44 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 • 92 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.

    The End of Trauma with Dr. George Bonanno

    The End of Trauma with Dr. George Bonanno

    In this episode of Minds & Mics, I chat with trauma and resilience researcher Dr. George Bonanno.
    Show Notes:
    How to think clearly about trauma and PTSDCommon misconceptions about traumaThe resilience paradoxThe problem with the PTSD diagnosisTrauma concept creepHow to develop resilience (The flexibility sequence)The end of trauma?Lisa Feldman BarretMechanisms underlying beneficial effects of exercise on mood and emotional healthLearn more about Dr. Bonanno and his work here:
    George Bonanno (Personal Website) →The End of Trauma (Book) →Get New Episodes First
    Learn more about the Minds & Mics podcast here, including how to subscribe and get all my newest episodes as soon as they’re released.

    • 56 min
    Better Sleep for High-Achievers with Dr. Daniel Erichsen

    Better Sleep for High-Achievers with Dr. Daniel Erichsen

    In this episode of Minds & Mics, I chat with Dr. Daniel Erichsen about better sleep for high-achievers.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    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.

    • 52 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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
92 Ratings

92 Ratings

Wagnacs ,

Love it

I love this podcast. Really helped me think through a few challenges in my life. Looking forward to new episodes.

Skachic71 ,

Excellent

I started following Nick Wignall’s podcast after subscribing to his newsletter and love listening. My favorite is the sleep one with Dr Jade! Thanks for the excellent work Nick!

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

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