for the UK go to: https://amzn.to/3gmgukd and for the US go to: https://amzn.to/3gmgukd

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