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December 7, 2011 / compassioninpolitics

Best emotional intelligence and positive thinking video clips

TEDxBloomington – Shawn Achor – “The Happiness Advantage: Linking Positive Brains to Performance”

Shawn Achor is the winner of over a dozen distinguished teaching awards at Harvard University, where he delivered lectures on positive psychology in the most popular class at Harvard.

His research and lectures on happiness and human potential have received attention in The New York Times, Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, as well as on NPR and CNN Radio, and he travels around the United States and Europe giving talks on positive psychology to Fortune 500 corporations, schools, and non-profit organizations.

Achor graduated magna cum laude from Harvard with a BA in English and Religion and earned a Masters degree from Harvard Divinity School in Christian and Buddhist ethics.

TEDDirector Addition Brene Brown: The power of vulnerability

TEDxBlue – Emotional Intelligence and Reforming Education (3Rs: Relationship, Reflection, & Resilience), &, Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. [interpersonal neuro-biologist]

Dr. Daniel Siegel explores the neural mechanisms beneath social and emotional intelligence and how these can be cultivated through reflective practices that focus on the inner nature of the mind.

Daniel is a child psychiatrist, educator, and author of Mindsight, The Mindful Brain, Parenting from the Inside Out, and The Developing Mind. He is the Founding Editor of
the Norton Professional Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology, co-director of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, and executive director of the Mindsight Institute.

*** I particularly like Shawn and Brenee Brown’s talks–very energetic and great storytellers. Siegels insight to move toward relationship, reflection, and resilience is quite interesting. In fact, we see this in K-12 or perhaps more K-6 with social and emotional intelligence (SEL) curriculum. The question of how we develop mindsight for kids is at the heart of the curriculum is important (especially for our earliest kids up through middle school)–but certainly at every stage of human development (including seniors, who may be geographically isolated). It is a potential way to increase kindness, compassion, character, & ethics. The question of what brain hygene looks like is interesting as well.

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