My first ever SOLO episode and we're talking motivation. Where does it come from? How do we create it in ourselves and others? And why is everything you know or think about motivation wrong?
My guest for this episode is Naomi Rossthorn. Naomi is a psychologist and the Clinical Director of Harnessing Wellness, a psychological counselling service located in the beautiful Yarra Ranges in Victoria in the SE of Australia. Harnessing Wellness is not your ordinary counselling practice. Rather than sitting in a room with a therapist, clients and therapists take to the great outdoors with a gorgeous horse or pony. Naomi and her team have a specialist interest in equine assisted psychology; the use of horses in the therapeutic process.
Do you think in one dimension? Or two dimensions? Or maybe even three?
I kick off this episode of the podcast with some reflection on Tim Urban's article, The Thinking Ladder from Wait But Why and his insight into multidimensional thinking - the what and the why of human behaviour. I then get chatting to my guest, Dr Jarrod White, who most certainly thinks in at least two dimensions. In fact it’s the why of human behaviour that drives him, his work and his passion for spreading the word about emotional wellbeing and human potential to a wider audience.
Welcome back to the Potential Psychology Podcast and our seventh season of the show. Seven seasons! And it's only getting better from here.
Today my guest is Dr Gordon Spence. Gordon and I studied together at The University of Sydney in the early 2000s and our paths have crossed a few times since. In July 2019 we met up by chance at the IPPA World Congress on Positive Psychology in Melbourne and what began as a quick, 'Hi, how are you?' quickly escalated into an intense and fascinating conversation about Gordon's upcoming book and his interest in exercise, longevity and motivation.
My guest today is passionate about reducing stress and chaos in people’s lives. Tom Cronin knows first-hand the power of meditation in overcoming mental health issues and the potential this ancient practice has for personal healing and human transformation.
Tom is a meditation teacher, a film maker, an international speaker and founder of The Stillness Project - a global movement to inspire one billion people to sit in stillness daily. He is also the author of six books for adults and one children’s book - Missy Moo Meditates.
My guests on the podcast today are the living embodiment of 'testing and learning', particularly when it comes to life admin - everything from getting your mobile phone plan and contract sorted out to planning family holidays to filing your tax return.
Mia Northrop and Dinah Rowe-Roberts are the co-hosts of the Life Admin Life Hacks Podcast. Their mission is to help you save time, money and achieve a little more peace of mind and household harmony.