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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

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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.

    Ep 076: A fresh perspective on working from home

    Ep 076: A fresh perspective on working from home

    Welcome to episode 76 and the start of our new series focusing on working from home. Each episode will look at the experience from a different perspective, offering insight to individuals, managers and organisational leaders. 

    Do get in touch with your working from home questions, either on Twitter (@MyPocketPsych) or the contact form on our website (WorkLifePsych.com/contact). 

    • 32 min
    Ep 075: Mindfulness interventions at work with Antonia Dietmann

    Ep 075: Mindfulness interventions at work with Antonia Dietmann

    In this episode, Richard is once again joined by Dr. Antonia Dietman, who this time outlines research she has carried out into the benefits of mindfulness practice.

    • 30 min
    Ep 074: 'What do they think of me when I'm not there?'

    Ep 074: 'What do they think of me when I'm not there?'

    In this episode, Richard and Pilar complete our discussion about impostor syndrome and its impacts, as well as looking at the importance of online collaboration.

    We look back at Richard's discussion with Dr. Rachael Skews and discuss what we took away from our recent webinar on effective online collaboration and asynchronous working. 

    • 35 min
    Ep 073: 'Imposter Syndrome' with Dr. Rachael Skews

    Ep 073: 'Imposter Syndrome' with Dr. Rachael Skews

    Welcome to episode 73, where Richard is joined by Dr. Rachael Skews to discuss the impact of Impostor Syndrome and how it can be addressed in the coaching context.

    Specifically, they look at Impostor Syndrome through the lens of ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Theory) sharing their own experiences and reflections on what works when it comes to this unpleasant phenomenon. 

    • 45 min
    Ep 072: Wondering and worrying while working at home

    Ep 072: Wondering and worrying while working at home

    Welcome to episode 72, where Richard and Pilar explore some of the ways working at home can contribute to our experience of 'Impostor Syndrome'. 
    This is the irrational and powerful sense that we don't deserve our successes, our jobs, our rewards. A way of thinking that can be exhausting and destructive, preventing us from deriving satisfaction from work - and isolation from colleagues may well contribute to it. 
    Working at home, especially when in the middle of a pandemic, can contribute to feelings of self-doubt. We can wonder if we're 'doing enough' or if we're keeping up with our colleagues. We can wonder if we're missing out on important conversations and feel unwilling to share our concerns with others for fear of being judged. 
    If you have questions about anything we've covered in this episode, please get in touch via Twitter (@MyPocketPsych) or send us a message on our contact form: www.worklifepsych.com/contact  
    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    Ep 058: Dealing with discomfort - https://www.worklifepsych.com/podcast/ep-058-psychflex-in-action-6-dealing-with-discomfort/
    Ep 061: Anxious thoughts and feelings - https://www.worklifepsych.com/podcast/ep-061-anxious-thoughts-and-feelings/
    Ep 066: Asynchronous working - https://www.worklifepsych.com/podcast/ep-066-asynchronous-working/
     

    • 42 min
    Ep 71: Working at home, in the office or both?

    Ep 71: Working at home, in the office or both?

    Hello and welcome to episode 71 of My Pocket Psych, the podcast all about the psychology of the workplace.

    Six months after lockdown hit the UK in any meaningful way, the push is on to get people back into the physical workplace. In this episode, we look at why this return to the office might be a source of anxiety for some employees and why some of the commentary about ‘back to work’ has been very unhelpful and inaccurate.

    • 40 min

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