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58 minutes | a year ago
Deb Dana - Engaging Self-Regulation Under Stress - The Polyvagal Theory
Now more than ever, we need to find ways to ground ourselves in feelings of safety and connection. In a previously unpublished podcast, guest Deb Dana - an expert in helping others regulate their emotions using something called 'Polyvagal Theory" - explores the autonomic nervous system and shares some techniques to help us at this particularly difficult time. The podcast was recorded last year before we even knew about Covid-19, however the content is more relevant than ever. Resources: https://www.rhythmofregulation.com/Polyvagal-Resources.php https://www.mebeingadam.com/resources
30 minutes | a year ago
The Time Is Now
In my second "on the fly" podcast I share some of my personal thoughts about what the Covid-19 crisis could mean for us as a species and how each of us has an opportunity to do some inner work and campaign for a better future.
34 minutes | a year ago
Thoughts on Covid-19
In light of the current epidemic sweeping the planet, I felt like I wanted to share some of my thoughts and perhaps some insights that may be useful to us at this time. Towards the end I share some practical tips about grounding, and for those interested in the audio meditation, head to https://www.mebeingadam.com/audios to listen. Sending my love to you all.
61 minutes | 2 years ago
Derek Scott - Internal Family Systems Therapy
“There is nothing that any of us do that is not from a part of us that has a good intent, a positive intent. Even if it looks extreme.” Ever wanted to make sense of all the different voices in your head? Ever wondered why that critical part speaks so loud? Do you often feel conflicted with one voice saying one thing, and another saying the opposite? Derek Scott is an experienced Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist based in Canada and joins me for this podcast to discuss how IFS works and how it seeks to heal people and help them find inner peace. IFS is a therapy that is based on the idea that those multiple voices are all “parts” of you, and they all have a positive intention, even if it doesn’t seem that way at first. In the podcast, Derek and I have a great conversation about his journey into this type of therapy and there’s also a live demo, when my own inner critic surfaces! Derek can be reached using the following links: https://www.derekscott.co https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRw6sRKzEVdbgw32JEKO-0Q
74 minutes | 2 years ago
Adverse Childhood Experiences - Guest Episode - Dr Craig Joyce
In this episode I'm joined by Dr Craig Joyce, a child and behavioural psychologist from Warwickshire, UK. Dr Joyce has years of experience working with children who have experienced adverse childhood experiences (ACES) and has a passion for understanding why young people behave the way they do. The episode focusses on children's behaviour, and towards the end we talk about how early trauma can affect our behaviour as adults. The key message to takeaway is that if you had any of these experiences as a child, they could well be effecting you now and healing is possible. There is so much research in this subject area. A simple google search of "Adverse Childhood Experiences" will give you plenty to go at.
29 minutes | 2 years ago
Templates of Love
Love has been on my mind this month, perhaps because of Valentine's Day, perhaps because it's something that affects and alludes us all at some point in our lives. In this episode I take a closer look at why people might find themselves in unhealthy relationships and how the way we were raised as children can have a direct impact in defining what we call love - our template of love that is. In the episode I mention a couple of great people. Here are links to their websites. I encourage you to follow them on social media too :-) Dan Harris (not Matt!): https://www.10percenthappier.com Dr David Hamilton: https://drdavidhamilton.com
71 minutes | 2 years ago
#BreakTheSilence - Guest Episode - Duncan Craig
*CONTENT ADVISORY* It’s important to mention that this episode covers themes of child abuse, sexual exploitation, rape and sexual harm. Please take care of yourself when listening. There are links below to national support services, should you need them. In this episode I’m joined by Duncan Craig, CEO & Founder of Survivors Manchester, a charity based here in my home city. Duncan is also a qualified counsellor and likes to maintain his practice alongside running the charity. After breaking his silence about being sexually abused and raped as a child, Duncan struggled to find specialist support in Manchester, instead he had to travel over 300 miles each time he needed to access a support service in another part of the UK. After focussing on his own healing, in 2008 with just £250 in his pocket Duncan founded Survivors Manchester – a charity that supports male survivors of sexual abuse, harm and exploitation in Greater Manchester. In this podcast Duncan shares some of his personal story along with some of the leaps the charity has made over the last ten years. In a twist to the normal guest episode format, our roles switch half way through and I talk openly for the first time about my experience of being sexually exploited when I was a child. Support Links: Support available at: http://www.survivorsmanchester.org.uk or you can call: 0808 800 5005 Donate at: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/adamsurvivor
63 minutes | 3 years ago
The Trump Effect - Guest Episode - Elisabeth Olyvia Norton
Welcome to episode 007 of on my mind. The first female 007 I might add! Who doesn’t love a classic movie reference? With the constant stream of news about Donald Trump, The USA has been on my mind this week and I wanted to speak to someone living over there who I felt might be able to offer us a balanced view. As well as being a good friend, Elisabeth Olyvia Norton is a speaker, coach and teacher who has been playing and working in personal expansion for over 25 years. Having once been Elizabeth’s client, I can confirm she is a relentless optimist who knows that when you are in alignment with your biggest, best self, your capacity in life explodes. She believes in laughing loudly and often, even when it all looks like it’s going to shit! Elisabeth is solidly standing in the position that love will always pull us through. In this Podcast we explore everything from Trump, to shame, compassion, use of language and of course, my favourite thing - LOVE. For this Podcast, Elisabeth joined me remotely from her home state of Wisconsin via a snazzy connection sponsored by my friends at www.ipDTL.com. You can find Elisabeth on social media under the handle @areallybiglife and her website www.areallybiglife.com. I wholeheartedly recommend her as a coach.
60 minutes | 3 years ago
Pushing Through Fear - Guest Episode - Luke Askew
A few years ago, Luke felt the powerful grip of depression and believes the experience awakened him to a new life, where he now spends every day doing what he loves. Luke is one of the UK's most respected Transformational Coaches and Motivational Speaker. He says he's on a mission to inspire this generation to leave a legacy for the next. In this podcast we cover everything from the struggles young people face today, how Luke dealt with his depression, and an extended and incredibly insightful discussion about pushing through fear.
62 minutes | 3 years ago
Living with HIV - Guest Episode - Nathaniel Hall
In this episode I'm joined by Nathaniel Hall - a HIV+ queer activist and theatre-maker from Manchester. He writes, directs, inspires, and produces bold and provocative socially minded work. Diagnosed 2 weeks after his 17th birthday, and just months after coming out as gay, Nathaniel kept his HIV status secret from friends and family for over 14 years. After coming out of the closet (again) in late 2017, he's now advocating loudly for better contemporary representations of HIV in popular culture: Tom Hanks in Philadelphia just doesn't cut the mustard anymore... His funny and frank solo show about growing up queer and HIV+ in a straight and HIV- world, First Time, is set to premiere in Manchester this Autumn. Links referenced in the podcast are as follows: https://ght.org.uk (George House Trust) https://www.tht.org.uk (Terrence Higgins Trust) https://www.iwantprepnow.co.uk (Advice on Prep)
35 minutes | 3 years ago
My Battle With Depression
This episode marks the end of Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK. I share an insight into my personal struggle with depression and anxiety, along with a few thoughts about why I think we need to start talking more and ending the stigma. Thanks for all your support and feedback is welcome, as always.
46 minutes | 3 years ago
The Trauma of Heartbreak
Heartbreak is a life-defining event for most people. In this podcast I share my own personal experience of heartbreak, along with some of the science. I feel heartbreak is a subject that should be met with humility and respect and in this podcast I seek to do just that - with a little bit of humour to keep it light! The video I reference in the podcast can be found in the link below: https://www.ted.com/talks/guy_winch_how_to_fix_a_broken_heart And Susan Anderson's book "The Journey from Abandonment to Healing" can be found in all good bookshops.
33 minutes | 3 years ago
One Thought Away From Peace
Episode 002 has landed and I'm excited to share some insights with your about the power of thought, and how I believe thoughts are the birthplace of most, if not all suffering. In this podcast I explain how nothing is good or bad unless we think it so, and how you have a feelings factory inside you that can create happiness in any moment.
21 minutes | 3 years ago
The first ever podcast has landed! In this "nano" podcast (a shorter version than what I expect future ones will be) I share a few of my thoughts around integrating into the Western world and invite you, my loyal listeners to offer suggestions for future podcasts.
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