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The Confident Mind Podcast Interview with Mark Tyrell

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" I talk to Mark Tyrrell an experienced therapist [listen...]

There’s no such thing as normal

The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on the Confident Mind I talk about "normal" and how as it's an abstract concept, no one is actually normal.  I explore how we all tend to act like out there, somewhere, are normal people that we are comparing ourselves to.  I also talk about how to use the ideas of mindfulness and [listen...]

Interview with Jesse Bogner

I've had a super busy week, so I gave myself some time off podcasting.  In the meantime this episode is one of my personal favourites... In this episode of The Confident Mind I talk with Jesse Bogner, a twenty-seven year old graduate of Bard College with a BA in Creative Writing.  He is an author, screenwriter [listen...]

What mask are you wearing?

The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on the Confident Mind I talk about the masks we all wear, and how anxiety can make us hide who we truly are.  I explore the difference between masks, and the ways we might naturally be different in various roles in our lives.  A short mindfulness exercise that can help us connect to [listen...]

REPOSTED: Stop Watching the News

The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

It seems a good week to re-visit this episode of the Confident Mind.  So if you missed it the first time around, enjoy... In this episode of "The Confident Mind," I talk about how our mind is defined by what we pay attention to, and I use the research into the impact of watching daily television [listen...]

Interview with Nathan Consedine

This week on the Confident Mind I talk with Nathan Consedine about the research into the limits of mindfulness.  He is as an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological Medicine at the University of Auckland, New Zealand and has directed the highly successful Master’s in Health Psychology Program since 2011. He is an international expert [listen...]

Interview with Marc Lewis

This week on the Confident Mind I talk with Marc Lewis about his new book "The Biology of Desire".  Marc is a neuroscientist and professor of developmental psychology, recently at the University of Toronto, where he taught and conducted research from 1989 to 2010, and presently at Radboud University in the Netherlands. The Biology of [listen...]

How to do hard things

The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

On this weeks episode of the Confident Mind Podcast, I talk about how I've taken the week off to start a project I've been procrastinating about for quite some time.  It got me thinking about the role of anxiety and avoidance in procrastination, and how we can use the skills of mindfulness to help us [listen...]

REPOSTED: This is Your Brain on Fear

The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

So this is my most popular episode so far, so I thought it was well worth a replay.  Back next week! In this episode of The Confident Mind Podcast I explore the ways in which mindfulness changes how our brain is wired, including the research into the positive effects of regular mindfulness practice.  Included is [listen...]

The World in Black and White

The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

In this weeks episode of The Confident Mind I talk about what black and white thinking is, how it drives certain kinds of behaviour and the problems it can cause.  I talk about how all or nothing approaches: right and wrong, fair and unfair, tends to lead to fighting with reality, unhelpful emotions and a [listen...]

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