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Join Dr. Amanda Ferguson, psychologist and published author as she discusses a range of topics including personal and work issues, relationships, professional and personal development, performance and more. Sharing her insights along side a variety of guests, the Pysch for Life podcast is your insight into mental health, psychology and life.

Psych for Life with Dr. Amanda Ferguson Dr. Amanda Ferguson

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 27 Ratings

Join Dr. Amanda Ferguson, psychologist and published author as she discusses a range of topics including personal and work issues, relationships, professional and personal development, performance and more. Sharing her insights along side a variety of guests, the Pysch for Life podcast is your insight into mental health, psychology and life.

    Teaching children about money, with financial therapist, Jane Monica Jones

    Teaching children about money, with financial therapist, Jane Monica Jones

    In this episode, I welcome back Australia's leading FInancial and Trauma Informed Financial Wellbeing Specialist, Jane Monica Jones. She is the co-founder of the Financial Wellbeing Company and author of The Billionaire Buddha and the Money Mental Health Card series. Jane has a passion for this sometimes challenging subject and works compassionately with clients and employees of organisations to repair this - often problematic - relationship people have with money.

    Listen in to hear our discussion on:

    - When the best time to start teaching children about money is
    - Important elements to teach children about money: needs vs. wants, budgeting and saving
    - Why modelling can be more important than teaching
    - Research shows we all learn better when it’s fun – so ways to make this fun

    You can find Jane and the resources discussed in this episode at:

    Jane's website - https://www.janemonicajones.com
    Capabilite - Financial wellbeing courses & tools - https://capabilite.com


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    Is there a pressing issue or topic you'd like me to discuss? Head to my instagram @dramandaferguson and send me a DM! I love hearing from my listeners.

    • 45 min
    How to be guided by your intuition not fear

    How to be guided by your intuition not fear

    People often ask me - how can I know whether it is fear or my intuition talking to me? We would all like to be better equipped to tune into our intuition and let it drive our choices without being held back by fear.So tune in to this episode as I discuss all things intuition and fear.

    In this podcast you’ll learn:

    - What is fear and the difference between irrational and rational fear
    - How to know what intuition is and recognise it when it is activated
    - Strategies to weigh up fear and intuition and which to choose and when

    • 10 min
    Blokes Psychology - boys and mens mental health with psychologist, Carl Nelms

    Blokes Psychology - boys and mens mental health with psychologist, Carl Nelms

    In this episode I welcome psychologist, Carl Nelms. Carl is the founder of Blokes Psychology and has a passion for assisting men to overcome the stigma of reaching out for support. His vision is that by creating a service targeted towards males, more men can improve their psychological health and well-being, stop suffering in silence, and receive the support they desperately need, so they and their families can start living a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

    Listen in to hear our discussion on -

    - What the barriers are for men seeking support and why men often don't reach out
    - Why there is a crisis of masculinity, both in identity and role of men, and what can be done about it
    - Breaking down the stigma surrounding men's mental health and providing accessible support and resources

    Links:

    You can find Carl at:

    Blokes Psychology Practice https://blokespsychology.com.au/

    Carl's practice provides face to face psychological support & counselling to boys & men, specifically tailored for males and also offer services via telehealth (phone & video sessions) to males all around the country and the world. They currently have clinicians in the Bayside and Eastern suburbs of Melbourne (Cheltenham & Hawthorn, Scoresby & Telehealth Australia wide).

    Carl also hosts The Blokes Psychology Podcast.

    For speaking, events and media interviews contact Carl via https://blokespsychology.com.au/

    • 42 min
    Glimmers - positive triggers to feeling peace and safety

    Glimmers - positive triggers to feeling peace and safety

    In this time of increasing challenges and uncertainty, we are all needing to do more to look after our feelings, mental health and wellbeing. Self regulation – or self management - is a critical part of this. 'Glimmers' is a term coined by social worker Deb Dana, whose work centres around polyvagal theory – or how our daily feelings result from the state of our nervous system. This new concept helps us to regulate our minds and feelings, to feel calm, reassured and safe.

    So tune in this episode as I discuss all things Glimmers - what they are and why it's important to recognise these positive triggers more than ever before, plus ways to notice and gain these positive experiences in your own life.

    • 7 min
    Guiding boys in the culture of porn, and sexualisation of women and girls, with educator Daniel Principe

    Guiding boys in the culture of porn, and sexualisation of women and girls, with educator Daniel Principe

    In this episode, I chat with Daniel Principe a youth advocate and educator with Collective Shout, a movement against the objectification of women and sexualisation of girls in the media, partnering with schools and communities to challenge the porn culture and the sexualisation of women and girls.Daniel has presented in hundreds of schools to students to assist parents and communities to raise healthy, resilient and empathetic young people.

    Listen in to hear our discussion on:

    - How to equip young people to recognise the impacts of harmful messaging from social media, advertising, pop culture and the global porn industry.
    - All about Daniel's work - Reimagine Masculinity
    - Ways to deal with the resistance young men feel
    - How parents and society can better support young boys in these areas

    Links:

    Daniel can be contacted via his website below and hosts podcast ‘Reimagining Masculinity’

    https://www.lastoftheromans.org

    • 56 min
    How to date for a lasting relationship

    How to date for a lasting relationship

    We are all familiar with the many difficulties and disasters that can happen when dating...from picking the wrong type, rushing intimacy, feeling unlovable or wondering if Mr or Ms Right will ever appear. For many – it just happens – for others … they may need to make it happen

    So in this power ep of Psych for Life you’ll learn:

    - the timeless things about dating – that actually work
    - why separating sex from dating should be seriously considered
    - the approach that leads to finding a lasting love relationship

    So if you're ready to hop off the dating rollercoaster and swap it for a happy relationship, pop this episode on for insight and tips that may be just what you need to consider.

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

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27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Mel M4 ,

Super insightful

Insightful, engaging and super informative for all. So refreshing to hear real, practical and thought provoking content from such a qualified professional. Definitely a podcast to add to your “must listen” list!

alexish99 ,

Fantastic podcasts

I found the resilience podcast so informative and easy to listen to, while providing some ‘real life’ ideas to help me navigate the dynamic and challenging environment we find ourselves in. Looking forward to listening to the other podcasts!

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Evidence-based, practical and engaging.

Top-quality, engaging information from a source you can trust Amanda delivers sophisticated psychological concepts in a digestible informative format with her soothing voice. Information is thoroughly researched, and listeners are given tools to apply strategies straight away. Do yourself a favour in 2021 - listen and grow wiser and stronger.

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