Where Should We Begin?

This week we wish to introduce you to another wonderful podcast, this time with a bit of difference. Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel, puts a spin on the psychology podcast genre, by sharing recordings from real sessions between Esther Perel and her clients. Episodes can be accessed via Esther’s official website, or through …

Unlocking Us: Trust

This week we will return to the Unlocking Us podcast by Brené Brown. The episode on trust caught our attention in particular. https://brenebrown.com/podcast/the-anatomy-of-trust Brené begins by expressing her gratitude to her guest, a member of the podcast team. She then transitions to introducing the topic: the anatomy of trust. She highlights the utility of breaking …

The Superhighway to Self-Awareness

Today we will be returning once again to a discussion between Tim Ferris and Dr. Gabor Maté. This brief clip (0:50) pertains to the utility of psychedelic assisted therapy. Psychedelic assisted therapy has gained more support recently surrounding its benefits in aiding trauma recovery. It is a potent method, and while not for everyone, can …

Patterns in Relationships

This week we wish to share a post highlighted by Judi: https://www.facebook.com/share/p/Bybr82U5nVjy2acH/?mibextid=WC7FNe This post covers 12 common relationship patterns that can lead to conflict between romantic couples. These patterns can undermine closeness and intimacy, and sometimes make conflict resolution difficult when challenges do arise. By being aware of these behavioural patters within both ourselves and …

Brené Brown on Listening to Shame

This week we wish to take a look at another TED Talk by the wonderful Brené Brown. This talk is a follow-on from her discussion of shame and vulnerability, which we have covered previously. In this talk however, she discusses the power of listening to shame (20:21). She begins by re-telling in an open and …

Attachment vs. Authenticity

This week we will be taking a look at another clip of a conversation between Tim Ferriss and Dr. Gabor Maté (6:27). Tim poses the question of pitting the need of attachment against the need of authenticity. Dr. Maté discusses the common fear within disagreements between couples that the full expression of one’s true emotions …

PsychTalks on Screen Time for Kids

PsychTalks is a podcast by the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences at Melbourne University. This week we will take a look at an episode from this podcast surrounding screen time for kids and the effect on attention. https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9vbW55LmZtL3Nob3dzL3BzeWNodGFsa3MvcGxheWxpc3RzL3BvZGNhc3QucnNz/episode/OGZlYTdjMDItNDI0Yi00ZTdiLWI4N2ItYjBjZjAwNTMwMzkz?sa=X&ved=0CAUQkfYCahcKEwio9bmbxqKGAxUAAAAAHQAAAAAQAQ Attention is defined as focusing on one particular thing at a moment in time, and helps us …

Unlocking Us: Grief and Finding Meaning

Today I would like to take a look at the Unlocking Us podcast by the wonderful Brené Brown. This podcast is hosted by Brené and often features guests with experience in a variety of specialties. In particular, we will check out the episode with David Kessler on grief and finding meaning. https://brenebrown.com/podcast/david-kessler-and-brene-on-grief-and-finding-meaning David brings with …

On Reframing a Challenging Moment

This week we wish to share another clip from a discussion between Tim Ferriss and Dr. Gabor Maté (7:26). In this clip, Dr. Maté coaches Tim Ferriss through the reframing of a challenging moment. He begins by identifying the emotions that arose during the moment. For Tim, these included anger and sadness. Dr. Maté then …

Brené Brown on The Power of Vulnerability

This week we wish to share a very engaging TED Talk from researcher, professor, and storyteller Brené Brown. Brené’s research focuses on courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. Brené’s TED Talk on The Power of Vulnerability was particularly well-received, and appeals with its humour, relatability, and insight. (Length 20:02) Here, Brené discusses her experience with an …