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REPOSTED: How to have a good day

The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

In this, the first episode of The Confident Mind of 2016, I talk about how to have a good day and how to do a series of small things that help to keep our mood on track and not leave space for anxiety.  I talk about how to keep focussed on the present moment and [listen...]

Getting Stuck in Sadness

The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on the Confident Mind I talk about sadness and how one of the ways that depression happens is when we get stuck in sadness, and allow it to define our sense of ourselves. I discuss research that shows that when we practice mindfulness meditation it decreases our tendency to define ourselves by our emotions [listen...]

How to Not Procrastinate

The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on the Confident Mind I talk about procrastination, what it is, what makes some people more prone to experience it and some easy to implement strategies, mindfulness based of course, to overcome it. To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is "Pay What You Want" [listen...]

You Me and OCD – Interview with Kade and Jeremy

You Me and OCD - Interview with Kade and Jeremy

This week on The Confident Mind I talk with comedians Kade Nightingale and Jeremy Rolston about their new stand up comedy show "You, Me and O.C.D".  They’ve both been diagnosed with O.C.D which happens to have the silver lining of being great inspiration for comedy.  We talk about the show, and their own experiences of [listen...]

We are all Hypocrites

The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on the Confident Mind, I talk about how I'm a hypocrite.  In fact, we all are.  I explore the ways that hypocrisy can be a useful driver of behaviour and attitudinal change, and also a hurtful and unhelpful way of thinking about our won natural inconsistencies as human beings.  Included is a brief [listen...]

Anti-Social Media

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This week on the Confident Mind, I talk about online bullying, and my thoughts on why it seems to be more prevalent.  I explain the role of narcissism and empathy failure in bullying, and how this is a particular risk with online relating.  And I suggest how mindfulness can help us all be more thoughtful and [listen...]

Fear of Failure

The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on the Confident Mind, I talk about failure, what it means and how fearing failure leads us to avoid engaging in activities.  I talk about how mindfulness can help us to be more open to the emotions that happen around failure, and how to not let the fear of failure hold us back [listen...]

REPOSTED: Anxiety is Not a Disease

The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

In this weeks episode of The Confident Mind I talk about the limits and dangers in thinking about anxiety as a "brain disease", some of the research that shows it clearly isn't a disease, and what we understand about what actually causes anxiety.  This week includes a simple mindfulness exercise to help with relaxation. To see [listen...]

REPOSTED: Feelings about Feelings

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I've had an unexpectedly busy week, and so rather than leave you with no Podcast to listen to, here's an earlier episode to tide you over... In this weeks Confident Mind Podcast I introduce secondary emotions, how they contribute to escalating patterns of emotions and how panic is really "fear of fear."  I explore how mindfulness helps with [listen...]

How to get Motivated

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This week on the Confident Mind, it's all about motivation: what it is and how to get more of it.  Or more specifically how mindfulness can help us overcome a lack of motivation, and do hard things.  I talk about the paradox of motivation, and how dealing with a lack of motivation is really about [listen...]

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