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My Pocket Psych is all about the psychology of the workplace. Each episode, we'll examine the world of work and explore a topic through the lens of psychology. We'll aim to give listeners tips to help improve their experience of work - moving from surviving to thriving! My Pocket Psych is brought to you by WorkLifePsych Ltd and hosted by Dr. Richard MacKinnon and Pilar Orti.

My Pocket Psych: The Psychology of the Workplace Dr. Richard A. MacKinnon

    • Social Sciences

My Pocket Psych is all about the psychology of the workplace. Each episode, we'll examine the world of work and explore a topic through the lens of psychology. We'll aim to give listeners tips to help improve their experience of work - moving from surviving to thriving! My Pocket Psych is brought to you by WorkLifePsych Ltd and hosted by Dr. Richard MacKinnon and Pilar Orti.

    Ep 57: PsychFlex in Action 5: ACT in Asia with Dr. Austin Tay

    Ep 57: PsychFlex in Action 5: ACT in Asia with Dr. Austin Tay

    Welcome to the fifth in our series looking at Psychological Flexibility in Action. 

    This episode, Richard is joined by Dr. Austin Tay, an occupational psychologist based in Hong Kong, whose work takes him across several Asian countries.

    As an ACT practitioner, Austin takes us through his career journey to date and how he uses ACT principles to build his clients' psychological flexibility. 

    Big thanks to Austin for his time and for sharing his valuable insights. 

    • 46 min
    Ep 56: PsychFlex in Action 4: Seeing thoughts for what they are

    Ep 56: PsychFlex in Action 4: Seeing thoughts for what they are

    Welcome to the fourth episode in our series looking at Psychological Flexibility in Action.

    This time, we turn our attention to the benefits of disentangling ourselves from our thoughts and seeing them for what they are - not what they say they are.

    Richard and Pilar explore this concept of 'defusion' and how it's made easier by the mindful focus explore in our last episode, but also how all the processes of Acceptance and Commitment Theory support each other. 

    • 38 min
    Ep 55: PsychFlex in Action 3: Mindful focus on the present

    Ep 55: PsychFlex in Action 3: Mindful focus on the present

    Welcome to the third episode in our series on developing psychological flexibility. In the last two episodes, we looked at the role of values and then at how Acceptance and Commitment Theory (ACT) can be utilised in coaching contexts. 

    This episode focuses on another key principle of ACT, the mindful focus on the here and now. Richard and Pilar explore what it means to be mindful, to notice with intent and how this supports the other aspects of psychological flexibility. 

    • 29 min
    Ep 054: PsychFlex in Action 2: Acceptance and Commitment coaching with Rachael Skews

    Ep 054: PsychFlex in Action 2: Acceptance and Commitment coaching with Rachael Skews

    Welcome to the second episode in our series on Psychological Flexibility in Action.

    This time, Richard interviews Dr. Rachael Skews, an expert in Acceptance and Commitment Theory and discusses what makes acceptance and commitment coaching so unique and impactful. 

    • 57 min
    Ep 053: PsychFlex in Action 1: Values into Action with Ross McIntosh

    Ep 053: PsychFlex in Action 1: Values into Action with Ross McIntosh

    Welcome to the first in a series of episodes focusing on Psychological Flexibility.

    We'll include discussions about all aspects of psychological flexibility, interviews with academics and practitioners who are experts in this space, and advice on how you can weave the principles into your daily life. 

    In this first episode, we look at the concept of values and also include an interview with Ross McIntosh, presenter of the ‘People Soup’ podcast.

    • 58 min
    Ep 052: 'In Praise of Walking' with Prof Shane O'Mara

    Ep 052: 'In Praise of Walking' with Prof Shane O'Mara

    Welcome to episode 52, which has a real focus on wellbeing: sleep, walking and working hours.

    Have you ever wondered whether you should be walking more? The answer is probably yes! And here, Shane skilfully explains the health benefits of building a walking habit, as well as considering how our built environments can better support walking over driving. 

    • 1 hr 1 min

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