12 episodes

Welcome to The Wellbeing Lab podcast hosted by Will Young.
Each week, join Will and a team of knowledgeable mental health & wellbeing experts as they explore and spotlight various topics which often don’t get enough airtime. They will discuss subjects ranging from shopping addiction, creating boundaries, body dysmorphia, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), trauma, obsessive compulsive disorders and beyond. 
Here at The Wellbeing Lab podcast, the aim is to create a safe, fun, curious and understanding space, with the ultimate goal of helping listeners.
We want to hear from YOU, please get in touch with us..
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Twitter @thewellbeinglab https://twitter.com/TheWellbeingLab
Email: hello@wellbeinglabpodcast.com 
The Wellbeing Lab is produced by AudioAF and is part of the Acast creator network. 


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The Wellbeing Lab with Will Young Will Young

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 39 Ratings

Welcome to The Wellbeing Lab podcast hosted by Will Young.
Each week, join Will and a team of knowledgeable mental health & wellbeing experts as they explore and spotlight various topics which often don’t get enough airtime. They will discuss subjects ranging from shopping addiction, creating boundaries, body dysmorphia, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), trauma, obsessive compulsive disorders and beyond. 
Here at The Wellbeing Lab podcast, the aim is to create a safe, fun, curious and understanding space, with the ultimate goal of helping listeners.
We want to hear from YOU, please get in touch with us..
Instagram @thewellbeinglabpodcast: https://www.instagram.com/thewellbeinglabpodcast/
Facebook @thewellbeinglabpodcast: https://www.facebook.com/thewellbeinglabpodcast/ 
Twitter @thewellbeinglab https://twitter.com/TheWellbeingLab
Email: hello@wellbeinglabpodcast.com 
The Wellbeing Lab is produced by AudioAF and is part of the Acast creator network. 


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    Conflict Resolution

    Conflict Resolution

    Is there a good way to have an argument? My guest Ian Leslie thinks so. In order to better understand conflict, he spent time with hostage negotiators, interrogators and all kinds of people who have difficult conversations for a living. In this episode he tells me about what he learnt and how we can use some of the techniques to communicate better in our own relationships.
    I'd love to know what you think. You can contact the lab on the links below:
    Instagram @thewellbeinglabpodcast
    Facebook @thewellbeinglabpodcast
    Twitter @thewellbeinglab
    Email: hello@wellbeinglabpodcast.com
    If you'd like to read more of Ian's work, the book 'How to Disagree' is here and this is his website.
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    • 36 min
    Trauma and EMDR

    Trauma and EMDR

    This episode is a biggie... I'm discussing the vast subject of trauma and also how EMDR therapy can help those who've experienced it.
    My first guest is Jo Stubley, a Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist and Psychoanalyst (all the P’s!). We delve deep into what trauma actually is and why it sticks around. Then I speak to Catriona Morten who is a Psychotherapist and an EMDR practitioner. She explains why and how EMDR therapy works.
    I'd love to hear your thoughts. You can contact the lab in the following ways:
    Instagram @thewellbeinglabpodcast
    Facebook @thewellbeinglabpodcast
    Twitter @thewellbeinglab
    Email: hello@wellbeinglabpodcast.com
    If you're looking for further reading on trauma, Jo Stubley recommends the following books for different specificities:
    Understanding Trauma
    Trauma and Recovery
    The Power Threat Meaning Framework
    Trauma and Memory
    Complex Trauma
    The Body Keeps the Score
    And here's all the info for MY new book Be Yourself and Happier
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    • 43 min
    Agoraphobia and Shamanism

    Agoraphobia and Shamanism

    I've got a good episode for you, delving into Agoraphobia and Shamanism. I talk first to Charlotte Levin who is the author of ‘If I Can’t Have You’ and lives with agoraphobia. And later I chat to Jo Bowlby, who is a Shaman and author of a book called ‘A Book for Life’.
    If you relate to anything we've discussed in the podcast so far I want to hear from you, please get in touch...
    Instagram @thewellbeinglabpodcast
    Facebook @thewellbeinglabpodcast
    Twitter @thewellbeinglab
    Email: hello@wellbeinglabpodcast.com
    Here are some links and resources: 
    Anxiety UK have useful information about Agoraphobia
    You can find Charlotte on Twitter and Instagram and her book can be found here
    Jo Bowlby's book is here and you can learn more about her work on her website
    And here's all the info for MY new book Be Yourself and Happier
    The Wellbeing Lab is produced by AudioAF and is part of the Acast creator network.

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    • 41 min
    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Sound Therapy

    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Sound Therapy

    It’s another great episode exploring Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and sound therapy.
    First of all I talk to Helen from Wiltshire who lives with OCD. She describes the triggers for her contamination OCD, when she got her diagnosis and how it affects her day to day life.
    Then I speak to Jane Everett, a sound therapist who runs ‘Silence and Noise’. I visited her in Cornwall for a session and it was the most beautiful afternoon. At the end of the episode you can hear some of the soundscapes Jane creates.
    Here are some useful links and resources: 
    OCD UK is a charity providing advice and support to those affected by OCD. The charity 'Mind' also has a list of useful contacts if you're looking for support with OCD.
    Jane can be found at her website or on Instagram.
    And here's all the info for MY new book Be Yourself and Happier.
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    • 33 min
    Dissociative Disorders and Equine Therapy

    Dissociative Disorders and Equine Therapy

    In this episode I discuss dissociative disorders and equine therapy. Would you put those two topics together? I would!
    First of all I talk to Emma Jack, who is the Deputy CEO & Deputy Clinical Director at CDS UK. She sheds light on the intricacies of dissociative disorders. Then I trot over to Richmond Park for a conversation with Dr Andreas Liefooghe, a psychologist, psychotherapist and lifelong horseman who runs Operation Centaur in Richmond Park. I got to meet one of the horses Dr Andreas works with as he explained equine therapy.
    Here are some useful links and resources: 
    These links are for Operation Centaur's social media channels and this is Dr Andreas' book.
    For further reading, Emma Jack recommends two books: The Truth About Trauma and Dissociation and The Body Keeps the Score.
    And here's where you can find my new book Be Yourself and Happier.
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    • 46 min
    Insomnia and Breathing

    Insomnia and Breathing

    It’s a great episode this week. It’s insomnia, it’s breathing, it’s fascinating.
    My first guest is Dr Hugh Selsick, a consultant in psychiatry and sleep medicine who runs a sleep clinic at the Royal London Hospital. Dr Hugh busts some common myths around treating insomnia and Domino snores the whole way through! I also speak to James Nestor who is an author and science journalist. He taught me a lot about the art of breathing and the science that backs it up.
    If you have questions or comments about any of the episodes so far, you can contact the podcast on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, or you can email hello@wellbeinglabpodcast.com. I'd love to hear from you.
    Here are some useful links and resources: 
    Dr Hugh recommends this free app for insomnia treatment, as well as these three books on the topic.
    Here's more info about James Nestor's best-selling book Breath.
    And here's all the info for MY new book Be Yourself and Happier.

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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

bennyboi84 ,

A great use of your time

I found this pod really useful. Will is becoming a great ambassador for mental health who makes difficult subjects accessible.

Susiemadmoo ,

Relatable

Brilliant podcasts, relatable and informative.
Thank you 🙏🏼 given myself and I’m sure many others, the understanding we are not alone in our thoughts or perceptions.

citizenK 68 ,

Dear will

Hi Will, love your show, , I work for Camhs , these are hard times for us NHS soldiers in mental health! and I just want to thank you for such an accessible podcast I could share with some of my Young people struggling so much with identity and boundaries. After 2 years lockdown, ‘Life ‘ and ‘ living just hasn’t bounced back to ‘wot Eva was normal., The new normal is so unchartered when you are a teenager, a time when most peoples mental health difficulties really begin!
keep on keeping on, look forward to your next instalment. Xxrebecca

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