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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 160: Committed action

    Ep 160: Committed action

    In this episode of 'My Pocket Psych', Richard and Ross turn to the next skill in our psychological flexibility toolkit: committed action.
    This is all about taking our values and putting them into action. Doing more of the stuff that matters, not because it's easy or fun, but because it's important.
    You can find all the resources we mention in this episode on our dedicated series page at https://www.worklifepsych.com/psychologicalflexibility 

    • 34 min
    Ep 159: Clarity of values

    Ep 159: Clarity of values

    In this video, we continue our series focused on the skills that boost our Psychological Flexibility.
    This time round, Richard and Ross discuss the benefits of being clear on what really matter to us in life - our values. We look at what values are (and importantly, what they're not!), ways that we use values in our coaching practices with clients, and some simple ways to bring additional clarity to your own values.
    Remember, you can find all the resources for this series in one place, including all previous episodes, on the WorkLifePsych website:
    https://www.worklifepsych.com/PsychologicalFlexibility 
    Thanks for listening!

    • 49 min
    Ep 158: Cognitive Defusion

    Ep 158: Cognitive Defusion

    This is the third part in our series exploring Psychological Flexibility. Richard and Ross look at the skill called 'Cognititve Defusion', where we learn to see our thoughts in a different light. 
    You can find show notes and all the resources we mention at our dedicated online resource page:
    worklifepsych.com/psychologicalflexibility 
    Thanks for listening!

    • 58 min
    Ep 157: Present moment awareness

    Ep 157: Present moment awareness

    In this second part of our series on how to develop your psychological flexibility, we look at the importance of being in the present moment, and minimising 'mental time-travel'. Richard and Ross look at some of the unhelpful ways our attention and focus are pulled from the here and now, along with some simple ways you can start to develop your capacity to just notice.
    We make the distinction between day-dreaming and all the benefits this can bring, and unwanted mental time-travel, where we can get taken to worrying imagined futures. It's the unwanted mental time-travel that takes us away from the present moment, and the opportunities for action it offers us.
    Don't forget, you can join us for a free online Q&A session on April 30th. Simply sign up for the WorkLifePsych online community to find all the details and RSVP for the event. It's free to join!
    All the resources for this series can be found at https://www.worklifepsych.com/psychologicalflexibility 
    Thanks for listening!

    • 35 min
    Ep 156: Psychological Inflexibility

    Ep 156: Psychological Inflexibility

    This is the first of a new series of the podcast where we focus on the skills that develop our psychological flexibility. Richard is joined by fellow psychologist Ross McIntosh, the host of the excellent People Soup podcast. 
    In this episode, they discuss what psychological flexibility is, what it feels like to experience psychological inflexibility, and what you can expect from the remainder of this series. 
    You can find the full show notes for this episode at https://www.worklifepsych.com/podcast/156 and discover more about psychological flexibility at https://www.worklifepsych.com/psychologicalflexibility 
    Thanks for listening!

    • 35 min
    Ep 155: Pitfalls to avoid when it comes to values

    Ep 155: Pitfalls to avoid when it comes to values

    In this episode, Richard is joined by fellow coaching psychologist Lucie Ilbury for a look at the common pitfalls to avoid when it comes to our values. 
    Shownotes for this episode can be found at https://www.worklifepsych.com/podcast/155 
    Thanks for listening!

    • 37 min

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