We had the amazing privilege to speak with one of our nations leading voices in positive psychology, Dr Suzy Green. We discuss what positive psychology is and how it improves our mental health. We talk about how to stop negatively comparing ourselves to others, how our words are linked to emotion and SO MUCH MORE. Please check out Dr Suzy's organization - The Positivity Institute http://www.thepositivityinstitute.com.au/about/ https://www.instagram.com/drsuzyg/ Please support our podcast...
30% of the internet content is porn with over 2 billion web site searches in 2015. 88% of porn contains violence against women. We talk to some boys about the impacts of porn and how it effects their experiences and expectations. Be advised this episode contains discussions around sexual content.
Year 7 students arguably face a challenging year from transitioning from primary school to high school. We talk to year 7 about mental health, how they have felt going into high school and the challenges they have faced.
We've heard somewhere in our lives "you become who you hang around". Is that the case? What effects do friends have on us if we know that we cannot control what people say, do or think? Matt and guest little brother Ben talk to some year 9 students about their experiences.
In light of the terrible attacks in Manchester and London, Year 10 came into this session with questions: is religion behind terrorism? What drives people to do these acts of violence? Should we be careful of everybody who holds a certain belief? Don't miss out on this important episode.
Last week we talked about goals, so this week Matt & Michael have a little chat about how they decide what goals to pursue, what led them to the points they're at now, and why some of our goals get left behind.
We all have goals, whether we realise it or not. What makes some of them work and others fail miserably? Believe it or not, there are actually ways to craft your goals so they're easier to achieve and more likely to get done. Matt & Michael talk the students through some of these tricks and learn that none of them can say the word 'specific'.
Welcome back everyone! It's Matt, Michael & a fresh batch of Year 8 boys running through the gist of the podcast and then talking about pressure. What do we feel pressured to do at school and around our friends? Do we dress and act to please other people? What does it take to be cool? We get down to the core of all that & more. Thanks for listening!
Ian & Michael talk to the students about what they appreciate about their teachers & school, and what they find more challenging. We hear examples of good ways teachers can solve problems and what part of the school experience is most fun. This is our last live school session for the term so thanks to the students for their openness and honesty!
What is your identity, and how did you get it? Did it come about naturally or was it given to you by other people? Are they right about you? The boys talk to Matt and Michael about identity, social groups, and times they were told discouraging things about themselves.
In between school sessions, Matt & Michael follow up on some of the job discussions from episode 11 by looking at the job market, how it changes and how we can adapt to it. Michael challenges people not to attach their emotional wellbeing to an unstable job market and does a great joke about the Terminator working at McDonalds. If you have any thoughts on the topic, please share them in comments or message us on facebook!
How do our expectations determine our choices? What about other peoples' expectations of us? Can high expectations lead to disappointment? Are we more likely to make bad decisions if people expect us to? A challenging episode where we cover topics like drugs, peer pressure and the zombie apocalypse.
Matt & Michael discuss jobs, bad jobs, dream jobs, and how to know what it is you want to do with your life. When will you know? Can you change your mind? Will it be easy? We talk about how the things we enjoy doing now can influence what jobs are a good match for us.