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Join Actor and mental health advocate, Nick Bracks, as he explores the mindset of people who have excelled in their given fields: from their beginnings, obstacles, and how they created a mindset for success. Real conversations, real people, real advice…
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Move Your Mind with Nick Bracks Nick Bracks & Tim Bouzat

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Join Actor and mental health advocate, Nick Bracks, as he explores the mindset of people who have excelled in their given fields: from their beginnings, obstacles, and how they created a mindset for success. Real conversations, real people, real advice…
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    Andrew Fuller: Resilience & Relationships

    Andrew Fuller: Resilience & Relationships

    Andrew has recently been described as an ”interesting mixture of Billy Connolly, Tim Winton and Frasier Crane” and as someone who “puts the heart back into psychology”. As a clinical psychologist, Andrew Fuller works with many schools and communities in Australia and internationally, specialising in the wellbeing of young people and their families. He is a Fellow of the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Learning and Educational Development at the University of Melbourne.
    Andrew has been a principal consultant to the national drug prevention strategy REDI, the ABC on children’s television shows, is an Ambassador for Mind Matters and is a member of the National Coalition Against Bullying.
    The concept of “resilience” offers a coherent framework for the creation of schools that are sensitive to the developmental needs of young people and their teachers. As Andrew describes, resilience is “the happy knack of being able to bungy jump through the pitfalls of life – to rise above adversity and obstacles.”
    He is the author of TRICKY KIDS, GUERILLA TACTICS FOR TEACHERS, HELP YOUR CHILD SUCCEED AT SCHOOL, (RAISING REAL PEOPLE (ACER), FROM SURVIVING TO THRIVING (ACER), WORK SMARTER NOT HARDER and BEATING BULLIES. Andrew has also co-authored a series of programs for the promotion of resilience and emotional intelligence used in over 3500 schools in Britain and Australia called THE HEART MASTERS.
    Andrew has established programs for the promotion of mental health in schools, substance abuse prevention, and the reduction of violence and bullying, suicide prevention programs and for assisting homeless young people. Andrew continues to counsel young people.
    Andrew conducts workshops for organisations, parents, students, teachers and health professionals on a wide range of topics.
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    You can learn more about Andrew here: andrewfuller.com.au
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    • 53 min
    Robin Hills: Emotional Intelligence

    Robin Hills: Emotional Intelligence

    Robin is based in the UK in the Greater Manchester area and is Director of Ei4Change. With over 35 years’ successful commercial and leadership experience, he has worked in a variety of sales and marketing management roles with a wide variety of companies from small start-ups to large multinationals. These include the NHS, major pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, universities, charities, finance and recruitment organisations.
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    You can learn more about Robin here: ei4change.com
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Michael Anthony: Overcoming Trauma

    Michael Anthony: Overcoming Trauma

    Michael Anthony is the author of the best-selling book Think Unbroken, as well as a coach, mentor, and educator for adult survivors of child abuse. On a mission to create change in the world, Anthony teaches at Think Unbroken Academy and hosts the “Michael Unbroken” podcast. He spends his time helping other survivors get out of “The Vortex” to become the hero of their own story and take back their lives.
    With his mother cutting off his finger at the age of four, Michael Anthony has experienced tremendous amounts of trauma. As a child, Anthony grew up in an abusive household which led to drug and alcohol use by 12 years old, homelessness, and an overall lack of stability. Throughout his teen years, Anthony ran with gangs, used drugs, stole cars, and broke into houses all in order to survive. 
    “I was leveraging and using my trauma as an excuse to not show up for myself,” Anthony reveals. 
    By the time he was 20, he was morbidly obese and a workaholic. Anthony reflected on his life and realized that “no matter what, no matter where you are from or how bad your trauma was… there is always potential for what’s next.” It was this pivotal moment that caused him to turn himself around and change the life he was living. 
    “Acknowledge that bad things have happened to you and accept it, not in that you deserved it but in that it was a reality, and move forward,” Anthony tells the audience.
    “Though trauma may be our foundation, it is not our future.” 
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    You can learn more about Michael here: @michaelunbroken — across all platforms and https://www.linktr.ee/michaelunbroken
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    The Move Your Mind book & Audiobook is now Available in stories Australia wide and online globally! You can find free chapters & order here: Move Your Mind Book or on my site: nickbracks.com
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Stefanos Sifandos: Inner Work

    Stefanos Sifandos: Inner Work

    With over 15 years of experience in the personal development space, Stefanos is a trained educator, Behavioural Scientist and relationships expert with an extensive background in Psychology, Philosophy and Ecology.
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    You can learn more about Stefanos here: https://stefanossifandos.com/about/
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    We would love you to subscribe, review, share and comment on the podcast to help us make a difference!
    The Move Your Mind book & Audiobook is now Available in stories Australia wide and online globally! You can find free chapters & order here: Move Your Mind Book or on my site: nickbracks.com
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    • 44 min
    Tommy Jackett: Living With Purpose

    Tommy Jackett: Living With Purpose

    Tommy is a filmmaker, podcast host, storyteller, husband and father.
    He has been immersed in content creation for over 10 years and helps brands to understand, capture and share their story through video. In 2013 he spent 2 years hosting a breakfast radio show in a town called Shepparton, creating 15 hours of radio per week. He now runs a production company called VIDPOD.
    I had a great time recording this episode with Tommy - it was a great way to catch up after many years!
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    You can learn more about Tommy here: instagram.com/tommyjackett
    Thanks for listening! We would love your support so we can keep growing this show! Please sign up to nickbracks.com to receive a free chapter of my book. 
    We would love you to subscribe, review, share and comment on the podcast to help us make a difference!
    The Move Your Mind book & Audiobook is now Available in stories Australia wide and online globally! You can find free chapters & order here: Move Your Mind Book or on my site: nickbracks.com
    You can also sign up to our new Move Your Mind community group here: moveyourmind.me or here: 
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    • 47 min
    Dr Constance Scharff: Overcoming Overwhelm, Anxiety & Trauma

    Dr Constance Scharff: Overcoming Overwhelm, Anxiety & Trauma

    I Highly recommend you tune into this episode with Dr Constance Scharff. She discusses her life story, how she overcome child abuse, started abusing alcohol at the age of 12, and by her early 20's was drinking almost two litres of hard liquor a day. Through all of this, she not only stopped herself from ending her own life, but ended up thriving, finding her purpose and saving lives.
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    Constance Scharff, Ph.D is an internationally recognized speaker and author on the topics of addiction recovery and mental health. She most recently served Rock to Recovery, a music-based addiction and trauma treatment program, as VP Business Development, and Science and Research Chair. Previously, Dr. Scharff was Senior Addiction Research Fellow and Director of Addiction Research for a luxury addiction treatment center based in Malibu, California. She is the 2019 recipient of St. Lawrence University’s Sol Feinstone Humanitarian Award, honoring her service to and advocacy for those suffering from mental illness, trauma, and addiction.
    Dr. Scharff’s writing centers around using complementary health and contemplative practices to improve treatment outcomes. Her latest book, Rock to Recovery: Music as a Catalyst for Human Transformation, written with Rock to Recovery founder Wes Geer, describes the impact songwriting and performance has on mental health. She is also coauthor of the Amazon.com #1 best-selling book, Ending Addiction for Good and the award-winning poetry book Meeting God at Midnight. At present, she is working on a memoir titled Becoming Beloved, about healing from trauma.
    She travels the world speaking, teaching and advocating for compassionate health practices that destigmatize mental health problems.
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    You can learn more about Constance here: https://www.constancescharff.com/
    Thanks for listening! We would love your support so we can keep growing this show! Please sign up to nickbracks.com to receive a free chapter of my book. 
    We would love you to subscribe, review, share and comment on the podcast to help us make a difference!
    The Move Your Mind book & Audiobook is now Available in stories Australia wide and online globally! You can find free chapters & order here: Move Your Mind Book or on my site: nickbracks.com
    You can also sign up to our new Move Your Mind community group here: moveyourmind.me or here: 
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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
80 Ratings

80 Ratings

Dozzzzeey ,

Mindfulness at its best straight from Land down under

Thanks for sharing this important topic and very relatable. Keep sharing and doing the service mate.

kaiyden744 ,

Lisa Taylor

So proud of you Nick your first Podcast hitting mental health Congratulations’s. You have interviewed an amazing actor. Great interview and l can’t wait to hear your next podcast. Paul is extremely humble actor and such a beautiful person. Follow your path and you will find gratitude. Follow the right choice and don’t live in a victim role we only live once. Focus on your blessings. The grass is always greener where you water it for sure thanks paul and nick

MaxdC ,

Mental Health travellers

Mental health is such a multi-facetted challenge - and treasure trove at the same time. Hence it is so good to learn from Nick’s guests and his own journey how they have grown, overcome and learned.
There are many incredible lessons to be found. I would love more links and resources in the show-notes of each episode to carry on the learnings.

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