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The Fight Coach, the Psychotherapist and the Gym Momma (FCPGM) is a weekly audio podcast featuring discussion and tips on topics such as mental health, parenting and martial arts. Using our combined experience we break down important topics that affect you and your family and how best to overcome them. The podcast is presented by Liam-Og Griffin (the Fight Coach) - a professional MMA coach, E-learning Designer and former engineer, James White (the Psychotherapist) - who is well versed in the areas of mental health, stress management and anxiety - and Marlene Griffin (the Gym Momma) - an owner/manager of a busy martial arts and fitness gym and a mother of 3. From time to time, the podcast will also feature guest speakers on various related topics. *** Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/fcpgmcommunity/1456858741177345/ *** *** Twitter Feed: http://www.twitter.com/fcpgmpodcast *** *** Discord Server: http://shorturl.at/moBFP ***

The Fight Coach, the Psychotherapist and the Gym Momma (FCPGM) is a weekly audio podcast featuring discussion and tips on topics such as mental health, parenting and martial arts. Using our combined experience we break down important topics that affect you and your family and how best to overcome them. The podcast is presented by Liam-Og Griffin (the Fight Coach) - a professional MMA coach, E-learning Designer and former engineer, James White (the Psychotherapist) - who is well versed in the areas of mental health, stress management and anxiety - and Marlene Griffin (the Gym Momma) - an owner/manager of a busy martial arts and fitness gym and a mother of 3. From time to time, the podcast will also feature guest speakers on various related topics. *** Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/fcpgmcommunity/1456858741177345/ *** *** Twitter Feed: http://www.twitter.com/fcpgmpodcast *** *** Discord Server: http://shorturl.at/moBFP ***

Location:

Ireland

Description:

The Fight Coach, the Psychotherapist and the Gym Momma (FCPGM) is a weekly audio podcast featuring discussion and tips on topics such as mental health, parenting and martial arts. Using our combined experience we break down important topics that affect you and your family and how best to overcome them. The podcast is presented by Liam-Og Griffin (the Fight Coach) - a professional MMA coach, E-learning Designer and former engineer, James White (the Psychotherapist) - who is well versed in the areas of mental health, stress management and anxiety - and Marlene Griffin (the Gym Momma) - an owner/manager of a busy martial arts and fitness gym and a mother of 3. From time to time, the podcast will also feature guest speakers on various related topics. *** Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/fcpgmcommunity/1456858741177345/ *** *** Twitter Feed: http://www.twitter.com/fcpgmpodcast *** *** Discord Server: http://shorturl.at/moBFP ***

Language:

English

Contact:

0873995020


Episodes

FCPGM033: Persuasion... how minds are changed

5/29/2021
Persuasion is a lifelong game of molding our environment to the shape we want. Whether you’re convincing a group of friends to eat at a restaurant you like or encourage a child to complete difficult homework when all their friends are on Xbox live. Sometimes, a gentle nudge and a smile is all that’s needed but if a family member has been swallowed up by a doomsday cult, how are you going to get them out? On today’s episode…. We’re talking persuasion tactics and the best ways to effectively...

Duration:00:43:57

FCPGM032: Charity... does it really help?

5/22/2021
The Greek storyteller - Aesop - once said “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted”. On the surface, that seems logical, wise and well meaning. However, there are times when kindness, giving or charity cross over the threshold to enablement and other times, when your charity is siphoned off by middlemen to the point that the intended recipient is left no better off than before you gave a penny at all. When does charity really help? When is tough love better than unconditional...

Duration:00:57:39

FCPGM031: Pivoting | Making a change of direction to achieve success

5/15/2021
Sometimes in life, we realise the path we’re on no longer leads to the destination we planned on reaching. Other times, the path may lead to the right destination but have an obstruction that forces a detour. In any case, the flexibility to pivot, adapt and overcome is one major attribute of humankind that has allowed us to sail the 7 seas, discover vaccines and land on the surface of Mars. What does it take to become good at pivoting and are there psychological hangovers that can stifle our...

Duration:00:44:00

FCPGM030: The Roaring 20s?

5/8/2021
In the aftermath of World War 1 and the Spanish Flu pandemic, the devastation of life, culture and economics was akin to a global forest fire. While irreparable and indescribable damage and suffering was inflicted, what was left behind was a metaphorical clearing, a gap for green shoots to reach for the light of the sun. Delicate sprouting leaves that would have previously struggled in the shade of crowded canopies were gifted an opportunity to get a head start in life. How can you position...

Duration:00:58:27

FCPGM029: Linda Goggin James (Cork Cancer Care Centre)

1/7/2021
With over 9,000 deaths per year in Ireland related to Cancer, it accounts for approximately 30% of annual mortality. While treatments and medications are improving year on year, there’s still a long, long way to go. Cancer patients have their lives turned on its head with news of a diagnosis. Apart from the physical manifestation of the illness, there comes the emotional strife, not just to the patient themselves, but to their family too. Today, we’re meeting with someone who runs a center...

Duration:00:57:56

FCPGM 028: Reinventing Yourself

11/28/2020
Once upon a time, you would choose your profession upon leaving school and that would be it for the next 45 years. Reinventing one’s self was reserved for celebrities or those lucky enough to inherit a trust fund. Fortunately, this is no longer the case and there are endless opportunities for us all to choose our own paths. When is the right time to consider reinventing yourself and how can you do it successfully? On today’s episode, we’re looking at how possible it is to turn your own life...

Duration:00:59:45

FCPGM 027: Boundaries

11/21/2020
Have you ever felt taken for granted, or get anxious when somebody asks for what you’d consider too much? Do you find yourself agreeing to things that are not necessarily in your best interest? Well, you need some proper boundaries. On today’s episode, we’re building healthy relationship dynamics by laying out ground rules that guarantees your own long term mental health. Gym Momma's Quote: "Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk...

Duration:01:00:09

FCPGM026: Procrastination... definitely today!

11/14/2020
Why do something today when you can put it off until tomorrow? Procrastination is one of the single easiest habits to learn and one that’s hugely difficult to overcome. Why do we do it to ourselves? How can we cure it? On today’s episode, we’re not going to postpone this matter any further. Today is the day to deal with putting stuff on the long finger. Put your devices on “Do not Disturb”, lock yourself into a quiet room and let’s sort this Manyana disease once and for all. Recommended...

Duration:00:56:17

FCPGM025: Procrastination

11/13/2020
Why do something today when you can put it off until tomorrow? Procrastination is one of the single easiest habits to learn and one that’s hugely difficult to overcome. Why do we do it to ourselves? How can we cure it? On today’s episode, we’re not going to postpone this matter any further. Today is the day to deal with putting stuff on the long finger. Put your devices on “Do not Disturb”, lock yourself into a quiet room and let’s sort this Manyana disease once and for all.

Duration:00:01:12

FCPGM024: Loneliness

11/7/2020
With Social Distancing and successive lockdowns, it seems we’re all experiencing loneliness in 2020 a bit more than usual. For some it’s harrowing to go without daily social contact. For others, alone time is relaxing or productive. It seems to be highly subjective. But what’s the purpose of feeling lonely? And are there dangers to chronic loneliness? On today’s episode, we’re discussing the feelings of being lonely. While Covid has certainly amplified this issue, it’s not a new phenomenon;...

Duration:01:06:43

FCPGM 023: How to deal with negative people

10/31/2020
Negativity, eternal pessimism, lazy body language, constant complaining, the poor mouth. I bet you even visualising those phrases has already begun to drain your energy. We encounter people with negative behaviours every single day and while we can choose to avoid some of those people, others, we may be stuck with, such as family, work colleagues, team members. Where does negativity come from and how can we prevent ourselves being affected by it. On today’s episode…. We’re going to look at...

Duration:00:59:30

FCPGM 022: Social Media - positive or negative?

10/24/2020
In the 21st century, the internet has revolutionised how our species interacts socially. Being Tik Tok famous or an influencer are terms that didn’t exist just a few short years ago. There’s no doubt social media brings connectivity and entertainment to the masses, but at what cost? On today’s episode…. We take a deep dive into social networking - the good, the bad and angry emoji. How can we benefit from its many positives without drowning in an ocean of pretentiousness and...

Duration:01:06:19

FCPGM 021: Having Enough - do we ever?

10/3/2020
There’s not enough hours in the day. There’s isn’t enough food on my plate. There’s not enough instagram followers for me. It’s natural for us to complain and moan about not having enough. How much of that moan is legitimate and how much is based on us trying to keep up with the Jones’s? How can we learn to be satisfied with what we’ve got? In this episode, we never having enough… or do we? What’s this persistent perception of scarcity we seem to suffer from and how can we overcome...

Duration:00:58:55

FCPGM 020: Relationships - all the secrets

9/27/2020
Humans are social animals. From tribal beginnings to agricultural settlements and modern cities, our ability to interact and cooperate with our peers in complex systems is arguably the skill stack that differentiates us from all other life on Earth. However, we still have a lot to learn about strong and healthy relationships. What are the keys to long lasting partnerships, whether they be romantic, business, family or sports teams? How can maximally leverage the power of the pack in all...

Duration:01:17:43

FCPGM 019: Drug Addiction & Substance Abuse

9/19/2020
Solvents, Hash, Marijuana, LSD, XTC, Cocaine and Heroin. For many of us, the closest we get to these substances is watching tv dramas like Breaking Bad. For others, experimentation in their teens was as wild as it got. But for some, the rabbit hole is much deeper and the life consequences that follow are rarely positive. What substances are on the streets nowadays? Why do young teens turn to drugs or pills at all? How can we keep younger generations from venturing down that path? Today’s...

Duration:01:14:20

FCPGM 018: Happiness

9/12/2020
What do you need in order to achieve happiness? Money, Love, Health, Tik Tok followers? Or like Spike Jones and his City Slickers of the late 1940’s, would you just be happy with your two front teeth. Is Happiness a state of mind or does it take a lifetime to achieve? We’re going to learn all the secrets of Happiness on today’s episode, where we’ll be looking at Happiness - the definitions, the true meanings, the pursuits of it and talking about whether it's all made up or not. Recommended...

Duration:01:03:51

FCPGM 017: Homelessness and poverty

9/5/2020
A roof over your head and warm place to sleep doesn’t seem like much to ask for does it? In a modern society where everyone has a smartphone and access to high speed internet, you’d imagine homelessness should be something we read about in history books. If our news coverage and social media feeds are anything to go by, this is not the case. On this episode, we'll be looking at homelessness, it’s causes, why it’s still a thing in the 21st century and ideas that might help those who are...

Duration:01:23:38

FCPGM 014: Free will versus pre-determinism

8/16/2020
What did you have for breakfast this morning? Was that your choice? Or did the atoms of the universe over the past 13.7B years collide and interact in a predictable chain reaction that led to you having the life experiences and opportunities which in turn led to you inevitably picking that particular breakfast today? Is free will a myth? In this episode, we weigh up the arguments of free will and pre-determinism. If we don’t have free will, can we take credit for anything we do right? Or...

Duration:00:59:15