We discuss H’Sien Hayward’s study on the happiness of those who have sustained disabling injuries.
We were honored to welcome H’Sien Hayward on our recent episode of PUSHLiving Podcast. H’Sien is a Harvard graduate with a Ph.D. in Psychology, with her undergraduate degree from Stanford University. She went on to work at Stanford in the psychiatry department before beginning her career as a Clinical Psychologist at Two Chairs.
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H’Sien has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, as well as many other news outlets and publications, for her groundbreaking study on happiness. In this podcast, she explains the main takeaways from her study, including the comparison of happiness levels found in lottery winners, as well as those who have sustained disabling injuries.
Here is more of what you will learn from this fascinating and empowering podcast:
- H’Sien’s back story on how she was injured and when.
- What “evidence-based care” means, and how this style of counseling sets H’Sien apart.
- How H’Sien balances her personal life and busy work life as a Clinical Psychologist.
- The differences between disabled and nondisabled counseling issues that H’Sien has encountered.
- The psychological differences between wheelchair users and non-wheelchair that H’Sien has experienced while counseling.
- H’Sien’s thoughts on the greatest barriers to psychological well-being that people have in today’s society.
- The roadblocks that people with disabilities specifically face to being spiritually and emotionally happy.
- H’Sien’s advice to people that are recently injured, and how they can start the search for a new career or purpose in their life.
- What H’Sien recommends for a more positive life.