9 episodes

In this podcast, we explore the incredible world of the emotional systems present in humans and animals alike.

Dr Jess Bolton, a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience, shows you that your emotional systems are as vital to health as the physiological systems you are so familiar with. Just as we can't live without our respiratory or renal systems - mammals also don't survive without assertiveness and play systems.

By investigating these systems we can share the science without getting caught in the web of mental health labels and disorders. Ready to see your life and the world through a very different lens?

Emotional Systems with Dr Jess Bolto‪n‬ MonkeyPants Productions

    • Mental Health
    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

In this podcast, we explore the incredible world of the emotional systems present in humans and animals alike.

Dr Jess Bolton, a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience, shows you that your emotional systems are as vital to health as the physiological systems you are so familiar with. Just as we can't live without our respiratory or renal systems - mammals also don't survive without assertiveness and play systems.

By investigating these systems we can share the science without getting caught in the web of mental health labels and disorders. Ready to see your life and the world through a very different lens?

    Being Connected And Safe: Helping Us Learn, Play And Flow

    Being Connected And Safe: Helping Us Learn, Play And Flow

    Exploring the relationship between safety and connection, Dr Jess Bolton and Charley Lee discuss anxiety disorders and elephants, and the impact of being unsafe on learning and thinking. 
     
    The importance of connection with ourselves and others is discussed, and they face the complex challenge of feeling safe in our times. 
     
    For more go to: emotionalsystems.info  
    Check out our clinical service: connectionstudio.net 
    Find out more about the Sheldon’s: complexintegrationmbs.com  
    Blog about De-medicalising emotional distress here: emotionalsystems.info/p/blogs 
     
    Listen to the Emotional Systems Safety playlist on Spotify

    • 35 min
    Safety System: Feel Your Freedom - Is It Time To Survive Or Thrive?

    Safety System: Feel Your Freedom - Is It Time To Survive Or Thrive?

    Step by step we investigate the power of the safety system within the human body – a system which enables us to survive in desperate times and is our key to thriving.
    As a human baby, you had an innate capacity to move away from or freeze around life threatening situations; and we innately move towards safety.  
    When we are safe the blood can flow freely in our brains and bodies, bringing flexibility, integration and conscious understanding of our world.
     
    For more go to: www.emotionalsystems.info 
    Check out our clinical service: https://connectionstudio.net
    Blog about safety – Anxiety in a Dangerous World - here: https://emotionalsystems.info/p/blogs
    (add this to spotify podcast description only Listen to the Emotional Systems Safety playlist on Spotify)

    • 21 min
    Showing Up And Taking Up Space: A Conversation About Assertiveness

    Showing Up And Taking Up Space: A Conversation About Assertiveness

    What happens as we feel more empowered, ready to be present in our world and assert ourselves?  Does it feel powerful or exciting? Or does anxiety, doubt or a mechanism that puts us down get activated?  Finding our learning edge is vital in making room for ourselves and each other.  Dr Jess Bolton and Charley Lee share their personal experiences and professional perspectives.  
    For more go to: www.emotionalsystems.info 
    Check out our clinical service: https://connectionstudio.net
    Learn about EHIITs here: https://emotionalsystems.info/p/learning-zone
    Blog about assertiveness, mechanisms of inhibition and restraint, and wolves here: https://emotionalsystems.info/p/blogs

    • 32 min
    Introduction To The Emotional Systems Podcast

    Introduction To The Emotional Systems Podcast

    Underneath the symptoms labelled as disorders are the emotional systems that direct life.  
    Dr Jess Bolton shares her commitment to you in this podcast, to combine a non-pathologising approach with fascinating insights from science, clinical and personal experience.
     
    For more go to: www.emotionalsystems.info 
     
    Check out our clinical service: https://connectionstudio.net
     
    Playlists here: https://emotionalsystems.info/p/playlists 

    • 11 min
    Overview - Your Amazing Emotional Systems

    Overview - Your Amazing Emotional Systems

    A brief history of how emotional systems have evolved to solve challenges faced every day by humans and other animals.  Meet the interweaving and powerful emotional systems which have developed over half a billion years to help us deal with whatever life throws at us.  
     
    For more go to: www.emotionalsystems.info 
     
    Check out our clinical service: https://connectionstudio.net
     
    Playlists here: https://emotionalsystems.info/p/playlists 

    • 14 min
    Seeking System: Curiosity, Awe and Intense Investigation

    Seeking System: Curiosity, Awe and Intense Investigation

    The fundamental emotional system that you have never heard of! Yours is activated right now, become more alert and aware of the system characterised by “persistent exploratory inquisitiveness”.  After this episode, you will never look at an acorn in the same way again. 
     
    For more go to: www.emotionalsystems.info 
     
    Check out our clinical service: https://connectionstudio.net
     
    Playlists here: https://emotionalsystems.info/p/playlists 
     
    Panksepp and Biven’s book - The Archeology of Mind

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

RosalindPentyrch ,

Excellent

A fascinating insight .. excellent, thank you.

BoldmereBeckstar ,

Insightful, but accessible.

Wow! Just discovered this series and listened to the first two straight away.
Really engaging, thought provoking content pitched just right. Would recommend!

swimswimswim! ,

Insightful

Brilliant!! Gave me the time and insights to be able to stop and make sense of how I’m feeling and reacting and why.....And more importantly how to tap into the power that gives me. I feel super charged and ready for any challenge.

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