100 episodes

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

    • Science
    • 4.6 • 11 Ratings

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 163: Culture cracks!

    Ep 163: Culture cracks!

    Richard is joined by fellow psychologist Sarah McLellan for a discussion about the role of organisational culture and the importance of shaping it intentionally. 
    For full show notes for this episode, visit our website at worklifepsych.com/podcast/163
    Thanks for listening! 

    • 43 min
    Ep 162: Coaching Psychology - Theory, Practice and Bots!

    Ep 162: Coaching Psychology - Theory, Practice and Bots!

    In this episode, Richard is joined by friend of the podcast Dr. Rachael Skews. They discuss a recent coaching psychology conference they both presented at, the nature of coaching research, the importance of evidence-based practice and ask the killer question: will your coach be replaced by a bot? 
    Full show notes for this episode can be found on our website at https://www.worklifepsych.com/podcast/162 
    Thanks for listening!

    • 33 min
    Ep 161: Acceptance

    Ep 161: Acceptance

    In this episode, Richard and Ross take a look at another important skill for increasing our psychological flexibility: acceptance.
    This doesn't mean a passive acceptance of the status quo, or simply pushing through difficulties with gritted teeth. It means authentically accepting the discomfort and other stuff we don't like in situations, while taking helpful action to get through it. Once we make room for it, we don't have to struggle with it, or delay action until the discomfort has gone.
    We explore the various ways we raise this topic with our clients in coaching contexts, discuss how we bring acceptance to life in our own lives, and share some simple tips on how to develop this skill in your own life.
    Do get in touch with your questions and comments - we love to hear from our listeners. You can email us: podcast at worklifepsych dot com.
    Thanks for listening!
    Resources for this entire series on psychological flexibility can be found on this dedicated page on the WorkLifePsych website.

    • 45 min
    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

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11 Ratings

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