Episode 516: 7 Ways to Access Happiness for Strengthening Mindfulness and Wellbeing with Scott Glassman

Uncategorized Jan 17, 2022

We hear about it often, but what is happiness really all about, and how do we become happier as individuals? Today’s special guest is Dr. Scott Glassman, and he is here to answer these questions and to give us real life data, specific exercises, and practices around happiness!

Scott Glassman PsyD is a psychologist, Clinical Associate Professor at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Philadelphia Inquirer contributor. He’s the author of A Happier You: A Seven-Week Program to Transform Negative Thinking into Positivity & Resilience, and founder of the popular wellness program of the same name.

Happiness may seem to be a simple word, but this conversation is a powerful one for all thought leaders, coaches, and business owners to pay attention to!

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In this episode you’ll hear: 

  • The concept of “deficit mindset” and why we often fall into this pattern
  • Why being happier doesn’t mean having no problems in life
  • What the science of positive psychology is all about
  • The 7 key themes around happiness that Scott explores in his book
  • What research is saying about multi-component positive psychology programs
  • Scott’s own experience and practices in choosing happiness, and how he defines the word
  • The most common counter forces preventing our happiness
  • Whether he thinks that social media and technology can compensate for the isolation we’ve experienced since the start of the pandemic
  • How happiness is contagious, and Scott’s thoughts on “toxic positivity”
  • The 4 methods he uses to cultivate the positives in life



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