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Global Positive Health Institute Podcast: Exploring Positive Psychology for Health

Global Positive Health Institute Podcast: Exploring Positive Psychology for Health

By Liana Lianov
Join Dr. Liana Lianov, President of the Global Positive Health Institute (GPHI), as she explores with special guests the science and practice of positive psychology for health and medicine. Some episodes offer interviews with Dr. Lianov, moderated by Simon Matthews, Secretary of the GPHI Board and CEO of Wellcoaches Australia, to unveil offerings by the GPHI, including her book Strengths in the Mirror. You'll be inspired to apply the lessons and tips for your personal wellbeing. Also, health professionals will gain invaluable guidance to implement the science into clinical practice.
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Interview with Dr. Ted Barnett | Wisdom and Approaches to a Healthy Lifestyle
Liana Lianov, MD, MPH, President and Founder of the GPHI interviews Dr. Ted Barnett, Founding President of the Rochester Institute of Lifestyle Medicine. He calls himself Dr. Veggie, the high tech doctor with the low tech solutions. Get inspired as he shares his wisdom and approach to healthy lifestyles and happiness for treating disease.
22:29
July 26, 2022
Strengths In The Mirror | Part 2 | Simon Matthews
Simon Matthews, Board Secretary of the GPHI interviews Liana Lianov, MD, MPH, President and Founder of GPHI about her recent book, Strengths in the Mirror. In this session, she introduces the first strength of grounding our total wellbeing, resilience and “anti-fragility” in self-care.
22:21
June 21, 2022
Applying Lessons from the Blue Zones
Dr. Liana Lianov, President and Founder of GPHI, interviews Dr. Allan Weiss, Chief Medical Officer, Blue Zones by Sharecare and former CEO of a large health care system. They discuss how to develop healthy, happy lifestyles in communities through the lessons and strategies of the Blue Zones
28:45
May 06, 2022
Strengths in the Mirror - Part 1 - A Peek at the Five Toolsets of the Thriving Toolkit
Join Simon Matthews, the CEO of Wellcoaches Australia, as he interviews Liana Lianov, MD, MPH, Founder and President of the Global Positive Health Institute, about the thriving toolkit that is unveiled in her latest book, Strengths in the Mirror. This episode kicks off a mini-series that explores key lessons from the book, positive psychology, lifestyle medicine, and beyond. What are the three strengths we can develop through our habits and two that we naturally carry to build a comprehensive toolkit for thriving? Learn more about The Global Positive Health Institute  Website: Global Health Positive Institute  Instagram: @globalpositivehealth   Facebook: Global Positive Health Institute  LinkedIn: Global Positive Health Institute
28:31
March 23, 2022
Easy Mind Exercises to Leverage the Power of Positive Psychology
Join Dr. Liana Lianov in her interview with Dr. Jane Oh, a hospitality and hospice physician trained at the Benson-Henry Institute on Mind-Body Medicine. She shares how she uses simple exercises to help lower stress and anxiety. Learn more about The Global Positive Health Institute Website: Global Health Positive Institute Instagram: @globalpositivehealth Facebook: Global Positive Health Institute LinkedIn: Global Positive Health Institute
15:43
December 08, 2021
The Allure and Utility of Positive Emotions and Psychology in Wellbeing
Dr. Liana Lianov interviews Sandy Blaine, who is a well-being expert with a Masters in Positive Psychology. What is alluring and useful about the reinforcing and empowering link between positive emotions, health, fitness, and more? Learn more about The Global Positive Health Institute Website: Global Health Positive Institute Instagram: @globalpositivehealth Facebook: Global Positive Health Institute LinkedIn: Global Positive Health Institute
15:57
October 26, 2021
Exciting Takeaways From the Inaugural Global Positive Health Institute Conference
Join Liana Lianov, President of the Global Positive Health Institute, and Simon Matthews, GPHI Board Director and CEO of Wellcoaches Australia, as they share what excited them the most from speakers at the inaugural GPHI conference. What are key takeaways and what are potential next steps? Learn more about The Global Positive Health Institute Website: Global Health Positive Institute Instagram: @globalpositivehealth Facebook: Global Positive Health Institute LinkedIn: Global Positive Health Institute
38:15
October 14, 2021
Passion for Using Positive Psychology Strategies to Support Patients and Health Professionals
Join Dr. Liana Lianov in her interview with Dr. Sanj Katyal. Learn how he became passionate about positive psychology and how he uses it to support colleagues and patients. We need this science and wisdom now more than ever. Learn more about The Global Positive Health Institute Website: Global Health Positive Institute Instagram: @globalpositivehealth Facebook: Global Positive Health Institute LinkedIn: Global Positive Health Institute
13:58
August 20, 2021
Managing Stress and Improving Mood with Kindness Images
Join us as Dr. Liana Lianov chats with Dr. David Fryburg about his work that leverages images of kindness for wellbeing. During these times when we are often bombarded with violent and other negative stories and images, health professionals, patients, and the public can benefit from the power of witnessing (and doing) acts of kindness. Learn more about The Global Positive Health Institute Website: Global Health Positive Institute Instagram: @globalpositivehealth Facebook: Global Positive Health Institute LinkedIn: Global Positive Health Institute
12:16
July 09, 2021
Positive Psychology and Movement
Tune in to the newest interview with Darlene Marshall, a recent graduate of the U Penn Masters in Positive Psychology program and fitness coach. She shares how positive emotions are part of the upward spiral of engaging in healthy exercise and other wellbeing activities. Learn more about The Global Positive Health Institute Website: Global Health Positive Institute Instagram: @globalpositivehealth Facebook: Global Positive Health Institute LinkedIn: Global Positive Health Institute
14:24
May 25, 2021
Happiness Prescription from a Family Practice Physician
We hope you enjoy this interview with Dr. Mark Rowe, a family practice physician in Waterford, Ireland, who has a happiness prescription for us all. Learn more about The Global Positive Health Institute Website: Global Health Positive Institute Instagram: @globalpositivehealth Facebook: Global Positive Health Institute LinkedIn: Global Positive Health Institute
18:42
April 24, 2021
Improving Health Care With Positive Psychology
Join us for a discussion with Dr. Joseph Raphael about the role of positive psychology in health care. This episode is targeted for health practitioners. Learn more about The Global Positive Health Institute Website: Global Health Positive Institute Instagram: @globalpositivehealth Facebook: Global Positive Health Institute LinkedIn: Global Positive Health Institute
29:10
March 09, 2021
Viewing Health through the Positive Pleasure Principle
Join us for a chat with Dr. Marc Braman, a lifestyle medicine physician and patient advocate who is working to transform healthcare. How does the positive pleasure principle reframe our health approach? Learn more about The Global Positive Health Institute Website: Global Health Positive Institute Instagram: @globalpositivehealth Facebook: Global Positive Health Institute LinkedIn: Global Positive Health Institute
17:59
February 05, 2021
Positive Psychology Approaches at the Core of Our Well-Being
Join us for the first episode of this podcast series, sponsored by the new Global Positive Health Institute. Dr. Liana Lianov, President and Founder, chats with Christin Collins, GPHI board member. The organization is dedicated to helping health professionals, patients, and you to make the most of the science of positive psychology for our health, happiness, and total well-being. We’re on the journey to the official launch later in 2021. positivehealth.world - COMING SOON! Learn more about The Global Positive Health Institute Website: Global Health Positive Institute Instagram: @globalpositivehealth Facebook: Global Positive Health Institute LinkedIn: Global Positive Health Institute
24:28
January 20, 2021
Year in Review Using Positive Psychology
Join Dr. Liana Lianov as she guides you to look at your life during the past challenging year through the lens of positivity and self-compassion. Use lessons learned to plan a positive action plan for the coming year. Learn more about The Global Positive Health Institute Website: Global Health Positive Institute Instagram: @globalpositivehealth Facebook: Global Positive Health Institute LinkedIn: Global Positive Health Institute
15:04
December 12, 2020
Building Resiliency in Everyday Life and in the Face of Adversity
Join me as I chat with Dr. Robin Ortiz, an internal medicine physician, and pediatrician in the greater Baltimore area about her work on resiliency. She conducts research on how we can build resiliency across the lifespan. Learn more about The Global Positive Health Institute Website: Global Health Positive Institute Instagram: @globalpositivehealth Facebook: Global Positive Health Institute LinkedIn: Global Positive Health Institute
18:19
November 15, 2020
Post-Traumatic Growth: Becoming your best self after a negative experience
Join us for a chat with Joel Milam, Associate Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. He shares with us practical advice from research on individuals who experience trauma or negative events and still find ways to thrive. Learn more about The Global Positive Health Institute Website: Global Health Positive Institute Instagram: @globalpositivehealth Facebook: Global Positive Health Institute LinkedIn: Global Positive Health Institute
28:17
October 27, 2020
Positive Psychology for Coaching and Healthy Living
Follow this lovely interview by Dr. Liana Lianov of Simon Matthews, CEO of Wellcoaches Australia, about his discovery of positive psychology and its use in coaching the creation of a healthy life. Learn more about The Global Positive Health Institute Website: Global Health Positive Institute Instagram: @globalpositivehealth Facebook: Global Positive Health Institute LinkedIn: Global Positive Health Institute
34:40
October 02, 2020
Happiness Action Planning
Join Dr. Liana Lianov as she discusses practical steps for making your own action plan to do activities that increase your happiness! Learn more about The Global Positive Health Institute Website: Global Health Positive Institute Instagram: @globalpositivehealth Facebook: Global Positive Health Institute LinkedIn: Global Positive Health Institute
21:31
September 07, 2020
Physical Movement and Positive Emotions
Join me as I chat with Dr. Elaine O’Brien, PhD, MAPP, and a leader in the Positive Health and Wellness Division of the International Positive Psychology Association. We will hit the highlights of how physical movement is, not only important for our health, but also for our emotional well-being. Linking positive emotions and physical activity is an important way to cope with life challenges and thrive. Learn more about The Global Positive Health Institute Website: Global Health Positive Institute Instagram: @globalpositivehealth Facebook: Global Positive Health Institute LinkedIn: Global Positive Health Institute
18:19
August 14, 2020
Forgiveness as a Well Being Tool
Join Dr. Liana Lianov as she interviews Dr. Kathi Norman, a leader in the Positive Health and Well-Being Division of the International Positive Psychology Association, about the impact of forgiveness on our mental and physical well-being. During these times of high tension, forgiveness is a positive psychology tool well worth exploring! Learn more about The Global Positive Health Institute Website: Global Health Positive Institute Instagram: @globalpositivehealth Facebook: Global Positive Health Institute LinkedIn: Global Positive Health Institute
11:33
July 24, 2020
Harnessing the Power of Hope
Join Dr. Liana Lianov in a brief chat about the power of hope as a well-being tool and what you can do to boost your sense of hope. Gain practical tips and learn steps you can take time to become more hopeful even during challenging times. Learn more about The Global Positive Health Institute Website: Global Health Positive Institute Instagram: @globalpositivehealth Facebook: Global Positive Health Institute LinkedIn: Global Positive Health Institute
09:33
July 10, 2020
Sleep and Emotional Well-Being
An interview with Dr. Lydia Wytrzes, a neurologist and sleep specialist, that explores the link between sleep, mood, and well-being. Learn more about The Global Positive Health Institute Website: Global Health Positive Institute Instagram: @globalpositivehealth Facebook: Global Positive Health Institute LinkedIn: Global Positive Health Institute
13:02
July 02, 2020
Thriving and Cooking with Colin Zhu, the ChefDoc
Join a brief interview with Dr. Colin Zhu, the ChefDoc. We talk about nutrition, cooking, thriving and more. How did he develop his passion for health and the kitchen? What can we learn and apply today for our well-being? Learn more about The Global Positive Health Institute Website: Global Health Positive Institute Instagram: @globalpositivehealth Facebook: Global Positive Health Institute LinkedIn: Global Positive Health Institute
18:42
June 21, 2020
Curiosity as a Well-Being Tool
Liana Lianov speaks with Dr. Carrie Barron at the Department of Medical Education of Dell Medical School. How does curiosity contribute to well-being? What does science say about this human strength? How can health professionals use it to improve interactions with patients? Learn more about The Global Positive Health Institute Website: Global Health Positive Institute Instagram: @globalpositivehealth Facebook: Global Positive Health Institute LinkedIn: Global Positive Health Institute
10:47
June 05, 2020
Nutrition, Nature and Mood
Join Dr. Lianov for a quick guide to how plant-based nutrition and nature can increase your happiness and make us naturally easier to engage in healthy behaviors. Learn more about The Global Positive Health Institute Website: Global Health Positive Institute Instagram: @globalpositivehealth Facebook: Global Positive Health Institute LinkedIn: Global Positive Health Institute
07:40
May 14, 2020
Search for Meaning During Difficult Times
Join us for an interview with Maggie Grueskin about logotherapy. How can we reorient ourselves towards the meaning in our lives? How is this technique essential to our well-being during these unprecedented and challenging times? Learn more about The Global Positive Health Institute Website: Global Health Positive Institute Instagram: @globalpositivehealth Facebook: Global Positive Health Institute LinkedIn: Global Positive Health Institute
21:10
April 27, 2020
Boost Your Positive Emotions Now!
What is positive psychology? How can you use it now to support yourself and even flourish during difficult times? Learn the basic elements in a practical, easy to remember and apply approach. Learn more about The Global Positive Health Institute Website: Global Health Positive Institute Instagram: @globalpositivehealth Facebook: Global Positive Health Institute LinkedIn: Global Positive Health Institute
16:02
April 15, 2020
Positive Psychology Support for Health Professionals
This inaugural episode aimed at physicians and other health professionals reviews healthy lifestyle and emotional well being tips, focusing on positive psychology approaches for coping during the pandemic. Learn more about The Global Positive Health Institute Website: Global Health Positive Institute Instagram: @globalpositivehealth Facebook: Global Positive Health Institute LinkedIn: Global Positive Health Institute
11:49
April 02, 2020