Becoming Wildly Resilient: From Negativity Bias to Positive Outlooks
Dr. Kate Leger, Assistant Professor of Psychology from UK College of Arts and Sciences, joins host Jakob Hester to close out 2021. In this episode, you’ll hear them discuss how we experience and respond to daily stress, why we’re hardwired to cling to negative events, and ways we can cope with both by using principles of positive psychology. They also dive into the specific benefits of practicing gratitude and how you can cultivate more of it.
Mentioned in the Episode
- “Episode 7: From Feelings to Needs” with Amy Rodquist-Kodet
- “Episode 16: Slowing Down” with Jackie Carroll
- Gratitude Practice Examples:
- Challenge: 31 Days of Gratitude hosted by UK HR Health and Wellness, happening December 15, 2021 to January 14, 2022. UK employees, retirees, and spouses can learn more and join here.
- Tool for Rumination: "Circle of Control" video from Amy Rodquist-Kodet
- Book: “The 5-Minute Gratitude Journal: Give Thanks, Practice Positivity, Find Joy” by Sophia Godkin, PhD.
- Meditation Apps: Headspace and Calm
- External Resource: Greater Good Science Center magazine, webpage, and podcast
- Free UK Employee Resources:
Playlist: A Wildly Resilient Playlist on Spotify
- What songs would you add? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Tools: Your Well-Being Matters, a collection of blog posts, videos and audio recordings to help you create more calm, hope, and connection through the holidays, new year, and beyond.
- Upcoming Events: UK Human Resources calendar
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