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I am Dr Andrew Maleknia and I am a senior counselling psychologist with years of experience working for a variety of mental health services within the NHS and also charity organisations. These services include but not limited to primary care, secondary care, crisis, acute inpatient service as well as chronic pain service. The primary aim for my podcasts is to help others and address some of the difficulties that most of us may have to face on a daily basis. I believe that a healthy mind matters more than anything else as without a healthy mind nothing else has meaning or purpose.

I am Dr Andrew Maleknia and I am a senior counselling psychologist with years of experience working for a variety of mental health services within the NHS and also charity organisations. These services include but not limited to primary care, secondary care, crisis, acute inpatient service as well as chronic pain service. The primary aim for my podcasts is to help others and address some of the difficulties that most of us may have to face on a daily basis. I believe that a healthy mind matters more than anything else as without a healthy mind nothing else has meaning or purpose.
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I am Dr Andrew Maleknia and I am a senior counselling psychologist with years of experience working for a variety of mental health services within the NHS and also charity organisations. These services include but not limited to primary care, secondary care, crisis, acute inpatient service as well as chronic pain service. The primary aim for my podcasts is to help others and address some of the difficulties that most of us may have to face on a daily basis. I believe that a healthy mind matters more than anything else as without a healthy mind nothing else has meaning or purpose.

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Episodes

Why We Find Meditation So Difficult?

11/3/2019
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In this episode I cover what is it about something as simple as sitting still and watching our breath that evokes panic, fear, and even hostility? No matter how many reports there are proving the mental, emotional, and physical value of being quiet, there seems to be an even greater number who refuse to give it a try. Of course, meditation can be challenging, and even more so if we are uncertain as to why we are doing it. It can seem very odd to sit there just listening to the incessant...

Duration:00:18:29

Mindfulness Meditation For Chronic Pain - The Healing Sun

10/27/2019
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In this mindfulness meditation I use guided imagery which involves each of the five senses to ignite positive healing messages throughout the mind and body. This meditation is interchanged with visualization, self-hypnosis and guided meditation and it has its own set of techniques. The benefits of guided imagery are endless and research has shown that mindfulness practice not only can reduce fear and anxiety, but also has a major impact on reducing the impact of chronic pain which in turn...

Duration:00:24:03

Mindfulness Meditation - Mountain

10/13/2019
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In this guided meditation, the focus is on recognition and development of our inner strength. By using Mountains as our guided imagery we could relates to its strength, having stood the test of time for hundreds of thousands of years, mountains don't sway, they go through life being subjected to harsh and unpleasant weather changes, subjected to rain, snow and extreme levels of heat as well freezing temperatures and yet they sit still, they sit through the changes and they remain solid,...

Duration:00:35:37

World Mental Health Day, So What?

10/10/2019
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Today is World Mental Health Day and there would be a ton of information on the internet about Mental Health. I believe this should not be the case and we need everyday to be a mental health day. We need to look after ourselves better and to look after the people around us better. In this episode I cover what mental health means and what impact does it have on our lives when we don't share our pain or suffering with others.

Duration:00:25:10

Mindfulness Meditation for Anxiety

10/9/2019
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Anxiety has an impact on all of us, Mindfulness Meditation is an effective way to build resilience against anxiety and help calm our mind in difficult situations. In this episode I guide you through a mindfulness meditation with specific intention to reduce anxiety levels.

Duration:00:09:08

Seven Rules of Mindfulness

10/6/2019
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This is an episode about seven attitudes towards mindfulness and also ten strategies that can help build better practices.

Duration:00:19:29

Anxiety and how to overcome it!

9/29/2019
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In this episode I explore the nature of anxiety, the causes and also possible solutions which are available to overcome our anxieties. Our anxieties may stop us from enjoying life or even functioning on an everyday basis. Therefore, it is very important to understand this concept better and learn ways to tackle it.

Duration:00:20:41

Mindfulness Mediation for Pain

9/22/2019
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Mindfulness Meditation for Pain using Water Imagery

Duration:00:12:59

What is Mindfuness and what are the main principals of practicing Mindfulness?

9/22/2019
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This episode is about mindfulness and where it came from as well as its benefits and advantages. I also discuss the 7 main principals when practicing mindfulness.

Duration:00:17:13

Mindfulness Meditation of the Body and Breath

9/17/2019
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Our breath is something that we probably take for granted despite the fact that we cannot live without it. We can live without food for weeks, without water for days, but we cannot survive without the nourishment that the breath provides for more than a few tens of seconds. The breath really is life. There is an important way in which the breath does not need us to make it happen. The breath breathes itself. If it was up to us to remember to breathe, we’d have forgotten long ago. So tuning...

Duration:00:09:50

Why Mental Health Matters?

9/17/2019
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In this episode I am covering a more general topic of mental health and why it is so important. I discuss why and how it effects us and how the stigma attached to mental health difficulties can have a devastating and long lasting negative impact on our lives. I also challenge everyone, employers, service providers, mental health professionals and also individuals to do more, to be better ad to d better as we all have a responsibility towards one another.

Duration:00:09:31