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
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
Change the stories
Victim or Villain mentality
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
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
The rule of the a*****e (opinions are like)
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
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
Buy yourself stuff
Give yourself a break
Work on yourself
Take care of yourself
Believe in yourself
Remember how amazing you are
Focus on your strengths
Give yourself time
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?
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!!
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!!
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