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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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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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Owning It: No BS techniques to calm anxiety with Dermot Whelan

In this episode, Dermot Whelan, comedian and radio presenter Dermot Whelan talks shares his story of anxiety, how he burned himself out to the point of arriving at a comedy festival (where he was due to perform) in an ambulance. After reaching this crescendo, Dermot eventually found meditation, and though it was somewhat underwhelming, he …
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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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You OK? Podcast: Take 5 for Mental Health: Walking

Coaching Psychologist, Lecturer, author, and former UN peacekeeper Hugh O’Donovan can help to shift your perspective on the value we can glean from even the simplest of walks.
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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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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 35 Parents and Children

Jan Ní Fhlanagain returns with Series 2 of You OK?. Children are back at school, we’re all trying to adapt to living with the virus – but how are parents and kids really coping and what can they do to plan for a long winter ahead?
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You OK? Podcast: Ep 34 Top 3 Exercises for Mental Wellbeing This Summer

We’ve been through a lot and much as a trip to the hairdressers or a pint in the local can be transformative, it’s going to take more than that to process everything. In the final edition of You OK? for this season, we highlight exercises and meditations to help maintain mental wellbeing as the summer …
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You OK? Podcast: Ep 30 You OK Mick Finnegan?

Mental health advocate Mick Finnegan talks about the importance of prioritising our mental wellbeing, the power of kindness and how he went from sleeping rough on Dublin’s Grafton St, to studying at Trinity College in the space of 20 years.
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You OK? Podcast: Ep 29 Parenting in a Pandemic

Louise McSharry and Niamh Connolly on parenting in a pandemic, what is happening to our brains and bodies when we feel overwhelmed and what are some strategies that can help.
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