Trauma-Informed Lens Podcast

Episode 90: Big Idea Series: Environment and Happiness

Posted on July 16, 2019

Episode 90: Big Idea Series: Environment and Happiness

Podcasters: Matt Bennett & Dr. Jerry Yager

In this episode, we continue our exploration the intersection of some of the biggest and most powerful ideas in history and modern science using Johnathan Haidt’s The Happiness Hypothesis as our guide. This week we put the trauma-informed lens on the environmental impact on happiness, depression, and our general outlook on life. Are we born with a certain outlook? Do our environmental factors such as wealth, marriage, or illnesses influence happiness? We’ll tackle these and more big questions in this episode.

Discussion Questions:

  1. How do you view the nature and nurture influencing those you serve?
  2. Could your program use the happiness formula to inform services?
  3. How could you improve your happiness through improving conditions or starting new voluntary activity?
  4. Could your programs offer more autonomy (choices) for those you serve?

Listen now: Episode 90: Big Idea Series: Environment and Happiness

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