Jacqui Maguire is a clinical psychologist, science communicator, media contributor and marriage celebrant. Jacqui's reputation is founded on her ability to convert complex psychological theory and evidence into easily understood concepts and practical strategies. Mind Brew combines two of Jacqui's favourite things; talking psychology whilst drinking a perfectly brewed flat white; covering a range of topics to support personal wellbeing, optimise work and enhance relationships.
Clinical Psychologist Jacqui Maguire speaks to Shirley Pastiroff, author of The Mindful Parent.
In over-scheduled and frantic lives many parents have lost touch with their intuition around how to bring up their kids. Mindful parenting helps parents realise that their expertise to parent well is already within them, they just need to rediscover it.
This episode takes an incredibly complex but hugely important subject and turns that into simple tools we can all understand and apply.
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Men's Mental Health: A Silent Crisis
In 2019, 498 New Zealand men took their own lives. Globally on average, one man dies by suicide every minute of every day. We have a silent pandemic that’s killing our boys and men. All of us, whether you're male or female, young or old, has a role to play in turning those statistics around.
In this episode, host Jacqui Maguire speaks with Dr Zac Seidler; a clinical psychologist, researcher and leading men’s mental health expert.
The Psychology of Euthanasia with Dr Miguel Ricou
On October 17th New Zealanders will hit the polls to vote on the End of Life Choice Act. If passed this referendum will represent a significant change to life, and how ends, as we currently know it. This episode features Dr Miguel Ricou, a Portuguese clinical psychologist that has specialist knowledge in ethics and euthanasia.
This episode has not been produced from the 'yes' or 'no' camp. It is a balanced discussion that raises key issues New Zealanders should clearly think through before they vote.
It's encouraged that you read through a summary of the Act before you listen to this episode: https://www.referendums.govt.nz/endoflifechoice/summary.html
Flavouring and Savouring: ACT with Dr Russ Harris
The pursuit to achieve a rich and meaningful life is often misinterpreted as a quest for constant happiness, or avoidance of anything painful and unpleasant. But life doesn’t work that way.
In this episode Jacqui Maguire speaks with Dr. Russ Harris about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Instead of trying to rid unpleasant thoughts and feelings, learn to perceive them as transient and harmless.
How to Be Miserable in Your 20s
Millenials and Gen Zers get often get dealt a pretty rough hand in social commentary. My experience is pretty counter to that. I have come across amazing young people that a driven, innovative and entrepreneurial. What we do know is that our young people today have had to overcome many a challenge. Depression rates for those in their 20s are rising, and they make up the largest cohort of those experiencing anxiety. So what’s going on?
Dr Randy Paterson is a Canadian clinical psychologist and author of How to Be Miserable in Your 20s: 40 Strategies to Fail at Adulting. This is not a typical title you would find in the self help section. Randy draws on the psychological science of wellbeing and mental health and flips it on it's head. In this episode we look at the challenges those in their 20s face, methods to re-write unhelpful inner stories and how to cultivate a life led by values. Whilst focused on the 20s age group, this is a worthy listen for any age.
Be Kind, Stay Calm
Kindness has been central to New Zealand's 'Unite for Recovery' COVID-19 campaign. Is being kind just a feel good factor or is there more to it. Jacqui Maguire speaks with Dr Oliver Scott-Curry, who is the Research Director for Kindlab, at kindness.org.
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So invaluable - great insight
Psychology of Euthanasia
I found this so insightful and easy to listen and follow along with. I’m still on the fence on whether I will vote yes or no however really glad I listened to this as it’s helped broaden my knowledge on the bill. More podcasts like this pls!
Psychology of euthanasia
I found this a very informative insightful and thought provoking cast. I would recommend this as essential listening whatever you views are before voting.