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Mantality - Going Beyond Stigma
89 minutes | Jan 18, 2022
#079 Rugby Players vs Relationships (with Dr Imogen Bicknell)
This is part 2 of a 2 part series with Dr Imogen Bicknell where we focus on relationships. In this episode, Stevie and Imogen discuss Stevie’s commitment issues when playing rugby, family relationships, Instagram dating, how imagination can ruin your romantic relationships, normalising eating disorders, and the ‘glamour’ of being a pro athlete. We hope you enjoy this episode. Thanks to UKRed and MorrisIG for sponsoring this episode.
75 minutes | Dec 9, 2021
#078 The Power Of Journaling (with Hannah Campbell)
Daily journaling can be a challenge if you're new to it. Much like meditation and yoga, it requires patience and commitment. But if you stick to it, it can improve your life in significant ways. Hannah Campbell is a meditation mentor, wellness coach & sustainable fitness advocate. In this podcast, we run through the power of journaling: The benefits, the misconceptions, and some prompts to help get you started on your journey to building positive habits. If you want to learn more about the tools, habits, and routines used by peak performers, join our Evolve program for on-demand learning at your pace. Join the waitlist at https://mantality.co.uk/coaching Thanks to UKRed Security and MorrisIG for sponsoring this episode.
76 minutes | Nov 23, 2021
#077 Choosing Your Battles (with Rick Cooper)
Rick is an NLP master practitioner, educator, and mentor. He regularly works and helps to empower coaches, athletes, and driven people to get clear on who they want to be, where they want to go and why they want to get there. Rick joined us on the podcast to talk about his story, the adversities he has faced and the mental resilience he has mastered. The episode also features a live Q&A with our Evolve audience on topics such as masculinity, living your truth, the importance of values, ingraining habits and changing behaviours. This is one you don’t want to miss. Since recording this podcast, Rick has joined the Mantality team as our mental skills and performance coach for individuals and teams. Rick will help you identify and understand your values, your behaviours and start to create a clear roadmap of your purposeful vision. You’ll gain deep self-awareness, strategies, and tools to consciously embody your potential and calmly live your life with an open heart, a warrior spirit, a quiet mind, and feet firmly on the ground. If you’re interested in working together, email firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks to UKRed Security and MorrisIG for sponsoring this episode.
23 minutes | Nov 9, 2021
#076 Head Noise - Movember special (with Martin Wolstencroft)
Stevie caught up with Martin Wolstencroft, CEO of Arc Inspirations for a Movember special. Stevie spoke about the mission of going beyond a stigma for men’s mental health and how players in rugby league used the term ‘head noise’ for mental health when it comes to the stress after a bad game or a video review where you know there’s going to be bullets flying your way. We hope you enjoy this special episode.
98 minutes | Nov 2, 2021
#075 Getting Real About Relationships (with Dr Imogen Bicknell)
This is part 1 of a 2 part series with Dr Imogen Bicknell where we will focus on relationships. Imogen is a friend of Mantality, someone who had an integral role in setting up the Mantality society at Leeds University. She is a Doctor, a blogger (mentalscale.com) and a regular contributor to the Mantality Magazine. Dr Imogen Bicknell attended relational therapy 3 years ago and it taught her how integral our relationships are to our wellbeing. The quality of our relationships can develop our resilience, sense of self and our mental health. Relationships extend to beyond our reactions with other people; They also include the relationship that we have with our work, our interests and ourselves.
81 minutes | Oct 26, 2021
#074 How To Stay Human In A Digital World (with Dr Anastasia Dedyukhina)
Dr Anastasia Dedyukhina is a book author, TEDx speaker, Huffington Post blogger, coach and a former senior digital marketer. Having spent 12+ years working for global media and internet brands, she ditched her smartphone in the middle of her senior international career, when she realized how dependent she had become on the gadget. Today she acts as a business mentor, supporting ethical tech startups, and runs a tech-life balance consultancy Consciously Digital, helping companies and individuals be more productive and less stressed in an age of digital distraction. Anastasia was born in Russia, lived in six different countries, and is a UK citizen. She frequently appears in the UK and international press as an expert on tech-life balance and ethical technology (see Metro, Business Cloud, BBC etc) Her first book, Homo Distractus, was successfully crowdfunded in 2017 and will be published in April 2018.
84 minutes | Oct 19, 2021
#073 Mental Mastery (with Ed Latimore)
Ed Latimore is a best-selling author, former professional heavyweight boxer, and competitive chess player. He also runs men's groups with a focus on self-improvement, porn addiction and sobriety. In this episode, we spoke about engraining positive habits, sobriety, using public accountability to your advantage, actions becoming evidence, porn addiction, knowing when to quit when you’re an Elite sports athlete, and sparring with Roy-Jones Junior before the Mike Tyson fight.
96 minutes | Oct 15, 2021
#072 Connected, Conspiracies and Leeds United (with Paul Fox)
We welcome back friend of the podcast Paul Fox to catch up about Connected, our short audio drama during Covid, Leeds United, Conspiracy Theories and plastering! This was a fun conversation and something a bit more light-hearted than our usual fare. Enjoy!
116 minutes | Oct 5, 2021
#071 Becoming the 0.1% (with Gareth Timmins)
Former Royal Marine commando, Gareth Timmins joins us on the Mantality podcast. Gareth has released his new book: “Becoming the 0.1% - How To Build An Elite Mindset”. The first-ever diary account of this training regime, charting the odds stacked journey of a 20-year-old recruit and the psychological underpinnings written by him 14 years later. Each week of training is accompanied by lessons on psychological shortcomings and performance. It uses real-life and often terrifying experiences to describe to the reader the psychological edge needed to succeed and cultivate a 0.1% mindset. Members of our Evolve coaching program joined us live in the audience and had the opportunity to ask their own questions directly to Gareth. We also discuss the book, Gareth's journey, and some wild stories from his time in the marines, including the biggest pirate attack ever off the coast of Somalia. Four marines had to fight off 50+ pirates. Tune in! We hope you enjoy it.
86 minutes | Sep 14, 2021
#070 Opening Up To More (with Craig White)
Craig White has worked with some of the biggest names in sport. Having started his journey as a strength and conditioning coach, he achieved success with major sporting institutions, such as the British and Irish Lions, Bolton Wanderers and Leicester Tigers. Following a Yoga and Meditation Retreat in 2009, Craig embarked upon a journey of self-discovery that resulted in him broadening his mindset, as well as his coaching style. Craig now spends his time coaching and consulting professional sports teams, as well as mentoring private clients. He is also the founder of Men Without Masks, an organisation committed to empowering men to live a life of purpose. In this episode, Stevie and Craig discuss purpose, meditation, the term ‘man up’, the difference between rage and anger and much more. There’s also a Q&A with our Evolve members with some BIG questions. Tune in! We hope you enjoy it.
75 minutes | Aug 31, 2021
#069 Becoming Relentless: Alistair Brownlee
Alistair Brownlee MBE is a British triathlete. He is the only athlete to hold two Olympic titles in the triathlon event, winning gold medals in the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games. He is also a two-time Triathlon World Champion, a two-time World Team Champion, a four-time European Champion, and the 2014 Commonwealth champion. Alistair has just released his book Relentless: The Secrets of The Sporting Elite. In his quest to define ‘sporting greatness’, double Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee spent nearly four years interviewing and training with some of the greatest minds in sport to discover what it takes to become – and remain – a champion. We talk about some of those ingredients and our Evolve members gain a one in a lifetime opportunity to ask their questions to a double Olympic champion too. A special podcast for the Mantality community that has only just begun…
63 minutes | Aug 18, 2021
#068 The Inner Chimp (with Steve Peters)
Professor Steve Peters is a Consultant Psychiatrist who specialises in the functioning of the human mind. He has clients across a wide range of disciplines from health and education to business and elite sport, including NHS organisations, the emergency services, schools and universities, national and Olympic teams, British Cycling, GB Taekwondo, England Rugby, England Football, Liverpool Football Club, British Swimming, UK Track and Field, Sky ProCycling, Masters Golf and World Snooker. In all areas, he helps people to understand how the mind works, gain insight into their own unique mind and situation, and then develop skills to optimise individual performance and quality of life. He is also the author of the bestselling personal development book ‘The Chimp Paradox’ which has sold nearly 1 million copies since it was first published in 2012. In this episode, we explored the ‘inner chimp’ and what that is, the reason we think the way we do, how to understand your emotions and thoughts, how to avoid self-sabotage, and what makes ‘a man’. We thoroughly enjoyed this episode and hope you do too! Head over to the Mantality website to download a FREE mind management tool on how to stop caring what others think of you: https://mantality.co.uk/coaching
65 minutes | Aug 3, 2021
#067 Drinking Culture & the Pressures of University (with Jack Middlemore)
In this episode, Stevie and Chris caught up with Jack Middlemore, who plays rugby for Dodger 7s, and recently took part in a documentary series called Blindside in which he shared about his struggles with mental health. Jack talks to us about the drinking culture and pressures of University and how difficult that can be on young people. He also shares with us his attempted suicide and what helped him to recover. The Blindside documentary series, filmed by Alex Bowdery at Playmotion, is designed to #TackleTheStigma around mental health and highlight the importance of talking about mental health in sport, schools and life in general. It can be found on Playmotion's Vimeo or on the Dodger 7s and LooseHeadz social media channels.
75 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
#066 Two best mates on the mission to 'Go Beyond Stigma': 5 year anniversary episode (with co-founders, Stevie Ward and Dom Smith)
Mantality co-founders Stevie Ward and Dom Smith have been best mates since 8 years old. Many big life-defining moments have brought them to this point in Mantality, and they keep on coming... Join us as we sit down to look back over the five years of Mantality starting off as an online magazine, to then branch out and create a movement and a community that is pushing the boundaries of how men work on their mental health and mindset. Get to know Dom, the HOW behind Mantality and what his journey has been like creatively too.
106 minutes | Jun 24, 2021
#065 The Struggles Beside Success (with Kallum Watkins)
Kallum Watkins is a British professional rugby league footballer who plays as a centre for the Salford Red Devils in the Betfred Super League and England at international level. He previously played for the Leeds Rhinos in the Super League and the Gold Coast Titans in the NRL. Kallum is undoubtedly one of the best to play rugby league. We’ve all watched from the sidelines as he has given us some of our favourite moments in sport. It was therefore even more of an honour for the Evolve members to be able to hold space for Kallum to share the struggles that sit beside his success. Kallum’s honesty and openness shows his true leadership. We can all learn from Kallum’s commitment to accept his struggles. He recognises that this acceptance has helped him take a huge step forward in his career and his life as a whole. Be sure to subscribe, review and share to help this momentous podcast inspire as many people as possible.
76 minutes | May 20, 2021
#064 Body On The Line (with James Graham)
We were delighted to be joined by rugby league legend, James Graham. James has played for St Helens, won two Super League Grand Finals and 3 Challenge Cups and was named Man of Steel in 2008. His career took him to Australia to play in the NRL where he played for Canterbury Bulldogs, where he won 2 NRL finals, St George Illawarra Dragons. He also has 44 caps for England and 9 caps for Great Britain. In this episode, we discussed his highly decorated career, his life after the sport and the realities of the sport with concussion, what the game can do, the reality of knowing there are potential health implications vs the life it lets you live and the platform it gives you. This episode is a brilliant companion episode to the podcast with Dr Willie Stewart on concussion. This was a really interesting episode and we hope you enjoy.
98 minutes | May 4, 2021
#063 Finding Freedom of Mind after Man United
Rhodri Jones was a young professional footballer with Manchester United and Rotherham United but had to retire in his early twenties. He has since moved on to become a television director and most recently a Mind Fitness Coach, working with high-achievers in the world of professional sports, business, and the performing arts. He has also has been an advocate in raising awareness about mental health in society. In this episode, we talk openly about the mental health battles Rhodri suffered during his time at Man Utd and soon after he departed, the parallels with Stevie's own situation at the moment and what Rhodri is up to now. This is a really important conversation, particularly with a lot of athletes that don't make it into elite sports dealing with depression and anxiety issues. Join in the conversation and let us know what you think over on our social media channels.
137 minutes | Apr 12, 2021
#062 Mantality Counselling: Why Vulnerability Matters (with Jon Bell)
Jon Bell is an integrative psychotherapist with experience working with a wide variety of people facing uniquely different and difficult challenges. He has just completed his MA thesis into vulnerability in Rugby League, looking at how striving for authenticity in the toughest of sports can present all of us with a therapeutic template for happier, wholehearted living. Jon has recently started practicing as Mantality's lead counsellor and has just recently started offering support for people who feel like counselling would improve their life. In this podcast, they cover: The 'unwritten code' when living as a rugby league player, Jon's rugby league career, what Jon believes a sportsman goes through when retiring from their sport, the power of counselling and why Stevie uses it, how to use vulnerability.
74 minutes | Mar 17, 2021
#061 'Cleverest Bloke We Know' (with Ralph Ineson)
We were delighted to be joined by actor, Ralph Ineson, known for his roles in known for The Witch, Guardians of the Galaxy, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter and so much more. But to many of us, he’ll always be ‘Finchy’ in The Office. We had a wide-ranging chat about his career, the challenges he’s faced, the obstacles of being an actor and how he keeps his mental health in check, The Office - what it is like working with Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, and Leeds United.
98 minutes | Mar 11, 2021
#060 Brain Health and Transformational Medicine (with Dr Dan Engle)
Dr Dan Engle is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology, with a clinical practice that combines aspects of regenerative medicine, orthomolecular psychiatry, integrative spirituality and peak performance methods. Dr Dan is the author of the Concussion Repair Manual. A Traumatic Brain Injury radically changed the course of his life and Dan emerged with a passion for neurology. Dan is a progressive doctor who believes that The true goal of medicine is to facilitate the innate healing of the body and mind… and thus support you to become whole, happy and free. Dan notes that he learnt more about the human mind from spending a week in the Amazonian jungle taking the hallucinogenic ayahuasca than he did studying psychiatry and neurology for years. In this podcast, we also talk about how TBI's were used as initiations in some tribal communities and Dr Dan's fluctuations in his own mental health and what it has taught him.
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