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Ep 9 MI & Positive Psychology

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In this episode we welcome Majella Greene, a registered social worker with master’s degrees in applied positive psychology and social work policy and research. Majella, who hails from London, UK, has numerous personal and professional interests, including human emotions, self-fulfilment, resilience, positive experiences and those difficult experiences that enable us to grow. Majella shares her ideas on how MI and positive psychology fit together to help clients reach their potential. The following is an indexed list of topics that Glenn, Sebastian, and Majella discuss:

0:00 – Opening/introduction

2:45 – What is Positive Psychology?

7:00 – Flourishing through the full range of emotions

9:50 – Why call it Positive?

14:00 – Challenges in Research

21:40 – MI, Positive Psychology, and Social Work

29:40 – Examples of Positive Psychology in Practice

39:00 – Importance of Nonverbal Communication

47:00 – “Theme Tunes”

50:00 – What’s on your mind lately? Trauma Informed Practice; Practitioner Burnout

56:00 – Closing


Majella’s Theme Tune:

The Darkness – I Believe in a Thing Called Love: https://youtu.be/tKjZuykKY1I

Sebastian’s Theme Tune:

Curtis Blow – Basketball: https://youtu.be/_shxzlTRK44

Glenn’s Theme Tune:

Pharrell Williams – Happy: https://youtu.be/ZbZSe6N_BXs 


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For more episodes in this series click Talking To Change: A Motivational Interviewing Podcast

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Glenn Hinds is an independent training consultant and coach trained in person centred and psychodynamic counselling, emotional intelligence (EQ) and mindfulness.