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The Psychology Behind with Dr Linda Papadopoulos
38 minutes | Mar 7, 2020
51: Lori Gottlieb: Maybe You Should Talk To Someone
If you've ever wondered what you're therapist is thinking about then Lori Gottlieb might be able to shed some insight.. Lori is a psychotherapist and award winning author who writes the weekly “Dear Therapist” advice column for The Atlantic. In 2019 she released her New York Times best-selling memoir "Maybe You Should Talk To Someone" which see her share painful, vulnerable and often funny stories of her own journey into therapy after a life changing event; interspersed with the stories of clients that she was seeing at the time. The book pulls up the curtain on both sides of the therapists chair and the patient's couch. Find out more about Lori's work at LoriGottlieb.com or by following her @LoriGottlieb1 on Twitter.
52 minutes | Jul 1, 2019
50: Stuart Sandeman: "The first time I did breathwork, it felt like i'd plugged my fingers in the mains..."
Stuart Sandeman is a breathwork facilitator and founder of Breath Pod, whose aim is to help people harness the power of their breathing system for better health & wellbeing. In this episode Stuart shares the story of his own path towards becoming a breathwork facilitator after he lost a loved one to cancer and discovered the physical and emotional release that transformational breath gave him as he navigated his way through grief..and changed his whole lifestyle and career in the process. Thank you to Stuart for sharing his touching story and knowledge with us. To find out more about Stuart's work then go to breathpod.me and see how it might help you.
21 minutes | Jun 20, 2019
49: Body Dysmorphia Part Two: Dr Amita Jassi
In part two of our Body Dysmorphia special we explore treatment and therapies that are available if you or someone you know may be struggling to cope with living with BDD. Dr Amita Jassi is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the National and Specialist OCD, BDD and Related Disorder Service for Children and Young People. She chats to Dr Linda about the hallmarks and symptoms of BDD, how to support a loved one and sheds light on how effective CBT is when seeking treatment and support. Huge thanks to Dr Jassi for sharing her insight with us. We hope it helps. Below you'll find links to the BDD Foundation website, where you'll find a host of information on: Getting Help https://bddfoundation.org/helping-you/getting-help-in-the-uk/ Resources on BDD https://bddfoundation.org/resources/ Support Groups and more https://bddfoundation.org/support-groups/
44 minutes | Jun 11, 2019
48: Body Dysmorphia Part One: Kitty's Story
In the first of a two part special focusing on the debilitating body image disorder, Body Dysmorphia, Dr Linda chats to Kitty Wallace who has battled with the BDD since her teens. BDD is an all consuming disorder, where the sufferer finds themselves fixating on a perceived flaw or defect in their appearance that is invisible to others and it can have a hugely debilitating effect on their ability to engage in every day activities. In Kitty's darkest times she found herself unable to leave the house for months on end, avoiding social situations because of her anxiety over her skin. When she did try and leave the house there were times when she found herself locked in an 8 hour cycle of trying to cover up the skin on her face, applying and removing make up until she eventually gave up, exhausted. Huge thanks to Kitty for sharing her story with us. If any of what has been discussed in this episode resonates with you or perhaps your concerns for a loved one then please contact the BDD Foundation as a first point of call for more help and information: bddfoundation.org
8 minutes | Jun 4, 2019
47: How To Be Assertive Without Being Aggressive
Being assertive is a useful tool that can help you communicate your feelings and thoughts honestly and clearly. It's a balancing act that many people struggle with because there is a fine line between being assertive and appearing aggressive. In this episode, Dr Linda addresses the techniques that you can adopt to ensure that you can feel confident and assertive. If there's a topic that you'd like discussed on the podcast then please do get in touch and let us know by messaging Dr Linda @drlindap on Instagram and @DrLinda_P on Twitter.
39 minutes | May 28, 2019
46: Dr Marilyn Glenville: "The effect sugar has on our bodies and our minds is directly linked to Alzheimer's.."
Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD is the UK's leading nutritionist specialising in womens' health. She is the former President of the Food and Health Forum at the Royal Society of Medicine, a registered nutritionist, psychologist, author and popular broadcaster. In this episode, Dr Linda and Dr Glenville join forces to explore the impact on sugar on our bodies and our minds. So much so, that we discover that it is linked to the onset of Alzheimer's, Cancer and the urgent need there is for us to reeducate ourselves the myth that including fat in our diets is detrimental to our health. Dr Marilyn also delves into how none of our bodies are the same and bespoke testing for nutritional deficiencies can help us in our journey to prevent many different diseases and find natural solutions to health problems without resorting to medication. If you're interesting in finding out more about Dr Glenville's work you can find an abundance of information on subjects such as women's health and fertility and much more on her website: https://www.marilynglenville.com/ We also highly recommend that you take a look at the numerous books that she has had published including Natural Solutions to Dementia and Alzheimer's https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dr.-Marilyn-Glenville-PhD/e/B01F51BHRI Our huge thanks and appreciation go out to Dr Glenville and her team for joining us on the podcast to share their knowledge on such important areas of our health and wellbeing.
52 minutes | Apr 27, 2019
45: Jillian Lavender: "Meditation is a vital skill for our wellbeing so we can give and be at our best..."
Jillian Lavender is a Vedic Meditation Teacher and Vedic Wellness expert with over 15 years experience teaching people to meditate. She is the co-founder of the London Meditation Centre and New York Meditation Center. Vedic meditation is the world’s most ancient form of meditation and the benefits are numerous. Jillian first learned to meditate in 1995 after reaching burnout while working in a high profile and stressful job. In this episode, Jillian and Linda discuss the physical and mental benefits of meditation, exploring the fascinating science behind it and Jillian's own unexpected journey to discovering the ancient practice. Huge thank you to Jillian for sharing her story and knowledge with us. You can find out more about her work @JillianLavender on Twitter or by visiting londonmeditationcentre.com
31 minutes | Apr 12, 2019
44: Amy Morin: 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do
Amy Morin is a trained psychotherapist, mental strength trainer, and international bestselling author who gave one of the most popular TEDx talks of all time: The Secret To Becoming Mentally Strong. Amy wrote a list one day detailing the things that mentally strong people don't do, when she was at the lowest point of her life after the death of her mother and husband. She published it online hoping it might help someone else that was struggling, and the list went viral and read by more than 50 million people. Amy shares her remarkable story with Dr Linda and if you haven't already then we recommend you give her TEDx talk a listen or view when you've finished this episode. Huge thanks to Amy for taking the time to talk to us. https://amymorinlcsw.com/mentally-strong-people/
35 minutes | Mar 26, 2019
43: Stuart Semple: "Your body is a chemistry lab - the best one ever made!"
Stuart Semple is a British artist, curator, activist and the creator of some of the most thought provoking public art installations around the world. His most ambitious came in 2018 when he revealed Happy City where he had created numerous large scale public interventions throughout Denver. An ambassador for the charity Mind, Stuart collaborated with them to initiate the creative therapies fund throughout England and Wales. Mental health is a topic close to his heart and is a topic that is explored through much of his work. In this episode, Stuart shares his heartening journey towards better mental health as he and Dr Linda discuss the importance of "taking your own temperature" when it comes to your emotional health and well being. Many thanks to Stuart for sharing his story with us! Keep up to date with what Stuart is up to on Twitter and Instagram @stuartsemple.
38 minutes | Mar 14, 2019
42: Josh "JP" Patterson: "If I had taken my own life - I would have missed out on so many beautiful things..."
Some of you may know him as "JP", from his time on the TV reality series, Made In Chelsea - others will know him as Josh Patterson. Josh is a man who wears his heart on his sleeve when he talks about his family, friends, loved ones and of course; his beautiful baby daughter.. India. Admirably, he's spoken candidly in the past about his struggles with depression and suicidal thoughts. Not only is he working hard on his own personal goals and mental health, he's also doing some incredible work educating people about the power of the mind and the body-mind connection through his YouTube series: Limitless. Not to mention training for an incredible endurance test and world record attempt which will see him travelling the 900 miles by wheelchair from John O Groats - Lands End in April of this year. Huge thanks to Josh for sharing his journey and insight with us. Keep on top of what Josh is up to @joshuapattersonjp on Instagram and @JoshJP on Twitter.
9 minutes | Feb 25, 2019
41: Be More Patient
Patience is an invaluable tool in live. Not only does it help us alleviate stress, but it also gives us power and control over our emotions when frustrations arise. In this episode, Dr Linda explores what happens to our brain when we are flooded with frustration and provides 5 tips that you can implement into your day to help yourself learn to be more patient in all areas of life. Thanks for all your episode selections so far. Keep them coming! Let us know what topics you'd like to hear Dr Linda tackle by getting in touch with @DrLinda_P on Twitter and @drlindap on Instagram.
30 minutes | Feb 19, 2019
40: Suzi Grant: "I've got flabby thighs, but - so what? My legs work!"
Suzi Grant is an inspirational blogger, author & broadcaster who has made it her mission to spread the positive ageing message to encourage others to feel good no matter what their age. There is no age limit on feeling good! The tagline on Suzi's Alternative Ageing website reads: Vintage lady..vintage style. And style and an infectious zest for life is something she oozes in droves. In this episode Linda and Suzi chat about the huge impact her mother's death had on her and how it spurred her on to really look after her health and well being and the marked impact that learning to blog and vlog has had on her brain function and memory. You can follow Suzi on twitter @alternativeage or Instagram @alternativeageing Huge thank you to the wonderful Suzi for joining us and inspiring us tenfold.
9 minutes | Feb 14, 2019
39: Tackle First Date Nerves
First and foremost, first dates should be FUN. If you're getting too bogged down with expectation, or have just been out of the dating scene for a while, then Dr Linda has 5 top tips to help you get back into enjoying dating and feeling confident about yourself. Let us know what topics you'd like to hear Dr Linda tackle by getting in touch with @DrLinda_P on Twitter and @drlindap on Instagram.
57 minutes | Feb 5, 2019
38: Ryan Hart: "I thought because he was never violent to us, he wouldn't be a danger to us..."
On the 19th July 2016, Ryan Hart and his brother Luke discovered the devastating news that their mother, Claire and sister Charlotte were murdered in broad daylight, by the family's father using a sawn-off shotgun. He then committed suicide. In this episode, Ryan talks Linda through his families first hand experience of coercive control and domestic homicide, and how they've deconstructed and are now rebuilding their lives in the wake of their trauma; passionately campaigning in their mother and sister's name. Please take the time to read 'Operation Lighthouse', a book which is co-authored by the Hart brothers and sheds a much needed light on the dangers and warning signs of coercive control in any relationship. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Operation-Lighthouse-Reflections-Devastating-Coercive/dp/1841883395/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1549389240&sr=8-1&keywords=operation+lighthouse
10 minutes | Jan 29, 2019
37: The Concept of Loneliness
Loneliness is a real problem that affects a lot of people. But it's important that we define exactly we mean by loneliness. The concept of loneliness relates to how we feel about ourselves and how able we are to connect with others, not - as many imagine - how many people we are surrounded by. In our first minisode of the year, Dr Linda delves into the subject of loneliness and the impact that it can have not only on our mental but also our physical health. Let us know what topics you'd like to hear Dr Linda tackle by getting in touch with @DrLinda_P on Twitter and @drlindap on Instagram.
53 minutes | Jan 22, 2019
36: Kate Thornton: "Not eating became a form of control in a life that felt horribly out of control.."
Journalist, broadcaster and now fully fledged podcast host, Kate Thornton, kicks of our 2019 series. Kate opens up to Dr Linda about her early life which found her battling bullying and anorexia throughout her school years and the strength she discovered within herself to rise above it and take care of herself. The pair also discuss motherhood and the camaraderie and comfort a good group of friends can bring when the world seems intent on swallowing you whole. Give Kate's own podcast - White Wine Question Time - a listen and a follow to, it's out now and a lot of fun. Thanks to Kate for being so honest and open when sharing her story with us. You can find more details on what's she's up to @thekatethornton on instagram and @k8_thrornton on twitter.
48 minutes | Dec 20, 2018
35: Gail Porter: "I think if I say no, people are going to think badly of me, but that's not the case at all"
The multi talented and quite frankly hilarious, Gail Porter, joins Dr Linda for a chat about her life, love and all that's in between. Tracing everything from the unexpected catalyst that ignited her passion for broadcasting at a young age, the Top of the Pops years, that infamous Houses of Parliament stunt through to her astounding resilience through well documented battles with mental health and Alopecia, all the way to the sheer joy of being a mum to her teenage daughter. Huge thanks to Gail for being so generous with her time and her words with us. Keep up to date with what Gail is up to on Twitter @gailporter and Instagram @iamgailporter Merry Christmas x
10 minutes | Nov 19, 2018
34: Coping with Exam Stress
Christmas is creeping up on us, but before the merriment of the festive season hits, for many students it can be a very stressful time full of deadlines and exams. In this episode Dr Linda fleshes out what it is that fuels stress for both teachers and students when exams are looming and dishes out 5 tips to help you alleviate some of the pressure you're facing and find the best studying technique for you. Let us know what topics you'd like to hear Dr Linda tackle by getting in touch with @DrLinda_P on Twitter and @drlindap on Instagram.
46 minutes | Nov 11, 2018
33: Jordan Stephens: "I find it safer to assume that i'm going to be let down..."
Musician, writer and actor, Jordan Stephens, opens up to Linda about a pivotal moment in his life where he admits he self destructed in a relationship. The consequences of which led him to explore the impact of delayed grief after the death of his beloved Gran, deep rooted fears of abandonment and the importance of recognising, addressing and ultimately feeling entitled to your emotions. The pair also discuss the influence of expectation on creativity and whether this is a driving force or a negative drain on creative energies. Jordan found fame at a young age as one part of the hip hop duo, Rizzle Kicks and - amongst other projects - has since gone on to be an influential voice in mental health with his charity work through I AM WHOLE. The #IAMWHOLE campaign aims to encourage young people to challenge harmful language and negative stigma surrounding mental health and encourage others to speak out and seek help. Thank you to Jordan for being so open with us and sharing his thoughts and experiences. You can check out Jordan's own podcast Whole Truth on Apple Podcasts and his recent acting work in Don't Hate The Playaz on ITV2. This episode was sponsored by Esquared.
8 minutes | Oct 30, 2018
32: Motivate Yourself To Be Your Best
We all need a little hand to motivate ourselves to make change in our lives at some point or other. Often, it's when we first start to make changes that we begin to stumble. But why is that? In this episode, Dr Linda lays down her 5 tips to get yourself motivated to make change in your life and stop indulging in negative behaviours that might be holding you back. Let us know what topics you'd like to hear Dr Linda tackle by getting in touch with @DrLinda_P on Twitter and @drlindap on Instagram.
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