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Welcome to the Stronger Minds Podcast where I bring you everything you need to know to build a healthier brain and a stronger mind, including food and nutrition, psychology, lifestyle, mental habits and debating big ideas. From Chartered Psychologist Kimberley Wilson.

Stronger Minds Kimberley Wilson

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    • 4.8, 90 Ratings

Welcome to the Stronger Minds Podcast where I bring you everything you need to know to build a healthier brain and a stronger mind, including food and nutrition, psychology, lifestyle, mental habits and debating big ideas. From Chartered Psychologist Kimberley Wilson.

    Thinking Space Book Club - Lost Connections

    Thinking Space Book Club - Lost Connections

    In this session of the Thinking Space Book Club the featured book is Lost Connections by Johann Hari and in the discussion I give an overview of the biopsychosocial model of depression, The Serotonin Hypothesis, the difference between the colloquial ego and the analytical ego, how trauma can become lodged in the body and outline my manifesto for improving GP assessments.
     
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    • 49 min
    Thinking Space Book Club - On the Shortness of Life

    Thinking Space Book Club - On the Shortness of Life

    Timeless advice on the art of living well (Penguin)


    On the Shortness of Life is a moral essay written by Seneca the Younger, a Roman Stoic philosopher. The philosopher brings up many Stoic principles on the nature of time, namely that people waste much of it in meaningless pursuits. According to the essay, nature gives people enough time to do what is really important and the individual must allot it properly. In general, time is best used by living in the present moment in pursuit of the intentional, purposeful life. (Wikipedia)
     
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    • 46 min
    Crime & Nourishment - Episode 4: You be the Judge

    Crime & Nourishment - Episode 4: You be the Judge

    The evidence of improved behaviour and academic outcomes for children with access to breakfast clubs, of reduced violence with improved nutrition in prison populations, as well as other research from around the world on nutrition, brain and behaviour, is well-established.


    But we’re still no closer to answering on key question. Why aren’t we doing anything with this information? In this final episode I speak to legal experts to try understand why the UK government and judicial system has failed to integrate biological research into sentencing guidelines.


    Contributors


    Prof. Nicola Padfield QC - Professor of Criminal and Penal Justice, University of Cambridge. Life Fellow, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.


    Fabio Tartarini – Chartered Psychologist and Ph.D. Candidate - Prisons Research Centre, University of Cambridge.


    Luis Navarro – Restaurateur, consultant to prison kitchens in association with Learning Together prison education programme.


    John Samuels QC FRSA – Retired judge, former Chairman of the Criminal Sub-committee of the UK Council of Circuit Judges, former Chair of the Prisoners’ Education Trust.
     
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Crime & Nourishment - Episode 3: Food, Brain, Behaviour. The Missing Piece

    Crime & Nourishment - Episode 3: Food, Brain, Behaviour. The Missing Piece

    In this episode we move away, temporarily, from the prison studies to consider other research being conducted around the world showing the profound effects of nutrition on behaviour and mental health including decision-making and protection from stress and PTSD.


    Contributors


    Prof. Dr. Soyoung Park - Head of department of Decision Neuroscience & Nutrition and Joint professor of Charité – University Hospital Berlin and the German Institute of Human Nutrition


    Prof. Julia Rucklidge - the Director of the Mental Health and Nutrition Research Group at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing.
     
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    • 52 min
    Crime & Nourishment - Episode 2: The Prison Studies

    Crime & Nourishment - Episode 2: The Prison Studies

    In 2002, a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial showed that nutritional supplementation could reduce violence in prison by 37%. This study has since been replicated in prison populations in the UK, The Netherlands and Singapore. So why, when violence in UK prisons, including assaults on staff, is at an all time high are we not using this cheap, low-risk, accessible intervention? In this episode I speak to scientists behind this inexplicably ignored research.
     
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Crime & Nourishment - Episode 1: The Kids Aren't Alright

    Crime & Nourishment - Episode 1: The Kids Aren't Alright

    This episode examines the evidence that shows a beneficial effect of nutrition on childhood behavioural disorders, and the surprising and worrying link between hunger and school exclusions.


    Contributors


    Dr. Alex Richardson - Founder Director of Food and Behaviour Research, Research Associate, Dept of  Physiology, Anatomy Genetics, University of Oxford


    Carmel McConnell MBE - Activist and Founder of Magic Breakfast


    Sarah Dove - Strategic Director Phoenix Education Consultancy. President of PRUsAP
     
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    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

Springbatt ,

Incredible content

Kimberley is intelligent and articulate managing to make very complex theories accessible, interesting and relevant. I have learnt a lot from the podcast, her book and also her instagram account. I can not recommend her work highly enough.
Thank you to Shona Vertue for amplifying Kimberley and introducing me to her insightful work.

sarjayd ,

Great

I love Kimberley ! Her podcast is very informative and thought provoking. Her Instagram page is also excellent!

lorzy lor ,

Brilliant

Just finished listening to the last 4 podcasts on crime and nutrition. Informative, clear and concise. I loved them, and found them so interesting. I’m very inspired and wish there was a way the average person could make a difference. Brilliant work!

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