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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 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
    Ep 051: Choosing a task management app

    Ep 051: Choosing a task management app

    Welcome to episode 51 and we return to the topic of task management covered in episode 49.

    This time, Richard and Pilar look at the different factors to take into account when selecting a task management app. There are so many of them out there, it can be an exercise in confusion! 

    • 1 hr
    Ep 050: Fifty episodes young!

    Ep 050: Fifty episodes young!

    Welcome to our fiftieth episode! A major milestone for us and a result of all the fantastic support we’ve had from our listeners.

    We take a look back at our favourite episodes, the episodes our listeners have downloaded the most and discuss listener feedback. We also hear about some listeners’ favourite work-related books.

    As this is our fiftieth episode, it's time to thank Pilar Orti for her patience, support and guidance and to Ross Winter for his exemplary editing skills. 

    Thanks for liste

    • 43 min

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