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*Finalist 2019 Australian Podcast Awards* Australian psychologist Ellen Jackson interviews experts from psychology, well being, neuroscience, leadership, parenting and high performance so that you can learn from the best, flourish and fulfil your potential. Discover the science behind your mind, brain and behaviour, mindfulness, mental health, happiness, well being, sport, positive parenting and performance, conveyed through easy and engaging conversation with experts in their field. Ellen's passion is quizzing her colleagues to uncover what they know about living well and sharing this with you to help you to master your mind and maximise the joy in your life. So much to learn and all you need are your ears!

*Finalist 2019 Australian Podcast Awards* Australian psychologist Ellen Jackson interviews experts from psychology, well being, neuroscience, leadership, parenting and high performance so that you can learn from the best, flourish and fulfil your potential. Discover the science behind your mind, brain and behaviour, mindfulness, mental health, happiness, well being, sport, positive parenting and performance, conveyed through easy and engaging conversation with experts in their field. Ellen's passion is quizzing her colleagues to uncover what they know about living well and sharing this with you to help you to master your mind and maximise the joy in your life. So much to learn and all you need are your ears!

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Australia

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*Finalist 2019 Australian Podcast Awards* Australian psychologist Ellen Jackson interviews experts from psychology, well being, neuroscience, leadership, parenting and high performance so that you can learn from the best, flourish and fulfil your potential. Discover the science behind your mind, brain and behaviour, mindfulness, mental health, happiness, well being, sport, positive parenting and performance, conveyed through easy and engaging conversation with experts in their field. Ellen's passion is quizzing her colleagues to uncover what they know about living well and sharing this with you to help you to master your mind and maximise the joy in your life. So much to learn and all you need are your ears!

Language:

English

Contact:

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Episodes

A quick catch up: The latest news from Potential Psychology HQ

9/15/2020
After taking a long-ish hiatus from the Potential Psychology Podcast to focus on introspection, self-care, and exploring available opportunities in the midst of a pandemic, I am back with inspiring guests and engaging episodes for you. But first, let's get up to speed with what's happening on PPHQ: Finding Antifragility in a World of Failure with Dr Paige WilliamsThe Self Care Club Also, please keep an eye out on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn for our "Lockdown Life" tips - a tips...

Duration:00:13:44

Finding Antifragility in a World Afraid of Failure

7/14/2020
“As complex adaptive systems, it’s actually struggle that helps us thrive.” I am so pleased to be joined in this episode by Dr. Paige Williams to chat about her work in learning and teaching others about resilience and becoming ‘antifragile’. Paige is an incredible author who just released her new book, Becoming AntiFragile: Learning to Thrive Through Disruption and Challenge. In her career, Paige has honed her focus on resilience and helps others to become antifragile leaders. She is both...

Duration:00:47:37

Adapting to Change with Professor Andrew Martin

6/23/2020
Today I am joined by Andrew Martin, Scientia Professor, Professor of Educational Psychology, and Co-Chair of the Educational Psychology Research Group in the School of Education at the University of New South Wales, Australia. In addition to his many accolades, Andrew has passionately dedicated his career to studying educational psychology. It’s through this study that Andrew has gained a remarkable understanding of the best ways to learn, grow and adapt. His insight is enlightening and...

Duration:00:50:55

Self Care Is The New Health Care With Suzy Reading

6/2/2020
"Sometimes, the true act of self-care is the thing you least feel like doing. It's tying up incompletions. It's looking at what's depleting you and taking action on that. Sometimes, it's addressing areas of pain and discomfort" - Suzy Reading, psychologist & author I'm thrilled to welcome Suzy Reading back to the show today to discuss the topic of self-care. Suzy is an accomplished Chartered Psychologist that has devoted her practice to stress management, wellbeing, and shifting to a...

Duration:00:50:32

Screen Time Strategies In A Global Pandemic with Martine Oglethorpe

5/19/2020
“There are some fundamental principles that parents want kids to follow: respect themselves, respect other people, and, in a nutshell, if they’re doing those things, they’ll be able to enjoy themselves and stay safe wherever they go online.” - Martine Oglethorpe Life lately has been unusual. With school, work and socialising conducted from home, the pressure has dialled up for juggling parents. Where do 'screen time' rules fit in? What's reasonable device use right now? And how do we adapt...

Duration:00:58:39

The Perks and Pitfalls of Working from Home with Dr Joe Sweeney

4/1/2020
Is working from home working for you? Are you running staff meetings from your kitchen? Home schooling in the lounge? Have you discovered your partner’s ‘work persona’ - a side you’ve never seen before? And is your dining table still there, beneath the laptops, monitors, notebooks and files? Working from home, once the ultimate office-worker perk, is rapidly becoming a major wellbeing challenge as we’re thrust into a new world, largely unprepared. In today’s conversation I ask Dr Joe...

Duration:01:03:21

Keeping Well When We're Stressed and Anxious with Ellen Jackson

3/24/2020
Hello wonderful humans. I’m mixing things up for this episode of the Potential Psychology Podcast. I had planned an episode on Personality and How It Drives What We Do for this week on the back of our fun webinar with some members of the PP community last Monday morning. But given the state of uncertainty we’re in right now due to this new coronavirus, COVID-19 and its impact on almost every facet of life, I’ve parked that and decided to share some tips that might help us face some of our...

Duration:00:51:15

Telling Important Stories with Naomi Hunter and Jeremy Hunter

3/17/2020
In the midst of COVID-19 uncertainty and the anxiety it is provoking it can do the heart and mind good to be distracted with positive stories of people doing good in our world. We need that right now. My guests for this episode are Naomi Hunter and Jeremy Hunter, the co-Managing Directors of Empowering Resources, a boutique publisher of children's books that encourage meaningful conversations between kids and their trusted adults. Their books handle tough topics with nurturing and...

Duration:01:04:41

Prioritising Positivity with Dr Suzy Green

3/10/2020
I'm delighted to have Dr Suzy Green back on the show today. Suzy was one of my lecturers when I completed the Masters of Coaching Psychology at The University of Sydney (some time ago now) and today I'm proud to call her a colleague. I'm also thrilled to be introducing you to her new book, The Positivity Prescription: A six week wellbeing program based on the science of positive psychology. Over the past 20 years Suzy has asserted herself as a pioneer of Positive Psychology. She is the...

Duration:00:57:12

Bringing Behaviour to a Bigger World with Ryan O'Donnell

3/3/2020
Joining me on the show for this episode is science communicator and content creator Ryan O’Donnell, a.k.a RyanO. Ryan wakes up daily trying to fill the gap between the amazing science of behavior and the billions of people that it could impact for the better. He does this by creating content for behavioral science enthusiasts via The Daily BA on YouTube, The Controversial Exchange and CHATTcon while preparing for his next big venture. (He gives us a sneak peak into that during our podcast...

Duration:00:55:39

Building a Bigger Life with Thomas Igeme

2/25/2020
How do we learn, grow and fulfil our potential today and into the future? My guest for today's conversation arrived in the United States from Kenya at the age of 18 with $273 to his name and a mission to survive. As he tells it, he is LGBTQ and grew up in a world in which his identity either did not exist or was punishable by death or a lifetime in prison. Upon his arrival in the US he was granted a diversity scholarship to attend college which led to both a Bachelor and Masters Degree...

Duration:00:50:52

Getting Curious About Jobs and the Future with Tess Walton

2/18/2020
I was introduced to Tess Walton at an event late in 2019 and we clicked straight away. We got talking about her specialist topic - the future of work - and I quickly realised that this was a podcast episode in the making. It took us a little while to co-ordinate schedules but we connected last week for this amazing conversation which weaves and wends its way through a whole lot of topics all focused on the future. This interview was so much fun and I walked away full of energy. I’m sure...

Duration:01:01:14

Finding Joy Through Exertion with Sanjay Rawal

2/11/2020
Today on the show we’re talking a bit about exercise, a bit about spirituality, a bit about indigenous cultures and quite a bit about a very select group of people who choose to run around and around an extended city block in New York City for not just days but weeks at a time! My guest is Sanjay Rawal, an award winning documentary maker based in New York City. We’re talking about his film 3100: Run and Become, a beautiful and intriguing documentary about the Self Transcendence 3100 Mile...

Duration:00:51:39

Bushfires, Kids and Staying Safe Through Trauma with Psychologist Karen Young

2/4/2020
The one in which I share my family's brush with bushfires on New Years Eve 2019 and then explore the effects of calamity and catastrophe on children with psychologist and author Karen Young. Welcome back to the Potential Psychology Podcast and our eighth season of the show. It's great to be back. We've had a turbulent start to 2020 in Australia. We're no strangers to bushfire but as of as of 14 January 2020, fires this season have burnt an estimated 186,000 square kilometres (72,000 square...

Duration:01:07:32

The Summer Series: Living Well and Having Impact with Dr Adrian Medhurst

1/31/2020
This episode of the Potential Psychology Podcast is brought to you by PAFOW and their upcoming Sydney event, PAFOW20 Sydney: Honoring the Human Experience in the Age of AI & Perpetual Change Welcome back. Our Summer Series - in which we are revisiting favourite past episodes - is drawing to a close. We will be back next week with new interviews and new guests and another big year. Today we revisit my conversation with Dr Adrian Medhurst. Adrian is a psychologist, a speaker, an author and...

Duration:00:58:33

The Summer Series: Revisiting Flipping the Switch to Positive Parenting with Professor Lea Waters

1/21/2020
It’s week three of our Summer Series of the Potential Psychology Podcast. While the team and I are busy behind the scenes prepping Season 8 of the show, we're taking a look back at some of our favourite episodes. And this quote encapsulates the essence of today’s show…. ‘Don’t waste a lot of time and money pushing kids in directions they don’t want to go. Instead, find out what weirdness they excel at and encourage them to do that. Then get out of the way’ - Seth Godin My guest is...

Duration:00:59:45

The Summer Series: Revisiting Sleeping Well with Dr Kate Sprecher

1/14/2020
It’s week two of our Summer Series of the Potential Psychology Podcast. Over the next few weeks while the team and I have a short break and get started behind the scenes on the next super cool series of the show, we’re revisiting some of our favourite past episodes. Today we are talking about one of my favourite topics - Sleep! My guest is Dr Kate Sprecher and she is speaking to me from Colorado, in the United States, where she a is post-doctoral researcher in the Sleep and Chronobiology...

Duration:00:49:44

The Summer Series: Revisiting Motivation As We Prepare for 2020

1/4/2020
Our Summer Series We're back after a slight delay due to the Australian bushfires. My family and I were caught up in the bushfire drama on the NSW South Coast where we were holidaying with family (15 adults, 7 kids and a dog) on New Year's Eve 2019. We're all safe and home now but it was a tense and difficult day as we prepared to defend my sister-in-law's home and our lives. Thankfully the worst we experienced was heat, smoke, anxiety and exhaustion as our little pocket of the coast,...

Duration:00:51:21

Merrymaking with Emma and Carla Papas

12/17/2019
Today we meet Emma and Carla Papas, The Merrymaker Sisters. These real-life sisters are Yoga, Pilates and Meditation teachers, entrepreneurs, podcasters, authors, social media stars and, as I discover in this interview, flourishing personified. They quit their full time government desk jobs in July 2014 to pursue their passion of bringing health and happiness to the lives of others. Since then they’ve created the #1 mobile recipe App Get Merry, published the best selling healthy cookbooks...

Duration:01:00:03

Conquering Procrastination with Ellen Jackson

12/10/2019
Hands up if you procrastinate. Okay, hands down. Of course you procrastinate. You're human aren't you? The question is, are you one of the 80 per cent who procrastinate over some tasks, some of the time? Or the 20 per cent who procrastinate over most tasks, most of the time? And why do you procrastinate? What is procrastination from a psychological point of view? (It might not be what you think it is) How are feelings involved? And how do you stop? I'm exploring all this and more in...

Duration:00:40:35