129 episodes

That's Helpful is all about self-improvement backed by science. Every episode will teach you something that will shift your perspective, share a life changing skill or empower you to make better choices. Ed Stott invites the experts to share with you everything you need to know to build your best life one episode at a time.

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That's Helpful is all about self-improvement backed by science. Every episode will teach you something that will shift your perspective, share a life changing skill or empower you to make better choices. Ed Stott invites the experts to share with you everything you need to know to build your best life one episode at a time.

    How to Ease Climate Anxiety & Turn it into Something Useful

    How to Ease Climate Anxiety & Turn it into Something Useful

    This week Earth Day asks us to focus on climate change & the things we can do to make a difference, but it can often feel like an overwhelming problem with minimal solutions & maximum anxiety. So how can we take these paralysing emotions that leave us wanting to bury our head in the sand & turn them into something positive that’s actually helpful?
     Associate Professor Leslie Davenport is a Climate Psychology Consultant.
    Want to become a podcast sponsor, got some feedback for me or just fancy a chat? Email me - thatshelpful@edstott.com
    CONNECT WITH US
    Connect with ⁠That's Helpful on Instagram.
    Find Leslie on Facebook & via ⁠her website.
    BOOKS
    All The Feelings Under The Sun: How to Deal With Climate Change
    Emotional Resiliency in the Era of Climate Change
    TIMESTAMPS
    00:00:00 - Intro
    00:00:52 - Why is this Leslie’s focus?
    00:02:00 - Why is it important that we talk about climate change?
    00:04:24 - Why is uncertainty so hard for us to deal with as humans?
    00:07:33 - Anxiety Vs. climate anxiety
    00:10:50 - The window of tolerance
    00:13:17 - Breath practices
    00:15:55 - Noticing mental habits & internal stories
    00:16:46 - Figuring out how you can help
    00:21:15 - Noticing if you’re outside of your window of tolerance
    00:23:15 - Helping children work through their anxiety
    00:27:05 - How to take the negative emotions & make them useful
    00:27:51 - Will taking action ease our guilt?

    • 32 min
    Taryn Brumfitt's Essentials for Raising Kids with Body Neutrality

    Taryn Brumfitt's Essentials for Raising Kids with Body Neutrality

    You probably know Taryn Brumfitt from her fabulous, viral before & after photo on Facebook in 2013.
    The two images of Taryn side by side - one in a bikini pos-ed on stage & the other relaxed & nude launched a global movement. 
    Since then Taryn has release two international films, published 3 best selling books, was named Australian of the Year 2023 & has even been invited to the White House.
    She’s now turning her attention to children with the release of her kids book - Chico The Schnauzer.

    Want to become a podcast sponsor, got some feedback for me or just fancy a chat? Email me - thatshelpful@edstott.com
    CONNECT WITH US
    Connect with ⁠That's Helpful on Instagram.
    Find Taryn on Instagram⁠ & via ⁠her website.
    BOOKS
    Chico The Schnauzer
    Embrace Your Body
    DOCUMENTARIES
    Embrace The Documentary
    Embrace Kids

    OTHER MENTIONS
    Intuitive Eating 101

    • 27 min
    Unlearning Shame: How to Reject Self Blame Culture

    Unlearning Shame: How to Reject Self Blame Culture

    So often our focus here is on things that we can do as individuals to improve our lives and those of people around us, but there are some things that cannot be fixed by the individual.
    Regardless, society tells us that we are responsible for massive global crises like climate change, marginalised people are responsible for their own oppression and people living in poverty just need to work harder.
    Whilst many of us rationally know these things are not true, we struggle to let go of systemic shame.
    Social psychologist Dr Devon Price is on a mission to help us with this very unhelpful feeling & he’s the author of Unlearning Shame: How We Can Reject Self-Blame Culture and Reclaim Our Power.

    Want to become a podcast sponsor, got some feedback for me or just fancy a chat? Email me - thatshelpful@edstott.com
    CONNECT WITH US
    Connect with ⁠That's Helpful on Instagram.
    Find Devon on Instagram⁠ & via his Substack.
    BOOKS
    Unlearning Shame: How We Can Reject Self-Blame Culture and Reclaim Our Power
    TIMESTAMPS
    00:00:00 - Intro
    00:01:00 - Devon’s own experience with shame
    00:03:32 - Personal shame Vs. Systemic shame

    00:06:00 - How systemic shame manifests
    00:08:15 - Signs that we might be dealing with systemic shame
    00:10:21 - The behaviours we display when we’re dealing with this shame
    00:13:11 - How did we get here?
    00:16:15 - How guilt fuels this sense of shame
    00:18:00 - Shame as a distraction
    00:19:15 - Systemic shame is not an effective tool for change
    00:23:48 - The alternative to systemic shame
    00:26:58 - How to ease shame on a personal level
    00:30:46 - Letting go of perfectionism
     

    • 33 min
    Hypnobirthing 101: Simple Tools to Make Your Birth Better

    Hypnobirthing 101: Simple Tools to Make Your Birth Better

    Before I fell pregnant, I honestly couldn’t have taken less interest in pregnancy, birth or babies & for the first two thirds of my pregnancy my attitude remained the same. Until I read a book & that book sparked an obsession and sent me deep down the rabbit hole and I am now utterly obsessed with the science & magic of birth. The book I read was about hypnobirthing.
    If you like me, before I read the book, think that means I’ll have to invite a man with a pendulum and a shiny black cape to my birth. You couldn’t be more wrong. Learning about hypnobirthing and reimagining the possibilities for birth has left me feeling empowered and dare I say it - excited for this huge life event.
    So if you have a pregnant person in your life - please send them this conversation, they are going to be eternally grateful to you.
    The woman responsible for my new obsession is Siobhan Miller, she’s the Founder of the Positive Birth Company.
    In this episode, we’re going to give you an introduction to hypnobirthing & teach you some practical tools that will absolutely make your birth better.-
    Want to become a podcast sponsor, got some feedback for me or just fancy a chat? Email me - thatshelpful@edstott.com
    CONNECT WITH US
    Connect with⁠⁠⁠ ⁠That's Helpful⁠⁠⁠⁠ on Instagram.
    Find Siobhan on ⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠ & The Positive Birth Company.

    MORE INFORMATION
    The Positive Birth Company
    Positive Birth Company Online Courses
    The Freya App

    BOOKS
    Hypnobirthing: Practical Ways To Make Your Birth Better

    PODCASTS
    The Expectation Effect: Transform Your Mindset

    TIMESTAMPS
    00:00:00 - Intro
    00:01:19 - How Siobhan came across hypnobirthing
    00:04:04 - Changing the way we think about birth
    00:06:45 - What is hypnobirthing?
    00:11:00 - The science & evidence behind hypnobirthing
    00:17:15 - Why language around birth is so important 
    00:22:35 - Reframing your mindset around birth
    00:23:15 - The hormones at play during birth
    00:31:00 - Game-changing breathing techniques
    00:40:38 - How to help your body to push 
    00:43:30 - The BRAIN decision making framework
    00:50:20 - Kate’s 2 top tips
     

    • 53 min
    Overcoming Your Fear of Turning 30 (And Other Milestone Birthdays)

    Overcoming Your Fear of Turning 30 (And Other Milestone Birthdays)

    The gap between our expectation of where we think we should be at 30 & where we actually are can lead us to a pretty dark place. Today - we’re going to tear down those expectations and get you back on your path, not the one you think you should be on, regardless of which milestone birthday is filling you with dread.
    My guest today is Kate Berski - she’s on a crusade to tackle 30-phobia after feeling the same wobble in her late twenties but going on to find that her best years were ahead of her - fulfilling relationships, growing a successful business that she went onto sell for $150 million and finding true life satisfaction.

    This episode is brought to you by Youfoodz, for $200 of your first 5 boxes use the code HELPFUL or order via⁠⁠⁠ ⁠this link⁠⁠⁠⁠.
    CONNECT WITH US
    Connect with⁠⁠⁠ ⁠That's Helpful⁠⁠⁠⁠ on Instagram.
    Find Kate on ⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠ & TikTok.
    Want to become a podcast sponsor, got some feedback for me or just fancy a chat? Email me - thatshelpful@edstott.com
    PODCASTS
    The Science Behind Your Weirdest Thoughts
    TIMESTAMPS
    00:00:00 - Intro
    00:02:08 - 30 is not the deadline, it’s the start line
    00:07:30 - Why is 30 often perceived to be the deadline?
    00:11:00 - The truth about 30
    00:13:00 - The changing nature of careers  
    00:14:28 - How to break free of 30-phobia
    00:21:27 - How to back yourself in choosing what you truly want to do
    00:23:50 - The expectation gap
    00:27:51 - Being mindful of self talk
    00:29:57 - The ‘should’ test
    00:35:00 - The ‘yes and’, ‘yes but’ strategy
    00:37:50 - Avoiding burnout
    00:40:04 - Getting great at taking rejection
    00:44:11 - The arrival fallacy
    00:48:00 - The one thing to remember

    • 53 min
    How to Eat to Change The Way You Drink

    How to Eat to Change The Way You Drink

    So many of us are keen to reduce the amount we drink or even cut it out altogether. But, kicking the evening glass of wine or the knock off beers can be INCREDIBLY hard. So what if you could tweak your nutrition to make reducing your drinking easier & boost your health in the process?

    Dr Brooke Scheller is a clinical nutritionist, the founder of Functional Sobriety and the author of How to Eat to Change The Way You Drink.
    This episode is brought to you by Youfoodz, for $200 of your first 5 boxes use the code HELPFUL or order via⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠this link⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.
    CONNECT WITH US
    Connect with⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠That's Helpful⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ on Instagram.
    Find Dr Brooke on ⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ & via her website.⁠
    BOOK
    How to Eat to Change The Way You Drink

    PODCASTS
    Breaking Nutritional Myths: Unveiling Food Industry Secrets with Dr Marion Nestle
    Want to become a podcast sponsor, got some feedback for me or just fancy a chat? Email me - thatshelpful@edstott.com
    TIMESTAMPS
    00:00:00 - Intro
    00:02:30 - Dr Brooke’s journey with alcohol
    00:07:52 - The effect of alcohol on our health
    00:11:40 - The gut microbiome & alcohol
    00:15:05 - How alcohol affects hormones
    00:18:32 - Why a lot of our beliefs around alcohol consumption are false
    00:21:57 - The 3 types of drinker
    00:29:00 - Why protein is VITAL when it comes to easing drinking
    00:33:22 - How to add more protein to your diet
    00:37:30 - How not to replace alcohol with sugar
    00:39:40 - Functional foods to add into your diet
    00:42:44 - How long it should take before you feel the benefits
    00:46:06 - Helpful supplements to add in
    00:47:23 - Follow your intuition
     

    • 51 min

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