19 episodes

Working In is a series dedicated to helping you care for your most important organ. You'll learn about how to optimise your brain health and mental well-being through a series of bitesize interviews with the world's leading scientists and experts.

Host, Dan Murray-Serter, co-founder of brain care company, Heights, interviews guests ranging from celebrities like Stephen Fry and Jay Shetty, to neuroscientists Dr Tara Swart and Professor Sophie Scott, and brilliant doctors like Rangan Chatterjee and Daniel Amen, and many more.

You'll leave each episode feeling inspired, empowered, and armed with tools to help you take care of your brain and reach your heights, whatever they might be.

You can learn more about Heights @yourheights and http://www.yourheights.com and Dan @danmurrayserter on social media.
You can also receive an exclusive £10 off a quarterly subscription (how long science says it takes to feel the benefits) at Heights with the code 'workingin' ♥️

Your brain impacts every aspect of your life; from focus and performance to energy and sleep.
Are you taking care of it?

Check for free in just 4 minutes with our brain health assessment: yourheights.com/brainhealth

Working In Heights

    • Mental Health
    • 4.8 • 111 Ratings

Working In is a series dedicated to helping you care for your most important organ. You'll learn about how to optimise your brain health and mental well-being through a series of bitesize interviews with the world's leading scientists and experts.

Host, Dan Murray-Serter, co-founder of brain care company, Heights, interviews guests ranging from celebrities like Stephen Fry and Jay Shetty, to neuroscientists Dr Tara Swart and Professor Sophie Scott, and brilliant doctors like Rangan Chatterjee and Daniel Amen, and many more.

You'll leave each episode feeling inspired, empowered, and armed with tools to help you take care of your brain and reach your heights, whatever they might be.

You can learn more about Heights @yourheights and http://www.yourheights.com and Dan @danmurrayserter on social media.
You can also receive an exclusive £10 off a quarterly subscription (how long science says it takes to feel the benefits) at Heights with the code 'workingin' ♥️

Your brain impacts every aspect of your life; from focus and performance to energy and sleep.
Are you taking care of it?

Check for free in just 4 minutes with our brain health assessment: yourheights.com/brainhealth

    The Science of Compassion and Brain Health with Dr. James Doty

    The Science of Compassion and Brain Health with Dr. James Doty

    Dr. James Doty is on a quest for compassion. He's a leading neurosurgeon, founder of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University, and an all-round wonderful human who has dedicated his studies to unraveling the surprising science of compassion and brain health.

    On today's Working In, Dr. James Doty shares the origin story of his obsession with compassion: a mindfulness technique in a magic shop! We discuss the incredible power of human intuition and the effects of mindfulness practices on neuroplasticity and physiology.

    We talk about:
    Your brain on compassion
    What's going on in your sympathetic nervous system?
    The neuroscientist's angle on self-affirmation and care
    The Buddhists have it sussed: why mindfulness works
    Internal conversations and the power of positive thinking
    Why human connection is irreplaceable

    • 15 min
    How to Stop Negative Self-Talk with Jay Shetty

    How to Stop Negative Self-Talk with Jay Shetty

    Jay Shetty wants you to sit with your negativity. The hugely popular social media influencer and author of Think Like A Monk has seen how negative self-talk can blight even the most zen of lifestyles. Negativity is part and parcel of existence, how can we deal with it productively?

    On today's Working In, Jay explains why negative self-talk of our inner saboteur can cast a shadow on our lives. He shares his spot-stop-swap methodology to engage with that voice and flip its consequences so that you can proactively seek a peaceful life.

    We talk about:

    Ways to identify negative self-talk
    Should you trust your inner narrative?
    The spot-stop-swap methodology
    Can we manipulate our own emotions for good?
    Journalling and the power of words writ large
    Actionable advice for boosting self-esteem

    • 12 min
    How to Cultivate a Positive Mindset with Jay Shetty

    How to Cultivate a Positive Mindset with Jay Shetty

    Jay Shetty wants you to get specific about gratitude. Jay is a former monk and a formidable social media influencer with millions of fans and billions of views on his inspirational videos. Jay developed his holistic mindset during his continual evolution - from monk life to manager life to media life.

    On today's Working In, Jay Shetty explains the fundamentals of cultivating a positive mindset. He explains how, by embracing the amazing plasticity of the mind, we can rid ourselves of limiting beliefs and cultivate positive practices that open up new worlds of possibility.

    We talk about:
    What are limiting beliefs and how can we get rid of them?
    Weekly positive practices to cultivate a positive mindset
    The power of specific gratitude
    Meditation is for the bold: how to sit with your thoughts
    The joyous consequences of learning something every day
    Tools to process sorrow or sadness

    • 16 min
    Expanding Space and Time in your Mind with Ed Cooke

    Expanding Space and Time in your Mind with Ed Cooke

    Ed Cooke is disrupting the space-time continuum. The Grandmaster of Memory spent the majority of the first lockdown throwing experimental online parties with one goal in mind: with your perceptions. On today's Working In, Ed Cooke explains how our memory alters our perception of time resulting in a mirror relationship between memory and experience. While traumatic memories might take up a lot of space, good memories might be compressed. But what if we could change that?

    We talk about:
    How can we speed up or slow down our perception of time?
    Why pleasurable memories can seem fleeting
    The reason why parties featuring location changes are remembered best
    The link between sound and cognitive ability
    How your WFH set up can dramatically change your productivity
    The link between engagement and enjoyment

    • 11 min
    How To Remember Anything with Ed Cooke

    How To Remember Anything with Ed Cooke

    Ed Cooke will never forget your birthday. As a Grandmaster of Memory, Ed Cooke flexes his memory muscle on the daily. He's won countless competitions, memorised the first few books of Paradise Lost, and spent the majority of the lockdown throwing experimental online parties. On today's Working In, Ed Cooke we discuss why we have trouble remembering things, and why memory is the polar opposite of perception. Plus, how to deck out your memory palace with evocative imagery that will make remembering anything a breeze!

    We talk about:
    Why do we forget people's names?
    The differences between remembering events and detailed lists
    Do mnemonics really work?
    Memory palaces: why it's still the best technique out there
    Why imagination is fundamental to memory
    What's Anthony Costa from Blue got to do with the Heights ingredient list?

    • 16 min
    Gender and Mental Health with Gina Rippon

    Gender and Mental Health with Gina Rippon

    Gina Rippon thinks society has a lot to answer for. The author of The Gendered Brain myth lives to debunk neuroscientific sexism, but when it comes to the societal impact on our mental health she says the evidence is writ large. On today's Working In, Gina Rippon brings her wisdom to one of the places where brain health does differ according to gender - mental illness. If male and female brains are so similar, then what causes mental illnesses to manifest differently in men and women?

    We talk about:
    Why are certain mental illnesses linked predominantly to one gender?
    Self-esteem as a powerful driver in the brain
    How are genetics linked to eating disorders?
    Society and the gender brain gap
    What are the perils of perfectionism?
    Parkinsons is more prevalent in women, and Alzheimers in men

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
111 Ratings

111 Ratings

Kerimkeza1981 ,

Nourish My Brain

Love this. The Stephen Fry episodes are my favourites.

Alioooo ,

Some great nuggets

Enjoyed a number of these episodes. A bit disappointed with the nutrition one - coming from a ED background it induced a bit of anxiety. Also for those who can not afford better food would feel a bit upset.

Looking forward to future episodes.

mikepallett ,

Fascinating

Love it. Delicious compact little chunks of brain food.

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