In her new book "The Happiness Track: How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your Success," Emma Seppälä draws on the latest research in the fields of cognitive psychology and neuroscience to argue that happiness is the key to fast tracking our professional and personal success. We are taught that getting ahead means doing everything that’s thrown at us (and then some) with razor-sharp focus and iron discipline, that success depends on our drive and talents, and that achievement cannot happen without stress. Seppala debunks the outmoded attitudes that shape our modern approach to success to show that finding happiness and fulfillment may, in fact, be the most productive thing we can do to thrive professionally. Filled with practical advice on how to apply these scientific findings to our daily lives, "The Happiness Track" is a life-changing guide to fast tracking our success and creating the anxiety-free life we want. Seppala is the Science Director of Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, founder and editor-in-chief of Fulfillment Daily -- a news site dedicated to the science of happiness -- and a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review and Psychology Today. She holds a B.A. and Master’s in East Asian Languages and Cultures from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Stanford.
You already possess the tool you need to control your own happiness. Emma Seppälä explores the science behind harnessing your state of mind and how it can ultimately lead to success. “Thank you for giving me my life back,” shared one veteran who was helped by Emma Seppälä, Ph.D., to overcome trauma during a study that used non-traditional ways to help veterans successfully cope with post-traumatic stress disorder. In her new book, The Happiness Track, Dr. Seppälä shares how to apply the science of happiness in one’s life in order to accelerate success (www.emmaseppala.com/book/). As it turns out, happiness is not as elusive as it once seemed. Using findings from cognitive psychology and neuroscience, Dr. Seppälä simplifies happiness so that anyone can enjoy it. As the Science Director of Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, Dr. Seppälä is a “leading expert on health psychology, well-being, and resilience.” She’s a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review, Psychology Today and Scientific American Mind. She’s the founder and editor-in-chief of Fulfillment Daily, a news site dedicated to the science of happiness. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
Emma Seppälä reveals what we already know and what science confirms on the secret to happiness.
Emily Fletcher, one of the world's leading experts on meditation, will explain the differences between the two most popular styles of meditation, how they affect the brain differently and the impact of stress on performance. Emily will also lead you through a simple breathing technique and guided visualization that will help balance the right and left sides of the brain. This talk will cover: - How the fight or flight reaction can work for you or against you - Why emotional intelligence is so important for not only personal happiness, but professional success and how anyone can learn it - How to not let goals get in the way of success About the Speaker: Emily Fletcher is the founder of Ziva Meditation and the creator of zivaMIND, the first online meditation training program. She began her meditation training in Rishikesh, India and was inspired to become a meditation teacher after experiencing the profound physical and mental benefits it provided her during her 10-year career on Broadway, which included roles in Chicago, The Producers, A Chorus Line and many others. With her high performance background and eight years of meditation experience, Emily is perfectly suited to teach busy people how to incorporate this simple and effective practice into their lives. Emily has taught meditation to a wide range of individuals and companies including Coca Cola, Relativity Media, Colbeck Capitol, Ogilvy & Mather and in public schools in the Bronx. She is a regular guest on Huffington Post LIVE and has been a speaker on the Dr. Lisa show and with Eckhart Tolle at the Global Alliance for Transformational Entertainment For more information: http://www.zivameditation.com http://www.zivaMIND.com
Many people have asked me to share the version of the loving-kindness meditation we researched at Stanford. I have recorded it here for you. Please let me know how it benefits you! For more on the science of happiness and meditation, check out my book The Happiness Track: www.emmaseppala.com/book Like my guided meditations? Sattva, my fave #meditation app, is now hosting them on iPhone - https://appsto.re/us/qOhF3.i & Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.meditation.tracker.android&hl=en