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Changing Minds with Owen Fitzpatrick
28 minutes | Jan 27, 2022
Rerun S01 E41 CBT Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
In this popular rerun episode, I explore the wonderful approach of CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), one of the most effective forms of psychotherapy out there. CBT is used to help people train or condition their minds and behavior so that they can turn their lives around.
41 minutes | Jan 20, 2022
Rerun Brene Brown: The Work Of 005 CM
Brene Brown, one of the most important psychological researchers alive today has completed some powerful and fascinating research into the area of vulnerability. In this rerun of one of the most popular episodes in the work of series, I explore her books and work.
55 minutes | Jan 13, 2022
Rerun S01 E2 Winning the war in your head
Today's RERUN - 'Winning the war in your head' is about taking charge of how you think and feel so that you can learn to change your own mind by applying skills from Psychology, Neurology, CBT, NLP, Mindfulness and much more. You will understand more about how your brain works and how to change the way you think and feel.
29 minutes | Jan 6, 2022
Rerun S01 Ep48 Hypnotic Language Patterns: The Milton Model
In this rerun from season 1, Hypnotic Language is discussed where I explore the Milton Model of NLP based on the work of Milton Erickson. I explain the basics of how the Milton Model works.
38 minutes | Dec 23, 2021
RERUN INT1 E1 with DR RICHARD BANDLER INTERVIEW CM
Here is a RERUN of the very first interview with Dr. Richard Bandler, co-creator of NLP that I did at the beginning of the Changing Minds Podcast. Some great answers in here from the creative genius himself. Definitely one to check out!!
63 minutes | Dec 16, 2021
RERUN S2 Int 19 Interview with Dr Richard Bandler on the New Structure of Magic 31:08:2020 22 36
Rerun from Season 2: In this episode, I speak once again with my mentor, friend and co-author Dr Richard Bandler for the third interview. This time we talk about our new book (out hopefully in 2021) The New Structure of Magic. Warning: Kinda technical NLP stuff so this interview mightn’t be possible for everyone to understand everything.
19 minutes | Dec 13, 2021
S03E34 How To Bet On Yourself
Sometimes (or during times of uncertainty) we just need to give ourselves the benefit of the doubt and believe that we can overcome adversity and thrive. However, our brains are prediction machines. Because of that, we tend to learn from error—from the gap between what we predicted and what actually happens. I’ve mentioned before but beliefs are ideas that have certainty attached to them. If we bet on ourselves and succeed, that’s great, right? The problem is when we interpret negative experiences in a way that confirms the narratives we tell ourselves. Well, I’ve got good news for you. We can actually choose to believe that we’re so much more capable than we think. Here’s how you can direct your brain to gamble on you: Look back on all of the things you’ve accomplished in the past Those memories will give you the conviction that you can succeed If you tried and didn’t succeed, redefine what that experience means Imagine what you want to happen and then act as if it’s going to happen Start by altering the way you carry yourself or the way you talk Put your commitment where your mind is Expect tough times to be difficult but bet that you can be tougher With 2022 on the horizon, choose new habits, optimize your performance, and get the results that you wanted to achieve! Links/Resources: Thinking in Bets by Annie Duke Subscribe to the Changing Minds Podcast!
36 minutes | Dec 9, 2021
Rerun S01 E39. NLP Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Rerun from Season 1: NLP or Neuro-Linguistic Programming is an attitude, methodology and technology that helps you to communicate more effectively with yourself and others. In this episode, I give you the lowdown and the fundamental ideas of NLP.
21 minutes | Dec 6, 2021
S03E33 How To Change Your Habits
In this episode, we explore exactly what you can do to change your habits… just in time for 2022! The WRITING Process WHYWhy do habits matter? RESULTSWhat results are you not getting?What problems are you having? ISOLATIONWhat habits are not there that you need to be there?What habits are there that you need not to be there?What will you get if you implement these habits? TRIGGERWhen do the old habits happen?What is the trigger for the old habit? When do the new habits need to happen?What will happen just before the new habit? IDENTIFICATION (OF REWARDS AND CHALLENGES) What does the new habit look like being implemented?What reward can you give yourself when you implement it?What challenges may stop you from succeeding?What are you going to do to overcome these challenges? NUDGEWhat do you need to do to make the new habit easier and the old habit harder? What do you need to do to make the new habit more fun and the old habit less fun? GENERATION (OF THE ROUTINE) What do you need to do to make the new habits function well in your life long term? The 30/30 principle (target doing it for 30 days in a row or 30 times in a row) The Discipline Factor
44 minutes | Dec 2, 2021
Rerun S01E01 Influence
Influence is a skill we all have and need to master if we are to become successful. In this episode, we explore cults, deprogramming, propaganda, brainwashing, persuasion and practical skills of influence so you can learn how to change people minds and impact them more effectively.
24 minutes | Nov 29, 2021
S03E32 How People Transform their Beliefs
Today, we’re going to get a little philosophical. But before we can dive into how people transform their beliefs (and how you can transform other people’s beliefs), we first need to understand what a belief is. In this episode, I will break down some definitions, correct certain misconceptions about beliefs, and explain the mechanics of what goes on in our heads. I will then weigh in on how beliefs function in relation to other matters such as feelings/emotions, religious faith, identity, and even mental health. I will also share practical tips on convincing others to think differently, drawing from real-life examples. Key Takeaways: A belief is an idea that we have a sense of certainty about People can share an objective belief but that does not make it a fact Our identity is a set of beliefs we have about who we are The different ways we signal to other people The challenge of living in a polarized world How to appeal to people so that they consider changing their beliefs (like those who are pro-vaccination and anti-vax) Subscribe to the Changing Minds Podcast!
18 minutes | Nov 25, 2021
ReRun S02Ep 30 Positive Psychology
This is a RERUN of one of the most popular episodes on the Changing Minds Podcast. Positive Psychology is such an important area of psychology today. In this episode, I explore the basics of the field and what practical strategies we can learn from it!
19 minutes | Nov 22, 2021
S03E31 Handling Procrastination
Many of us are no stranger to procrastination. Hey, maybe you’re listening to this podcast instead of doing whatever it is that you need to be doing. Okay, that’s fine; but how do we overcome this bad habit? We need to just... Take. Action. In today’s episode, I weigh in on the fear of failure and success, overwhelm, and the lack of motivation, prioritization, and knowledge. Have a pen and paper ready because I share some strategies so that you can tackle any challenges coming your way and handle procrastination like a pro. Key Takeaways: The two questions you need to ask yourself so that you can feel more motivated to take action Make it harder to fail by changing your definition of success Plan for success Make each task the most important thing you have Identify what knowledge you need to take action and then go find that information Take any step in the direction of what you want to achieve Quotes: “Failing is something we do as opposed to something we are.” “Stop finding ways to make excuses.” “Build some sort of momentum moving forward. Take the first step.” Links/Resources: The ONE Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan Deep Work by Cal Newport Subscribe to the Changing Minds Podcast!
24 minutes | Nov 15, 2021
S03E30 The Psychology of Overwhelm Part Two
Welcome to part 2 of a session that I did on Clubhouse on the psychology of overwhelm! In this episode, I talk about the remaining Ts that overwhelm us—threats, targets, and thoughts—from a neurological standpoint. I share some mental frame games, highlighting the importance of mindfulness and focusing on what we can control. I also weigh in on what I call an “attention budget” and end the show with tips to help beat feelings of overwhelm. When you start to feel overwhelmed by threats in your environment, you need to remind yourself (with conviction!) that... Everything will be okay. You’ve got this. What if you want to achieve specific goals? How to avoid feeling overwhelmed? Create a vision of where you want to be. Breakdown large tasks into bite-sized chunks and track your progress. Here are some things you can do to bring more positivity into your life: Accept the feeling of overwhelm. Ground yourself in your body. Embrace the present. Meditate or do some yoga. Give yourself a creative outlet. Eat healthy. Learn how to delegate and to say “no”. Take breaks regularly. And don’t forget to be grateful. Links/Resources: The Psychology of Overwhelm Part One Breath by James Nestor Subscribe to the Changing Minds Podcast!
36 minutes | Nov 11, 2021
S03E29 The Psychology of Overwhelm Part One
Buckle up because I’m about to overwhelm you all with strategies... on handling overwhelm! Today, I’m going to talk about the psychology of overwhelm—how it works, how it impacts the brain, and what we can do about it. I will also weigh in on the rise of technology and go over the difference between anxiety, stress, burnout, and overwhelm. This is the first installation of a 2-part excerpt from a presentation that I did on Clubhouse. Overwhelm happens when we feel like we have to do more than what we can do. It’s a paradox because we end up trying to make it possible to do more! Well, you need to stop. Stop pushing yourself to try to do everything. Stop getting lost in the need to be perfect. Here are the 6 Ts that overwhelm us: TOO MUCH to do Not enough TIME Problematic TRIGGERS THREATS of incoming consequences Setting TARGETS that are too high Stressful THOUGHTS Identify what’s making you overwhelmed. Accept what you can’t change. Focus on what you can control. How to deal with too many tasks? Write down everything. Sort them into different categories. Break them into manageable chunks. Analyze each task and then connect it to your overall goal. Finally, prioritize the ones that matter the most. Recognize how arbitrary your deadlines are to you. Learn to be patient and realize that, even if you miss a deadline, you’re going to be okay. Links/Resources: Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman Lisa Feldman Barrett’s website Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman Subscribe to the Changing Minds Podcast!
23 minutes | Nov 8, 2021
S03E28 Mood Management 101
In this episode, we explore the difference between a mood and an emotion. Have a pen and paper ready because I introduce a simple graph that you can use to map what you’re feeling and share some strategies to help change your moods. Find a more empowering interpretation for the mood that you’re in and then identify your ideal mood. Reappraisal is more about recategorizing the sensations you’re feeling and what those mean to you—reconceptualizing particular experiences and preparing yourself to act differently. Give yourself a deadline to get out of a particular mood. Try working on your body to change how you feel physically. Get enough sleep, exercise, and healthy food. Learning something new stimulates the release of dopamine. Go for positive triggers. Enjoy nature OR cultivate a sense of awe for everything around you. Spend time around pets or people who make you feel good. Bond with children and immerse yourself in imaginary worlds. Learn to be more grateful. Look for anything new. Links/Resources: Dr. Richard Bandler’s website Subscribe to the Changing Minds Podcast!
24 minutes | Nov 4, 2021
S03E27 Why you don’t do what you need to do (and how to do it)
In this episode, we tackle what stops us from doing what we need to do or making the change we need to make… and how to make it! You don’t know what you need to doYou don’t believe it needs to be done You don’t know how to do itYou don’t feel like doing it You don’t keep doing it Awareness-Work backwards from results or emotions or goals Values-Pros and cons. Worst case scenario and best case scenario. How it fits in your life Skills-Model someone. Books. Practice. Feedback Motivation-Goals, Progress. Little Steps Discipline-Environment, Ease, Structure, Routines
24 minutes | Nov 1, 2021
S03E26 The Dopamine Balance - The two sides to motivation
This episode is all about the dopamine balance, how we become addicted and how to motivate ourselves in a healthy way. Dopamine, also known as chemical messenger, is a neurotransmitter produced by your body that your nervous system uses to deliver signals between nerve cells. Dopamine is necessary to maintain normal brain function. The main purpose of dopamine is to send signals within the brain, but it also acts outside the brain by sending signals to the body. In this episode, I'll go over what Dopamine is and what it does in greater detail. Dopamine balance: the two sides to motivation.Dopamine is: A neurotransmitter A neuromodulator Responsible for motivation and addiction Dopamine is released into two different areas: Dopamine desire circuits Dopamine control circuit What are the negative impacts of addiction in our lives?How do seemingly normal routines become addictive over time?What’s the thin line between motivation and addiction?How to recognize and balance our behaviors?What happens when we are motivated and de-motivated?What is a good addiction and a bad addiction?Why do we still want to get things even after becoming less motivated about them?What is the default amount of Dopamine?What happens when we fire certain amounts of Dopamine?Why is Dopamine responsible for addiction? How to handle addiction: Dopamine fasting Push through Embrace the struggle Do it for the sake of the process Make it a discipline and a routine Give yourself a regular rewards Is this episode useful to you? Get access to more ‘changing minds’ episodes on my website: https://owenfitzpatrick.com
22 minutes | Oct 28, 2021
S03E25 How to Be More Strategic
This episode is all about becoming a more strategic person through 3 core strategies. Why we struggle with strategic thinking Present BiasImmediate ResultsSafety in certaintyHate being wrong How we can become more strategic Think in two modes - Present and Future Scenario Planning Strategic Questioning What does the future hold in terms of opportunity?What challenges will the future bring?What are the trends right now?When you solve these problems what new problems will there be?What black swans could happen?What advantage do you have now?What advantages do others have over you?Who do you want to become?What do you want to become known for?What is your plan for that?What resources do you need for that?What skills do you need for that?What habits do you need for that?
18 minutes | Oct 25, 2021
S03E24 The Art of Critical Thinking
In this episode, I explore the challenges we face in trying to become more critical thinkers and how to overcome them. What stops us from being critical thinkers? Emotional factorsBiasesLack of timeLack of energyLack of awarenessOverthinkingLack of knowledgeThe curse of knowledge What questions help you think more critically? What information do you have?What information do you need?How accurate is the information?What does it mean about what is going on now?What does it suggest about the future?How does it impact the big picture?What relationship or political factors impact things?
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