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Crappy to Happy is the podcast for people on the move who may be feeling low in energy, mood or motivation and can't figure out exactly why. Cass Dunn, a clinical psychologist, chats with interesting and inspiring guests to help listeners find the root of the reasons why they may not be performing at their best. She helps them discover practical ways to make impactful changes to feel happier, more energetic, and more confident. The show addresses topics such as escaping the cult of "busy", overcoming emotional eating, taming self-criticism & perfectionism, achieving goals and ending self-sabotage. Prominent guests have included Turia Pitt, Mark Manson, Kristina Karlsson, Clare Bowditch and Tiffiny Hall, all of whom share their wisdom with humour, compassion and wonderful insight. Listen in on conversations that explore the psychological, physical and emotional ways to help you overcome your own personal barriers to create a better and more meaningful life for yourself and those around you. 

Connect with Cass: http://www.cassdunn.com 

Order the Crappy to Happy book: http://www.smarturl.it/crappytohappy

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Crappy to Happy is the podcast for people on the move who may be feeling low in energy, mood or motivation and can't figure out exactly why. Cass Dunn, a clinical psychologist, chats with interesting and inspiring guests to help listeners find the root of the reasons why they may not be performing at their best. She helps them discover practical ways to make impactful changes to feel happier, more energetic, and more confident. The show addresses topics such as escaping the cult of "busy", overcoming emotional eating, taming self-criticism & perfectionism, achieving goals and ending self-sabotage. Prominent guests have included Turia Pitt, Mark Manson, Kristina Karlsson, Clare Bowditch and Tiffiny Hall, all of whom share their wisdom with humour, compassion and wonderful insight. Listen in on conversations that explore the psychological, physical and emotional ways to help you overcome your own personal barriers to create a better and more meaningful life for yourself and those around you. 

Connect with Cass: http://www.cassdunn.com 

Order the Crappy to Happy book: http://www.smarturl.it/crappytohappy

    Why You Can't Focus with Johann Hari

    Why You Can't Focus with Johann Hari

    In this episode, Cass talks with Johann Hari, the New York Times best-selling author of “Chasing the Scream” and “Lost Connections” who is also famous for his TED Talks which have garnered over 80 million views. 

    After experiencing his own declining attention and witnessing people around him being consumed by small screen addiction, Johann has applied his investigative skills to the topic of our inability to pay attention.

    In his latest book, “Stolen Focus”, Johann outlines 12 different factors that contribute to our lost attention. He describes the perfect storm of environmental and lifestyle factors that have made us vulnerable to the tech companies that profit from our distractibility. This episode is a must-listen for anyone who feels like their capacity to pay attention is gradually being eroded and would like to get it back!

    To learn more about Johann, his books and TED Talks: www.johannhari.com

    Connect with Johann: www.twitter.com/johannhari101

    Buy “Stolen Focus”: booktopia.kh4ffx.net/AoA6Ko

    Connect with Cass:

    www.cassdunn.com

    instagram.com/cassdunn_xo

    facebook.com/cassdunn.xo

    Join the Crappy to Happy community:

    www.facebooks.com/groups/crappytohappycommunity

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Power of Psychedelic Assisted Therapies

    The Power of Psychedelic Assisted Therapies

    In this episode, Cass chats with Tania de Jong AM, who is a social entrepreneur, incredibly talented soprano and co-founder of the not-for-profit, Mind Medicine Australia. MMA’s core mission is to advocate for widespread acceptance and accessibility of psychedelic-assisted therapies to alleviate the suffering caused by mental illness in Australia. 

    Tania shares the remarkable results that are being achieved with psychedelic-assisted therapies for a range of mental illnesses, what the current status is in terms of TGA approval and availability, how therapists can upskill in this area and what consumers can expect in terms of access to these treatments.

    And as a bonus, we’ve included Tania’s “Angel Song” in the outro so stay listening for that.

    To find out more about Mind Medicine Australia:

    www.mindmedicineaustralia.org.au

    For Tania’s music and to see her TED Talk:

    https://www.taniadejong.com/singing-performing/

    To connect with Cass:

    www.cassdunn.com

    instagram.com/cassdunn_xo

    facebook.com/cassdunn.xo

    www.facebooks.com/groups/crappytohappycommunity

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 42 min
    Whole Brain Living with Dr Jill Bolte Taylor

    Whole Brain Living with Dr Jill Bolte Taylor

    This week Cass Dunn chats with Harvard-trained and published neuroscientist Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor. Dr Taylor is most famous for her fascinating TED talk My stroke of insight, where she talked about her experience of having a stroke that caused her the left hemisphere of her brain to 'go offline'.

    In this chat Dr Taylor unpacks her new book Whole Brain Living, where she argues that we don’t just a left and right hemisphere, we actually have four brain quadrants - left thinking, left feeling and right thinking, right feeling.

    She explains how getting to know these four ‘characters’ that live inside our brains can bring about life changing improvements to our sense of wellbeing and our ability to live life in a calm, present and playful state.

    Connect with Dr Taylor:

    https://www.drjilltaylor.com/

    Connect with Cass:

    www.cassdunn.com

    instagram.com/cassdunn_xo

    facebook.com/cassdunn.xo

    Join the Crappy to Happy community:

    www.facebooks.com/groups/crappytohappycommunity

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 50 min
    Healing from addiction with Alice Williams

    Healing from addiction with Alice Williams

    This week Cass talks to freelance writer, yoga teacher and author, Alice Williams who wrote her book, “Bad Yogi” to be a healing memoir for people who hate healing memoirs. After experiencing a quarter life crisis, Alice embarked on a 2-year yoga teacher training program, immersing herself in the wellness industry while simultaneously entering a 12-step recovery program for an eating disorder. Alice shares how those two paths complemented each other and where they differed; Cass and Alice discuss what all addictions have in common and Alice shares from her own experience what helped her to finally be free of her own addiction.

    CW: This episode includes discussion of disordered eating behaviour. If you’re experiencing an eating disorder or disordered eating, body image or related issues, confidential support is available by calling the National Butterfly Hotline on 1800 ED HOPE (1800 33 4673).

    In addition to “Bad Yogi”, Alice also wrote, “Would it kill you to say please?” and she’s currently working on more writing projects so be sure to follow her on social media.

    Connect with her:

    www.alice-williams.com

    instagram.com/alice_v_williams

    facebook.com/writerAVWilliams

    Connect with Cass:

    www.cassdunn.com

    instagram.com/cassdunn_xo

    facebook.com/cassdunn.xo

    Join the Crappy to Happy community:

    www.facebooks.com/groups/crappytohappycommunity

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Loving yourself fully with Anita Moorjani

    Loving yourself fully with Anita Moorjani

    In this episode, Cass talks with Anita Moorjani, a speaker and NYT bestselling author who recovered from cancer after experiencing a Near Death Experience (NDE) in February 2006. Anita shares the message she received during her NDE about the importance of letting go of fear and being willing to embrace and express your authentic nature in order to live fully. 

    Connect with Anita:

    www.anitamoorjani.com

    Instagram.com/anitamoorjani

    Facebook.com/anita.moorjani

    Connect with Cass:

    www.cassdunn.com

    instagram.com/cassdunn_xo

    facebook.com/cassdunn.xo

    Join the Crappy to Happy community:

    www.facebooks.com/groups/crappytohappycommunity

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 57 min
    Fierce Self-Compassion with Dr Kristin Neff: Part Two

    Fierce Self-Compassion with Dr Kristin Neff: Part Two

    This episode is Part Two of Cass’ conversation with Dr Kristin Neff about Self-Compassion. 

    In the previous episode, Dr Neff explained the far-reaching benefits of self-compassion and how to apply it in your life. This week, she digs into the more fierce aspect of self-compassion and how you can use the skill of being kind to yourself to speak up, claim your power and thrive.

    To find out more about Dr Neff’s work, head to www.self-compassion.org

    Order her latest book: “Fierce Self-Compassion”

    To connect with Cass:

    www.cassdunn.com

    instagram.com/cassdunn_xo

    facebook.com/cassdunn.xo

    Join the Crappy to Happy community:

    www.facebooks.com/groups/crappytohappycommunity

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 35 min

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