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.
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
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
Caroline Webb joined us in London, in conversation with Matt Brittin to talk about what it takes for us to be at our best and make the most of every day. Twitter: @Caroline_Webb_ About the book: In How to Have a Good Day, economist and former McKinsey partner Caroline Webb shows readers how to use recent findings from behavioral economics, psychology, and neuroscience to transform our approach to everyday working life. Advances in these behavioral sciences are giving us ever better understanding of how our brains work, why we make the choices we do, and what it takes for us to be at our best. But it has not always been easy to see how to apply these insights in the real world – until now. In How to Have a Good Day, Webb explains exactly how to apply this science to our daily tasks and routines. She translates three big scientific ideas into step-by-step guidance that shows us how to set better priorities, make our time go further, ace every interaction, be our smartest selves, strengthen our personal impact, be resilient to setbacks, and boost our energy and enjoyment. Through it all, Webb teaches us how to navigate the typical challenges of modern workplaces—from conflict with colleagues to dull meetings and overflowing inboxes—with skill and ease. Filled with stories of people who have used Webb’s insights to boost their job satisfaction and performance at work, How to Have a Good Day is the book so many people wanted when they finished Nudge, Blink and Thinking Fast and Slow and were looking for practical ways to apply this fascinating science to their own lives and careers. A remarkable and much-needed book, How to Have a Good Day gives us the tools we need to have a lifetime of good days. About Caroline: Caroline Webb is an economist, management consultant and executive coach who has spent the last fifteen years showing her clients how to apply insights from behavioral science (neuroscience, psychology and behavioral economics) to boost their professional effectiveness and job satisfaction. After a first career at the Bank of England, she worked for 12 years at management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, where she was a partner in their leadership and organizational change practice. She then founded her own firm (Sevenshift) to provide behavioral science-based coaching to leaders. More about the book on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Caroline_Webb_How_To_Have_A_Good_Day?id=Ml3ZCQAAQBAJ&pcampaignid=MKT-AC-global-none-all-OO-oth-bk-GoogleTalks-Jul1415-1
Laura Heck, licensed marriage and family therapist, presents Dr. John Gottman’s Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. This talk outlines the Seven Principles that every couple should adopt in order to have a harmonious and long lasting relationship. Laura has been personally trained by Dr. John Gottman, and is co-developer and Master Trainer for The Gottman Seven Principles Program.