58 min

Unpacking Mindfulness and Positive Psychology with Ellen Langer The Innovation Show

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Unpacking Mindfulness and Positive Psychology with Ellen Langer
 
This podcast episode features Ellen Langer, known as the mother of mindfulness and positive psychology, discussing her latest book 'The Mindful Body' and its comprehensive insights into achieving chronic health through mindfulness. Langer covers a variety of topics, from the pitfalls of social comparison to the power of positive framing and the immense control people have over their health and happiness through mindful practices. Through anecdotes and empirical studies, she illustrates how changing perceptions and embracing variability can alleviate chronic illnesses, transform education, and enhance daily living. The discussion also touches on the psychological effects of labels, the importance of mindfulness in caregiving, and the transformative potential of mindful learning in both personal and professional contexts. Langer emphasizes the choice available in interpretations of our experiences and encourages a mindful approach to life's challenges to add more life to our years.
 
00:00 Welcome to the Mindful Body: An Introduction
00:44 The Pitfalls of Social Comparison
03:54 Embracing Imperfection and Mindfulness
05:22 Rethinking Regrets and Embracing Life's Uncertainties
07:29 The Power of Perspective: Learning from Loss
13:12 Understanding Emotions and Behavior
16:46 Mindful Learning and the Value of Mistakes
23:30 Challenging Conventional Wisdom on Health and Vision
27:20 Exploring the Power of Mindfulness in Managing Chronic Illness
28:03 The Transformative Effects of Mindfulness on Health
29:56 The Pygmalion Effect: Expectations Shaping Reality
30:59 Harnessing Placebo Effects and Mindful Healing
36:39 Mindful Contagion: Enhancing Well-being in Social Interactions
41:42 Mindfulness and Memory: Challenging Age-Related Stereotypes
48:17 Mindfulness in Practice: From Healthcare to Everyday Life
51:41 Embracing Mindfulness for Personal and Organizational Change
Find Ellen and her books. https://www.ellenlanger.me

Unpacking Mindfulness and Positive Psychology with Ellen Langer
 
This podcast episode features Ellen Langer, known as the mother of mindfulness and positive psychology, discussing her latest book 'The Mindful Body' and its comprehensive insights into achieving chronic health through mindfulness. Langer covers a variety of topics, from the pitfalls of social comparison to the power of positive framing and the immense control people have over their health and happiness through mindful practices. Through anecdotes and empirical studies, she illustrates how changing perceptions and embracing variability can alleviate chronic illnesses, transform education, and enhance daily living. The discussion also touches on the psychological effects of labels, the importance of mindfulness in caregiving, and the transformative potential of mindful learning in both personal and professional contexts. Langer emphasizes the choice available in interpretations of our experiences and encourages a mindful approach to life's challenges to add more life to our years.
 
00:00 Welcome to the Mindful Body: An Introduction
00:44 The Pitfalls of Social Comparison
03:54 Embracing Imperfection and Mindfulness
05:22 Rethinking Regrets and Embracing Life's Uncertainties
07:29 The Power of Perspective: Learning from Loss
13:12 Understanding Emotions and Behavior
16:46 Mindful Learning and the Value of Mistakes
23:30 Challenging Conventional Wisdom on Health and Vision
27:20 Exploring the Power of Mindfulness in Managing Chronic Illness
28:03 The Transformative Effects of Mindfulness on Health
29:56 The Pygmalion Effect: Expectations Shaping Reality
30:59 Harnessing Placebo Effects and Mindful Healing
36:39 Mindful Contagion: Enhancing Well-being in Social Interactions
41:42 Mindfulness and Memory: Challenging Age-Related Stereotypes
48:17 Mindfulness in Practice: From Healthcare to Everyday Life
51:41 Embracing Mindfulness for Personal and Organizational Change
Find Ellen and her books. https://www.ellenlanger.me

58 min

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