Media

I am grateful for my research to have featured in over 200 media articles. Some of the articles I was asked to write myself, others have been written based on an interview with me or following my research publication. Here are some of my selected media appearances:

TV

Six O’Clock Show on Virgin Media One

Radio

RTE, John Murray Show Teaching children happiness

Today FM, Sunday Business Show, Beat stress at work

Today FM, Sunday Business Show, Learning optimism at work

Today FM Sunday Business Show blog

Today FM, Anton Savage show, Building resilience in our children

Dublin City FM, Making Dublin Happier Show with Antoinette Stanbridge, Relationships

Dublin City FM, The Learning Show with Laura Fitzsimons,  Post Traumatic Growth

Dublin City FM, Making Dublin Happier Show with Aoife O’Brien, Bereavement and wellbeing

Dublin City FM, Making Dublin Happier Show with Anne Maplin, Prison and wellbeing

Dublin City FM, Making Dublin Happier Show with Dr Kate Hefferon, Cancer and wellbeing

Dublin City FM, Making Dublin Happier Show with Simon Masuch, Fashion and wellbeing

Dublin City FM, Making Dublin Happier Show with Dr Kate Hefferon, Physical wellbeing

Dublin City FM, Making Dublin Happier Show with Dr Richard Pollnack, Fishing and wellbeing

Dublin City FM, Making Dublin Happier Show, Wellbeing across lifespan

Dublin City FM, Making Dublin Happier Show with Sara Hirschorn, Travelling and wellbeing

Dublin City FM, Making Dublin Happier Show with Paul King, Mindfulness

Dublin City FM, Making Dublin Happier Show with Nicola Fox, Singlehood and happiness

East Coast FM, Declan Meehan Show, Resilience

Upbeat on Air with Sheana Keane, Authenticity

Dublin City FM, The Learning Show with Laura Fitzsimons, Resilience

Dublin City FM, Making Dublin Happier Show, Positive Education

Dublin City FM, Making Dublin Happier Show with Lucie Corcoran, Bullying and wellbeing

Dublin City FM, Making Dublin Happier Show with Stephen Dargan, Work and wellbeing

Today FM, Sunday Business Show, Boosting positive emotions at work

Today FM, Sunday Business Show, Weather and wellbeing

Newspapers (Selected)

Jelmini, M. (2022). Forskare: Så mildrar du hopplös känsla efter jul. Svenska Dagbladet.

Wayman, S. (2020). So you want your child to be kind? 13 things to consider. The Irish Times

Wayman, S. (2020). There’s nothing ‘soft’ about being kind – it boosts a child’s wellbeing for life. The Irish Times.

Donaghy, K. (2020).Sixth-class pupils left to find new ways to mark ‘colossal’ rite of passage from primary. Irish Independent.

Wayman, S. (2020). Low levels of wellbeing among this year’s school leavers – survey. The Irish Times.

Phelan, E. (2020). New Cheer Resolution: Ten top tips to make sure you smash your New Year’s resolutions for 2021 from expert in positive psychology. The Sun.

Wayman, S. (2020). Coronavirus: Primary school measures are reinforcing inequality, report says. The Irish Times.

Cochrane, S. (2020). Reasons to be cheerful? Optimists live longer than pessimists. The Irish Independent.

Wayman, S. (2020). Don’t refer to them as ‘the ‘Polish child’ or ‘the Chinese child’ – learn their name and use it. The Irish Times.

Wayman, S. (2019). New study reveals ‘killjoy’ impact of progressing through secondary school. The Irish Times.

Stokes, V. (2019). The gift of giving: Why random acts of kindness are good for you. Stellar Magazine.

Meija, Z. (2018). Quitting this bad habit can improve your happiness and productivity, according to science. CNBC.

Wayman, S. (2017). Pack your bags to give children ‘happiness anchors’. The Irish Times.

Cochrane, S. (2017). Friends are key to a longer life. Irish Independent.

O’Moirain, P. (2016). Moderate adversity can make you a happier person. The Irish Times.

Wayman, S. (2015). How to host a child’s party without breaking the bank or your kitchen. The Irish Times. 

Sweeney, T. (2015). The happy crew: 30 people making life better. The Irish Times.

Wayman, S. (2015). ‘We’ll fix it’ parents do their children no favours. The Irish Times.

Neligan, O. (2015). Don’t worry, be happy: Is happiness as simple as accepting life as it comes? Irish Independent.

Trinity College Dublin (2015). Alumni interviews.

Bielenberg, K. (2014). It’s time to teach your kids happiness. Irish Independent.

Professional, Popular Articles and Invited Blogs

Here I SELECTED articles I wrote and co-wrote:

Five a day will keep a doctor away, or will they? Journal.ie

This year, let go of the ‘perfect Christmas’ and choose self-compassion. Journal.ie

Three techniques to help you cope with Christmas stress. The Conversation, reprinted in The Independent, NewsOne, Channel News Asia, and others.

Why do we feel so “blah” after Christmas? The Conversation, reprinted by The Independent, News 24, Science Alert, Neuroscience News, New Zealand Herald, PsyPost, Epoch Times, and others.

Why some people find it harder to be happy? The Conversation, reprinted by News24, Neuroscience News, News 9, The Independent and others. It has become one of the top 5 most read articles on The Conversation.

The clinical practice of wellbeing. Healthcare: Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal

The languishing limbo: Coaching for wellbeing, Coaching Today

Positive psychotherapy, Reflections

Wellbeing of students starts to decline from the moment they enter secondary school, The Conversation.

“Blue Monday” is a hoax – but it could become the most depressing day of the year if you don’t watch out. The Conversation.

Five reasons why we eventually become happier. The Conversation. Re-posted by The Independent, World Economic Forum, New Zealand Herald, PsyPost and others.

Thinking of changing your job? Think again. Women Mean Business

Your mood and Food. Easy Health Magazine

Making Happy Children. Woman’s Way Magazine

Positive body: Boost your energy. Women Mean Business

MOS Unislim Supplement

Happy Slimming, The Woman’s Way Magazine

Happiness and Food, The Irish Vegeterian Magazine

To err is human, A Lust for Life

Positive self-deception: Stop beating yourself u, A Lust for Life

Challenge yourself and watch your life change for the bette, A Lust for Life

How to survive a Christmas family spa, A Lust for Life

The madness of Christmas shopping, A Lust for Life

Boost your happiness with acts of kindness, A Lust for Life

Weather and happiness, A Lust for Life

People matter: The importance of friendship, A Lust for Life

Positive psychology: What is it all about?, A Lust for Life

Eat yourself happy , A Lust for Life

Positive Body: InTouch.

Know your strengths: InTouch.

Positive Education: The way forward. InTouch.

A balanced life full of meaning and engagement. InTouch.

Positive Psychology Strength & Resilience. Guideline.