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Moving the mind beyond trauma, Josh Dickson

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Josh Dickson is a therapist who works with EMDR — eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing — therapy to help clients overcome past traumas. He says he has both experienced and witnessed its effects. Josh tells us the theories about why stimulating the brain helps it to file away old, painful memories and explains how he […]

Dream Yourself Better, Charlie Morley

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Lucid dreaming is a state where you’re asleep, but aware that you’re dreaming. Charlie Morley says that almost anyone can learn how to do it. He’s a teacher of lucid dreaming and a student of Buddhism. Charlie says that not only is lucid dreaming fun — like a virtual reality simulation — but it has […]

What Data Can Teach Us About Our Health, Maneesh Juneja

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Digital Health Futurist Maneesh Juneja wants to see a world where everyone has the information they need to make the best possible decisions about their health. He says new ways of thinking are needed to reach that goal. We are gathering more and more data from the real world about our health and our lifestyles […]

The Breath of Life, Max Strom

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As a yoga teacher, Max Strom saw the powerful effects that really using our breath can have. He’s now teaching the benefits to others, including doctors. Breathwork, he says, can release long-held emotions such as fear and grief. The way we breathe is connected to how we communicate and what we feel.  In an age […]

The Science of Mind Over Body, Jo Marchant

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Science Journalist Science journalist Jo Marchant set out in her book Cure: a journey into the science of mind over body, to find out more about the evidence for how our minds can influence our bodies. She tells us about some of the fascinating experiments that researchers are conducting into phenomena such as the placebo […]

Cultivating the Compassionate Mind, Paul Gilbert OBE

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Founder of Compassion-Focused Therapy  Paul Gilbert is a pioneer of compassion-focused therapy. He’s a professor of clinical psychology at the University of Derby. In his work, he has drawn on insights from Buddhist tradition as well as evolutionary psychology. His compassion training teaches people to quieten critical or hostile inner voices in order to treat […]

The Proven Power of Being Kind, Dr. Kristin Neff

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The Self-Compassion Pioneer Having compassion for oneself is really no different than having compassion for others, says Dr. Kristin Neff. Yet we turn out not to be very good at the first. Neff, a leading expert on self-compassion, is an associate professor at the University of Texas in Austin. She is a professor, bestselling author […]

The Real You Doesn’t Have an Outlet, Susan Greenfield

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Neuroscientist We are in the midst of the worst social experiment ever, says scientist, author and broadcaster Susan Greenfield. Baroness Greenfield, a leading specialist on the workings of the brain, is convinced that social media stints our personal growth and adds to the mental anguish of young people. ‘We have to think about this now; […]

Taking Time for Your Child, Dr. Harold Koplewicz

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Child Psychiatrist One in five children struggles with mental health. ‘These disorders are not only common, they are very treatable,’ says world-renowned psychiatrist Dr. Koplewicz. At a time when screens have taken the place of babysitters, Koplewicz says that ‘being available’ for your child is crucial. Koplewicz runs the Child Mind Institute in New York […]

Reset your Thinking – The CBT Therapist, Nadya Khokhar

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) Unhelpful thoughts; we’ve all got them. Over the past decade, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has become the go-to way to tackle our muddled thinking. ‘We are helping clients to become their own therapists,’ explains Nadya Khokhar. UK-based Khokhar participates in a government-run scheme improving access to therapies. CBT can successfully help […]

‘90% Love and 10% Needle’, Ged Ferguson

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Acupuncturist Nature is smart. It is when man tries to oppose the natural flow that disharmony and disease, including mental and emotional disorders, occur. Ged Ferguson, a former director of a freight company and now a fully qualified acupuncturist, uses the age-old Chinese treatment to balance your ‘Chi’, or life energy. ‘Magic happens,’ says the […]

Black Dog Radio, Claudia Hammond

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BBC Radio 4 Presenter of ‘All in the Mind’ If the world only knew how much good research is out there and put it into practice, Claudia Hammond would be much happier. The award-winning broadcaster and psychology lecturer has been dubbed the ‘most important source of psychological ideas in the UK media’ and has made […]