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Changing Minds is a psychological podcast by Owen Fitzpatrick that reveals the insights and science behind why we do what we do, think what we think and say what we say.The idea is to help you to change how you think and learn to influence others so that you can be at your best more of the time.

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    • 4.9 • 35 Ratings

Changing Minds is a psychological podcast by Owen Fitzpatrick that reveals the insights and science behind why we do what we do, think what we think and say what we say.The idea is to help you to change how you think and learn to influence others so that you can be at your best more of the time.

    Listen to this if you’re struggling

    Listen to this if you’re struggling

    A few days ago, it was international mental health day. Because of this, I wanted to do something a little different. So, if you are struggling with your mental health, listen to this.

    It’s okay to feel it
    You are not alone
    It’s not true. it’s just a story.

    Solve for Happy: Mo Gawdat Events - Expectations

    Expectations
    Interpretations
    Comparisons

    Past Pain
    Present pain
    Future Pain

    Change the stories
    Victim or Villain mentality

    • 28 min
    Exaggerated Language - Why everything is always over the top

    Exaggerated Language - Why everything is always over the top

    In this episode, I explore the habit we have of using hyperbole and exaggerated language to communicate with others and what this means, how to handle it and why it matters.

    WHY WE SPEAK OVER THE TOP
    Negative Bias (negativity holds our attention)
    Salience Effect (emotions hold our attention)
    Drama Bias (dramatic holds our attention)

    We need to because:
    Social Media Competition
    The Language of the Media
    Social and Habitual Language

    • 26 min
    How to stop being manipulated by others

    How to stop being manipulated by others

    In this session, we explore how you can stop being manipulated by others and think for yourself.

    Why we believe people
    The illusion of certainty
    The illusion of clarity
    The illusion of the extremes (polar)
    The Dunning Kruger effect
    Uncertainty
    The rule of the a*****e (opinions are like)

    • 21 min
    How to build boundaries

    How to build boundaries

    In this episode, I explore the notion of boundaries, when we need them and how to create them in the relationships of your life.

    The power dynamic in every relationship
    We respond to what we become used to
    When boundaries fail.. villains and victims, resentment and disgust
    The healthiness of boundaries

    • 21 min
    How to love yourself

    How to love yourself

    In this episode, I discuss 18 different ways to show love to yourself. Any of them can help you feel better about you!

    Be kind to yourself
    Have your back
    Compliment yourself
    Buy yourself stuff
    Give yourself a break
    Critique yourself
    Work on yourself
    Discipline yourself
    Enjoy yourself
    Take care of yourself 
    Believe in yourself
    Forgive yourself 
    Accept yourself
    Assert yourself
    Remember how amazing you are
    Focus on your strengths
    Give yourself time 
    Gratitude

    • 20 min
    The number one secret to changing your life

    The number one secret to changing your life

    In this episode, I talk about the most important secret in taking charge of your life. Hint: it begins with P!

    Purpose based living

    Thinking on purpose

    Not automated patterns of thinking or feeling 
    Create kind of states you want 
    Make better decisions
    Thoughts that serve you 


    Spending money on purpose

    Where money going.. not going anywhere. You are spending. 
    What do you want? Is this spending taking you towards this? 

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

-playa ,

Changed my mind...

What a powerful word in every episode! This podcast has become my key accessory for my runs! Two of my favorite things in life- - running coupled with learning about behavior!! Your face caught my attention..smart move to have a striking photo in the podcast store instead of the pic of a big brain that I typically see! Anyhow... I’m a BIG FAN now! Great job! Very engaging and I learn something new... each episode!!

king of the Lee ,

Can’t thank you enough

If only you knew the things you are getting me through!
I listen to you everyday.
Thank you, just simply thank you. I have made my long term goal getting to Ireland....and maybe netting YOU!!

Hallierosebud1 ,

What a guy.

Owen is incredibly intelligent and an articulate speaker. He takes complex concepts and makes them very digestible and practically applicable for the masses. He also brings an element of wit and humor that is missing in a lot of podcasts where the hosts take themselves to seriously. I loved having the opportunity to interview Owen for my podcast The Thought Room and his episode remains one of our top 5 most downloaded episodes. Cheers, Owen!

-Hallie Rose of The Thought Room

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