Season 3 Episode 18
P-Soupers - it's the second part of our festive special and have I got a treat for you. Have a listen to my conversation with Dr Dayna Lee-Baggley. Dayna is a Registered Clinical Psychologist. She holds an Assistant Professor appointment in the Department of Family Medicine and cross-appointments in the Department of Surgery and the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Dalhousie University and an Adjunct Professor appointment in the Department of Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Saint Mary’s University. Dayna also works as a Clinical Health Psychologist at the Nova Scotia Health Authority (CentralZone) for the Multi Organ Transplant Program and as a Trainer and Researcher of the Behaviour Change Institute.
Listen on as we hear about the time when Dayna discovered Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and how she applied it in her own life. Dayna also has some great advice for those of us considering behaviour change in the new year, spoiler alert, a lot of those goals we set are actually outcomes. She also busts the myth about the time it takes to form a habit and explains the difference between our cave dweller mind and our frontal lobe. This is the reason that our healthy habits can fall away at holiday time because we're using our frontal lobe too much and our cave dweller mind can just step in and take over when we’re surrounded by a family sized tin quality street and crisps.
This episode is packed with top tips and insights from Dayna's work. Dayna has great skill in translating research knowledge into things that people can do in their day to day lives to reduce suffering and increase joy.
Shownotes at http://www.rossmcintosh.co.uk/2020/01/dr-dayna-lee-baggley-health-habits-suck.html
Dayna's website is at www.daynaleebaggley.com
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Season 3 Episode 17
Hey P-Soupers - it's the first part of our festive special. My conversation with artist and illustrator - Louise Gardner. What a joy it was to speak to Louise.
We hear about her journey as an artist - which started out at a young age when she would draw characters on paper that her Dad would bring home from work. We also discover how Louise discovered ACT and how she drew a route map to reflect the 8-week course from Russ Harris - and what that led to!
We chat about our belief that everybody has the potential for a creative outlet and the transformational impact of ACT in her own life. There's a brilliant takeaway too.
Shownotes with LOTS of details & links to Louise's work at http://www.rossmcintosh.co.uk/2019/12/louise-gardner-act-auntie.html
What a gift!
In our latest episode with the wonderful Dr Becky Quicke - I included a brief informercial half way through.
The product I wanted to share with you was The Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Diary 2020.
"If you sometimes feel that you’re living a life that’s out of step with who you want to be, The ACT Diary 2020 can help. It’s designed to enable you to clarify your personal values (the qualities you’d most like to embody in your life) and move in meaningful directions. Through weekly exercises drawing on the latest psychological approaches, it will guide you as you master the skills needed to look after yourself, build strong relationships and pursue new opportunities."
In this episode I read some reviews (including my own). This is such a great gift for family, friends and YOU!
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Season 3 Episode 16
This is a special edition – a hearty soup for you to enjoy – It’s my interview with Dr Becky Quicke – a clinical psychologist who specialises in supporting women through the perimenopause and menopause – particularly around the associated anxiety – she uses Acceptance and Commitment therapy as an essential part of her approach.
Becky empowers women who experience anxiety during the menopause to slow down, let go of worries and live with more joy and ease. Her on line courses teach psychological flexibility and compassion skills so women can navigate this transitional phase of life with confidence, care and clarity. In addition, she helps women practice menstrual cycle awareness during perimenopause (the phase 5-10 years before menopause) so they can consciously pave the way towards a more emotionally empowered menopause. It’s a time for women to unravel and by teaching women these skills, Becky guides them back to their own innate wisdom and power so they can thrive in life and go from fear to fulfilment.
We also talk about Becky’s career path, some big decisions she’s made and there is one of the best takeaways we’ve ever had.
Shownotes and more links at http://www.rossmcintosh.co.uk/2019/12/dr-becky-quicke-menopause-psychologist.htmlConnect with Becky
Business FB page: https://www.facebook.com/beckyquicke/
Closed FB community for women struggling with anxiety during menopause: https://www.facebook.com/groups/menopausepsychologist/?source_id=234293067462646
Connect with Ross
Welcome to the first in a series of episodes focusing on Psychological Flexibility. We call it ‘PsychFlex in Action’ and it will include discussions about all aspects of psychological flexibility, interviews with academics and practitioners who are experts in this space, and advice on how you can weave the principles into your daily life. In this first episode, we look at the concept of values and their relevance to getting clarity on what matters in life. We also have an interview with Ross McIntosh, presenter of the ‘People Soup’ podcast, who describes his career journey to date, as well as how he trains professionals in the skills of psych flex. Do get in touch with all your questions and comments - we love to hear from our listeners - either via Twitter (@MyPocketPsych) or the online contact form (worklifepsych.com/contact). Resources mentioned in this episode Ross McIntosh online ‘People Soup’ podcast Psychological Flexibility overview