PPP012: Designing Your Mind for Peak Productivity and Creativity with James Garrett

PPP012: Designing Your Mind for Peak Productivity and Creativity with James Garrett

My guest today is James Garrett, the founder and CEO of Brain by Design - a US-based organisation that teaches strategies for getting more from your mind. He’s a psychologist, a former academic, co-founder of a highly successful social venture - Think Unlimited, which taught innovation and creativity to young people in the Middle East - and he’s chatting to me today about using your brain to enhance your productivity and creativity and live your best life.

PPP011: Big Life Drama and Daily Discord: Overcoming Adversity with Eileen Lenson

PPP011: Big Life Drama and Daily Discord: Overcoming Adversity with Eileen Lenson

Today’s guest and I are separated by 13,000 km and the mighty Pacific Ocean but thanks to the wonders of technology we chat in this episode as though we're in the same room.

Eileen Lenson is in California and she is talking to us about adversity, resilience, courage, hope and her recently published book Overcoming Adversity: Conquering Life’s Challenges.

In her words, 'No one searches for adversity. Bad experiences are simply part of life. Yet how many of us will know what to do to prevent our lives from spiralling out of control when we encounter traumatic events that threaten our safety, careers, emotions, health, or relationships?'

PPP010: Following Your Curiosity: Careers, Coaching and Courage with Cassandra Dunn

PPP010: Following Your Curiosity: Careers, Coaching and Courage with Cassandra Dunn

What a great way to round out Season One of the Potential Psychology Podcast!

This is a fun and fabulous interview with exuberant and engaging coaching and clinical psychologist Cassandra Dunn. Cass and I chat, laugh and explore our way around career paths, taking chances, reframing risk and finding happiness.

PPP009: From Prisons to The Sweet Life with Laura Braid

PPP009: From Prisons to The Sweet Life with Laura Braid

Welcome to Episode 9 of the Potential Psychology Podcast!

In this episode I chat to the delightful Laura Braid from The Sweet Life. Laura started her career as a forensic psychologist in Scotland, delivered ground breaking programs with offenders in the New Zealand prison system and now runs her private practice, the gorgeously named, The Sweet Life, in Auckland.

Our discussion delves into therapy, courage, vulnerability, acceptance and happiness.

We discuss:

  • Mindfulness and letting judgement exit stage left

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as a tool for a happier life

  • How to keep psychologically flexible, and

  • Getting out of our heads and into our lives.

PPP008: Simplifying Life, Starting in the Kitchen with Jules Clancy

PPP008: Simplifying Life, Starting in the Kitchen with Jules Clancy

In Episode 8 of the Potential Psychology Podcast we take a fascinating little side path into the world of food, cooking, simplicity and wellbeing.

My guest is Jules Clancy from StoneSoup: Simple Weeknight Dinners. Jules is a food scientist, a former winemaker, an author, a photographer,  founder of the StoneSoup Virtual Cookery School, and a passionate advocate of minimalism and simplicity, especially in the kitchen.

Jules and I start with a conversation about meals and recipes for a busy family. We traverse minimalism and de-cluttering for mental health, self experimentation in everyday life, 'tree changes' and our mutual relief at living traffic-free. We end up 45 minutes later deep in discussion about mindful eating and what triggers our hunger cues.

PPP007: Quiet Confidence, Transitions and Leadership with Dr Tess Crawley

PPP007: Quiet Confidence, Transitions and Leadership with Dr Tess Crawley

In this episode of the Podcast I have the great pleasure of chatting to a woman who has moved from working largely in her profession of clinical psychology to working on her profession, and helping to enhance the well being and fulfil the potential of future leaders in psychology and mental health.

Dr Tess Crawley is a clinical and forensic psychologist from Hobart, Tasmania. She has spent more than ten years mentoring other psychologists and she’s seen the challenges that even the experts face in balancing work and life and well being. She’s a former university lecturer and now the Director of a busy multi-location private psychology practice. She’s also a former actor and owner of her own theatre company!  

PPP006: Mythbusting, neuroscience and a woman's brain with Dr. Sarah McKay

PPP006: Mythbusting, neuroscience and a woman's brain with Dr. Sarah McKay

Dr Sarah McKay is an Oxford educated neuroscientist who hung up her lab coat 10 years ago to teach, write and speak about brain health and applied neuroscience. She's the creator of The Neuroscience Academy - an online professional development program created exclusively for professionals working in the health, wellness, education and coaching industries.

She's also the author of recently released and fascinating read, ‘The Women’s Brain Book: The neuroscience of health, hormones and happiness' and a professional napper!

PPP005: Destination: World Wide Wellbeing. A Chat About Strengths and Optimal Human Functioning with Dr. Suzy Green

PPP005: Destination: World Wide Wellbeing. A Chat About Strengths and Optimal Human Functioning with Dr. Suzy Green

In Episode 5 of the Potential Psychology Podcast I talk to Dr Suzy Green, Clinical and Coaching Psychologist and Founder of The Positivity Institute.

Suzy discusses 'performance and character strengths' - a foundation of positive psychology - and how they inform our career choices and energise us in the workplace. She shares inspiring stories of helping people to discover their strengths at work and the confidence, joy and awe that this brings.

 

PPP004: Rethinking the Naughty Corner: Helping Kids Manage Stress with Michelle Taylor

PPP004: Rethinking the Naughty Corner: Helping Kids Manage Stress with Michelle Taylor

In this episode of the Potential Psychology Podcast Ellen talks to Chelle Taylor, child and family psychologist, about helping kids to manage stress and anxiety. Chelle is an expert in neurodevelopment and she explains how our brain responds to stress and why, for some kids, that response can be extreme.

Chelle shares her tips for helping kids to manage their emotions - tips that apply to grown ups too - and she encourages us all to learn more about how our brain and emotions work in order to live happier and calmer lives.

PPP003: Power Posing in the Bathroom and Boosting Self Belief with Melanie Schilling

PPP003: Power Posing in the Bathroom and Boosting Self Belief with Melanie Schilling

In this episode of the Potential Psychology Podcast Ellen chat's to Mel Schilling, psychologist and relationship coach. You might know Mel as one of the experts on Married At First Sight Australia. As well as being a TV psychologist, Mel also works with organisations, individuals and the media on all things ‘relationship’, so everything from dating and intimacy through to business negotiation and influencing. In this episode Ellen and Mel explore:

  • Power posing 
  • Building confidence and self belief
  • Women and the workplace
  • Mel's tips for relationships, new and old, and
  • How she juggles a family in Bali with work in Australia.

PPP002: Playing Minecraft and Parenting in the Digital Age with Martine Oglethorpe

PPP002: Playing Minecraft and Parenting in the Digital Age with Martine Oglethorpe

Today I’m very excited to welcome parenting and e-safety expert Martine Oglethorpe from The Modern Parent to the podcast. Martine works with students and parents through schools and other organisations to help them safely and smartly incorporate technology into their lives.

In this episode Ellen and Martine talk positively about:

  • Why parents don't need to fear technology when it comes to their kids
  • Why parenting in the digital age is  just parenting and the same rules apply 
  • The importance of teaching kids to think critically about their technology use, and 
  • Martine's 9 questions to ask when it comes to kids and screen time.

PPP001: Screw Ups and Steps to Happiness with Dr Jo Mitchell

PPP001: Screw Ups and Steps to Happiness with Dr Jo Mitchell

Welcome to the first episode of the Potential Psychology podcast, with your host, Australian psychologist Ellen Jackson. 

In this episode Ellen interviews Dr Jo Mitchell, Director of The Mind Room - a wellbeing, psychology and performance clinic in the uber hipster inner-city suburb of Collingwood in Melbourne.

 

 

Jo tells us about her work with high performers, the benefits of screwing up and she gives us her tips for success, happiness and fulfilling your potential.Jo has really diverse interests in psychology, all with strong focus on helping high functioning people to maintain their balance, stay happy and well and sometimes bounce back from mental illness, burnout, or episodes of significant stress

PPP000: Welcome to the Potential Psychology Podcast

PPP000: Welcome to the Potential Psychology Podcast

And so it begins!

I’m very excited that you are here, joining me to launch the podcast - And this podcast is for you. I’ve created it to share the wisdom, knowledge, passion and experience of my amazing guests - and they are amazing - so that you can take what they know and use it to grow, flourish and continue to fulfil your potential.

In this first season we learn from, among others,