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How Not to Use Facebook

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This week on the Confident Mind I talk about research that suggests that Facebook use is related to depression, and how a recent study suggests that these results are driven by the impact of social comparisons.  I explore what social comparisons are and the down sides of social media, as well as giving some tips [listen...]

Interview with Aaron Jarden

On The Confident Mind this week I spoke with Aaron Jarden.  Aaron is a Senior Lecturer at the Auckland University of Technology, President of the New Zealand Association of Positive Psychology, lead investigator for the International Wellbeing Study and co-investigator of the Sovereign New Zealand Wellbeing Index. We talked about how to measure wellbeing, and [listen...]

Anger Management

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Do you have a problem with anger?  On this episode of The Confident Mind I discuss how to best manage anger, the ways we respond to anger that don't tend to work, and those that do.  In this research focussed but practical look, I give some very clear concrete tips about how to best manage [listen...]

The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

On The Confident Mind this week I talk with Hamish Lou, a survivor of Social Anxiety, and a blogger. Hamish is a 4th year pharmacy student who has had success dealing with his social anxiety. He loves to write and is launching a new blog about his journey facing anxiety. Check out and subscribe to [listen...]

The Problem of Perfect

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This week on The Confident Mind I talk about the problem of perfectionism, and how to think about being "perfect" as a way to avoid failure, feeling wrong or anxious.  I introduce some ideas from mindfulness and acceptance to help you combat perfectionism.  A brief mindfulness exercise that can help focus on emotions is included [listen...]

How to have a good day

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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...]

Interview with Nathan Consedine

Over the next five weeks I'll be taking a break for the Southern Hemisphere Christmas and Summer Holiday.  So each week I'll be posting one of my interview podcasts from the last year.  New Episodes from the 20th January. Happy Holidays everyone! This week on the Confident Mind I talk with Nathan Consedine about the research [listen...]

Interview with Marc Lewis

Over the next five weeks I'll be taking a break for the Southern Hemisphere Christmas and Summer Holiday.  So each week I'll be posting one of my interview podcasts from the last year.  New Episodes from the 20th January. Happy Holidays everyone! This week on the Confident Mind I talk with Marc Lewis about his [listen...]

Johann Hari Interview with Kyle MacDonald - Overcoming Social Anxiety

Over the next five weeks I'll be taking a break for the Southern Hemisphere Christmas and Summer Holiday.  So each week I'll be posting one of my interview podcasts from the last year.  New Episodes from the 20th January. Happy Holidays everyone! This week on the Confident Mind I talk with Johann Hari about his new [listen...]

The Confident Mind Podcast John Grohol

Over the next five weeks I'll be taking a break for the Southern Hemisphere Christmas and Summer Holiday.  So each week I'll be posting one of my interview podcasts from the last year.  New Episodes from the 20th January. Happy Holidays everyone! In this episode of The Confident Mind Podcast I talk with Dr. John [listen...]

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