In this episode, Cass talks with Josh Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus aka “The Minimalists” about the unexpected joy and meaning that becomes available to you when you re-evaluate all of your relationships, starting with your relationship with ‘stuff’. They have two documentaries currently streaming on Netflix and several best-selling books including their most recent, “Love People Use Things” which is available now in all bookstores. Josh and Ryan also have loads of free resources on...
In this episode, Cass talks with Dr Peta Stapleton who is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Bond University and a leading researcher in the area of Emotional Freedom Techniques. They chat about the latest research supporting EFT (tapping!) as a tool for managing stress, anxiety, food cravings, chronic pain and more. Far from being pseudoscience, tapping is now a recommended treatment for trauma, which is simple, free, effective and for many people, produces lasting results.
What causes trauma and how can we release it? Trauma expert, Sarah Woodhouse talks with Cass Dunn about how both big and “little” traumatic experiences can leave us trapped in cycles of dysfunctional behaviours, negative thoughts and difficult feelings. When you’re able to recognise your own, and other people’s trauma responses, you’re better able to interrupt those old patterns, reawaken your true self and reclaim your future.
Sarah’s book is called “You’re Not...
Are you good with money? Financial advisor, Canna Campbell talks with Cass Dunn about the importance of having a solid financial plan and the simple ways you can start to pay down debt and begin saving and investing even if you’re on a low income. With women typically retiring with 47% less superannuation than men and older women being the most likely group to live in poverty this is an important conversation for all of us.
Canna’s books are called “Mindful Money” and “The $1000...
Cass speaks with “Oprah Winfrey’s Life Coach” and bestselling author, Martha Beck about why she believes living in complete integrity is the only path to true happiness, peace and freedom. Martha explains how we abandon our true nature in order to fit in with our culture and the problems that arise when this happens and we find ourselves out of integrity. She shares advice for how to start being more honest with ourselves about why it’s so important that we do. Her latest book. The Way of...
Cass Dunn talks to Samantha Wills about her journey from selling jewellery at the Bondi markets to creating a multi-million dollar, global business and then choosing to close it down and walk away at the height of its success. Samantha shares the ups and downs of being a creative entrepreneur, the struggle to maintain balance and the importance of trusting her intuition and following her heart when making tough decisions.
Samantha’s memoir, “Of Gold and Dust” is available now.
The holistic psychologist Dr. Nicole LePera joins Cass Dunn to talk about her holistic approach to psychology and self improvement. Dr. LePera shares how she became frustrated with traditional models of therapy while working as a clinical psychologist, and wanted more for clients and for herself. This lead her on a journey to create a more united approach to psychology incorporating mental, physical and spiritual health. She explains how her instagram page The Holistic Psychologist has gained...
Founder and CEO of The Positivity Institute, Dr Suzy Green joins Cass Dunn to talk about the power of positive psychology to cultivate resilience, deal with life’s challenges and to fulfil your potential. At a time when we’re experiencing global crises, unprecedented changes to the way we live our lives, and ongoing uncertainty about the future, Suzy shares the science of positive psychology and the tools we can all use to help us manage our mood, motivation and mindset.
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Cass Dunn talks with Holly Tarry, speaker, coach and author of “Power Boundaries”. Holly shares her personal story of digging deeply into the patterns in her life that were keeping her from living an empowered, joyful and meaningful life. She did the hard work of having difficult conversations, executing power boundaries and re-creating her life and relationships including her relationship with herself. Power Boundaries is available on Amazon and I recommend it to anyone looking to take brave...
Cass talks with journalist and author, Madonna King about the particular issues faced by pre-teen girls in the age of technology, social media and a global pandemic. After she wrote her best-selling, “Being 14”, parents around the country expressed that the challenges typically experienced by adolescents seemed to be appearing in their younger girls. Madonna embarked on a mission to better understand our 10-year old girls so that we can best support them to become the strong, confident,...
Cass talks with fellow psychologist Glenn Mackintosh about the trap of diet culture and how you can escape it, while still aiming for optimal health. Glenn specialises in the psychology of weight management, eating, moving and body image and is on a mission to help as many people as possible to heal their relationship with food, movement and their own bodies.
To get 15% off Glenn’s new book, “Thinsanity” head to his website and use the code CASS at the checkout!
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Scott Barry Kaufman is a fellow psychologist, host of The Psychology Podcast and author of the book, “Transcend”. Scott talks with Cass Dunn about his new and updated theory of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and shares his ideas for how we can all live with more meaning and purpose in life, ultimately transcending our human experience to serve the greater good.
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Cass talks to investigative journalist and author, Jess Hill about the social, psychological and biological factors that contribute to domestic abuse. Intimate partner violence is an epidemic in Australia and Jess sheds light on the factors that contribute to the problem and steps we can take to address it. Note that this is a highly sensitive topic that might be distressing for some listeners. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse we recommend calling 1800 RESPECT or the...
Cass Dunn talks to Aussie surfing champion Layne Beachley about her extraordinary achievements in and out of the water and the emotional struggles she had to overcome before she could truly enjoy success and experience real happiness. Layne’s traumatic childhood experiences left scars that took many years and deep inner work to heal and she now generously shares what she’s learned so that others can own their own truth.
To learn more about Layne’s Awake Academy, go to www.awakeacademy.com.au...
Kristy Goodwin sheds light on how our use of technology is affecting our productivity and attention and offers realistic advice for setting reasonable boundaries and regaining our mental space. Kristy gives host Cass Dunn great advice for how we can help our kids develop a healthier relationship with technology in a world, why banning devices is neither realistic nor particularly helpful and what we can do instead.
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Cass Dunn talks to Michelle Andrews and Zara McDonald, co-hosts of the Shameless podcast about navigating the chaos and magic of being in your 20s. They discuss how they've handled their extraordinary success (and accompanying criticism), the smart conversations that we can have about 'dumb stuff', and the importance of backing yourself to achieve your goals. Zara and Mich have just co-authored their first book, "The Space Between".
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Cass Dunn catches up with Turia Pitt for the second time - in this chat they discuss everything Turia has learned about happiness while researching her latest book, "Happy and Other Ridiculous Aspirations". Turia's own upbeat attitude is evidence that happiness really is a choice, no matter what challenges we face but now she's able to share the specific tools she uses to maintain a positive mindset, what the research says about how much control we have over our mood and what she's learned...
In this special episode, Cass Dunn is joined by nutritionist Steph Geddes. Together they explore the role of gut health in your physical, mental and psychological wellbeing. Steph shares some of the signs you might have a problem with your gut health and lots of ideas about what you can do to improve it.
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How do we develop emotional resilience in times of extreme circumstances? In her third and final solo episode, Cass Dunn gives some insight into the effects of chronic stress and why it might feel like your emotions are all over the place. She shares practical strategies for how you can stay in your 'window of tolerance' and what the other side of this epidemic might look like for all of us. This episode will equip you with the tools you need to survive and thrive not just now but during...
How do we maintain our connections to people in the time of social distancing? Cass Dunn discusses the importance of social connection for our physical, spiritual and mental health and why it’s so important for us to focus our attention on the relationships that matter most and find creative ways to stay connected. Cass delves into the psychology of attachment and the reasons why some people are more vulnerable to mental health issues and even addiction during a time of social isolation and...
How do we look after our mental health in this challenging time? In this episode, Psychologist Cass Dunn goes back to her area of expertise and breaks down the psychology of human behaviour when there is uncertainty and fear. She explains why we people behave differently in times of uncertainty - from panic buying to spreading conspiracy theories and shares alternative strategies for how we can manage that fear and respond in ways that are more helpful for ourselves and our wider...
Musician, actor, radio presenter and so much more, Clare Bowditch has had a long and illustrious career but now she can add author to her list of achievements with the publishing of her memoir ‘You Own Kind of Girl’. Cass Dunn and Clare have an enlightening and soulful conversation about what happens to a child when they go through trauma, emotional eating, body consciousness and the stories we tell ourselves about the people we think we’re supposed to be. For anyone who has struggled with...
Tiff Hall is back in our reunion episode after a year away from the mic. In that time she’s had a baby, broken her leg, become a pro trainer for Chris Hemsworth and managed to get her body back to where she wants it. Tiff and Cass Dunn reminisce, discuss the delicate balance of juggling multiple careers and family and laugh as they remember how far they’ve come in their own journey from Crappy to Happy.
He’s a widely successful author with a New York Times best-selling books ‘The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck’ and ‘Everything is F*cked’. Cass Dunn chats with Mark Manson about the so called nay sayers who tell him he’s an idiot and the ones who say he saved their lives. Mark gives honest, no BS tips about how to free yourself from self doubt, change your habits and stop caring about what other people think.