42 episodes

Psychologist Nick Wignall interviews experts in the fields of psychology, mental health, and human potential to better understand how the mind works and how we can make it work for us to improve our lives in practical, meaningful ways.

Minds and Mics Nick Wignall

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 72 Ratings

Psychologist Nick Wignall interviews experts in the fields of psychology, mental health, and human potential to better understand how the mind works and how we can make it work for us to improve our lives in practical, meaningful ways.

    Navigating Big Feelings Well with Liz Fosslien

    Navigating Big Feelings Well with Liz Fosslien

    In this episode of Minds & Mics, I chat with Liz Fosslien about her new book, Big Feelings: How to Be Okay When Things Are Not Okay. We cover topics like perfectionism vs healthy striving, the difference between envy and jealousy, burnout and the Amazon Zen Booth, revenge bedtime procrastination, and the role of personal responsibility in mental health.

    • 43 min
    Psychological Flexibility with Steve Hayes

    Psychological Flexibility with Steve Hayes

    In this episode of Minds & Mics, I chat with Dr. Steve Hayes, the founder of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). We talk about everything from the importance of psychological flexibility and emotional tolerance to the future of psychotherapy and what to look for in a great therapist.

    • 58 min
    Reclaiming Your Ambition with Michael Bungay Stanier

    Reclaiming Your Ambition with Michael Bungay Stanier

    In the latest episode of Minds & Mics, I chatted with Michael Bungay Stanier about his new book How to Begin: Start Doing Something That Matters and a range of topics, including the obligation we all have to be "doubly ambitious," why SMART goals aren't usually very smart, the case for working in 6-week cycles, and the genius of cartoonist Gary Larson.

    • 57 min
    Using Technology to Build Emotional Intelligence with Kai Koch

    Using Technology to Build Emotional Intelligence with Kai Koch

    Kai Koch is the co-founder of ahead, which is a software company and app for building emotional intelligence. We talk about the opportunities and challenges for technology in emotional health, self-awareness, emotional intelligence in organizations, and what the future of technology-assisted emotional health might look like.

    • 41 min
    Better Sleep for New Moms with Dr. Jade Wu

    Better Sleep for New Moms with Dr. Jade Wu

    Sleep psychologist Dr. Jade Wu and I chat about sleep issues for new moms, including what’s normal and what should be addressed professionally, how sleep and postpartum depression interact, intrusive thoughts and anxiety, and some practical tips for new moms to get their sleep back on track.

    • 55 min
    Rethinking Sleep Health with Dr. Jade Wu

    Rethinking Sleep Health with Dr. Jade Wu

    Jade and I chat about uncommon sleep misconceptions, how to deal with nightmares, intergenerational sleep trauma, the problem with sleep hygiene, and the message about sleep Jade wants carved on her gravestone.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

Cuddly dung ,

Thought-provoking and practical…

I’ve enjoyed several episodes… favorites topics being assertiveness, time management, negotiating. Nick has a great way of engaging with his guests

JB139139 ,

Very Insightful!

I enjoy this podcast very much! The topics are interesting and the interviews are well done. Nick's newsletter is also quite good.

guinfetgjkrs ,

Beautiful, productive Add

This has quickly become one of my favorite podcasts to listen to! I love the content and the topics covered as well as the experts interviewed - I’ve recently been reviewing Nir Eyal’s Indistractable and he was your most recent interview! I’m grateful for the guidance provided by the podcast for pursuing the betterment of self so we can show up better for those around us. This is a great starting point to learn and delve into tools and advice that every single person could benefit from hearing and implementing.

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