46 episodes

Each week I explore a big question with someone I consider brilliant. I ask questions to help us learn from them, and others to help us learn about them. It gets pretty deep at times and funny at others... Perhaps YOU could be my brilliant person one week? Tweet me @PookyH to suggest yourself or someone you’d love me to talk to.

Pooky Ponders – Big Questions with Brilliant People Dr Pooky Knightsmith

    • Mental Health

Each week I explore a big question with someone I consider brilliant. I ask questions to help us learn from them, and others to help us learn about them. It gets pretty deep at times and funny at others... Perhaps YOU could be my brilliant person one week? Tweet me @PookyH to suggest yourself or someone you’d love me to talk to.

    How can Transactional Analysis help improve behaviour and wellbeing? | Steve Russell

    How can Transactional Analysis help improve behaviour and wellbeing? | Steve Russell

    Today’s question is: “How can Transactional Analysis help improve behaviour and wellbeing?”I’m in conversation with Steve Russell.  Steve is passionate about helping people draw out the best in themselves and those they teach/support/lead. His belief in...

    • 47 min
    Is there really always a reason behind bad behaviour? | Suzie Hayman

    Is there really always a reason behind bad behaviour? | Suzie Hayman

    Today’s question is: “Is there really always a reason behind bad behaviour?” I’m in conversation with Suzie Hayman: Agony aunt Woman magazine, trustee Family Lives, patron Unique Kidz, accredited parenting practitioner, counsellor, author and...

    • 54 min
    How can we create a world in which no one is held back by mental health problems? | Miranda wolpert

    How can we create a world in which no one is held back by mental health problems? | Miranda wolpert

    Today’s question is: How can we create a world in which no one is held back by mental health problems?I’m in conversation with Miranda Wolpert.  Miranda is the Director of Mental Health at the Wellcome Trust and a professor at UCL. Wellcome photography...

    • 48 min
    How is a trauma informed relational approach supporting schools? | Molly MacLeod & Anna Gregory

    How is a trauma informed relational approach supporting schools? | Molly MacLeod & Anna Gregory

    Today’s question is “How is a trauma informed relational approach supporting schools post COVID?” and I’m in conversation with Molly MacLeod and Anna Gregory.Links: http://www.restoreourschools.com ...

    • 57 min
    How can adults help to build emotional wellbeing and confidence in children | Sarah Gilbert

    How can adults help to build emotional wellbeing and confidence in children | Sarah Gilbert

    Today’s question is “How can adults help to build emotional wellbeing and confidence in children” and I’m in conversation with Sarah Gilbert.Website: http://www.sarahrgilbert.co.ukLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-gilbert-81370427/Twitter:...

    • 44 min
    What is solutions focused coaching and how could it drive down exclusions? | Geoff James

    What is solutions focused coaching and how could it drive down exclusions? | Geoff James

    Today’s question is “What is solutions focused coaching and how could it drive down exclusions? ” and I’m in conversation with Geoff James. Links:Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrGeoffJames42LinkedIn:...

    • 45 min

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