Episode 1. What is Wellbeing?
Dr Lucy Hone introduces the two components behind the science of wellbeing.
Episode 2. Negativity Bias & Positive Emotion
Negativity Bias refers to the fact that humans are hardwired to notice threat and weakness for survival. Positive Emotions are the key to thriving and to enable learning. Barbara Fredrickson has identified 10 positive emotions humans experience and can use to overcome the Negativity Bias.
Episode 3. Overcoming Negativity Bias with Gratitude
Gratitude is strongly associated with wellbeing and resilience. Dr Lucy Hone and Dr Denise Quinlan talk about using the tools and the language of gratitude to overcome Negativity Bias.
Episode 4. Overcoming Negativity Bias using Strengths
Strengths are what we do well and enjoy doing. Adrienne Buckingham interviews Dr Denise Quinlan about learning how to use Character Strengths to overcome the Negativity Bias.
Episode 5. Strengthening Relationships
Relationships are the single biggest predictor for our wellbeing. Dr Denise Quinlan and Adrienne Buckingham discuss strength-spotting, how to practise gratitude, and experience positive emotions to strengthen relationships with people in your life.
Episode 6. Wellbeing Models
Wellbeing Models are like a shorthand for communicating the mechanisms that underpin wellbeing. Learn how a wellbeing framework can help your school to live and embed wellbeing.
Episode 7. Managing Anxiety
Anxiety is a normal response; our brain is trying to keep the body safe. Dr Denise Quinlan interviews Dr Emma Woodward about how to recognise the physical sensations of anxiety in ourselves, our students and others. Strategies are provided for calming this response.
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