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26 minutes | Jan 17, 2022
Jonathan Joseph - Fashion as empowerment. Social responsibility, technology and resilience
Jonathan Joseph saw a lot of toxicity and negativity when he was working in the luxury womans fashion and sportswear industry. This not only affected people working in the industry but also consumers through marketing and advertising. He thought that it would be possible to shortcut some of the issues such as the body dysmorphia created by unrealistic standards by empowering children rather than fixing broken adults. He feels that by using fashion as a lens to talk about and deconstruct complex issues, conversations can be brokered between children and adults because fashion is infinitely relateable. It can then help play a role in how children navigate the world
23 minutes | Jan 10, 2022
Kathryn Ford - What relationships need to suceed. Communication, learning and resilience
The type of conversation that many couples have often doesn't help their relationship. Often it boils down to a debate, a checking in about who knows what and whose ideas are better. What’s needed is an enlivened conversation that builds resilience and allows both people to explore and learn together. They can then move out of an adversarial mindset to a place where they can learn and be resilient together.Learning is the most important thing that a couple needs to do. A relationship can be demanding and needs energy and an inspiring vision, something to aim for that learning can be added to. The vision is what you’re going to learn to do together not who you already are when you start the relationship.
18 minutes | Jan 3, 2022
Dr Russell Thackeray - Welcome to 2022
Welcome to 2022!This week Dr Russell Thackeray muses on the recent arrival of 2022 and suggests some ideas to make the most of the year. He focuses some thoughts on the nature of resolutions as opposed to goals and challenges us to think more creatively about where and why we are aiming as people often understate their long term ambitions. There will also some thoughts around choices and the nature of willpower, whether it depletes along the lines of decision fatigue, or whether it’s more of a belief system.Hopefully there will be a few ideas or nuggets that you may find useful.As we enter our next phase of podcasts, we would like to wish you all a tremendous and fulfilling New Year!!
26 minutes | Dec 27, 2021
Valerie Canino - The learning is in the journey. Resolving conflict between teens and their families.
Critical thinking is essential in helping teens work through a problem and realise what is going to move them forward so they get the result they want. Schools can’t be responsible for everything so parents need to be responsible for the provision of a parent model. A parent helping guide their child through making a decision is extremely powerful but Valerie often finds that although great strides have been made on parenting there is still some thinking in society that adults know best. It’s up to the parent to create a connection and allow their child to make mistakes and decisions and to figure out their own path
17 minutes | Dec 20, 2021
Dr Russell Thackeray - Time to invest in ourselves.
Another chance to listen to last year's Christmas podcast from Dr. Russell Thackeray. In it he talks about why resilience is so important at this time of year and also explains the need to stop and rejuvanate ourselves and/or invest in ourselves to plan forward. Finally, he discusses how the narrative we use can help our mental state and how confirmation bias can help give us the things we believe in.The only other thing to say is that we hope you have a happy and safe Christmas and we look forward to catching up with you again in 2022!
27 minutes | Dec 13, 2021
Doug Noll - Understanding and dealing with conflict
Whatever the size of a dispute, the issue at hand is usually not the problem. People generally prefer peace so only involve conflict if they feel there is no other way to get resolution. As we are not generally trained in ways to resolve conflict it is difficult to know how to deal with anger or upset without being triggered yourself. One of the key foundational skills of life therefore is learning how to listen to other peoples emotions. This can help in developing an emotional database and provides a way of avoid the trigger that causes getting upset or anger when someone starts yelling at us.
20 minutes | Dec 6, 2021
Wendy Bjork - Taking charge of MS
MS is a life limiting illness but people can choose how to look at it, deal with it and live with it. It can be very easy to feel out of control and slip into a depressive zone but manipulating the way you use your brain can help deal not only with MS, but also other illnesses or situations. As well as mindset, there are many other things that can interfere with how your body functions. What you eat, drink and put into your body is important as is having a support circle and someone to talk about your MS to. Other things such as home cleaning products can also have an effect on your body and how it functions.
28 minutes | Nov 29, 2021
Paul Denniston - Grief Yoga. Healing through movement
There are many types of yoga. Hatha, Vinyasa, Kundalini, Restorative and Laughter for example, and Paul Denniston uses elements from each in his Grief Yoga practice. Paul designed Grief Yoga to help with his challenging emotions of anxiety and grief by releasing pain to fund more empowerment and love. Paul feels that we can have physical pain in the body that is a manifestation of suppressed grief and thatbBecause everyone grieves differently, it appears in different areas of the body such as the back, neck, stomach, pelvis or chest.
27 minutes | Nov 22, 2021
Derek Newborn - A blueprint for life. Moving on from extreme narcissism.
Derek Newborn had always had a vision of how his life would be. He achieved everything he thought he wanted but, on the inside, abandonment issues from his past meant he felt extremely empty. The only thing he was concerned about was filling the emptiness he felt. and he used self-sabotaging behaviours to try to find the peaceful feeling he felt he was missing. Derek's fear outweighed any love he had for his family and partner and he was just focused on not being abandoned. The abandonment process though actually pushes people away so through his self sabotaging behaviours, Derek created everything to was trying to avoid.
20 minutes | Nov 15, 2021
Dr Russell Thackeray - Aligning Psychological Safety, Resilience and Burnout
Psychological Safety is something that Dr Thackeray has long been fascinated by and he is particularly interested in how it aligns with Burnout and Resilience. In this podcast he discusses: What psychological safety isWhat it’s all aboutWhat it has to offer usSome of the different theoretical ideas around psychological safety.
27 minutes | Nov 8, 2021
Clarke Boozer - The power of mindset. Dealing with Polymyositis.
When Clarke was diagnosed with Polymyositis he was depressed, angry, mad at the world but also helpless. Because the disease had progressed very quickly it was difficult to understand what was happening and as his body was declining, his mind was driving him downward as well. At the time Clarke didn't really know how much mindset can affect physical health but an experience he had when he thought he was going to die changed things and he realised he had something to live for. This change in mindset led to a change in physiology and Clarke now feels that mindset was the key to this and, we can do anything we want if we focus on what we say to ourselves and what we believe.
32 minutes | Nov 1, 2021
Nicki Pike - Life as our label. Dealing with grief.
Nicki feels that we don’t talk about grief and loss and what we go through in the early days enough. There is a lot of information about grief but lots of it is irrelevant. We need to have an idea of hope and a path towards it but we don't need to have someone telling us it'll all be great. Logically, we know we’ll come out the other side and that we’ll get back to what will be a new normality without the person we’ve lost.
35 minutes | Oct 25, 2021
Jeff Martinowich - Why perseverance and resilience matter
Jeff Martinovich has had many dark days but, when he looks back on the things that happened, he feels the key to getting through was perseverance and resilience. He thinks you have to dig deep to find strength you maybe don't know you have so you can find a way to keep fighting and grow so you can deal with even bigger challenges.
35 minutes | Oct 18, 2021
Kathy Hagler - Healing from wounds. The Art of Scars.
Kathy Hagler partners with organsations through good times, crises, challenges, and obstacles, and helps to move their culture, climate, and character forward with clear vision, strategic intent, and success in an everchanging world. She says that organisations are similar to human beings - both have wounds and, like people, organisations can break and can heal. We all carry wounds in our bodies, minds, and spirits that can hinder our lives at work and at home. Using her own journey, the philosophy of wabi-sabi and the Japanese art of kintsugi, Kathy helps pinpoint the root of pain, suffering and distress in an organisation and its people and then transforms it by by building character, trustworthiness, and resilience.
28 minutes | Oct 11, 2021
David Richman - Cycle of Lives. Emotional connections with cancer
David’s Richman's career working for a Wall Street firm was incredibly stressful. He suffered from both external and self-inflicted stress, was overweight and a smoker, did no exercise and had four-year old twins, as well being in a relationship with an abusive alcoholic. He needed to make a change but it wasn’t until his only sister was diagnosed with terminal cancer that he started to change his life around.He says it was like a light switch going on. His whole life he had been trying to be an overachiever for other people. Whatever it was doing he was looking for external gratification. Eventually he understood the concept of having to do things for yourself and when he realised this, he took control of his life.
35 minutes | Oct 4, 2021
Faith Elicia - Never good enough. Recovery from eating disorders.
Eating disorders cross gender, race, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic groups and are among the deadliest of mental illnesses. Anyone caught in the downward spiral of continually obsessing about food, weight, and body image, needs support to free themselves. People not suffering from an eating disorder often believe that saying “No!” to self-destructive behaviors should be easy but it’s not. It can be a daily struggle with no single solution. Instead it’s a journey of stops and starts but, through learning various strategies, it is possible to break its hold.
30 minutes | Sep 27, 2021
William Allen - High sensitivity. A gift or a challenge?
The word 'sensitive' can be seen to have some negative correlations for men by being thought of a ‘weak’ characteristic. Frailty or vulnerability are things men cannot allow themselves to be and this may have led to the increase in suicide in men because they can’t recognise themselves as being vulnerable in any way. Cultural icons in films and books supersede all the emotions people have so there is a cultural expectation for men to behave in a certain way. If sensitivity is seen as something negative, there may be a need to reframe the term to reach men who may feel unable to embrace their highly sensitive natures within their existing environment.
24 minutes | Sep 20, 2021
Francine Russo - Understanding what's important ... and what's not. Love after 50.
Studies have shown that love after 50 can be more satisfying than at any other stage in life. People are more emotionally stable, more focused on the present and know not only what they have to have, but also what they can live without. Partnering is no longer about building a family, career and fortune. It’s about sharing intimacy as grounded individuals.
21 minutes | Sep 13, 2021
Jay Shifman - Choose your struggle. Conversations about mental health, substance abuse and addiction.
There are many people trying deal with substance abuse and addiction who don't talk about it because of the stigma they feel surrounds it. Encouraging difficult conversations and honest education around these issues, can help break down the stigma and ensure that those who struggle receive the help they deserve.
31 minutes | Sep 6, 2021
Radha Ruparell - Don't waste the good moments. Covid and beyond.
Sometimes it takes a catastrophic event to wake us up, something that upends life as we know it. These turning points can be terrifying but we all encounter them in our lives. The real question is, 'how will we face them'? Although we want to hang on to what’s 'normal', disruptive moments are exactly what’s needed to transform ourselves and the world around us.Radha Ruparell is a global cross-sector leader with expertise in leadership development and personal transformation. She has worked with CEOs, Fortune 500 senior executives, social entrepreneurs, and grassroots leaders around the world. At the height of the pandemic she fell ill with Covid and found she needed all her leadership skills and experience to navigate through the uncertainity and change it brought.
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