123 episodes

A podcast about how we can better look after our heads and our hearts in the head-melty chaos of the modern world. Produced by Niall Breslin and Aoife Plunkett.

Sales and Distribution by Lemonada Media https://lemonadamedia.com/

Where is My Mind‪?‬ Lemonada

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 45 Ratings

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A podcast about how we can better look after our heads and our hearts in the head-melty chaos of the modern world. Produced by Niall Breslin and Aoife Plunkett.

Sales and Distribution by Lemonada Media https://lemonadamedia.com/

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Impermanence

    Impermanence

    Every so often on the podcast Niall likes to sit down and share some thoughts, feelings and observations he’s been having and today he’s focusing on the idea of impermanence. 

    This year has brought health scares to Niall and people very close to him, and it’s shook him to his core, giving him a different perspective on life. He dives into the complexity of navigating grief and fear of the unknown, and how we can move into a place of sitting with discomfort, embracing impermanence and accepting change. 

    Check out Niall’s Sleep course over on Patreon. https://www.patreon.com/niallbreslin

    Follow Niall on IG @bressie, TikTok @niallbreslin, FB @whereismymindpodcast and Twitter @nbrez and visit his website: www.niallbreslin.com.

    Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows lemonadamedia.com/sponsors.

    Stay up to date with Lemonada Media on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia.

    If you or someone you know is struggling emotionally or feeling hopeless, it’s important to talk to someone about it now. You can contact one of the resources below for free. 

    In Ireland/U.K.: https://www.samaritans.org/

    In the U.S.: https://988lifeline.org/ 
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 41 min
    Pain, The Important Teacher - WIMM Live with Dr. Tony Bates

    Pain, The Important Teacher - WIMM Live with Dr. Tony Bates

    Those who are a fan of The Therapy Room episodes will know the wisdom and magic of Dr. Tony Bates. Our team was lucky enough to visit Tony in his hometown of Sligo during the Where Is My Mind? tour.

    This week Niall is sharing the on-stage interview with Tony in the beautiful Hawkswell Theatre. Tony and Niall have been on a similar journey with their own minds and have a mutual passion for changing how we see and how we hold people’s pain. With his long career as one of Ireland’s top psychologists, Tony shares some stories from his time working with interesting patients (one which never made it into his book) his own healing that led him to write his memoir, Breaking The Heart Open, and we get a glimmer of the mystery and fun’ that lives in him. The show finishes with a very special collaborative spoken word piece exploring the intricacies pain.

    This podcast discusses some difficult themes, please take care when listening. 

    Check out Niall’s Sleep course over on Patreon. https://www.patreon.com/niallbreslin

    Follow Niall on IG @bressie, TikTok @niallbreslin, FB @whereismymindpodcast and Twitter @nbrez and visit his website: www.niallbreslin.com.

    Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows lemonadamedia.com/sponsors.

    Stay up to date with Lemonada Media on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia.

    If you or someone you know is struggling emotionally or feeling hopeless, it’s important to talk to someone about it now. You can contact one of the resources below for free. 

    In Ireland/U.K.: https://www.samaritans.org/

    In the U.S.: https://988lifeline.org/  
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 48 min
    Building Blocks with Rory Hearne

    Building Blocks with Rory Hearne

    Ireland has been experiencing a housing crisis for the last number of years and it’s having a devastating effect on the wellbeing of children and young people. 

    In the episode, Niall is joined by Rory Hearne, a leading expert on the Irish housing crisis and an Associate Professor of Social Policy at Maynooth University. Rory is a candidate for the European Parliament Elections in 2024, under the Social Democrats party in Midlands-North West. Having spent most of his career working on housing, economic inequality, poverty, fiscal policy, public services, and European social policy, Rory decided to run for the elections to try and have his voice heard once and for all. Niall and Rory discuss the dire state of housing and public services in Ireland, how that’s having an immense impact on our collective mental health and sense of being and why politicians need to move away from neoliberal ideas to bring a sense of community and belonging back to the people. 

    Check out Niall’s Sleep course over on Patreon. https://www.patreon.com/niallbreslin

    Follow Niall on IG @bressie, TikTok @niallbreslin, FB @whereismymindpodcast and Twitter @nbrez and visit his website: www.niallbreslin.com.

    Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows lemonadamedia.com/sponsors.

    Stay up to date with Lemonada Media on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia.

    If you or someone you know is struggling emotionally or feeling hopeless, it’s important to talk to someone about it now. You can contact one of the resources below for free. 

    In Ireland/U.K.: https://www.samaritans.org/

    In the U.S.: https://988lifeline.org/ 
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 59 min
    Mad World with Micha Frazer-Carroll

    Mad World with Micha Frazer-Carroll

    Mental health experiences can be deeply personal, but we need to look for the solutions at a political level. Mental health is connected to capitalism and social issues and we need change in these areas to see change in ourselves. 

    In this episode, Niall is joined by Micha Frazer-Carroll, an award-winning journalist, culture commentator and author of ‘Mad World: The Politics of Mental Health’. Having grown up with mental health issues all around her, Micha is passionate about changing the narrative on how we understand and treat issues that are deep-rooted in our culture. Her work is a disruptive and hopeful approach to our current concepts around mental health. Niall and Micha discuss how mental health has been determined throughout history and how our health is often decided upon our ‘ability’ to perform under capitalist constructs. They also discuss pros and cons of mental health diagnosis and what a progressive, human-led system should look like. 

    Check out Niall’s Sleep course over on Patreon. https://www.patreon.com/niallbreslin

    Follow Niall on IG @bressie, TikTok @niallbreslin, FB @whereismymindpodcast and Twitter @nbrez and visit his website: www.niallbreslin.com.

    Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows lemonadamedia.com/sponsors.

    Stay up to date with Lemonada Media on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia.

    If you or someone you know is struggling emotionally or feeling hopeless, it’s important to talk to someone about it now. You can contact one of the resources below for free. 

    In Ireland/U.K.: https://www.samaritans.org/

    In the U.S.: https://988lifeline.org/ 
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 53 min
    High-Functioning Anxiety with Dr Lalitaa Suglani

    High-Functioning Anxiety with Dr Lalitaa Suglani

    Mental health stereotypes can often show the experience in just one way, debilitating, unable to get out of bed or function. Although this can be the case for some, there are many of us battling our minds while living a fully-functioning life. 

    In this episode, Niall is joined by Dr. Lalitaa Suglani, a psychologist and author of ‘High-Functioning Anxiety’. Lalitaa coined the term after experiencing this herself, along with seeing her patients appear accomplished and successful on the outside, while dealing with something entirely different on the inside. Niall and Lalitaa discuss how anxiety can sometimes be confused with high-achieving, and how it can lead to a life caught on the hamster wheel of success. Lalitaa shares the two sides to high-functioning anxiety and the damage that ‘masking’ can have on our wellbeing, as well as some practices to help you navigate your way around anxious thoughts. 

    Check out Niall’s Sleep course over on Patreon. https://www.patreon.com/niallbreslin

    Follow Niall on IG @bressie, TikTok @niallbreslin, FB @whereismymindpodcast and Twitter @nbrez and visit his website: www.niallbreslin.com.

    Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows lemonadamedia.com/sponsors.

    Stay up to date with Lemonada Media on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia.

    If you or someone you know is struggling emotionally or feeling hopeless, it’s important to talk to someone about it now. You can contact one of the resources below for free. 

    In Ireland/U.K.: https://www.samaritans.org/

    In the U.S.: https://988lifeline.org/ 
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 43 min
    Run for Your Life with Aidan Loughnane

    Run for Your Life with Aidan Loughnane

    We’ve just landed back from our tour around many beautiful parts of Ireland and we’ve got some great live guest interviews to bring you over the coming months. 

    One particular stand out interview was in The Source Arts Centre in Thurles, Co. Tipperary, with an incredible man, Aidan Loughnane.  After a lengthy battle with grief, anxiety and an eating disorder, that almost pushed him to the brink of death, Aidan decided to turn his life around. He found a love for running and began sharing his story and love for exercise on his Instagram, Running with Aidan, where he has built a community of runners and supporters with his tough love approach. Niall and Aidan discussed their similar journeys with mental health and exercise, the good, the bad and the obsessive, and the small moments of hope and perspective that pulled Aidan out of a dark place. It was an important moment for Aidan as his Dad was in the audience and hearing him speak about the extent of his struggles for the first time.  

    This episode discusses some sensitive topics, including eating disorders and suicide, please take care when listening. 

    Check out Niall’s Sleep course over on Patreon. https://www.patreon.com/niallbreslin

    Follow Niall on IG @bressie, TikTok @niallbreslin, FB @whereismymindpodcast and Twitter @nbrez and visit his website: www.niallbreslin.com.

    Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows lemonadamedia.com/sponsors.

    If you or someone you know is struggling emotionally or feeling hopeless, it’s important to talk to someone about it now. You can contact one of the resources below for free. 

    In Ireland/U.K.: https://www.samaritans.org/

    In the U.S.: https://988lifeline.org/ 
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

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Authentic, real, beautiful

Thank you for doing this work, Niall. It is incredibly courageous to be this vulnerable. I believe this podcast will help a lot of people. I have found the content really resonates for me. There is so much authenticity here. Thank you.

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Dr Tony bated & louize

Fantastic interview Thanks so much

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Amazing podcast

Every single episode is incredible. So thought provoking; so insightful. Keep up the good work.

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