8 episodes

Brainstorm Squared is the podcast exploring how our work affects us - and how to deal with it.

We are Aidan Cammies and Damiano Tescaro: explorers of the office jungle and mental awareness aficionados.

Brainstorm Squared Damiano Tescaro, Aidan Cammies

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 5 Ratings

Brainstorm Squared is the podcast exploring how our work affects us - and how to deal with it.

We are Aidan Cammies and Damiano Tescaro: explorers of the office jungle and mental awareness aficionados.

    Vulnerability is what we need

    Vulnerability is what we need

    We’re going to experiment together and create a conversation around the topics of psychological safety, mental awareness, mental health, plus everything that has to do with diversity and inclusion.

    • 38 min
    Working from home is not obvious

    Working from home is not obvious

    We’ll talk about the four stages of cue, craving, response reward, if you want to know more about that, I highly recommend James Clear’s book Atomic Habits which summarises lots of excellent stuff around habit forming. And you recommend a book by Barbara Sher (I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was) which is all about building rituals and routines, making it so you don’t have to think ‘I need to do this, I need to do this’. We suck at things that we have to consciously think about. No one wants to stand-up, go to the gym, do this, but if you can give yourself a reason why and make it a habit of ‘I’m only going there for five minutes, I can do that, then it starts to get easier over time. And do check-ins - ask each other how you’re feeling.

    • 33 min
    Build psychological safety at work

    Build psychological safety at work

    Damiano and Aidan interview Alexis Monville and Bastian Schwippert on how to build a psychologically safe environment at work

    • 43 min
    How to deal with dissatisfaction

    How to deal with dissatisfaction

    Exploring the effects of the lockdown to our emotional balance, procastination and over-working

    • 35 min
    Habits and Routines

    Habits and Routines

    We’re going to talk about how to plan the environment around you, making habits easy. We want to make habits as easy as possible and as enjoyable as possible. So hopefully in this slightly longer episode you’ll pick up some practical tips that will help you do the stuff that you want to do.

    • 40 min
    Negative bias, info diet and emotional hygiene

    Negative bias, info diet and emotional hygiene

    How does negative bias affects us? What is our info diet currently? Discovering emotional hygiene for self care.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Evewiltshirex ,

A podcast that has found a beautiful niche!

Aidan and Damiano successfully translate the conversation around mental health in the context of the workplace, which is incredibly relevant. These two have a natural chemistry that I really enjoy listening to and I felt a lot of relief to hear them cover subjects I don’t often hear spoken about from men. They approach the conversation with curiosity and an open mind, asking questions that allow the listener to spend the rest of the day thinking about. Thank you both for making this podcast!

Gillbrit ,

Great incite & thoughts on mental hygiene

A good conversation between Damiano & Aidan on mental hygiene. Very good analogy to brushing your teeth ie it is regular, not ad hoc. Also like the 5 Why's. Very thought provoking.

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