A regular exploration into the science of mental health by a recovered anxious worrywart. This podcast focuses on the psychology and neuroscience of anxiety, stress and worry, and links them to tools and practices to enable positive change.
Overcoming Avoidance Part 2 - Stepping Into Chaos
Overcoming Avoidance Part 1 - Openness, Curiosity and Breaking the Habit
This episode starts by describing how we can begin to step into a toward state of mind by staying open and nurturing a sense of curiosity. It then explores the basic neuroscience of avoidance and the balance between order and chaos, so we can think...
Serenity: How To Accept What You Can't Change And Have The Courage To Change What You Can
Reinhold Niebuhr's Serenity Prayer states "God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference." This episode continues the theme of reducing stress and overwhelm by...
Overwhelm - How To Navigate This Ubiquitous Stressor (Plus The Ultimate Happiness Hack)
Much of the time the biggest stressor of modern life is overwhelm, which triggers the threat circuitry for repression, or a lack of perceived control. Slowing down, getting organised, freeing up time, losing distractions and reinstating order can reduce...
13 Worry Hacks To Help You Achieve Peace
13 worry hacks for a peaceful brain:1. Use your focused/task based attentional networks instead. Worry is chiefly the result of the activation of the daydreaming default mode network (where we go when we are not practicing mindfulness or...
Introducing Emotional Duality - Overcome Social Anxiety
This episode introduces the idea of "emotional duality", which was an essential step towards my recovery from the default discomfort of anxiety, and gave me the freedom to be myself without the guarded feelings I always carried around. If you have...
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Phil the brain coach
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David Haskins from Colchester