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Smiling Mind's podcast to get you through the uncertainty and disruption brought on by the Covid-19 crisis. Every week, Smiling Mind's CEO and clinical psychologist Dr Addie Wootten will be interviewing mental health experts and well known Australians to keep you inspired, mindful and connected. Get in touch with us at podcast@smilingmind.com.au. This podcast was produced by Elsa Silberstein.

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    • Mental Health

Smiling Mind's podcast to get you through the uncertainty and disruption brought on by the Covid-19 crisis. Every week, Smiling Mind's CEO and clinical psychologist Dr Addie Wootten will be interviewing mental health experts and well known Australians to keep you inspired, mindful and connected. Get in touch with us at podcast@smilingmind.com.au. This podcast was produced by Elsa Silberstein.

    Let's get physical with Luke Hines and Michael Inglis

    Let's get physical with Luke Hines and Michael Inglis

    We all know we should exercise, we all know we should eat well. Move your body, get those endorphins pumping and eat your greens. But the human brain is far more complicated than that. This episode of Thrive Inside is about physical health. Smiling Mind’s CEO Dr Addie Wootten interviews sports psychologist Michael Inglis and celebrity chef Luke Hines on the psychology behind motivation, growth mindset, and the relationship between the mental and physical wellbeing. For more resources on how to Thrive Inside your mind, head to the Smiling Mind website or download our leading app. This podcast was produced by Elsa Silberstein.

    • 30 min
    Sleeping well with Lola Berry and Dr Moira Junge

    Sleeping well with Lola Berry and Dr Moira Junge

    Stress is a significant barrier to good sleep. Stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline keep you alert, ready to fight that threat even if your body may be really in need of rest. On today’s episode, Smiling Mind’s CEO Dr Addie Wootten speaks to nutritionist, yoga teacher and media personality Lola Berry on her personal experience with anxiety, coronavirus and sleep. Plus, sleep expert Dr Moira Junge joins the podcast to explain how to exercise good sleep hygiene during these stressful times, and the layered relationship between poor sleep and mental illness. You can still sign up for Mindful Month with Smiling Mind, a month-long movement to help you establish positive mental health practices for now and into the future. You can start any day in June, visit our smilingmind.com.au for more. This podcast was produced by Elsa Silberstein.

    • 28 min
    Navigating relationships with Chantelle Otten and Veronica Milsom

    Navigating relationships with Chantelle Otten and Veronica Milsom

    Coronavirus, social distancing, Australia's recession, there are many stressors you might have experienced recently that are impacting your relationships. In this episode, Dr Addie Wootten interviews relationship expert Chantelle Otten about how stress can get in the way of intimacy and how to best deal with those hard times. Comedian, radio presenter and entertainer Veronica Milsom joins the podcast after having a new baby and career change in the middle of all this uncertainty. Get in touch with us at podcast@smilingmind.com.au and call the podcast phone on 1800 955 700. This podcast was produced by Elsa Silberstein.

    • 34 min
    Kids and corona with Maggie Dent and Andrew Jones

    Kids and corona with Maggie Dent and Andrew Jones

    Coronavirus presented a real threat to our community in Australia. Parents and teachers had to deal with the upending of routine, kids learning from home and a lot more time together in social isolation. Parenting expert Maggie Dent joins Dr Addie Wootten for a conversation about resilience and collective trauma and educator Andrew Jones discusses how schools can adapt and grow in the aftermath of a crisis. You can find hundreds of guided meditations and resources dedicated to families and children on the Smiling Mind website. Get in touch with us at podcast@smilingmind.com.au or call the podcast phone on 1800 955 700. This episode was produced by Elsa Silberstein.

    • 26 min
    Working through uncertainty with Marc Fennell and Lucy Brogden

    Working through uncertainty with Marc Fennell and Lucy Brogden

    This episode explores work in the era of Covid-19. How to deal with job loss, work insecurity and strategies to keep our mental health strong through the uncertainty of it all. Smiling Mind's CEO and host of the podcast Dr Addie Wootten speaks with award winning podcaster, author and journalist Marc Fennell about learning to separate self worth from career success. Also, the chair of The National Mental Health Commission Lucy Brogden AM joins the podcast to discuss how employers, partners and carers can support those struggling through a tough time. For more resources on how to Thrive Inside your mind, head to the Smiling Mind website or download our leading app. This podcast was produced by Elsa Silberstein.

    • 29 min
    How are you actually going? With A/Prof. Craig Hassed and Jessica Rowe

    How are you actually going? With A/Prof. Craig Hassed and Jessica Rowe

    Coronavirus has presented many challenges to our mental health. It’s not just the isolation that some of us are still facing in quarantine, but the uncertainty and disruption the crisis brings. In this episode, Dr Addie Wootten speaks to TV broadcaster and journalist Jessica Rowe about keeping it real and noticing the silver linings. Plus, A/ Prof Craig Hassed explains the impact of mindfulness on the brain and what we can do to reduce anxiety when it’s not useful to us. For more resources on how to Thrive Inside your mind, head to the Smiling Mind website or download our leading app. This podcast was produced by Elsa Silberstein.

    • 30 min

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