Join Psychologist and host, Glen Tanner, as he interviews experts in the fields of psychology, neuroscience, wellbeing, high performance, and other fields, to break down the science behind your mind, brain, and behaviour.
Hear how you can use psychological principles in your own life, to help you achieve your goals, unlock your potential, and live a more rich, meaningful, and fulfilling life.
So join me each week, and together, let's expand our minds and enrich our lives, one conversation at a time.
16. Growing Young: How Friendship, Optimism and Kindness Can Help You Live to 100 | Marta Zaraska
Today, I talk with science journalist Martha Zaraska. Marta's new book, Growing Young: How Friendship, Optimism and Kindness Can Help You Live to 100 is a research-driven case for why optimism, kindness, and strong social networks will keep us living longer than any fitness tracker or superfood.
Marta currently lives in a tiny French village with her husband and daughter. I recently caught up with Marta to find answers to the following questions:
· How do optimism and pessimism affect longevity, and what is some of the current research around this?
· Where might we be under and overestimating - in terms of our efforts to live long lives?
· Are we just wasting our time and energy with fad diets, excessive exercise, supplements, and superfoods?
I also asked Martha what inspired her to write the book, and how it all came about. This is a conversation we need now more than ever - enjoy!
15. How to Break Up With Friends | Dr Hannah Korrell
Have you ever kept someone in your life far longer than you should have? Do you have a "friend" who always seems to take more than they give?
Is a fear of being alone keeping a toxic friendship alive?
My guest today is Hannah Korell.
Hannah's a Neuropsychologist, and the author of How To Break Up With Friends - which is released today!
I caught up with Hannah to ask her the following questions:
· Why do we put up with toxic relationships?
· How can we identify bad friends in our lives?
· How can we break up with bad friends?
I also ask how Hannah, a neuropsychologist, came to write a book about breaking up with friends, and what inspired her to do so.
14. Safe Social | Is Social Media Hurting Your Mental Health? | Bailey Parnell.
Social media has quickly become synonymous with the internet. The average Australian now spends up to 6 hours a week on social networking sites. While social media enables us to both connect and collaborate like never before, there's also a dark side to this networked world. As social media continues to weave its way into the fabric of modern life - abstinence is becoming less of a practical option. My Guest, Bailey Purnell, thinks it's time we learned to practice "safe social" before it's too late.
Bailey is the Founder & CEO of SkillsCamp - and was named one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women. In 2017, Bailey delivered a TedX presentation titled Is Social Media Hurting Your Mental Health? - which has since attracted over 2 million views on youtube.
I came across Baileys exceptional Ted talk earlier this year, and immediately invited her on the show.
Today, we discuss the pro's and con's of using social media.
We explore the link between social media and mental health, and touch on the highly addictive nature of Facebook and Instagram.
I also ask Bailey how she came to research social media, and ask her about her life-changing Ted talk.
Sleep Series | A Conversation with a Sleep Scientist | Dr Gemma Paech
Today, I talk with Sleep expert, Dr Gemma Paech. With over 12 years' experience in sleep, fatigue and circadian rhythms. Gemma is passionate about improving the health and well-being of all individuals.
An experienced communicator, researcher and mentor, Gemma has worked in clinical and research-based sleep laboratories in the USA and Australia. Gemma has also appeared on the Today Show (Channel 9 Australia) and radio stations including the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), 2SER (Sydney) and Triple J (Australia).
Today, I pick Gemma's brain, ask her the following questions:
· What is sleep?
· Why do we need sleep?
· What are the different stages of sleep?
· How can I sleep well?
We also discuss:
· Common sleep disorders such as insomnia and sleep apnoea
· The harmful effects of alcohol and caffeine on sleep
· The ideal nap time and why you can either wake feeling refreshed or groggy after a nap.
· Sleep hygiene, and how to cultivate better sleep habits.
13. Coronaphobia - Discussing Fears and Phobias with Dr Celin Gelgec
Today, I talk fears and phobias with Dr Celin Gelgec, a clinical psychologist based in Melbourne, who specialises in Anxiety, OCD, and Phobias. Celin is a Senior Clinical Psychologist & the Director of the Melbourne Wellbeing Clinic. She works with children, adolescents, and adults, who experience Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Anxiety and Phobias.
I ask Celin:
•What are phobias?
•What's the difference between a fear and a phobia?
•Are some people more predisposed to developing a phobia than others?
•Is there an evolutionary bias of phobias?
•What are some of the less common phobias?
•How do we treat phobias?
We also discuss the impact of corona on people with OCD and phobias.
Sleep Series | Relaxation Strategies for Getting into that Sleepy State (WITH MUSIC)
From the tip of your fingers, down to your toes, today, we help you relax your mind, body, and brain. This helps you get into that 'Sleepy State'
Todays Relaxation Strategies:
Breath focus technique
Progressive Muscle Relaxation
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Very encouraging and heartwarming!
Thank you for delivering the encouraging messages on each episode! I can always learn something new from both you and your guests :)
Domestic Abuse: Ending Suffering, Change the World
Thank you. Thank you for the time and attention to the issues of Domestic Violence and Domestic Abuse.
I particularly liked the wide net you cast over every ugly tentacle of abuse . From the types of abuse, the general public's reactions, the cycle which women endure and why, plus the abuser types and the genisus of where their abusive nature can begin, you covered it all in terms which everyone can understand and which validate survivors who will listen.
You progression into working into laws and actionable change from a worldwide perspective, was helpful for ideas in my own country.
As an advocate and survivor I identify with Ms. Hill and her commitment to the process and honoring the survivors and their story- often to her own detriment. I too am saddled with thoughts of, "I can't stop now and go to bed, I can just get one more thing done!". Next thing you know, it's 3:30 AM.
I look forward to addtional podcasts and topics you cover. This particular episode will be near and dear to my own development as an advocate and a resource for me as I move forward with plans for my own platform, Safe In Harm's Way. Ms. Hill's book has been purchased now and will hold a place of honor in my library, sometihing akin to my favorite class textbooks (which I still keep despite being 32 years post graduation).
Excellent job, folks. I'm honored to have spent my time listening.