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Owning It: Why labelling yourself as an always anxious person is a bad idea

For this episode I am joined by Katy Milkman, award winning behavioural scientist and Wharton University Professor to talk about anxiety and more specifically how to change, and how labelling will impact your behaviour in a way that exacerbates your anxiety. Katy is a legend and explains everything so well. Her new book, How To …
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Owning It: Is curiosity the key to calming anxiety? With Poppy Jamie

For this episode I am joined by the founder of Happy Not Perfect the app plus the new book of the same name, Poppy Jamie. She has an incredibly illustrious career behind her with a refreshingly honest story. As much as I know about anxiety today, Poppy said many things that really gave me an …
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Owning It: Dr Soph on how to make social comparison work for you

I am joined by Dr Soph for this episode, she is absolutely fantastic, I have adored following her for years now. She is a clinical psychologist and now author of A Manual For Being Human. She breaks down anxiety in way that make it so easy to understand and move forward with. Here we talk …
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Owning It: Johann Hari on why we’re anxious

Johann Hari is a really interesting if somewhat controversial character. He is a prolific journalist, an NYTimes bestselling author and his Ted Talks on the reasons why we might be anxious/depressed has been viewed a staggering number of times. He too also struggled significantly with anxiety and depression. He has some really hard-to-argue-with insights on …
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Owning It: Dealing With Workplace Anxiety

I asked my followers on Instagram where in their life anxiety was most likely to pop up, the most common response was at work. Dealing with a difficult boss, a confrontation colleague that you don’t get along with, anxiety about proving your worth in your role and so much more. Lynda Barry – communications expert …
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Owning It: How Does Your Mindset Influence Anxiety?

For this episode I am joined by life coach and all round straight shooter Mark Fennell. We unpack the whole idea of mindset, which is a word that gets thrown around a lot. What is it? Does it influence anxiety and vice versa? Is it a fixed thing? Can we change it? What would a …
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Owning It: Is Your Anxiety A Habit? With Dr Judson Brewer

Welcome back to season 6! Dr Judson Brewer is legit amazing; he has his own neuroscience lab in which he and his team carry out lots of research to back up everything you’ll find in his latest book Unwinding Anxiety, which is probably one of the best books I’ve ever read on the subject. In …
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Owning It: The surprising power of human touch for reducing anxiety

In this bonus episode of Owning It, brought to you in partnership with NIVEA, I am joined by Claudia Hammond. Claudia is an award-winning broadcaster, she is visiting Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Sussex and the author of four books, most recently The Art of Rest.  We talk about the …
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Mentally Yours: Episode 101: Ellen Unedited

“I didn’t acknowledge it properly”  In the second of a two-part series celebrating our centenary… Yvette chats to Ellen about her own mental health, living with anxiety, depression and OCD.  Let us know if you have any suggestions for stuff we should be talking about: @mentallyyrs on Twitter.
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Mentally Yours: How Does Race And Gender Affect Your Access To Good Care?

“It’s easier to be treated well if I code as heavily femme” Rianna Walcott is a Writer, Activist and Editor of mental health anthology, The Colour Of Madness. She chats to Ellen and Yvette about women of colour and mental health.  Stay in touch with Mentally Yours on Twitter and our private Facebook group.
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Mentally Yours: Can You Get Over Being Ghosted By Your Best Friend

“I didn’t think that it could happen” Sheena Kamal is a bestselling author and journalist based in Canada. She chats to Ellen and Yvette about the Canadian healthcare system, toxic relationships and how to deal with being ghosted by your best friend.  Stay in touch with Mentally Yours on Twitter and our private Facebook group.
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Owning It: Understanding your anxiety using the 5 Ps

For this final episode of Owning It The Anxiety Podcast (season 5), I am joined by Dr Clare Kambamettu who was actually my very first guest ever on Owning It. A clinical psychologist and wonderful speaker, Clare distills anxiety into something we can very easily understand. For this episode we look at the 5 Ps …
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