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Owning It: Journaling for your anxiety + helpful exercises

For this episode I am talking about the power of journalling – with an old school pen and paper – for anxiety management. How can it help? How can we ensure it’s not something else to feel pressure with? How can we make sure it’s proactively helping us to own our anxiety? I take you …
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The Mindful Minute- The Tense and Release Relaxation Exercise

Much of the anxiety and stress that we experience can be felt in our bodies. After a stressful week we can come home with tension all over, be it our shoulders, our neck, our jaw or our forehead. The Tense and Release exercise is a great way to remove some of that tension and can …
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You OK? Podcast: Take 5 for Mental Health: Anxiety

Cognitive Behavioural Therapist Niam Connolly shares practical tips for managing our anxiety and turning on our ‘rest and digest’ system.
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Owning It: How ‘neurocycling’ can help your anxiety with Dr Caroline Lea‪f‬

For this episode my guest is the incredible cognitive neuroscientist and author Dr Caroline Leaf. We talk about anxiety and how important it is as a messaging system and how we should not want to live a life without any anxiety at all. In her new book, Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess, she talks through …
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Owning It: Men and the stigma of admitting they’re struggling‬

For this episode I am joined by Gareth Mullins, head chef and self described perfectionist and high achiever at Dublin’s 5 star hotel The Marker. Gareth reached out to me a few years ago to say he was struggling, he didn’t understand why and he didn’t want to admit that he was having a hard …
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Owning It: How to make self love a habit with expert Fiona Brenna‪n

Fiona Brennan is a hypnotherapist and two-time author of bestselling wellbeing books. Her latest book, The Self Love Habit, is what we discuss here, in relation to anxiety of course. How can self love really impact our anxiety? What is the divided self she speaks of? How do we engage with our inner critic: the …
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A Mental Health Journey Podcast: #20: Noticing A Mental Health Decline

Mental health issues are a weird one where often times you yourself are the last person to notice they exist. Before we can reflect and act, we have to notice. The challenge is that noticing isn’t always as simple as it sounds. In this podcast, Conor shares his experiences of not noticing he was anxious/depressed/panicked …
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You OK? Podcast: Ep 32 Managing re-entry anxiety

We’ve all spent so long in a state of hyper-vigilance now, that for some of us it’s proving difficult to adjust to the re-opening of the country. Consultant Clinical Psychologist Dr. Claire Hayes explains why we’re experiencing re-entry anxiety, she shares some strategies for managing it and talks about ways to support others going through …
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Owning It: Self worth with Greg O’She‪a‬

For this episode I am joined by Greg O’Shea, Rugby Sevens star here in Ireland who shot to fame across the UK and Ireland after appearing on Love Island. A reality TV series where everyone wants a piece of you, and as soon as you do something that doesn’t please the masses, you’re down over …
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The Problem Gambling Podcast, Season 3, Episode 7 – Mental Health (Focusing on Anxiety & Depression‪)‬

In this week’s episode of the podcast, Tony and Barry discuss the impact of a gambling problem on mental health – especially in terms of anxiety and depression.  We discuss the Therapeutic Lifestyle Change (TLC) approach to managing low mood, as well as discussing the importance of giving your mind a job to avoid over-thinking. …
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Owning It: How to harness the anxious voice in your head with neuroscientist Ethan Kros‪s‬

Ethan Kross, neuroscientist, psychologist and Professor at the University of Michigan joins me on Owning It to talk about his new book – CHATTER – and how we can better understand and then harness the voice in our head that leads us to all sorts of maladaptive issues, namely anxiety. We talk through some seriously …
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Owning It: Why Don’t You Like Me? With Stefanie Preissne‪r‬

For this episode I am joined by the brilliant writer Stefanie Preissner for what I would say is my most radically honest and open conversation on this series to date. Stefanie and I talk about therapy, smart ways of finding the right person for you and knowing whether or not it’s working for you, we …
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