Episodes
Audio from the November 2020 book club Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/strongerminds.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 04/11/21
Published 04/11/21
Audio from the October 2020 book club. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/strongerminds.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 03/21/21
Audio from the September 2020 book club. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/strongerminds.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 03/14/21
Audio from the September 2020 book club. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/strongerminds.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 03/07/21
Audio from the July 2020 book club. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/strongerminds.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 02/28/21
Audio from the May 2020 book club. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/strongerminds.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 02/09/21
Audio from the April 2020 book club. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/strongerminds.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 12/24/20
Audio from the March 2020 Book Club. P.s. The transition you hear 10 minutes in is my microphone, not your device!   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 09/30/20
Good relationships are one of the most important resources for psychological resilience. But toxic relationships can do real harm and seriously undermine mental wellbeing. In this first of two episodes I want to talk about a particularly unhealthy and unhelpful type of friendship: The Frenemy - someone with whom you are friendly or consider a friend but who does not have your best interests at heart. In this episode, my guest, Emmie Harrison-West describes the shocking end of her relationship...
Published 08/15/20
Timeless advice on the art of living well (Penguin) On the Shortness of Life is a moral essay written by Seneca the Younger, a Roman Stoic philosopher. The philosopher brings up many Stoic principles on the nature of time, namely that people waste much of it in meaningless pursuits. According to the essay, nature gives people enough time to do what is really important and the individual must allot it properly. In general, time is best used by living in the present moment in pursuit of the...
Published 06/29/20
The evidence of improved behaviour and academic outcomes for children with access to breakfast clubs, of reduced violence with improved nutrition in prison populations, as well as other research from around the world on nutrition, brain and behaviour, is well-established. But we’re still no closer to answering on key question. Why aren’t we doing anything with this information? In this final episode I speak to legal experts to try understand why the UK government and judicial system has...
Published 05/09/20
In this episode we move away, temporarily, from the prison studies to consider other research being conducted around the world showing the profound effects of nutrition on behaviour and mental health including decision-making and protection from stress and PTSD. Contributors Prof. Dr. Soyoung Park - Head of department of Decision Neuroscience & Nutrition and Joint professor of Charité – University Hospital Berlin and the German Institute of Human Nutrition Prof. Julia Rucklidge -...
Published 05/04/20
In 2002, a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial showed that nutritional supplementation could reduce violence in prison by 37%. This study has since been replicated in prison populations in the UK, The Netherlands and Singapore. So why, when violence in UK prisons, including assaults on staff, is at an all time high are we not using this cheap, low-risk, accessible intervention? In this episode I speak to scientists behind this inexplicably ignored research.   See...
Published 05/02/20
This episode examines the evidence that shows a beneficial effect of nutrition on childhood behavioural disorders, and the surprising and worrying link between hunger and school exclusions. Contributors Dr. Alex Richardson - Founder Director of Food and Behaviour Research, Research Associate, Dept of  Physiology, Anatomy Genetics, University of Oxford Carmel McConnell MBE - Activist and Founder of Magic Breakfast Sarah Dove - Strategic Director Phoenix Education Consultancy. President...
Published 04/29/20
In 2019 acts of self-harm and violence in prisons across England and Wales hit an all time high. There were nearly 60,000 acts of self harm, over 34,000 assaults, and more than 10,000 assaults on staff. There is something going very, very wrong in the prison system. But what if I told that there is already a scientifically proven way of reducing violence in prison by 30%? At current rates that could mean 20,000 fewer acts of self harm, 11,000 fewer assaults, 3000 fewer assaults on staff and...
Published 04/28/20
How to Build a Healthy Brain - I realised that while those of you who follow on Instagram will know where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to I hadn’t officially announced it on the podcast. So, in case you didn’t know I have spent the last year writing a book all about taking care of your brain and I thought I would give you a quick audio overview of it. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Published 03/09/20
In this session of the Thinking Space Book Club the featured book is Lost Connections by Johann Hari and in the discussion I give an overview of the biopsychosocial model of depression, The Serotonin Hypothesis, the difference between the colloquial ego and the analytical ego, how trauma can become lodged in the body and outline my manifesto for improving GP assessments. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/strongerminds. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 01/29/20
This week’s clinic question comes in the form of a podcast because I had a lot to say. In my reply I discuss the difference between acceptance and tolerance, the necessary additional features of true acceptance and round off with some thinking exercises for you to try. I hope this is helpful for some of you. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Published 01/10/20
This episode is the long-awaited Q&A with specialist performance and eating disorder dietitian Renee McGregor. Renee is the UK’s leading expert in Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport and is on the European Taskforce for Orthorexia. She has managed the nutrition for athletes at the the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympics and the 2018 Commonwealth Games, and she is currently working with the Scottish Ballet. In this episode she answers a wide range of questions submitted by you. Everything...
Published 11/02/19
Food and Mood - The October book was Brain Changer by Prof. Felice. Jacka. Felice was kind enough to give some of her time at the end of a very successful ISNPR conference and joins me for a live Q&A where she answered some audience questions.  Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/strongerminds. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 10/23/19
This episode is in response to some recent news headlines describing some of the nutrients important for brain health that people could potentially be missing on a diet low in animal foods. I had quite a few questions come in about this and thought it would be good to do a Q&A episode to try to address some of your concerns. I was very grateful to be joined for this episode by Sophie Medlin. Sophie is a consultant dietitian with expertise in colorectal health, and former lecturer in...
Published 09/21/19
90 Seconds to a Life you Love by Joan I. Rosenberg “Sadness, shame, helplessness, anger, embarrassment, disappointment, frustration, and vulnerability. In 30 years as a practicing psychologist, Dr. Joan Rosenberg has found that what most often blocks people from success and feeling capable in life is the inability to experience, move through, and handle these 8 unpleasant feelings. Knowing how to deal with intense, overwhelming, or uncomfortable feelings is essential to building confidence,...
Published 09/04/19
This episode is a little different as it is the audio recording of the latest book club session. For those who don’t know I have an online book club called Thinking Space where we look at the psychological themes of a range of books. This month’s book was Attached by Amir Levine and Rachel Heller. The synopsis says: Attached guides readers in determining what attachment style they and their mate (or potential mate) follow, offering a road map for building stronger, more fulfilling...
Published 09/03/19