18 episodes

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.

The Brain Coach Philip Lunt

    • Mental Health
    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

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 2 - Stepping Into Chaos

    • 39 min
    Overcoming Avoidance Part 1 - Openness, Curiosity and Breaking the Habit

    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...

    • 39 min
    Serenity: How To Accept What You Can't Change And Have The Courage To Change What You Can

    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...

    • 42 min
    Overwhelm - How To Navigate This Ubiquitous Stressor (Plus The Ultimate Happiness Hack)

    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...

    • 42 min
    13 Worry Hacks To Help You Achieve Peace

    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...

    • 38 min
    Introducing Emotional Duality - Overcome Social Anxiety

    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...

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Pacoforfun ,

Great podcast!

Just listened to an episode - love Phil’s warm, friendly style. Very informative. I’ll be back to listen to more episodes.

Simon

huskyz27 ,

Phil the brain coach

This is my go to Pod Cast for mental health
Thank you Phil.

David Haskins from Colchester

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