Transforming the workplace: insights from positive psychology

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  • 1. Bringing the Science of Happiness to Work:Insights from Positive Psychology John Weaver, Psy.D. June 18, 2010
  • 2. Productivity and Psychological Health Two thirds of both men and women say that work has a significant impact on their stress level, and one in four has called in sick or taken a Mental Health Day as a result of work stress. (APA, 2004)
  • 3. Workers who must take timeoff because of stress, anxiety,or a related disorder will beoff the job for about 21days (US Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • 4. Depression results in more days of disability than chronic health conditions such as heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes (National Committee for Quality Assurance, 2004).
  • 5. 80% to 90% of all industrial accidents are likely related to personal problems and employees’ inability to handle stress
  • 6. Companies with higher revenue growth are better at motivating employees and provide more opportunities for growth and development.
  • 7. Employee engagement levels in these high- performing organizations are more than 20% higher than those of their counterparts (Hewett Associates, 2004).
  • 8. Positive Psychology at Work Job Satisfaction research Confused research results When job satisfaction matters for the success of the business
  • 9. Mirror Neuronsin a Human
  • 10. The brain is more like amuscle than we everthought…
  • 11. The real miracle is not to walk onwater or thin air but to walk on theearth! - Thich Nhat Hahn
  • 12. byJohn Weaver, Psy.D.Nancy Brady-Freitag, Ph.D.Kathie Koenig, LCSW, CEAPTerrill L. Bruett, Ed.D.Paul Kenneth Glass, Ph.D.Robert Verwert, Ph.D.Order at www.preventingdepression.com Trainer Manual
  • 13. Selected Bibliography• Gilbert, D. (2006) Stumbling on Happiness. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.• Lambert, K. (2008). Lifting Depression. New York: Basic Books.• Lyubomirsky, S. (2008) The How of Happiness. New York: Penguing Press.• Pert, C. & Marriott, N. (2006). Everything You Need to Feel Go(o)d. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House.• Prochaska, J., Norcross, J., & DiClemente. (1994). Changing for Good. New York: Avon Books.• Revich, K. & Shatte, A. (2002). The Resilience Factor. New York: Broadway Books.• Sapolsky, R. (1994). Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers. New York: W.H. Freeman and Company.• Seigel, Z; Williams, J.M., & Teasdale, J. (2002). Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression. New York: Guilford Press.• Seligman , M.E.P. (1991). Learned Optimism. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.
  • 14. John Weaver, Psy.D.Director of the Healthy Thinking Initiative2717 North Grandview Boulevard, Suite 303Waukesha, Wisconsin 53188www.preventingdepression.com(262) 544-6486jweaver@preventingdepression.comConnect with me on Linkedin andTwitter