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On every episode you will hear inspiring conversations with leading experts in the fields of psychology, sports, personal growth, nutrition and other fields in order to gain clarity and understanding on how to deal with life in these exciting, yet challenging times. Your host, Nesh Nikolic, is a Clinical Psychologist based in Canberra, Australia with over 15,000 hours of 1-on-1 therapy experience. He’s trained in a number of therapy modes including Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Schema Therapy. Every week, Nesh will bring raw, down-to-earth and nonchalant talks right into your ears that are designed to make you think smarter and better so you can deal with life as it is - no sugar-coating or playing “happy.”

On every episode you will hear inspiring conversations with leading experts in the fields of psychology, sports, personal growth, nutrition and other fields in order to gain clarity and understanding on how to deal with life in these exciting, yet challenging times. Your host, Nesh Nikolic, is a Clinical Psychologist based in Canberra, Australia with over 15,000 hours of 1-on-1 therapy experience. He’s trained in a number of therapy modes including Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Schema Therapy. Every week, Nesh will bring raw, down-to-earth and nonchalant talks right into your ears that are designed to make you think smarter and better so you can deal with life as it is - no sugar-coating or playing “happy.”
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Australia

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On every episode you will hear inspiring conversations with leading experts in the fields of psychology, sports, personal growth, nutrition and other fields in order to gain clarity and understanding on how to deal with life in these exciting, yet challenging times. Your host, Nesh Nikolic, is a Clinical Psychologist based in Canberra, Australia with over 15,000 hours of 1-on-1 therapy experience. He’s trained in a number of therapy modes including Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Schema Therapy. Every week, Nesh will bring raw, down-to-earth and nonchalant talks right into your ears that are designed to make you think smarter and better so you can deal with life as it is - no sugar-coating or playing “happy.”

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English


Episodes

# 13 — Prof Joseph Ciarrochi on Does Being Anti-Social Pay Off?

5/23/2019
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In this episode of the Better Thinking podcast, Nesh Nikolic speaks with Professor Joseph Ciarrochi about aggressive versus pro-social behaviour and the benefits of being anti-social. Joseph Ciarrochi, PhD, is a professor at the Institute of Positive Psychology and Education at the Australian Catholic University. He has published over 100 scientific journal articles and many books, including the widely acclaimed Emotional Intelligence in Everyday Life and Mindfulness, Acceptance, and...

Duration:00:58:15

# 12 — Randolph Sparks on Pain Management

5/15/2019
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In this episode of the Better Thinking podcast, Nesh Nikolic speaks with Randolph Sparks about effective pain management treatments. Randolph explains why pain is necessary for survival, how the brain receives signals and interesting experiments in pain management. Randolph Sparks is a clinical psychologist and runs a successful private practice in Canberra, Top Psychology. He completed his clinical training at the Australian National University and continues an association there teaching...

Duration:01:09:46

#11 — Prof Bruce Stevens on Life of a Forensic Psychologist

5/8/2019
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In this episode of the Better Thinking podcast, Nesh Nikolic speaks with Professor Bruce Stevens about his life in forensic psychology. The discussion ranges from treating murderers and psychopaths to schema therapy for couples. Professor Bruce Stevens obtained his PhD at Boston University in 1987. He is Wicking Professor of Aging and Practical Theology at Charles Sturt University and was previously Associate Professor in Clinical and Forensic Psychology in the Clinical Psychology program...

Duration:00:53:02

#10 — Anya Aidman on Stories of Separation: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

5/1/2019
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In this episode of the Better Thinking podcast, Nesh Nikolic speaks with Anya Aidman on family separation, coparenting, domestic violence, spousal maintenance and stories of the good, the bad and the ugly of separation. Anya Aidman is a qualified Independent Children’s Lawyer specializing in working with families going through separation. She completed Master of Laws at the Australian National University (ANU). In addition to being a family lawyer, Anya is a qualified and Nationally...

Duration:01:08:34

#9 — Nesh Nikolic on Symptom Reduction

4/25/2019
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In this mini episode of the Better Thinking podcast, Nesh Nikolic answers Dr Antonio Di Dio’s question on how he works with clients and their symptoms. "I don't care for symptom reduction because a lot of what we experience in life will never go away." – Nesh Nikolic Links: Full interview with Nesh Nikolic & Dr Antonio Di Dio

Duration:00:04:13

#8 — Dr Antonio Di Dio, AMA's ACT President, on Mental Health, Hospital Beds and Acute Care

4/17/2019
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In this episode of the Better Thinking podcast, Nesh Nikolic speaks with Dr Antonio Di Dio about mental health, hospital beds and acute care in Australia's capital. Dr Antonio Di Dio is the Australian Medical Association's ACT branch president and general practitioner in his Canberra-based private practice. He is actively involved in helping medical practitioners and government entities to work closer together for a better doctor / patient outcome. Links: AMA Australian Capital Territory...

Duration:01:21:54

#7 — Rachel Menzies on Death Anxiety

4/10/2019
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In this episode of the Better Thinking podcast, Nesh Nikolic speaks with Rachel Menzie about death anxiety and links to mental health disorders. Rachel Menzies is a registered psychologist and lead editor of the book Curing the Dread of Death: Theory, Research and Practice, published by Australian Academic Press in 2018. She has published extensively on the causes of various disorders, including depression, OCD, panic disorder, illness anxiety, social anxiety, agoraphobia, generalised...

Duration:00:52:17

#6 — Dr Richard Hulme on Treating Complex Trauma

4/4/2019
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In this episode of the Better Thinking podcast, Nesh Nikolic speaks with Dr Richard Humle about treating complex trauma using Schema Therapy and Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Dr Richard Humle is a clinical psychologist with experience in working with a broad range of psychological challenges including trauma, substance-related and addiction challenges, depression and bipolar disorder. Links: Diagnosing and Treating Complex Trauma by Trudy Mooren and Martijn Stöfsel

Duration:01:08:27

#5 — NeLi Martin on Yoga, Mindfulness and Cultivating Awareness

3/27/2019
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In this episode of the Better Thinking podcast, Nesh Nikolic speaks with NeLi Martin about the relationship and integration of yoga, mindfulness and psychology. NeLi Martin is a psychologist in private practice based in Noosa, Australia. She uses mindfulness and evidence-based interventions in her clinical work. She also teaches yoga, dance and meditation, with a focus on integrating body and mind. Links: mindfulness-practice.com nelimartin.com facebook.com/mindfulnesspracticeaustralia

Duration:00:52:02

#4 — Gregg Chapman on Making Relationships Work

3/20/2019
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In this episode of the Better Thinking podcast, Nesh Nikolic speaks with Gregg Chapman about the Gottman Method approach to relationship counselling. Gregg Chapman is a psychologist with 38 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and couples. He previously worked as a teacher and school counsellor in primary and secondary schools and was a specialist Regional Assessment School Counsellor / Psychologist focusing on Specific Learning Disabilities. He currently works at...

Duration:00:54:30

#3 — Dr Kylie King on the Interplay Between Masculinity and Suicide

3/7/2019
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In this episode of the Better Thinking podcast, Nesh Nikolic speaks with Dr Kylie King about ABC’s ‘Man Up’ documentary, masculinity and suicide rates in Australia. Kylie King is a research fellow at the Centre for Mental Health in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne. She is also a psychologist. Her research focuses on male mental health and she recently led the randomised controlled trial of the impacts of the Man Up documentary, a novel...

Duration:00:49:09

#2 — Carlos Turini on Alternative Dispute Resolution

3/7/2019
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In this episode of the Better Thinking podcast, Nesh Nikolic speaks with Carlos Turini about Alternative Dispute Resolution and processes that enable parties to resolve their disputes without the need for litigation. Carlos Turini is an accredited specialist in family law, nationally accredited mediator and part of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee for the ACT Law Society. With his extensive experience and knowledge of Family Law, Carlos is committed to achieving the best...

Duration:00:51:52

#1 — Bruce Arroll on Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (FACT)

3/4/2019
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In this episode of the Better Thinking podcast, Nesh Nikolic speaks with Bruce Arroll about how he uses Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (FACT) to assist his clients in making rapid change in short 15 to 20 minute interventions. Bruce Arroll is a Professor of General Practice and Primary Health Care at the University of Auckland New Zealand and a practising GP at Greenstone Family Clinic in Manurewa in South Auckland. He does regular general practice and special consultations using...

Duration:00:55:40

Welcome to Better Thinking!

3/3/2019
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Welcome to the Better Thinking podcast! On every episode you will hear inspiring conversations with leading experts in the fields of psychology, sports, personal growth, nutrition and other fields in order to gain clarity and understanding on how to deal with life in these exciting, yet challenging times. Every week, Nesh will bring raw, down-to-earth and nonchalant talks right into your ears that are designed to make you think smarter and better so you can deal with life as it is - no...

Duration:00:05:08