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Motivation

What's the difference between someone who has all the motivation and enthusiasm you could wish for and someone that, even though they don't have depression, still can't feel motivated?
Well in order to answer that I think it's worth looking at what motivation actually is.
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Why You Can't Always Trust Your Gut.

Today is all about biases.
In particular the in-group and out-group bias that drives our emotions way more than it should in the modern world.

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Ego States

Carl Jung once said " those who look outside dream, those who look inside awaken." And if you've ever seen an analytical Psychotherapist you'll know what he meant.
One way of learning what makes us tick is through a concept called Ego States.
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Abuse Re-enactment

In short, re-enactment in response to trauma means repeating past events as a way of trying to resolve them. But until we are made aware of it we often compulsively and unconsciously make things worse for ourselves.
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It's OK To Be Selfish

Episode 205: Do You Need To Make A Change?

If you're not at your best or you think you have room for improvement, then this episode is about helping you to figure out what's stopping you.
Maybe it's down to expectations, your beliefs, your self esteem, maybe fear.
Whatever it is look into it, figure it out, work out what makes you tick so that you can see what's holding you back.
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Rubbish In, Rubbish Out

In many ways what you put into yourself has a huge bearing on what you're able to put out.
Today's episode has more metaphors and stories than The Bible, a Roald Dahl novel and an episode of Pingu, I'm almost sure.
Enjoy
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It's OK To Be Selfish

Episode 204: Affirmations And The Law Of Attraction

A lot of people think of affirmations as the key to their success. Either because they're tapping in to some collective unconscious or simply inspiring their own unconscious.
Today we'll explore that a little.
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It's OK To Be Selfish

Episode 202: Loneliness

It's been a lonely 18 months for a lot of us. But even before Covid there were plenty of people saying that they were lonely and didn't have many opportunities to connect with people.
Recent research suggests that as many as a third of us have literally nobody that we would class as a close friend.
It would be nice to do something about that!
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It's OK To Be Selfish

Episode 201: Resolutions

It's July!
We're exactly half way through the year and how are your New Years resolutions going?
I ask because enough time has gone by for any resolutions you might have made in January to have fallen by the wayside.
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It's OK To Be Selfish

Episode 200: To Diet or Not To Diet

When living in a society that's full of body shaming the pressure to lose weight can encourage some very bad habits and ideas.
Let's explore them.
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It's OK To Be Selfish

Episode 199: Burnout

In 1974 Herbert Freudenberger came up with a term that he defined as “the extinction of motivation or incentive, especially where one's devotion to a cause or relationship fails to produce the desired results.”
He called it "Burnout" and is a different sort of stress to what we might normally think of.
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It's OK To Be Selfish

Episode 198: Nature

Imagine a therapy that had no known side effects, was readily available, and could improve your cognitive functioning at zero cost. Such a therapy has been known to philosophers, writers, and lay people alike: interacting with nature.
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It's OK To Be Selfish

Episode 197: Worrying & Acceptance

I've talked a lot in the past about the need to control thoughts using distractions and deliberate, forced thinking in order to create a more positive mindset. But I think it's crucial to recognise the importance of accepting our thoughts too.
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It's OK To Be Selfish

Episode 196: Daydreaming

People often frown upon daydreaming as being unproductive yet at the same time many others suggest that it improves creativity. Why the dichotomy?
I think this is a cultural problem more than anything. Because we seem to live in a culture that values productivity and immediate results rather than valuing the development of the skills needed to work out how to do it in the first place.
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It's OK To Be Selfish

Episode 195: It's OK To Be Selfish

I'm sure you've heard the phrase "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" but I wonder if there needs to be a bit more to that.
Well, that's what I want to talk about today.
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