6 episodes

Have you ever wanted X-ray specs into human behaviour? Then this is the podcast for you. Listen to ‘brilliant, insightful and wise’ agony aunt and journalist Annalisa Barbieri, as she releases exclusive conversations between her and the trusted specialists she’s consulted over the years, who put a life time’s learning into each conversation. Every week you can learn more about yourself and the people around you. Topics covered in series one include, ‘the art of good listening’, ‘is my relationship over or is this just a blip?’ and, you can learn just why it is that teenagers think you’re always having a go at them. https://supporter.acast.com/conversations-with-annalisa-barbieri
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Conversations with Annalisa Barbieri Annalisa Barbieri

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 47 Ratings

Have you ever wanted X-ray specs into human behaviour? Then this is the podcast for you. Listen to ‘brilliant, insightful and wise’ agony aunt and journalist Annalisa Barbieri, as she releases exclusive conversations between her and the trusted specialists she’s consulted over the years, who put a life time’s learning into each conversation. Every week you can learn more about yourself and the people around you. Topics covered in series one include, ‘the art of good listening’, ‘is my relationship over or is this just a blip?’ and, you can learn just why it is that teenagers think you’re always having a go at them. https://supporter.acast.com/conversations-with-annalisa-barbieri
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    How Trauma Can Affect Everyday Life with consultant psychiatrist in psychotherapy Jo Stubley

    How Trauma Can Affect Everyday Life with consultant psychiatrist in psychotherapy Jo Stubley

    I used to think of trauma in terms of war and soldiers but actually trauma can affect anyone and impact every day life. Its effects can be felt in the brain and the body.
    In this episode I talk to Dr Jo Stubley, who leads the adult section of the Trauma Service at the NHS's Tavistock Centre. Find out what trauma and PTSD is and what might make some people more susceptible to it. We also talk about how trauma memories are stored in different way to normal memories and perhaps most important of all, how to recognise trauma and begin to heal.
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    • 54 min
    Is Your Relationship Worth Saving with psychotherapist John-Paul Davies

    Is Your Relationship Worth Saving with psychotherapist John-Paul Davies

    We're always told relationships need work, but how do you know when yours is over or does, indeed, need working at? In this episode we look at how a good relationship should make you feel, the signs that it may be beyond repair and how to better communicate your needs. I speak to psychotherapist John Paul Davies, who specialises in relationships.

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    • 39 min
    What to Expect When Someone Dies with Dr Kathryn Mannix

    What to Expect When Someone Dies with Dr Kathryn Mannix

    This episode was a highly personal project, borne out of sitting with my dad as he was dying and realising I didn't know what to expect. I learnt that night that dying is a bit like birth, but in reverse. It's a process. Finding out about death and dying really helped me not only understand what was happening but make some sense of it. Here I speak to palliative care doctor Kathryn Mannix who has witnessed many people dying. If you think this might be scary, trust me it's actually reassuring and strangely calming.

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    • 44 min
    The Wonder of the Teenage Brain with adolescent psychotherapist Rachel Melville-Thomas

    The Wonder of the Teenage Brain with adolescent psychotherapist Rachel Melville-Thomas

    The teenage brain goes through incredible changes during adolescence. This not only explains their behaviour but, knowing what these changes are means you can help support them or - if you are the teenager - might help you understand yourself better. Rachel and I chat about what those neurological changes are and how they manifest. I also spoke to some teenagers who give invaluable insights into how to get the best out of them, what they find challenging about adult behaviour and why they always like to start up difficult conversations when you're already busy doing something else.
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    • 44 min
    The Art of Listening with psychotherapist Chris Mills

    The Art of Listening with psychotherapist Chris Mills

    Listening is a skill not everyone has and yet it's so important to every day relationships - and is at the core of 99% of the problems I hear about. In this episode I talk to Chris Mills, a psychotherapist about how to be a better listener, how to be heard (and learn how I got myself heard as a child in a noisy Italian family) with exercises you can try straight after listening. 
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    • 29 min
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    Have you ever wanted X-ray specs into human behaviour? Then this is the podcast for you. Listen to ‘brilliant, insightful and wise’ agony aunt and journalist Annalisa Barbieri, as she releases specially recorded conversations between her and the experts she’s consulted over the years, who put a life time’s learning into each conversation. Every week you can learn more about yourself and the people around you. Topics covered in series one include, ‘the art of good listening’, ‘is my relationship over or is this just a blip?’ and, you can learn just why it is that teenagers think you’re always having a go at them.
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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

Juniper/75 ,

Like listening to a friend

So so so good.
Have gobbled up episodes 1-3. Each one has something to take away and I cannot wait for more.
I find Annalisa very thoughtful and very humble (as she is in her columns) and it’s like talking to a really good friend.
Highly recommended for anyone who wants to dig deeper into life.

Myrtle2007! ,

Excellent, insightful and plenty of practical advice

Thoroughly enjoyed episode 2! It all flowed so well. Having teenage voices in the mix was a great idea - a real bonus. The brief, but unobtrusive musical interludes helped me gather my own thoughts. Rachel Melville-Thomas was brilliant and had lovely rapport with Annalisa - so clear, and with such warm authority. A beautifully crafted podcast delivered at the right pace. Already looking forward to next week! Thank you.

AllieSRey ,

Great addition to my podcast library

Really informative and interesting so far. An avid reader of the Guardian column so this is a great way of exploring subjects in more depth. Annalisa has a lovely conversational, informal style - like listening to a friend.

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