168 episodes

Join psychologist Cass Dunn, and inspiring guests from around the world, for real talk, relatable and practical ideas to help you live a happier, more meaningful life.  

www.cassdunn.com

Crappy to Happy Cass Dunn

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 1.2K Ratings

Join psychologist Cass Dunn, and inspiring guests from around the world, for real talk, relatable and practical ideas to help you live a happier, more meaningful life.  

www.cassdunn.com

    What Autism can teach us with Jodi Rodgers

    What Autism can teach us with Jodi Rodgers

    Cass chats with Jodie Rogers, a counsellor, sexologist and the relationship coach featured in the hit series, "Love on the Spectrum". Jodi shares her journey of working with people with disabilities and the importance of access to sexuality education and relationship counselling. She discusses the challenges faced by autistic individuals in developing relationships particularly around trust and vulnerability. Jodie emphasises the shift in our understanding of neurodiversity, the evolution of language and identity and the power of storytelling in her brand new book, "Unique: What Autism can teach us about difference, connection and belonging".

    Connect with Jodi:

    www.birdsandbees.com.au

    www.instagram.com/jodirodgers_

    Pre-order her book

    Connect with Cass:

    www.cassdunn.com

    www.instagram.com/cassdunn_xo

    www.instagram.com/crappytohappypod
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    • 43 min
    What Buddhism can teach us about happiness

    What Buddhism can teach us about happiness

    Cass breaks down some of the key aspects of Buddhist philosophy and practice as they relate to living a happier and more peaceful life.  She shares a little about how modern approaches to therapy have incorporated some of these key ideas to help people improve their mental health and wellbeing.You don't have to be a Buddhist to appreciate the relevance of some of these ideas and apply them to your own life.

    Connect with Cass:

    www.cassdunn.com

    instagram.com/cassdunn_xo

    instagram.com/crappytohappypod

     

     

     
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    • 26 min
    Cracking the Code on Relationships with Dr Sue Johnson

    Cracking the Code on Relationships with Dr Sue Johnson

    Dr Sue Johnson is a psychologist, author, a pioneer in the psychology of relationships and the creator of Emotionally Focused therapy, which focuses on creating secure emotional bonds between partners. EFT is widely acknowledged as the gold standard in evidence-based couples therapy. Dr Sue emphasises the importance of vulnerability and emotional safety in relationships, and shares how EFT can help couples navigate their patterns of distress and create positive cycles of interaction.

    Sue also discusses the importance of individuals practicing EFT on their own and the importance of addressing attachment issues. She highlights the challenges faced by clients with limited emotional vocabulary and the role of therapists in helping them understand and validate their feelings. 

    To find out more about Dr Sue Johnson's work visit:

    www.iceeft.com

    www.holdmetight.com

    To connect with Cass:

    www.cassdunn.com

    www.instagram.com/cassdunn_xo

    www.instagram.com/crappytohappypod

     
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    • 47 min
    How change happens

    How change happens

    If you're trying to break a habit, start a new one or achieve a goal, there are some very predictable stages everyone goes through during the process.

    In this episode, Cass shares the stages of change to help you identify where you're at, understand what to expect at each stage, and what to do if you have a setback or slip-up so you can get back on track quickly.

    Connect with Cass:

    www.cassdunn.com

    www.instagram.com/cassdunn_xo

    www.instagram.com/crappytohappypod

     

     
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    • 23 min
    Buying Happiness with Kate Campbell

    Buying Happiness with Kate Campbell

    In this episode, Cass chats with financial educator and host of the Australian Finance Podcast, Kate Campbell, about how to invest your time and money to build your very best life.

    Whether you have a lot of money or not much at all, Kate and Cass discuss what the research says about how you can invest your most precious resources to gain maximum meaning and fulfilment in life.

    Happiness can't be bottled, but taking control of your finances and thinking more deeply about how you allocate your resources will do a long way to increasing your happiness.

    Kate shares:


    strategies for maximising happy with minimal investment
    how to plan your 2024 to increase your chances of happiness
    the importance of having conversations about money
    why it's so important to audit your spending (of time and money) to ensure you're investing in what matters most

    Connect with Kate:

    Rask Education

    Buying Happiness book

    Connect with Cass:

    www.cassdunn.com

    www.instagram.com/cassdunn_xo

    www.instagram.com/crappytohappypod

    www.tiktok.com/cassdunn_xo

     
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    • 35 min
    What are the downsides of mindfulness meditation?

    What are the downsides of mindfulness meditation?

    In this episode, Cass explores the topic of mindfulness meditation and when it might not have positive benefits. She delves into the adverse effects of mindfulness and the importance of trauma-informed meditation training. She highlights the need for research on adverse experiences and clarifying the definition of adverse experiences when it comes to mindfulness.

    Cass explores the difference between intensive meditation retreats and brief mindfulness interventions, emphasising the need for properly trained teachers and the importance of finding safety in the practice. 

    Link to Episode with Loving Kindness Meditation

    Connect with Cass

    www.cassdunn.com

    www.instagram.com/cassdunn_xo

    www.instagram.com/crappytohappypod
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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

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3 Mindful Minutes is a winner

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Eve Rodsky Fair Play episode

Excellent episode with Eve Rodsky, loved it. So many lightbulb moments.

SLChange ,

I love these podcasts!

Informative and thought provoking definitely!
I just listened to ‘fierce self compassion’ which struck a chord within me. I think we often become so ingrained with our lifelong habits that we continue behaviors that don’t serve us but we continue them anyway.
Thank you for your podcasts and please keep them coming.
Sharon x

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