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Series 1 – Episode 36: Enhance your happiness with insights from the Greater Good Science Centre & coach Julia Seal, especially when social distancing & self-isolating. Learn more about benefits of feeling Happy: Joy, Compassion, Gratitude & Awe. Discover how your social capital, pro-social behaviour, ultrasociality predicts your happiness level & how to use your Empathy, Cooperation & Reward brain wiring to serve our happiness & the world’s greater good.



This week, we dip into how the University of Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Centre researches and defines Happiness. We explore how Happiness and the related constructs of Gratitude, Empathy, Mindfulness, Wonder, Optimism, Affection and Self-Compassion fit into the Science of a Meaningful Life.

In a time of social distancing and self-isolation, coach Julia Seal focuses on 3 key happiness areas to help us through this time – as individuals and towards our societies and the greater good: Positive Emotion + Social Connection + Cooperation.

Firstly, we look at the essential role of Positive Emotion in our Happiness – from Joy, Gratitude and Mindfulness to Kindness, Self-Compassion and Tenderness – and how they open us up and change the boundaries of our minds and hearts. Then, we find out how taking advantage of the biochemical benefits of these positive emotions on our body and minds results in us being smarter on tests, more resilient in adversity, seeing “oneness” and even enhances cellular renewal in our bodies every day!

Next, we explore why our social connections, our “social capital” is one of the most important and enduring sources of Happiness, how our “ultrasociality” can even predict our happiness levels.

Dig deeper into Empathy and learn how to cultivate it in times of social distancing and even find out how to enhance the 10-part Empathy Circuit in our brains with Roman Krznaric’s 6 Empathy Habits.

Lastly, we discover what “pro-social” behaviours and the science of Cooperation and Reconciliation have to do with our happiness. How we are wired for instinctive Cooperation and how Cooperation has the same effect in on our brain’s Reward System as eating chocolate!

Lastly, Julia walks you through a new Coaching Tool – Awesome Awe Writing as a way to enhance your Happiness and expand feelings of Awe and Gratitude during difficult times.

” May you be Happy, May you be Free – there is no better time to coach together!”


WHAT YOU’LL DISCOVER IN THIS EPISODE

  • How the University of Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Centre researches and defines Happiness
  • Where Gratitude, Empathy, Mindfulness, Wonder, Optimism, Affection and Self-Compassion fit in the Science of a Meaningful Life
  • What is the essential role of Positive Emotion in our Happiness – from Joy, Gratitude and Mindfulness to Kindness, Self-Compassion and Tenderness
  • How we can take advantage of the biochemical benefits of these positive emotions on our body and minds – being smarter on tests, more resilient, seeing “oneness” while enhancing cellular renewal in our bodies every day
  • Why our social connections, our “social capital” are one of the most important and enduring sources of Happiness, how they can even predict our happiness levels
  • What we can learn about cultivating Empathy in times of social distancing and even, how to enhance the 10-part Empathy Circuit in our brains with 6 Empathy Habits
  • What “pro-social” behaviours and the science of Cooperation and Reconciliation have to do with our happiness
  • How we are instinctively wired for Cooperation and how it has the same effect in our brains as eating chocolate!
  • How to call up feelings of Awe during difficult times
  • Happiness is the new rich, Inner peace is the new success, Health is the new wealth, Kindness is the new cool

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