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58 minutes | Feb 4, 2023
Kali Coffee Shop on Coffee, Connection and Following your Passion
Laura and Enda join Chris discussing their amazing Cafe and the ethos that they wish to bring to their customers. Authentic connection and great coffee are keys to their business and they share their journey to getting to where they are today. Enda talks about passion for your work versus expectation and societal norms and his movement from engineering to coffee and Laura describes the importance of being real and how this underpins their interaction with customers. It's clear they are both passionate about their work and they see that as fundamental to their daily lived experience.
63 minutes | Jan 27, 2023
Sarah O'Toole and Theatre's Therapeutic Possibility
Sarah and Chris have a fascinating discussion about therapy and theatre and the healing aspects of their integration. Sarah talks about her journey into the world of theatre and the paths her career has taken and her hopes going forward. She shares with Chris her passion for the craft of acting but how she finds the industry of acting at odds with the craft. They discuss the potential for theatre and the creative arts to be therapeutic and therapy as place to help open up our creative potential.
70 minutes | Jan 12, 2023
Lisa Berry and Yoga's Healing Path
Lisa Berry joins Chris in chatting about her work as a Yoga teacher and practitioner and shares with Chris the profound impact yoga has had on her life. She shares her work and her approach and brings great insight into the the world of Yoga and the very positive impact it can make in our lives. This is a fascinating conversation that has many twists and turns and captures the wide nature of Yoga and how it is so much more than the physical practise often associated with Yoga.
56 minutes | Dec 16, 2022
Yvonne Tiernan on the Healing Power of the Therapeutic Space
Yvonne chats with Chris about her work as a therapist and her passion for psychotherapy and the healing power of the therapeutic relationship. She also talks about her work as a singer with the band The Raines and as a producer on a variety of projects with her husband Tommy Tiernan and more recently on the Tommy, Hector and Laurita Podcast.
42 minutes | Nov 29, 2022
Niall Ronan on Life Lessons from Rugby and Living Well in Life!!
Chris talks with Niall Ronan about his former professional career in Rugby, playing with Leinster, Munster and Ireland. He talks about the valuable lessons he learnt as a player and how he uses these in his life now and in the area of corporate wellness where he is director of a company, Titan Wellness. Niall and Chris chat about different ideas that relate to wellness and Niall shares with Chris a wealth of ideas that can add value to our life.
14 minutes | Aug 16, 2022
Concluding season 3, thoughts, reflections and a year like no other!
Chris concludes season 3 reflecting on the different episodes and their impact. He also reflects on the profound year that occurred during season 3 with the sudden loss of his dad and the birth of his son. He shares his hopes for the podcast and his gratitude for everyone who has taken the time to listen.
42 minutes | Jul 15, 2022
Steve Tummon and the final countdown to the Channel swim (part 6)
Steve has completed the channel swim, swimming from England to France. He talks with Chris about his experiences during the swim and talks in particular about the mental battle of the first two hours. This is a very honest chat and he gives us an amazing insight into the experiences of swimming such a vast distance and of having to deal with the major obstacle of completing such an endurance event, and that is the mind. He describes the process of having a continuous debate with himself, one side arguing for the merits of stopping and the other reminding him of why he is doing this swim. He talks about the importance of sharing his difficulties with his support crew and the invaluable support they gave him. He has been raising money for Cancer Care West, who provide professional, community based practical and emotional support services free of charge to anyone affected by cancer.
21 minutes | Jul 4, 2022
Steve Tummon and the final countdown to the Channel swim (part 5)
In the penultimate episode of the Steve Tummon channel swim talks, Chris and Steve talk about how Steve is coping with the last couple of days before he starts the swim. He is staying in Dover and is feeling very ready to get swimming. He talks about the importance of external supports and how much he has found people getting in contact with their support very meaningful and very positive in terms of readying himself for the swim. They talk about adrenaline and panic and using this to fuel him for the swim.
29 minutes | Jun 16, 2022
Steve Tummon and the final countdown to the Channel swim (part 4)
Chris and Steve reflect on the last 18 months and some of the strategies that Steve has learned that are proving very important now as he faces the final few weeks before the challenge. Steve talks honestly about his nervousness but also reflects on the work he has done to get to this position. He talks about the final preparations and the importance of his team on the day. All proceeds raised from this challenge will go to Cancer Care West.
28 minutes | Jun 6, 2022
Steve Tummon and the final countdown to the Channel swim (part 3)
This week Steve and Chris talk about some of the important psychological strategies that Steve uses to support him during very long swims and different training challenges. What comes across really strongly is how much Steve loves swimming in the sea and that it is this love of sea swimming to helps him keep smiling as he focuses on pushing himself for those extra hours in the sea. They talk about key concepts including reframing, taking perspective and motivation. There are some very useful tips and strategies that can be used in everyday life, not just endurance events.
23 minutes | May 30, 2022
Steve Tummon and the final countdown to the Channel swim (part 2)
In this episode, kindly hosted by Thomas Conway, as Chris was working and not available, we follow Steve through 2 days of intense swimming, chatting before during and after these very long swims. He has a successful 7 hour swim and then the following day doesn't go to plan but they talk through the successes and important lessons of when it doesn't work out. Steve shares valuable insights about his mental and physical preparations and how he copes with the challenges of this endurance event.
18 minutes | May 23, 2022
Steve Tummon and the final countdown to the Channel swim (part 1)
Steve and Chris will spend the next few episodes chatting about Steve's final preparation for the channel swim, his mental and physical challenges as he counts down the days to swimming the English Channel. Today they chat about some of the mental battles he has to deal with and also having to deal with the 'waiting'. He talks about his recent 6 hour swim along the promenade in difficult conditions and some of the mental techniques he uses to help in the process.
39 minutes | May 13, 2022
Josh Quigley and Cycling for His Life
Josh chats with Chris about his journey from when he attempted suicide in 2016 and starting to cycle as his therapy and the journey that this led him on. He has since cycled around the world and survived a near death cycling accident. He has become a world record holder and then a Guinness world record holder for the longest distance cycled in 7 days. He is now training to be a professional road cyclist.
49 minutes | Feb 22, 2022
Simone Kirby on Acting and the value of Connection
Actor Simone Kirby talks to Chris about her experiences an actor and the impact her work has on her. She talks honestly about the psychological benefits and the challenges to playing different roles. This an engaging and humorous chat were two old friends catch up and talk about the importance of passion for your work and connection. She shares with Chris her experiences as an actor in theatre, tv and film. They talk about her recent roles on Hidden Assets and His Dark Materials. And they explore the challenges the pandemic had on her work.
59 minutes | Feb 3, 2022
Dr Roisin Joyce and the healing power of Compassion
Dr Roisin Joyce talks with Chris about the value of compassion in the therapeutic process. They explore Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and the importance of compassion for all of us in our lives. She also talks with Chris about ways of helping support people to bring more compassion and kindness to their experiences and the value this can have. She talks about how she integrates other models but keeps CFT to the fore in her approaches. This is an invaluable conversation that will suit therapists and non therapists and anyone with an interest in personal growth and development.
66 minutes | Dec 16, 2021
Grief and Loss and the Healing Space Within.
Chris talks with psychotherapist Elaine King about the recent heart-breaking loss of his father and the daily task of grieving and trying to make sense of a world without his Dad. They talk about what can provide support and aid in the unfolding nature of the grieving process. They share ideas and insights that have emerged through lived experience of loss.
60 minutes | Nov 1, 2021
Steve Tummon on the importance of staying in the present moment and swimming the channel
Steve Tummon talks to Chris about his preparations for swimming the English Channel in July 2022. He shares his insights that he has learned through his training regime and how valuable it is to stay in the present moment. They chat about all things swimming and much much more. Steve brings a passion to his lived experience and there is much to inspire and nuggets of wisdom that he shares with Chris in the course of their chat.
58 minutes | May 17, 2021
Malie Coyne on Compassion, Kindness and Human Connection
Dr Malie Coyne talks to Chris about the value of compassion and the work of meeting others in a very real and authentic way. They talk about her book and the experience of her work with children and also the experiences of working on TV. They have a very real and honest conversation about the value of connection. She talks about separating her different roles and the seriousness of her clinical work and the fun of TV. She speaks honestly and openly about her work and about her life.
51 minutes | Apr 18, 2021
Fia Rua on Creative Connection, Isolation, and Healing Wounds.
Eoghan aka Fia Rua talks with Chris about so much in the podcast. They talk about his new album and the music the connects very deeply to the times we are in and the journey he has been on. They reminisce about times gone by and explore and discuss Eoghan's journey in terms of opening up to different creative pursuits. He shares with Chris the profound impact the birth of his daughter has had and his opening up to life in a very different way. A raw and honest conversation.See below for links to his new album, Behind the GreyAlbum Secret Link : https://soundcloud.com/fiaruamusic/sets/fia-rua-behind-the-grey/s-lJRO5RtfKpsAlbum Public/Bandcamp : https://fiaruamusic.bandcamp.com/album/behind-the-greySingle Audio/Download: https://fiaruamusic.bandcamp.com/track/the-hand-that-i-seek-3Single Video: https://youtu.be/adwZzY8l7dsOnline Album Launch 28/03/2021: https://fb.watch/4A9rt6DkWH/
65 minutes | Apr 2, 2021
Nikki Fallon on her Healing Path, A story of Courage and Hope
Nikki Fallon shares with Chris her experiences of Post Natal Depression and Psychosis. She talks about her experiences of hospitalisation due to her illness and the courageous journey of recovery she went on. She talks honestly and openly about mental illness and about the importance of speaking truthfully about her experiences in the hope of helping others by sharing her story. She shares her powerful journey of healing and the importance of doing things that satisfy her soul such as sketching, creativity and sea swimming.
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