16 - What It's Really Like to Go to Therapy
35 min

Have you ever questioned whether you should see a therapist? And after questioning it, have you talked yourself out of it? Have you wondered what it's like to see a therapist or what you're supposed to talk about it? If so, this episode is for you.

I'll give you a behind-the-scenes look at therapy. I explain how to know when you should talk to someone, how therapy works,  and what to expect from seeing a therapist. 

Checking In
Checking In
SELF & Condé Nast
Finding the One (Therapist Who Gets You)
In this episode we hear from Ecaroh, a young Black woman who needs help finding a therapist who understands what she's going through. Carolyn consults with SELF’s Executive Editor Zahra Barnes, who has reported extensively on mental health in general, as well as mental health for Black people in particular. Zahra then speaks with psychologist Jennifer Mullan (@DecolonizingTherapy on Instagram) about the beauty of finding a therapist who understands your lived experience, what it means to decolonize therapy, as well as resources for those having trouble finding a therapist who can best serve their needs. For more information on Dr. Mullan, check out her website https://www.drjennifermullan.com/who-am-i and instagram @decolonizingtherapy    Here are some apps for self-care to try at home, made for and by Black people: Liberate is a subscription-based meditation app that includes practices and talks designed for the Black community. According to their website, they have curated content from 40+ BIPOC teachers with a diverse background in lineage, perspective and approach, so that everyone can find a practice in their voice. For self care tips, and great articles like, “How to talk to Black family members who may not want to understand mental illness” check out the app The Safe Place. You can also try the Shine app, Started by a Black woman and half-Japanese woman, Shine makes caring for your mental and emotional health a habit. You can learn self-care strategies and access an audio library of 800+ original meditations, bedtime stories, and calming sounds to help you shift your mindset or mood.   And for directories, community building, and words of encouragement, Zahra’s article: 44 Mental Health Resources for Black People Trying to Survive in This Country. If you’re thinking about teletherapy, here are some helpful tips from Zahra’s reporting: Try to create an environment at home that helps you focus on your session. When you go to therapy in person, your session is held in a therapeutic environment—this means no distractions, no loud noises in the background, no talking to other people.  Don’t let your virtual therapy sessions sneak up on you! Make the most of your session and carve out some time beforehand to think about what you’d like to talk about.  For more tips on how to make teletherapy work for you, check out SELF’s How to Actually Have a Successful Teletherapy Appointment.
34 min
Changeability Podcast: Manage Your Mind - Change Your Life
Changeability Podcast: Manage Your Mind - Change Your Life
Kathryn Bryant and Julian Illman: Personal Development | Mind Management | Educators | Authors | Entrepreneurs
CA100: The Changeability Podcast past and future
The Changeability Podcast past and future We celebrate 100 episodes as we take a look at the Changeability Podcast past and future. Here’s some of the top 3s from the past 99 episodes followed by a look at the next episode in the Changeability Podcast story. Audience top 3 episodes The 3 favourite episodes of our audience to date. These are the shows with the highest number of downloads so far. The longer the episode’s been on iTunes or our BrilliantLivingHQ.com website or Stitcher or TuneIn the longer people have had to listen to it, so we would expect the older shows to have more downloads than newer ones and that’s reflected in these results. Third most popular episode - ‘What is Mind Management’ Episode 6 In episode 6 of the Changeability Podcast we were thinking about our strap line phrase – ‘Mind Management’. What is mind management and what’s in it for you? In episode 6 you found out about: * Kathryn and Julian’s acting skills (you’ve been warned) * How many thoughts you have in a day * Why sports people love mind management * How thoughts have energy * How you are not thoughts * How mind management needs training * Mind management can improve your personal and professional life Second most popular episode - ‘The Brilliant You’ Episode 2 Do you know how truly amazing you are? Well that’s what episode 2 is all about. You might not always feel like a magnificent being, but by the end of this second episode you be agreeing with us that you’re pretty smart. Because in this show we talk about just how brilliant you and your marvellous mind and what it means. * What you’re doing as you listen to the episode (really?) * How you’re like an iceberg and why that’s a good thing. * How many things we can focus on at a time * What Julian learnt from a Memory World Champion (or rather - didn’t learn!) * The role of the conscious and unconscious brain and how they manage our minds. Understanding a few basics about how your mind works, will help you understand what’s getting in the way of doing what you want and what to do about it. Most popular episode - ‘Changeability – The Start’ Episode 1 The first episode saw us introducing ourselves and the Changeability show. The Changeability podcast is for you if you’re interested in changing or improving something in your life or business, big or small. It’s for people like us who’re interested in finding ways to make our lives the best they can be – so we can be more successful (whatever that means to you), happy and fulfilled. Through discussion and interviews we look at practical mind management and change techniques, tactics & tools - taken from the worlds of personal development, psychology, neuroscience, business, sport, entertainment and spirituality – to empower and inspire a happier, successful life or business. In the first episode you find out: * What is Changeability? * And why should you care about it? * Why is change hard? * How we can self-sabotage our best intentions * Why it’s not your fault - and why it’s good. * Our story and what we’ve learnt Top 3 countries We love you being here wherever you’re from – so this isn’t our favourite countries – but rather the top 3 countries with the highest number of listeners out of the 167 countries we currently have listeners in. * Third – UAE 6% * Second – USA 19% * First – UK 48% (And just in cast you’re interested the fourth is Australia with India in fifth place.) Kathryn and Julian’s favourites This was so hard to choose, especially as we decided not to include any interviews in our top 3s (maybe they’re deserving of a separate post) – but here’s three each with a couple of extras thrown in for good measure. Kathryn’s favourites * Episode 3 – The Library in your brain * Episode 19 - Why use affirmations to manage your mind? * Episode 31 – 5 mind management techniques for changing your life. Julian’s favourites * Episode 43 – What is mindfulness and why you need it? * Episode 46 - 21 simple tips for mindfulness meditation. * Episode 56 What is happiness and the neuroscience behind it Couple of extras * Episode 85 How to recognise toxic people and relationships * Episode 89 What does success mean to you 3 of our favourite reviews on iTunes Very hard to pick 3 out of the 78 we have so far across the different iTunes countries as we obviously love them all. So we can’t really call these our favourites but they are reviews we’ve especially like. Excellent - iimmmii from United Kingdom One of the best ‘change your life’ resources I’ve come across. If you like to understand the theory and evidence (be it scientific or anecdotal) behind advice on how to change your life, this material is presented in an engaging way in this podcast. Of course they also make recommendations for how best to go about taking action. A few episodes in and you will feel like you’ve made two new friends who are supporting you on your journey of change. Well done Kathryn and Julian, listening to you makes me proud to be from the same Sceptred Isle! A Homely Serving Up of Sound Advice/Wisdom - Ola-B. from United Kingdom Where has this amazing couple been all my life?! :) Love Kathryn, love Julian, and let's not forget Dude!!! Love this podcast - the topics, the delivery of it all...it's simply unique, uplifting and inspiring! Thank you guys! Kathryn and Julian's chemistry rocks! - LornaLi from United States I love the concept of this show! It's so unique and refreshing! I absolutely LOVE the hosts' chemistry - their exchanges are such a joy to listen to. Thank you for all the useful tips you provide to your listeners on how to plan and achieve their goals, I'm sure many are reaping so many benefits from this show! Thank you to you for taking the effort and making our day. By the way – we’d love more reviews. We don’t always ask for them in every episode as it gets tedious for you to listen to – and we want to provide you with a good listening experience. However, reviews are important to us not only because it’s great to find out what you think but it means iTunes makes our show more visible to people looking for podcasts. You know yourself the power of reviews on sites like Tripadvisor and Amazon – so if you feel like helping us out that’s one way to do it. Dude’s top 3 Who’s been with us all through every single episode and every phase of the podcasting process – in fact he’s always with us – Dude the Dog, our faithful hound and black labradoodle. We’ve joked we have a contractual obligation to mention him in every show – not that we’ve quite done that but he’s had more than his fair share of mentions and even made it onto the show on a few occasions. So here’s Dude’s top 3 favourite Changeability Podcast moments as chosen by him (woof). * Episode 83 ‘Self-love Rituals’ – The 10th of our self-love rituals is to have Pet Time. Walk, cuddle, play with or groom your dog or cat or talk to your budgerigar. You might not get this if you don’t have a pet – but if you do have one you’ll know what we mean! * Episode 63 ‘How to start and finish anything with Tom Boother’ – Dude features in a cameo role when Tom starts talking about Dude and how they met! * Episode 98 ‘What are habits and why we need them’ – Dude gets his own moment in the spotlight. You’ll have to listen to this episode to know what we mean, or just listen to episode 100 to hear the extract. Our top 3 bloomers You wont know what we’re talking about here if you’ve never listened right to the end of our shows – but listen to episode 100 to hear 3 of them for your entertainment – and why they’re called Kathryn’s bloomers! 3 lessons we’ve learned from creating 100 episodes of the Changeability Podcast Here’s just 3 of the many things we’v…
53 min
The Learning & Development Podcast
The Learning & Development Podcast
David James
The L&D Detective Kit For Solving Impact Mysteries With Kevin M. Yates
DESCRIPTION L&D is as renowned for not knowing the impact that interventions have as the training that's delivered. For some stakeholders and organisations it’s enough to know that training took place but that’s becoming less and less the case. In this episode, Kevin brings his experience of investigating learning impact via his latest ebook: The L&D Detective Kit For Solving Impact Mysteries. KEY TAKEAWAYS Impact is the extent to which training and learning is activating performance and business goals. The aim of the book is help L&D teams to help measure how training and learning are activating behaviour and performance. Before trying to solve a problem or measure the impact, we must use the impact standards in order to ascertain whether or not it was designed for impact at all. There are six questions designed to define this. We must seek to challenge the ingrained L&D approach, by where a set schedule for training is established, but also the expectations of stakeholders, who see development in a more analogue way, by returning to the question of “What is the business goal?” We must build training and learning solutions with intention, with purpose and specificity, for activating performance in business goals. It is not enough to simply reserve training time and assume that it is enough. We are better to narrowly focus on communication skills that the business has identified as critical. BEST MOMENTS ’This is my way of giving back to the L&D community’ ‘You don't want to put too much work into something and then find that it wasn’t designed for impact’ ‘If all we’re talking about is providing more water-cooler moments, then we’re diminishing our value’ ’The greater opportunity is when we are investing in employees in a way that helps them achieve business goals' VALUABLE RESOURCES The Learning And Development Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-learning-development-podcast/id1466927523 ABOUT THE GUEST Kevin is the Learning & Development detective, solving the mystery: “What is the impact of learning?” He does this by investigating how learning activates performance and business goals. He is also author of the eBook, 𝘓&𝘋 𝘋𝘦𝘵𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘒𝘪𝘵 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘚𝘰𝘭𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘐𝘮𝘱𝘢𝘤𝘵 𝘔𝘺𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴, in which he shares the secrets to his success. for investigating and measuring impact.  You can follow and connect with Kevin via: Your free copy of The L&D Detective Kit For Solving Impact Mysteries:  https://kevinmyates.com/l%26d-detective-kit Twitter: @KevinMYates LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinmyates/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kevmyates/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kevmyates/ Website: https://kevinmyates.com/ ABOUT THE HOST David James David has been a People Development professional for more than 20 years, most notably as Director of Talent, Learning & OD for The Walt Disney Company across Europe, the Middle East & Africa. As well as being the Chief Learning Strategist at Looop, David is a prominent writer and speaker on topics around modern and digital L&D as well as an active member of the CIPD L&D Advisory Board. CONTACT METHOD Twitter:  https://twitter.com/davidinlearning/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidjameslinkedin/ Website: https://www.looop.co/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
43 min
Consider Before Consuming
Consider Before Consuming
Fight the New Drug
Sebastián: Fighter & Recovering Porn Addict
Trigger warning: Graphic descriptions of sex acts and porn videos are discussed during this conversation. Sebastian is a Fighter from Madrid, Spain, who has been struggling with pornography from a young age. He was eight when he was first exposed to porn when he and his friends searched for it out of curiosity, and by the time he was 12 years old, it became a compulsive habit that escalated into more hardcore genres. Sebastian discovered that he was struggling to perform sexually with partners in real life without porn, so he started to research how pornography affects the brain and sexual performance. In this episode, Sebastian talks about how he’s tried to break free from pornography several times and how he’s still actively working to break free completely. Listen to Sebastian give his honest (and, at times, triggering) account of how porn has negatively impacted him, and how understanding the research on its negative effects and the industry's ties to sex trafficking has helped in his ongoing battle to quit porn for good. If you or a loved one is struggling to break free from porn, you’re not alone. Check out our friends at Fortify, an online science-based recovery platform dedicated to helping people find lasting freedom from pornography. Connect with others, learn about your compulsive behavior, and track your journey all on Fortify’s online platform. Join tens of thousands of users around the world who have found healing and recovery with Fortify. Get started for free at ftnd.org/fortify. Click here to learn more about the guest, and access the resources discussed in this episode. To learn more about the harms of pornography on consumers, relationships, and its larger societal impacts, visit FTND.org. To support this podcast, click here or text CONSIDER to 43506. As you go about your day we invite you to increase your self-awareness, look both ways, check your blindspots, and consider before consuming.
52 min
Something You Should Know
Something You Should Know
Mike Carruthers / OmniCast Media / Westwood One Podcast Network
Invisible Dangers in Your Home & Fascinating Stories That Are Strange But True
Have you ever had “one of those days”? You know those days when everything seems to go wrong and you can’t help but think about how wrong everything is going? This episode begins with a simple yet effective technique for you to use the next time you have one of those days. Source: Judith Orloff, M.D. author of Positive Energy (https://amzn.to/2KHzr3K) Dust, mold, dust mites, spiders, bugs and other things are lurking in your home. Are they dangerous? Quite possibly, according to Jeffrey May, a certified as a microbial consultant and an indoor air quality professional who specializes in identifying the causes of mold, odor, and moisture problems in homes, schools, and offices. He and his wife Connie are authors of the book My House is Killing Me! (https://amzn.to/3l84PF9). Jeffrey joins me to explain what these dangers are and what you should do about them. Even people who don’t mind cleaning would still probably prefer to do it quicker and more efficiently. Listen as I offer some sure-fire cleaning techniques that will help you do just that. They come from one of the nation’s leading cleaning experts Don Aslett author of No Time to Clean. (https://amzn.to/3fy5i2f) How did a parrot actually solve a murder? How could someone be so gullible that they actually believed that investing in an idea from a prince from Venus was a smart thing to do? Did you hear the story about the woman who survived the sinking of the Titanic as well as the accidents on Titanic’s 2 sister ships? These are just some of the strange but true stories you will hear from Steve Silverman, host of The Useless Information podcast (https://uselessinformation.org) and author of the book The Flip Side of History (https://amzn.to/3l7htEb).  PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! https://monday.com One platform, better teamwork - First 2 weeks free! https://bestfiends.com Download Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play. https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! https://www.walgreens.com/topic/promotion/mywalgreens.jsp Shop, Save & Stay Well - Join for free at myWalgreens.com https://deals.dell.com/en-us or 1-800-BUY DELL for the best savings available now! https://www.bluenile.com Use Promo Code: SYSK to get $50 off orders of $500 or more at BlueNile.com! Get great cardio and strength training! Go to JoinFightCamp.com/something for free shipping and a gift worth $109 https://joinfightcamp.com/?utm_source=Podcast&utm_medium=Radio&utm_campaign=Something_You_Should_Know&utm_term=know&utm_content= Get 12 weeks of The New Yorker magazine for just $6 and a free tote bag at NewYorker.com/something and use Promo Code: SOMETHING https://subscribe.newyorker.com/subscribe/newyorker/133107?source=cm_paid_other_podcast_12f6_SOMETHING&pos_name=SOMETHING Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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