15 episodes

Where is my Mind? is a podcast about how we can navigate the manic, always-on, and head-melting world we live in. Our lives are changing so quickly, its hard to keep up. Although a lot of this change is for the better, our culture is more fast paced, more polarised, more narcissistic, and more disconnected than ever, and that’s having a massive effect on our stress levels. We’re overwhelmed, we’re too busy, we’re out of balance.


In this podcast, Niall ‘Bressie’ Breslin talks about what impact this society has on us, and how we can deal with it by introducing the basics of mindfulness practice and meditation... and you’ll learn how to get off autopilot, how to navigate constant distraction, how to be a more skilful stress-head, how to focus on the parts of our world that are truly wonderful…. and even how to be deadly at Jenga.


Produced by Niall Breslin and Ciara O'Connor Walsh.

Where Is My Mind? Niall Breslin

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 23 Ratings

Where is my Mind? is a podcast about how we can navigate the manic, always-on, and head-melting world we live in. Our lives are changing so quickly, its hard to keep up. Although a lot of this change is for the better, our culture is more fast paced, more polarised, more narcissistic, and more disconnected than ever, and that’s having a massive effect on our stress levels. We’re overwhelmed, we’re too busy, we’re out of balance.


In this podcast, Niall ‘Bressie’ Breslin talks about what impact this society has on us, and how we can deal with it by introducing the basics of mindfulness practice and meditation... and you’ll learn how to get off autopilot, how to navigate constant distraction, how to be a more skilful stress-head, how to focus on the parts of our world that are truly wonderful…. and even how to be deadly at Jenga.


Produced by Niall Breslin and Ciara O'Connor Walsh.

    A Point of Growth - Live podcast interview with Michael Harding

    A Point of Growth - Live podcast interview with Michael Harding

    Recorded at the #whereismymind live podcast for the Dublin Podcast Festival in the Sugar Club on November 18th.


    Michael Harding is a man whose writings, work and words have inspired me to understand the true comprehension of emotional transparency, intelligence, literacy and transparency.
    That vulnerability is an opportunity for growth, yet at the same time recognising the inevitability of pain in the midst of the complexity of the human condition. 
    Perhaps one of his his greatest influences on my life has been witnessing his desire and ability to see beauty and hope in the simplest of things during the hardest of moments. 
    If we had the scientific capacity to clone Stephen Fry, NIall Tobin and Larry David I am pretty sure we would get someone like Michael harding




    Thanks for listening in guys
    Please stay subscribed for season 2 of #whereismymind. We are busy production the second series and I really think you are all going to love it.
    We will also have some deadly live podcast events next year which I can’t wait for.
    Stay tuned on www.niallbreslin.com or across socials 
     
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    • 32 min
    Meditation 6: Perspective meditation

    Meditation 6: Perspective meditation

    This meditation is the final meditation in the series accompanying episode 6, and guided by Niall Breslin. The meditation is about recognising the journey we have been on together over the past six weeks, and about getting some valuable perspective on your life at this present moment. It reflects on how finding a way to see this zoomed out version of yourself in the middle of all the chaos can allow you find some peace... and realise how feckin deadly you are.
     
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    • 20 min
    Episode 6: The pale blue dot

    Episode 6: The pale blue dot

    The final episode in series one of Where Is My Mind talks about perspective, zooming out, and how meditation helps us reflect on our lives as a bigger picture. Niall meets an astronaut and an artist who reflect on this perspective from the point of view of star gazing and being in outer space, looking back at our lives on the earth below.
    Stay tuned for series 2 in a few months....
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    • 39 min
    Meditation 5: The Lake Meditation

    Meditation 5: The Lake Meditation

    The lake meditation accompanies episode 5 of Where is my Mind. It is adapted from Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Lake Meditation, and guided by Niall Breslin. Like the mountain meditation, the lake meditation uses nature as a strong visualisation anchor that guides us to present moment awareness. The lakes surface can changes from day to day. It can be calm and clear then choppy and dark. Yet below the surface the lake remains the same. Cradled in the earths crust and teeming with life. A very useful meditation for those looking to find calm and peace.
     
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    • 17 min
    Episode 5: Ill Communication

    Episode 5: Ill Communication

    This episode explores the importance of mindful communication, looking at how we communicate and how this affects our relationships. Niall explores how building our emotional intelligence and mindfulness practice can help us become much more effective communicators in every aspect of our lives. He also explores what good communication looks like and the challenges of communicating in our rapidly changing world with one of Ireland’s leading communications experts, Eoghan McDermott of the Communications Clinic.
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    • 37 min
    Meditation 4: Compassion by Sharon Salzberg

    Meditation 4: Compassion by Sharon Salzberg

    Compassion Meditation, Guided by Sharon Salzberg
    A short meditation exploring our relationship with suffering, and bringing an attitude of kindness and compassion to ourselves and our meditation practice.
     
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    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

kaydjane ,

Beautiful, informative, entertaining.

Niall Breslin is a genius! What a delightful podcast that is not only interesting but educational. I have listened to every episode and always feel a sense of surprise and delight at what is shared. It is personal, poetic, deeply moving and contemporary. Not to mention Niall has an incredible sense of humor. Everything I could want in a podcast!

Shane's caddy ,

From Strength to Strength

Just listened to the third episode of Niall Breslin’s “Where Is My Mind,” and I have to say each one has gotten better, from production values to content. He and the podcast are hitting their stride. Well done, Brezzie. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I now have to go have a fight with my negativity bias.

liznev ,

Great start

Heard Bressie on Marianne Finucane and was excited to hear the podcast. It did not disappoint and I am looking forward to next week.

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