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Here you will find photos, presentation slides, links, podcasts, and recordings from our symposia and other events.

L.I.V.E.s  |  Other Seminars  |  MAPP Team Covid Advice  |  MAPP Insider Podcasts  |   Symposia

L.I.V.E. (Live, Interactive, Virtual Events) Recordings 

Working from Our Strengths: Embedding a Strengths-Based Approach at an Organisational Level (26 May, 2021)
Paul Brewerton
, Chair and Founder, Strengthscope
Watch the video recording here (mp4)

Positive Psychology Post-Pandemic? (28 April, 2021)
Piers Worth & Matthew Smith
, Centre for Positive Psychology, Buckinghamshire New University
Watch the video recording here (mp4)

The Creative Journey of Research: Images and Metaphor (31 March, 2021)
Diane Herbert, Doctoral Researcher, Buckinghamshire New University
Watch the video recording here (mp4) (Passcode: 0e#4Ywp*)

Is Wellbeing in Education Tokenistic Bullsh*t? (Feb 24, 2021)
Hannelie Venucia, Frederika Roberts, & Liz Robson-Kelly
Watch the video recording here (mp4)Chat transcript (PDF)

The Meaning and Practice of Existential Positive Psychology (Jan 24, 2021)
Piers Worth
Visiting Professor, Centre for Positive Psychology, Buckinghamshire New University
Watch the video Recording here (mp4) | Download Slides (PDF)

Other Seminars

Building Flourishing Businesses: Play to Strengths (2nd March 2021)
Dan Collinson & Matthew Smith
Access Passcode: X=xkWK2p

Advice from the MAPP Team about coping during the Covid-19 pandemic using Positive Psychology:

WATCH Ceri Sims’ PANDEMIC acronym video (~10 mins)

READ Genevieve Cseh’s LOCKDOWN acronym document (PDF)

MAPP Insider Podcasts

The Bucks MAPP team and some special invited guests discuss all things Positive Psychology in the MAPP Insider podcast… enjoy!

1. Introducing the MAPP (Piers Worth/Matthew Smith)
2. Preparing for the MAPP (Piers Worth/Matthew Smith)
3. Positive Education & Strengths (Ceri Sims/Liz Robson-Kelly)
4. The Future of Strengths Assessment? (Matthew Smith/Alex Linley)
5. Strengthscope (Matthew Smith/Paul Brewerton)
6. Strengths Based Recruitment and Development (Matthew Smith/Sally Bibb)
7. Making (Some) Sense of Positive Psychology? (Piers Worth/Matthew Smith)
8. Virtues in Positive Psychology (Piers Worth/Matthew Smith)
9. Motivational Interviewing (Matthew Smith/Majella Greene)
10. Positive Education – Part 1 (Piers Worth/Matthew Smith)
11. Positive Education – Part 2 (Piers Worth/Matthew Smith)
12. Positive Education – Part 3 (Piers Worth/Matthew Smith)
13. Self-acceptance (Piers Worth/Matthew Smith)
14. ‘Trust the Process’ (Piers Worth/Matthew Smith)

Episode 1 (mp3) – Introducing the MAPP


 

This is the first episode in what we anticipate will be an ongoing series of ‘insider’ podcasts broadly based around the MAPP and positive psychology in general. In this first episode, MAPP Course Leaders Piers Worth and Matthew Smith introduce the series with a brief overview of how the MAPP at Bucks came into being. Click on the link to the mp3 file to play. Right-click to download and save. [Length 29 mins]

Episode 2 – Preparing for the MAPP


In episode 2, MAPP Course Leaders Piers Worth and Matthew Smith give some suggestions for ways in which a prospective student on the MAPP might prepare for the course. Click on the link to the mp3 file to play. Right-click to download and save. [Length 31 mins]

Episode 3 – Positive Education and Strengths


In this short episode, Ceri Sims speaks to Liz Robson-Kelly about her work in the area of positive education, with a particular focus on the role of strengths. Liz is the founder and CEO of Worth-It , a social enterprise that focuses on developing the wellbeing and resilience of children and young people (website: http://www.worth-itprojects.co.uk/). Click on the link to the mp3 file to play. Right-click to download and save. [Length 9 mins]

Episode 4 – The Future of Strengths Assessment?


In this short episode, Matthew Smith speaks to Alex Linley about the future of strengths assessment, and the role that Virtual Reality (VR) may play in this. Alex is a Visiting Professor in Positive Psychology at Bucks New University and a ‘friend of the MAPP’ since its beginning, and has been a pioneering name in positive psychology in the UK. Alex is also the founder and CEO of CAPP (website: http://www.capp.co) , a company specialising in strengths recruitment and strengths assessment. Click on the link to the mp3 file to play. Right-click to download and save. [Length 9 mins]

Episode 5 – Strengthscope


Tech-Manual-V160317
Strengthscope-and-MBTI
Strengthscope-and-VIA
External-Validation-of-Strengthscope-by-City-University-London-2015

In this episode, Matthew Smith speaks to Paul Brewerton about Strengthscope, a strengths profiling system aimed at enabling peak performance at work. Paul is the co-founder and joint managing director of Strengths Partnership who produce StrengthscopeClick on the top link to the mp3 file to play. Right-click to download and save. [Length 38 mins]     [For those interested in exploring Strengthscope in more detail, I have also attached PDFs of the Technical Manual, an external validation study, plus figures that illustrate the relationship between Strengthscope principles and the VIA model and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

Episode 6 – Strengths Based Recruitment and Development


In this episode, Matthew Smith speaks to Sally Bibb about her work as part of her company Engaging Minds. Sally’s work is largely focused around Strengths-based recruitment and development. To find out more about Sally and her work in this area and related areas visit her website www.sallybibb.comClick on the link to the mp3 file to play. Right-click to download and save. [Length 31 mins]

Episode 7 – Making (Some) Sense of Positive Psychology? [Lecture at University of Northampton]


This episode is a little different in that it is a recording of a guest lecture given by Piers Worth and Matthew Smith at the University of Northampton. We focused on how positive psychology as ‘sub-discipline’ of academic psychology has evolved, with a view to helping students (the audience was undergraduate students) think about how areas of emphasis change over time. Click on the link to the mp3 file to play. Right-click to download and save. [Length 59 mins]

Episode 8 – Virtues in Positive Psychology


In this episode, Piers Worth and Matthew Smith discuss the role of ‘virtues’ within positive psychology. The conversation is in the context of a poster presentation they are working on for possible presentation at the Applied Positive Psychology Symposium in June 2018 and at the International Meaning Conference later in the year. Click on the link to the mp3 file to play. Right-click to download and save. [Length 20 mins]

Episode 9 – Motivational Interviewing with Majella Greene


In this episode, Matthew Smith speaks to Majella Greene (herself a graduate from the MAPP at the University of East London) about ‘motivational interviewing’ and its overlaps with ideas in positive psychology and coaching. Click on the link to the mp3 file to play. Right-click to download and save. [Length 39 mins]

Episode 10 – Positive Education (Part 1) with Piers Worth


In this episode, Piers Worth and Matthew Smith begin to explore the notion of ‘Positive Education’. It is the first of a series of three episodes explorimg this topic, and the focus here is to discuss what the ‘positive’ might mean in the context of Positive Education. Click on the link to the mp3 file to play. Right-click to download and save. [Length 48 mins]

Episode 11 – Positive Education (Part 2) with Piers Worth


In this episode, Piers Worth and Matthew Smith continue their conversation around ‘Positive Education’. In the previous episode, they explored what ‘positive’ might mean in this context and so now, like the good academics they are, they shift their attention to what ‘education’ might refer to. Click on the link to the mp3 file to play. Right-click to download and save. [Length 30 mins]

Episode 12 – Positive Education (Part 3) with Piers Worth


In this episode, Piers Worth and Matthew Smith round off their conversation exploring the topic of ‘Positive Education’. Click on the link to the mp3 file to play. Right-click to download and save. [Length 33 mins]

Episode 13 – Self-acceptance


In this episode, Piers Worth and Matthew Smith explore the subject of ‘self-acceptance’ and what this might mean. Click on the link to the mp3 file to play. Right-click to download and save. [Length 26 mins]

Episode 14 – ‘Trust the Process’


In this episode, Piers Worth and Matthew Smith discuss the phrase ‘trust the process’, which has become a ‘MAPP-ism’… a phrase that is often used in different parts of the course. Click on the link to the mp3 file to play. Right-click to download and save. [Length 16 mins]

Symposia

5th Annual Applied Positive Psychology Symposium – 1st June 2019

Download the Programme (PDF) to follow alongside these recordings, slides and images.
Please note that the order of some of the talks/workshops were changed on the day, some talks were not recorded or the speakers opted not to share their recordings/slides. Apologies also for the sound quality of some of the recordings, particularly in Strand A; this was due to a technical malfunction.

Strand A –
Recordings & Slides

Strand B –
Recordings & Slides

1A Talk
Lisa Jones (BNU) – Compassionate Trust
(Audio – mp3) (Slides – PPT)
1B Talk
Karan Douglas (BNU) – Music & Wellbeing
(Audio – mp3) (Slides – PPT)
2A Talk
Sarah Smith (BNU) – Wisdom
(Audio – mp3)  (Slides – PPT)
2B Talk
Diane Herbert (BNU) – Creativity in Organisations
(Audio – mp3) * Apologies: the presenter has chosen not to share slides.
3A Talk
Josef Mattes (BNU/U of Vienna) – Spiritual Intelligence
(Audio – mp3) (Slides – PDF)
3B Talk
Eleonora Saladino (BNU) – Passion at Work
(Audio – mp3*) (Slides – PDF)
* Apologies: only the first few minutes of this talk were recorded.
4A Talk
Charmaine Sonnex (U of Buckingham) Positive Pagan Psychology
(Audio – mp3) (Slides – PPT)
4B Talk
Jennifer Martin (UC Cork) – Vulnerability & Leadership*
* Apologies: this talk was not recorded, by request. (Slides – PPT)
5A/B – Flash Presentations
(Margaret Rioga, Ruth Hughes, Fizza Shah, Deborah Smith, & Reece Coker)
(Audio (all) – mp3)
6A Activity
Matthew Smith (BNU) 5 Magic Minutes
(Audio – mp3) – See photos below
6B Workshop
David Rawcliffe & Margaret Rioga (BNU) – PP & Mental Healthcare (Audio – mp3) (Slides – PPT)
7A Talk
Paul Conway (UEL) – Skychology
(Audio – mp3) (Slides – PPT)
7B Workshop
Brittany Rehal (UEL) – Creating a Positive Classroom
(Audio – mp3) (Slides – PPT)
8A Talk
Jenna Sinclair (UEL) – The Sea & Wellbeing (Wave Model)
(Audio – mp3) (Slides – PPT)
8B Talk
Aoife Rice (UC Cork) – Mindfulness in Irish Primary Schools*
* Apologies: this talk was not recorded, by request, and the presenter has chosen not to share their slides.
9A Talk
Lee Newitt (BNU) – Narrative Identity: Building Castles & Cathedrals
(Audio – mp3) (Slides – PPT)
9B Talk
Steve Bagienski (Goldsmiths) – Magic-based Community Building & Wellbeing
(Audio – mp3) (Slides – PPT)
10A Talk
Ingrid Kuhlman (BNU) – Wellbeing & Older Icelandic Adults
(Audio – mp3) (Slides – PPT)
10B Talk
Caralyn Bains (BNU) – Releasing Trauma
(Audio – mp3) (Slides – PPT)
11A Talk
Urszula Wolski (BNU/Northampton) – Tennis Coaching & Flow
(Audio – mp3) (Slides – PPT)
11B Talk
Cleide Burgess (UEL) – The Emotional Weight of Losing Weight
(Audio – mp3) (Slides – PPT)
12A Talk
Angus Meichan (BNU) – PP Youth Football Coaching
(Audio – mp3) (Slides – PPT)
12B Talk
Ruth Howard (BNU) – Workshops for Parents of Children with Autism
(Audio – mp3) (Slides – PPT)
13A Video Presentation
Sarah O’Flynn (UC Cork) – LEGO® SeriousPlay® & Coaching
(Audio – mp3) (Video Link upon request – email Sarah)
14A Workshop
Vivian Callegaro (UEL) – Neuroepigenetic Yoga (Audio – mp3)
Listen to all of Strand A as a playlist:
Listen to all of Strand B as a playlist:

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Here you will find photos, presentation slides, links, podcasts, and recordings from our symposia and other events.

L.I.V.E.s  |  Other Seminars  |  MAPP Team Covid Advice  |  MAPP Insider Podcasts  |   Symposia

L.I.V.E. (Live, Interactive, Virtual Events) Recordings

Is Wellbeing in Education Tokenistic Bullsh*t? (Feb 24, 2021)Hannelie Venucia, Frederika Roberts, & Liz Robson-Kelly
Watch the video recording here (mp4)Chat transcript (PDF)

The Meaning and Practice of Existential Positive Psychology (Jan 24, 2021)
Dr Piers Worth
Visiting Professor, Centre for Positive Psychology, Buckinghamshire New University
Watch the video Recording here (mp4) | Download Slides (PDF)

Other Seminars

Building Flourishing Businesses: Play to Strengths (2nd March 2021)Dan Collinson & Matthew Smith
Watch the video recording here.Access Passcode: X=xkWK2p

Advice from the MAPP Team about coping during the Covid-19 pandemic using Positive Psychology:

WATCH Ceri Sims’ PANDEMIC acronym video (~10 mins)

READ Genevieve Cseh’s LOCKDOWN acronym document (PDF)

MAPP Insider Podcasts

The Bucks MAPP team and some special invited guests discuss all things Positive Psychology in the MAPP Insider podcast… enjoy!

1. Introducing the MAPP (Piers Worth/Matthew Smith)
2. Preparing for the MAPP (Piers Worth/Matthew Smith)
3. Positive Education & Strengths (Ceri Sims/Liz Robson-Kelly)
4. The Future of Strengths Assessment? (Matthew Smith/Alex Linley)
5. Strengthscope (Matthew Smith/Paul Brewerton)
6. Strengths Based Recruitment and Development (Matthew Smith/Sally Bibb)
7. Making (Some) Sense of Positive Psychology? (Piers Worth/Matthew Smith)
8. Virtues in Positive Psychology (Piers Worth/Matthew Smith)
9. Motivational Interviewing (Matthew Smith/Majella Greene)
10. Positive Education – Part 1 (Piers Worth/Matthew Smith)
11. Positive Education – Part 2 (Piers Worth/Matthew Smith)
12. Positive Education – Part 3 (Piers Worth/Matthew Smith)
13. Self-acceptance (Piers Worth/Matthew Smith)
14. ‘Trust the Process’ (Piers Worth/Matthew Smith)

Episode 1 (mp3) – Introducing the MAPP


This is the first episode in what we anticipate will be an ongoing series of ‘insider’ podcasts broadly based around the MAPP and positive psychology in general. In this first episode, MAPP Course Leaders Piers Worth and Matthew Smith introduce the series with a brief overview of how the MAPP at Bucks came into being. Click on the link to the mp3 file to play. Right-click to download and save. [Length 29 mins]

Episode 2 – Preparing for the MAPP


In episode 2, MAPP Course Leaders Piers Worth and Matthew Smith give some suggestions for ways in which a prospective student on the MAPP might prepare for the course. Click on the link to the mp3 file to play. Right-click to download and save. [Length 31 mins]

Episode 3 – Positive Education and Strengths


In this short episode, Ceri Sims speaks to Liz Robson-Kelly about her work in the area of positive education, with a particular focus on the role of strengths. Liz is the founder and CEO of Worth-It , a social enterprise that focuses on developing the wellbeing and resilience of children and young people (website: http://www.worth-itprojects.co.uk/). Click on the link to the mp3 file to play. Right-click to download and save. [Length 9 mins]

Episode 4 – The Future of Strengths Assessment?


In this short episode, Matthew Smith speaks to Alex Linley about the future of strengths assessment, and the role that Virtual Reality (VR) may play in this. Alex is a Visiting Professor in Positive Psychology at Bucks New University and a ‘friend of the MAPP’ since its beginning, and has been a pioneering name in positive psychology in the UK. Alex is also the founder and CEO of CAPP (website: http://www.capp.co) , a company specialising in strengths recruitment and strengths assessment. Click on the link to the mp3 file to play. Right-click to download and save. [Length 9 mins]

Episode 5 – Strengthscope


Tech-Manual-V160317
Strengthscope-and-MBTI
Strengthscope-and-VIA
External-Validation-of-Strengthscope-by-City-University-London-2015

In this episode, Matthew Smith speaks to Paul Brewerton about Strengthscope, a strengths profiling system aimed at enabling peak performance at work. Paul is the co-founder and joint managing director of Strengths Partnership who produce StrengthscopeClick on the top link to the mp3 file to play. Right-click to download and save. [Length 38 mins]     [For those interested in exploring Strengthscope in more detail, I have also attached PDFs of the Technical Manual, an external validation study, plus figures that illustrate the relationship between Strengthscope principles and the VIA model and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

Episode 6 – Strengths Based Recruitment and Development


In this episode, Matthew Smith speaks to Sally Bibb about her work as part of her company Engaging Minds. Sally’s work is largely focused around Strengths-based recruitment and development. To find out more about Sally and her work in this area and related areas visit her website www.sallybibb.comClick on the link to the mp3 file to play. Right-click to download and save. [Length 31 mins]

Episode 7 – Making (Some) Sense of Positive Psychology? [Lecture at University of Northampton]


This episode is a little different in that it is a recording of a guest lecture given by Piers Worth and Matthew Smith at the University of Northampton. We focused on how positive psychology as ‘sub-discipline’ of academic psychology has evolved, with a view to helping students (the audience was undergraduate students) think about how areas of emphasis change over time. Click on the link to the mp3 file to play. Right-click to download and save. [Length 59 mins]

Episode 8 – Virtues in Positive Psychology


In this episode, Piers Worth and Matthew Smith discuss the role of ‘virtues’ within positive psychology. The conversation is in the context of a poster presentation they are working on for possible presentation at the Applied Positive Psychology Symposium in June 2018 and at the International Meaning Conference later in the year. Click on the link to the mp3 file to play. Right-click to download and save. [Length 20 mins]

Episode 9 – Motivational Interviewing with Majella Greene


In this episode, Matthew Smith speaks to Majella Greene (herself a graduate from the MAPP at the University of East London) about ‘motivational interviewing’ and its overlaps with ideas in positive psychology and coaching. Click on the link to the mp3 file to play. Right-click to download and save. [Length 39 mins]

Episode 10 – Positive Education (Part 1) with Piers Worth


In this episode, Piers Worth and Matthew Smith begin to explore the notion of ‘Positive Education’. It is the first of a series of three episodes explorimg this topic, and the focus here is to discuss what the ‘positive’ might mean in the context of Positive Education. Click on the link to the mp3 file to play. Right-click to download and save. [Length 48 mins]

Episode 11 – Positive Education (Part 2) with Piers Worth


In this episode, Piers Worth and Matthew Smith continue their conversation around ‘Positive Education’. In the previous episode, they explored what ‘positive’ might mean in this context and so now, like the good academics they are, they shift their attention to what ‘education’ might refer to. Click on the link to the mp3 file to play. Right-click to download and save. [Length 30 mins]

Episode 12 – Positive Education (Part 3) with Piers Worth


In this episode, Piers Worth and Matthew Smith round off their conversation exploring the topic of ‘Positive Education’. Click on the link to the mp3 file to play. Right-click to download and save. [Length 33 mins]

Episode 13 – Self-acceptance


In this episode, Piers Worth and Matthew Smith explore the subject of ‘self-acceptance’ and what this might mean. Click on the link to the mp3 file to play. Right-click to download and save. [Length 26 mins]

Episode 14 – ‘Trust the Process’


In this episode, Piers Worth and Matthew Smith discuss the phrase ‘trust the process’, which has become a ‘MAPP-ism’… a phrase that is often used in different parts of the course. Click on the link to the mp3 file to play. Right-click to download and save. [Length 16 mins]

Symposia

5th Annual Applied Positive Psychology Symposium – 1st June 2019

Download the Programme (PDF) to follow alongside these recordings, slides and images.
Please note that the order of some of the talks/workshops were changed on the day, some talks were not recorded or the speakers opted not to share their recordings/slides. Apologies also for the sound quality of some of the recordings, particularly in Strand A; this was due to a technical malfunction.

Strand A –
Recordings & Slides
Strand B –
Recordings & Slides
1A Talk
Lisa Jones (BNU) – Compassionate Trust
(Audio – mp3) (Slides – PPT)
1B Talk
Karan Douglas (BNU) – Music & Wellbeing
(Audio – mp3) (Slides – PPT)
2A Talk
Sarah Smith (BNU) – Wisdom
(Audio – mp3)  (Slides – PPT)
2B Talk
Diane Herbert (BNU) – Creativity in Organisations
(Audio – mp3) * Apologies: the presenter has chosen not to share slides.
3A Talk
Josef Mattes (BNU/U of Vienna) – Spiritual Intelligence
(Audio – mp3) (Slides – PDF)
3B Talk
Eleonora Saladino (BNU) – Passion at Work
(Audio – mp3*) (Slides – PDF)
* Apologies: only the first few minutes of this talk were recorded.
4A Talk
Charmaine Sonnex (U of Buckingham) Positive Pagan Psychology
(Audio – mp3) (Slides – PPT)
4B Talk
Jennifer Martin (UC Cork) – Vulnerability & Leadership*
* Apologies: this talk was not recorded, by request. (Slides – PPT)
5A/B – Flash Presentations
(Margaret Rioga, Ruth Hughes, Fizza Shah, Deborah Smith, & Reece Coker)
(Audio (all) – mp3)
6A Activity
Matthew Smith (BNU) 5 Magic Minutes
(Audio – mp3) – See photos below
6B Workshop
David Rawcliffe & Margaret Rioga (BNU) – PP & Mental Healthcare (Audio – mp3) (Slides – PPT)
7A Talk
Paul Conway (UEL) – Skychology
(Audio – mp3) (Slides – PPT)
7B Workshop
Brittany Rehal (UEL) – Creating a Positive Classroom
(Audio – mp3) (Slides – PPT)
8A Talk
Jenna Sinclair (UEL) – The Sea & Wellbeing (Wave Model)
(Audio – mp3) (Slides – PPT)
8B Talk
Aoife Rice (UC Cork) – Mindfulness in Irish Primary Schools*
* Apologies: this talk was not recorded, by request, and the presenter has chosen not to share their slides.
9A Talk
Lee Newitt (BNU) – Narrative Identity: Building Castles & Cathedrals
(Audio – mp3) (Slides – PPT)
9B Talk
Steve Bagienski (Goldsmiths) – Magic-based Community Building & Wellbeing
(Audio – mp3) (Slides – PPT)
10A Talk
Ingrid Kuhlman (BNU) – Wellbeing & Older Icelandic Adults
(Audio – mp3) (Slides – PPT)
10B Talk
Caralyn Bains (BNU) – Releasing Trauma
(Audio – mp3) (Slides – PPT)
11A Talk
Urszula Wolski (BNU/Northampton) – Tennis Coaching & Flow
(Audio – mp3) (Slides – PPT)
11B Talk
Cleide Burgess (UEL) – The Emotional Weight of Losing Weight
(Audio – mp3) (Slides – PPT)
12A Talk
Angus Meichan (BNU) – PP Youth Football Coaching
(Audio – mp3) (Slides – PPT)
12B Talk
Ruth Howard (BNU) – Workshops for Parents of Children with Autism
(Audio – mp3) (Slides – PPT)
13A Video Presentation
Sarah O’Flynn (UC Cork) – LEGO® SeriousPlay® & Coaching
(Audio – mp3) (Video Link upon request – email Sarah)
14A Workshop
Vivian Callegaro (UEL) – Neuroepigenetic Yoga (Audio – mp3)
Listen to all of Strand A as a playlist:
Listen to all of Strand B as a playlist: