12 episodes

Dealing with life’s challenges is no mean feat. The ability to bounce back quickly is known as resilience and can be our best ally during difficult times. In this series, Positive Group psychologists Sinéad, Brian and Elle look at diverse stories of human perseverance, and offer commentary on the coping strategies used by these truly remarkable people.
Positive Group partners with organisations all over the world to help them optimise psychological health and performance. We take a proactive, scientific approach that draws from a range of disciplines including psychology, neuroscience and the medical sciences. For more information about Positive Group and the work that we do, go to www.positivegroup.org

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Dealing with life’s challenges is no mean feat. The ability to bounce back quickly is known as resilience and can be our best ally during difficult times. In this series, Positive Group psychologists Sinéad, Brian and Elle look at diverse stories of human perseverance, and offer commentary on the coping strategies used by these truly remarkable people.
Positive Group partners with organisations all over the world to help them optimise psychological health and performance. We take a proactive, scientific approach that draws from a range of disciplines including psychology, neuroscience and the medical sciences. For more information about Positive Group and the work that we do, go to www.positivegroup.org

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    Robert Bilott

    Robert Bilott

    As humans we are hardwired to have belief in systems. But what does it take to go against those systems when they are in the wrong?
    In this episode we hear the brave and enduring story of Rob Bilott, a lawyer from Ohio who spent decades in legal battles with DuPont over contaminated drinking water. 

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    • 46 min
    Vernon Turner

    Vernon Turner

    Movement is good for body, mind and soul, and through sports we can find an outlet for feelings and emotions that we find hard to tackle in other ways. 
    In this episode we’ll be hearing the inspirational story of former NFL player Vernon Turner, who after experiencing personal tragedy, found a sense of duty and purpose through football.    
    CW: This episode contains descriptions of sexual violence, drug use and some mild language

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    • 49 min
    Hersha Patel

    Hersha Patel

    Social media can help us to feel more connected, but it can sometimes have a very dark side. 
    In this episode we’ll be hearing from Hersha Patel, who found herself on the receiving end of online abuse, global shaming and cancel culture, when her rice cooking video went viral. 
    This episode contains some strong language

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    • 49 min
    Residents of Paradise

    Residents of Paradise

    What defines community? And what are the benefits of strong connections when we are faced with incredible challenges?   
    In this episode we hear from Bill Hartley, Nicki Jones, Marc Mattox and Jody Jones, who live in Paradise, California, and survived one of the town's deadliest wildfires.    
    This episode contains descriptions of the traumatic events faced by the community of Paradise during the wildfires 

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    • 52 min
    Brett Archibald

    Brett Archibald

    Our bodies are amazing machines that can withstand a lot. But what can the mind do to help the body when faced with extremely harsh conditions?  
    In this episode, we’re going to be looking at the incredible story of Brett Archibald, who managed to survive almost 29 hours in the Indian Ocean after falling overboard a surf charter boat in 2013
    This episode contains some mild language

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    • 46 min
    Katharine Gun

    Katharine Gun

    Sometimes speaking up comes at a cost. But can the negatives be outweighed when acting on behalf of the greater good?  
    In this episode we’re going to be hearing the story of Katharine Gun, a former linguist at GCHQ. Katharine is widely regarded as an exceptionally brave and selfless whistleblower who put her own life in jeopardy to help others.  

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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

King Harold30 ,

Insightful and inspiring!

A must-listen podcast that covers a broad range of scenarios, the intense challenges they stimulate and the incredible resilience shown to navigate through them. Superb analysis and observation from the team at Positive Group.

Pik-Yan ,

Brilliant

Loved listening to this series

Chops2015 ,

Incredible stories

Wow! What an amazing, diverse group of stories. Real people going through some of the most extraordinary experiences imaginable. Loved the breaks in the stories dissecting what they’d been through and hearing psychologists give their thoughts. I was gripped, third series please?

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