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Susan David

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Best of 2022 - Better Make it Quick: Susan David PhD

Osher Günsberg: Better Than Yesterday

Susan David PhD is an award-winning Harvard Medical School psychologist, and author of the number one best-selling book Emotional Agility.I asked her to come on the show a couple of months into the COVID-19 pandemic to help us navigate the fear and uncertainty the Coronavirus had brought into our lives.Two years on, her advice based on decades of research is more helpful than ever.Tickets to the Sydney live shows are here: https://www.factorytheatre.com.au/event/friday-night-news-with-osher-gunsberg/Stay up to date on more upcoming shows by joining the mailing list here: Osher Günsberg - Better Than Yesterday Podcast | LinktreeAnything else? Come visit us on discord. Join the oshergünsberg Discord Server! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


17 Jan 2023

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263: Why You Should Embrace Difficult Emotions to Build Strength and Agility | Susan David, PhD

The Genius Life

Susan David is one of the world’s leading management thinkers and an award-winning Harvard Medical School psychologist. Her TED Talk on the topic of emotional agility has been seen by more than 10 million people, and her book, Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life, is a #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller. Full show notes: https://maxlugavere.com/podcast/263

1hr 19mins

23 Nov 2022

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What To Do When Things Feel Hopeless: Politics, Climate Change, Chronic Illness, & More With Susan David, Ph.D.

Healthier Together

I’m excited to welcome Susan David, Ph.D. to the podcast. Susan is one of the world’s leading management thinkers, award-winning Harvard Medical School psychologist, host of the podcast Checking In with Susan David, and author of the #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life. Her TED Talk on emotional agility has been seen by more than 10 million people, making it one of the most popular talks of the year, and she frequently contributes to publications like the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal. On this episode, we talk about:  a simple exercise to help when you feel stuck in a difficult emotion or experience  a surprising way toxic positivity manifests (and how to avoid it) how to become emotionally resilient in the face of things that aren’t in your control (like a pandemic, politics, climate change, chronic illnesses, etc.) how to identify what YOUR values actually are (versus your parents’ or society’s values)  how to make your life more aligned with your values why emotions like anger, loneliness, grief, and sadness can actually be beneficial  research-based practices for navigating grief  the first step to take if you’re feeling lonely  a practice everyone can do today to become more courageous  what to do if you feel like your dream life isn’t available to you and so much more! We would LOVE to hear from you any thoughts, reactions, or takeaways you have as you’re listening, so definitely screenshot and tag me @lizmoody and Susan @susandavid_phd on Instagram. To join the Healthier Together Podcast Club Facebook group, go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/healthiertogetherpodcast.This episode is sponsored by Seed. You can get 15% off your first month's supply of Seed's DS-01™ Daily Synbiotic by going to https://seed.com/daily-synbiotic and using the code LIZMOODY. This episode is sponsored by Paleovalley. Head over to paleovalley.com and use the code LIZM for 15% off.This episode is sponsored by MUD/WTR. Go to mudwtr.com/lizm and use code LIZM for 15% off your order.This episode is sponsored by Ava Jane’s Kitchen Colima Sea Salt. Go to HealthierTogetherSalt.com to get your first bag of Colima Sea Salt for free. Healthier Together cover art by Zack. Healthier Together music by Alex Ruimy.

1hr 13mins

12 Oct 2022

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How to Create Emotional Agility with Susan David

The One You Feed

Susan David is a psychologist on faculty at Harvard Medical School. She’s also the co-founder and co-director of The Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital and is CEO of Evidence-Based Psychology. Have you ever gotten hooked by a difficult emotion? In other words, have you ever felt compelled to act on a strong feeling without having any space to think about your action first? If so, you will find really helpful wisdom in this episode that you can take, apply today and live a more skillful, open-hearted life. In this episode, Eric and Susan David discuss her book, Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life Registration for The Well Trained Mind Program is now open!  Learn the foundations of mindfulness and create a more fulfilling spiritual practice in Ginny’s live virtual program that starts on October 9.  Visit oneyoufeed.net/mindfulness to learn more! Susan David and I Discuss How to Create Emotional Agility and … Her book, Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life How emotions are a guidance system and aren’t good or bad Learning  That emotions can help us adapt and thrive The thinking “unless I’m happy all the time, something is wrong” Emotional agility is when we connect with our values and move forward in action Emotional rigidity is when we believe the negative voice in our head and are reactive or on autopilot How we get “hooked” when we accept our thoughts as facts Strategies for getting “unhooked”  Recognizing our patterns and being curious and compassionate about how we’re reacting Understanding that tough emotions are part of life Shifting thing from “I am ____ ” to “I notice that I’m feeling_____” Choice points:  do I move towards or away from my values? Our values are quality of action Social contagion describes how we catch other peoples’ behaviors and emotions The power of keeping our values front of mind A meaningful life comes with discomfort How our difficult emotions are signposts for our values Premature cognitive commitment is when we decide before we think Susan David Links Susan’s Website Twitter Instagram Facebook By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Susan David, check out these other episodes: How to Handle Emotions with Hilary Jacobs Hendel How to Cope with Big Feelings with Liz Fosslien See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


30 Sep 2022

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To Anyone Feeling Stressed & Stuck In Life Right Now, WATCH THIS! | Susan David on Impact Theory

Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu

Get 15% OFF your first year at Impact Theory University. https://www.impacttheoryuniversity.com/YouTube15 Check out our sponsor:Athletic Greens: Go to athleticgreens.com/impact and receive a FREE 1 year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase! On Today's Episode: If you’re in the middle of emotionally trying times, lost your job, death and grief over loved ones and failing relationships, we know emotional pain f*cking sucks! But what now? Sitting in these emotions forever isn’t practical or healthy. So, what are the options?Bottle it up, push those feelings aside, and push through! You’re hardcore, you’re badass, nothing is going take you out. Just don’t think about it, move on and get gritty.OR…Let the pain take over until you feel like a puddle of nothing. Everything feels hopeless, the pain is unbearable, and how could you ever smile again?Neither of these extremes are healthy ways to cope with your emotions, and as adults, if we’re honest, the majority of us suck at processing emotions. We get angry and take it out on the people closest to us. We go to work sad and hurt over a fight with our partner, now we can’t focus, productivity is low, and the quality of our work sucks.Susan David, Harvard medical school psychologist and author of the #1 WSJ bestseller, Emotional Agility, has some strategies we can all start implementing today to learn how to process our emotions in an effective and healthier way. Her core message is that “emotions are data, not directives.”We’re facing some really challenging times ahead and we’ve been fighting and hoping for better days since pre-Covid. This conversation answers how to deal with the difficult thoughts and use emotions as data instead of allowing them to direct a story of you starring as the victim.You can have every valid reason to fuse with painful emotions, it doesn’t mean they’re helpful in the moment. Create space, observe what you're feeling, and identify the signpost.Check out Susan David’s book, Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life: https://amzn.to/3aHKw25 Check out Susan David’s first Impact Theory Interview, Make Your Negative Thoughts Serve You: https://youtu.be/y8bwEgCcOXs SHOW NOTES:0:00 | Introduction to Negative Thinking4:06 | Unhealthy Ways We Face Emotions13:30 | Identify Your Emotional Signposts24:38 | Make Space for Emotional Confusion39:15 | The Secret Weapon Against Tragedy50:35 | Don’t Allow Emotions to Write Your Story1:11:01 | Strategies to Avoid Emotional FusionQUOTES:“The difficult emotions feel really tough, but what they are pointing to, what they are signposting, is often something that we care about…” [1:16]“The reality of life is that beauty and fragility hold hands with one another.” [3:39]“There is a world of difference between being stubborn versus being stupid.” [9:01]“When we ignore those difficult emotions we also turn ourselves away from the ability to adapt and to be effective in our lives.” [9:44]“It is not about getting hooked on the difficult emotion, but rather recognizing that our emotions are data [...] they signpost things that we care about, but they are not directives.” [23:28]“We deal with the uncertainty by becoming more adept with emotions.” [30:52]“If you don’t have your values in place, you won’t ever risk tragedy because all you can see is that tragedy was bad, [...] but if you have a value system that mandates you risk tragedy then it becomes worth it.” [41:13] Tom Bilyeu“The true tragedy is when we don’t know what our values are, and when we are literally risking our lives...” [48:51]“We are learning from our emotions so we can step into the wisdom of our values, and that’s why emotions are data and not directives.” [59:14]“Acceptance is a prerequisite to change, [...] Acceptance is about facing into the truth of your experience and the truth of your difficult situation.” [1:09:48]“Preparing for connection happens when you connect with yourself.” [1:33:13]Follow Susan David:Website: https://www.susandavid.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SusanDavid_PhD Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/susandavidphd Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/susandavid_phd/

1hr 39mins

19 Jul 2022

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Susan David on Why You Need Emotional Agility at Work

This Working Life

Emotions at work - do you repress or ruminate? Both could be dangerous for your career. Harvard Medical School psychologist Dr Susan David is one of the world's leading management thinkers. Her Ted talk has been viewed more than five million times and her book Emotional Agility is a bestseller.Susan discusses the benefits of bringing our whole selves to work; emotions as data not directives (we shouldn't let them boss us around) and why emotional agility is important for teamwork and creativity.


3 Jul 2022

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TMHS 595: Use These Powerful Tools To Strengthen Your Emotional Agility TODAY - With Dr. Susan David

The Model Health Show

Your emotional health is a critical part of your overall well-being. People who are emotionally healthy are better able to keep a strong mindset, build resiliency, and handle life’s challenges.  On today’s show, you’re going to learn about how navigating your inner world can impact your life.  Our guest today, Dr. Susan David, is one of the world’s foremost experts in emotional agility. She is an award-winning psychologist, a bestselling author, and TED Talk speaker. Her book, Emotional Agility, is a science-based guide to healthier emotions and better communication. On this episode of The Model Health Show, Dr. Susan David is back to share powerful ideas about understanding and processing emotions.  You’re going to learn about coping with stress, labeling your emotions, and living in alignment with your needs and values. Dr. Susan David is sharing life-changing insights on understanding yourself, your psychology, and your emotions so that you can have better health, relationships, and experiences. In an ever-changing world, emotional agility is a necessary skill – and I hope this episode gives you the tools you need to become your best self. Enjoy!  In this episode you’ll discover: How our thoughts, emotions, and stories inform our behaviors.  The importance of understanding our emotions.  Why our emotions are the most powerful resource we can have.  What it means to have stress that is values concordant.  The power in understanding your relationship with stress.  What it means to over-identify with a part of yourself.  The problem with labeling emotions as good or bad.  How accurately identifying your emotions can change your life.  What emotional granularity is.  The problem with the feminization of emotions.  What a display rule is.  How to avoid emotional fusion in yourself and your children. What the Zulu greeting “Sawubona” means.  How our emotions act as signposts.  Why your emotions are data.  The role of compassion and curiosity when it comes to understanding emotions. What it means to develop a board of advisors.  How to connect with your core.  Items mentioned in this episode include: Beekeepersnaturals.com/model -- Save 25% on raw honey & other natural remedies! Onnit.com/model -- Save an exclusive 10% on performance supplements & tools! Emotional Agility by Dr. Susan David The Gift and Power of Emotional Courage – TEDTalk by Dr. Susan David Emotional Agility Quiz Connect with Dr. Susan David Website / Facebook / Instagram / Twitter Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud *Download Transcript

1hr 39mins

29 Jun 2022

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461: 4 Ways Not To Be Owned By Your Sh*t | Susan David

Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris

It’s completely natural when dealing with anxiety, depression, anger, shame, or any other unpleasant emotion, to just want it to go away.Guest Susan David says that these discomforts are the price of admission to being alive and offers an approach called emotional agility as a way to navigate them. Susan David, Ph.D. is a psychologist at Harvard Medical School and author of a book called Emotional Agility. Her TED Talk on the subject has been viewed more than eight million times. In this episode we talk about: Her definition of emotional agility The four skills of emotional agilityWhy she says our emotions are data, not directivesHow to move skillfully through a world that “conspires against us seeing ourselves”How to avoid emotional “fusion”The power of tiny tweaksAnd “emotional granularity”— what it is, why it matters and how to practice it Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/susan-david-461See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


13 Jun 2022

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4 steps to emotional agility with bestselling author Susan David

The Mindvalley Podcast with Vishen

Today we welcome Susan David, Ph.D., author of world-renowned ‘Emotional Agility’  and an award-winning Harvard Medical School psychologist. In this interview, Vishen and Dr. David show us how anyone can thrive in an uncertain world by becoming more emotionally agile. This serves as a roadmap for real behavioral change—a new way of acting that will help you to reincorporate your most troubling feelings as a source of energy and creativity and live the life you want.   Listen out for: - The 5 emotions we carry with us, their purpose, and their gifts. - How our emotions signal our needs. - The distinction between contempt and anger or hatred. - The importance of labeling your emotions accurately and dealing with all emotions in healthy ways.  ABOUT SUSAN DAVID  Susan David, Ph.D. is one of the world’s leading management thinkers and an award-winning Harvard Medical School psychologist. Her #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling book, Emotional Agility was heralded as Harvard Business Review’s Management Idea of the Year and Thinkers 50 Breakthrough Idea Awarddescribes the process of navigating life’s twists and turns through the lens of our inner world, as well as the psychological skills critical to thriving in times of complexity and change. Susan’s TED Talk on the topic of emotional agility has been seen by more than 8 million people. She is a frequent contributor to the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and a guest on national radio and television. Named on the Thinkers50 global list of the top management thinkers, Susan is a sought-after keynote speaker and advisor, which includes the World Economic Forum, EY, United Nations, Google, Microsoft, NASDAQ, and many other national and multinational organizations. She is on the faculty at Harvard Medical School and is a Co-founder of the Institute of Coaching (a Harvard Medical School/McLean affiliate).  Bonus:                                                                          - Find out more about Susan David here 👉 https://www.susandavid.com/ - Watch Susan’s Ted Talk here 👉 https://go.mindvalley.com/6koPm_XT - Free Emotional Agility Quiz 👉 http://go.evercoach.com/Fsm3pGGZ - Find Susan’s podcast here 👉 https://go.mindvalley.com/vRIoQwSO - Get your own copy of Susan’s book here 👉 https://go.mindvalley.com/5mpcAe4q - Subscribe to Mindvalley Membership to discover 60+ Mindvalley Quests, watch our podcast sessions live, interact with the guests, connect with the world’s best teachers, and find your community 👉 https://go.mindvalley.com/NOW Like this episode? Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Spotify, or your favorite podcasting app. Share this with your friends on Instagram or Twitter.


25 Apr 2022

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537: Dr. Susan David on Building Emotional Resilience, Emotional Agility and Courage

The Wellness Mama Podcast

Today’s guest is Dr. Susan David, who is one of the world’s leading management thinkers and an award-winning Harvard Medical School psychologist. I became familiar with her work through her book, “Emotional Agility,” which describes the psychological skills that are critical to thriving in times of complexity and change. We get into a lot of …

1hr 10mins

7 Apr 2022