Welcome to the Mind Health podcast.
We have made the wisdom of our counsellors available to a wider audience and we know that you will benefit from the strategies and perspectives we offer at Mind Health.
We hope our podcasts strengthen and support you in your life, and help you to help those you love in their times of need, too.
Boundaries & Pushbacks
In Episode Eight of the Mind Health podcast counsellor Charlotte Cummings covers the important topic of boundaries and pushbacks. Charlotte discusses what boundaries are, why they are important, and why they can be so challenging to set and keep. She then teaches you the art of pushbacks - how to hold your boundaries when it matters.
This is a punchy 15 minute episode, making it a great length for a walk around the block or your next car trip.
This is the eighth and final episode of Season One of our podcast. We hope you enjoy it!
The Importance of a Pioneering Mindset for Young People
Our changing world is hitting adolescents hard, with many reporting a greater sense of hopelessness, pointlessness and despair. Many in this age bracket are also showing increased rates of anxiety and depression. This is understandable when you’re in the midst of change with no clear model of how to get through it.
In this episode, Richard Black let’s us in on a recent conversation he had with a secondary school principal about this very topic, and offers some helpful insights and skills. This episode will be a particularly great listen for parents of adolescents and young adults, as well as for teachers and youth workers. It also has some useful perspectives for us all as we navigate the changing world in which we find ourselves.
Anxiety with Hazel Prickett
In Episode Six of the Mind Health podcast, counsellors Charlotte Cummings and Hazel Prickett discuss anxiety.
They cover the causes of anxiety, what anxiety looks like, how to reduce anxiety, emotional allergies, and how to help if someone you know is experiencing anxiety.
Anxiety is a common issue many people face in their lives, so we know this episode will bring insight on a significant topic.
Sex Q&A with Jo Robertson
In Episode Five of our podcast, Charlotte Cummings speaks with Auckland-based sex therapist, Jo Robertson.
Charlotte presents Jo with some of the most common sex related questions clients often raise in counseling, and Jo discusses these from her perspective as a sex therapist.
- Navigating libido difference in a relationship
- Infidelity and whether trusting again is possible
- What to do if your child sees pornography
- How to prepare children for the reality that pornography exists
- Ideas to improve your body image and enjoy sex more.
We very much appreciate that sex is somewhat of a taboo topic in our society, so we know that this open and informative discussion will benefit some listeners.
It is also important to note that this episode of the podcast is only suitable listening for adults.
Relationships with Charlotte Cummings
In Episode Four of our podcast, Mind Health counsellor, Charlotte Cummings, shares nine ideas to improve your relationship!
This is a 15 minute listen packed with some great ideas for your relationship with your partner or spouse.
Charlotte covers emotional allergies, re-setting your vision, looking after one another's emotional needs, understanding what makes your partner feel most loved, and lots more!
So, if you want to take your relationship from good to great, or if your relationship is in a challenging place right now, there is something in this podcast for you!
Self-Harm with Dr Kirsty Moore
In this episode Mind Health counsellor, Charlotte Cummings, interviews Dr Kirsty Moore on the topic of self-harm.
This episode will help you understand the dynamics of what motivates a person to self-harm, how you can help a person experiencing self-harm, and give hope that you or someone you love can journey through this issue to recovery.
We hope you find this episode a useful resource.