Richard Nicholls
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Richard Nicholls
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Passive Aggression

Passive aggression is a way of dealing with emotion in ways that feel more socially acceptable.
Being angry but without actually displaying anger. Feeling frustrated but not actually showing it directly.
It's an avoidant strategy.
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Impulse Control

Bonus Episode: Dr Radha Modgil

Recently I had the pleasure of chatting with the broadcaster and author Radha Modgil.
As well as being a familiar face and voice on various BBC TV and radio shows Radha is also a practising GP with a very special interest in emotional wellbeing.
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Choosing Toxic Partners

The psychology of repeating bad relationship after bad relationship is quite complicated.
Self-esteem plays a big part but there's sometimes a bit more to it than that.

Apologies for the F word. I'm sure that most of you probably don't mind. But if, on the off chance, you do. Or you listen with youngsters around. I give you a warning before hand to skip a few seconds anyway so it won't come as a surprise.
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Can We Not Care What Others Think?

Worrying about what people think is a common issue.
Almost everyone comes into therapy with some aspect of this. It's worth drilling down on who we actually mean though, when we say to ourselves that we worry what "other people" think.
Who are these anonymous other people?
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Impulse Control

Episode 189: Energy Levels

With some enthusiasm we can go from dragging our feet and saying how tired we are to suddenly being alert and awake. But whether it's about scripting a podcast episode or going for a run, it's really easy to say to ourselves "I don't feel like it" and if your energy levels have dropped it's definitely worth looking into why.
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Giving Up

With some things in life we can feel as if we're right back to square one with it and we might as well throw in the towel and give up on it.
A job, a hobby, even a relationship.
If this is a common theme to your life it might be worth examining it in a little more detail.
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Apathy

Even without depression, sometimes we just get into a funk. Our motivation drops and all we feel capable of doing is staring into the distance and waiting to go back to bed again.
It might seem as if there's no coming back from that but there is.
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Handling Job Loss

Many businesses are having to make cutbacks at the minute and the UK in particular has been hit particularly hard as things weren't that great economically in 2019 anyway. The times they are a-changing.
So how can we handle all of this?
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Impulse Control

Episode 188: Impulse Control

Whether it's because of tempting treats in your cupboard, the opportunity to play at online roulette or trying to push away thoughts that we don't like. Sometimes our brain works against us rather than for us and leads us down paths we were deliberately trying to avoid.
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BLM

Episode 187: Pride & Prejudice

Today's episode is a bit of a deep dive into racism, in response to the recent Black Lives Matter movement that has been gaining greater traction throughout the world this month.
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Words & Language

Episode 186: Words & Language

Part 4 of a 4 part video series taken from May's live stream that will run through June.
All about our inner dialogue.
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Talking To Yourself

Episode 185: Talking To Yourself

Part 3 of a 4 part video series taken from May's live stream that will run through June.
All about our inner dialogue.
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Mental Narratives

Episode 184: Mental Narratives

Part 2 of a 4 part video series taken from May's live stream that will run through June.
All about our inner dialogue.
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The Meaning Behind The Thinking

Episode 183: The Meaning Behind The Thinking

Part 1 of a 4 part video series taken from May's live stream that will run through June.
All about our inner dialogue.
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Conspiract Theories

Episode 182: Conspiracy Theories

What is it about conspiracy theories that makes them so popular?
Why can seemingly intelligent people believe myths that have no evidence to support them?
Put on your tin foil hat and let's find out shall we.
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The Foundations Of Confidence

Episode 181: The Foundations Of Confidence

Confidence can be a tricky subject to talk about because its so big and ambiguous. What is confidence to one person is arrogance to someone else. Also, someone can be confident but still be anxious in certain situations, so it's even hard to define it really.
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