Sunday, 20 May 2018

Noticing the cave dweller

After a week off - spent in the glorious city of Valencia in Spain - you can now listen to episode 9 of People Soup podcast. In this - I draw upon my experience of bike rental in Spain - using it to illustrate our cave dweller mind - our minds often produce content which isn't helpful to us - but can have a significant impact on our behaviour. Our minds aren't broken - they're doing what they're designed to do. I describe the three key features of our cave dweller mind as:

  • Danger, Lookout!
  • Belong!
  • More, more, more.

By noticing our cave dweller mind we can choose to take a route that is perhaps more helpful to moving towards what matters to us.

Listen to Episode 9 by clicking here!




Photos by Helen P.

Episode notes:

You can find People Soup on many podcast providers - including

itunes

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/people-soup-behavioural-science-for-more-meaningful/id1366855217

soundcloud

https://soundcloud.com/peoplesoup

sticher
http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=180955&refid=stpr

Metaphors for Life podcast

I've also discovered a podcast that relates closely to mine - it's produced by James Hardie - up in Edinburgh and it's called metaphors for life - well worth a listen

You can find it on itunes here - metaphors for life podcast



Monday, 7 May 2018

Two gears of the mind


In Episode 8 of People Soup - I aim to strengthen the case for practicing present moment awareness or mindfulness.

I present the two modes of mind - or two gears of the mind - the thinking gear and the sensing gear. Learn about the difference and how to access the, sometimes unfamiliar, sensing gear.

The following diagram is referred to in the podcast.

Click here to listen on SoundCloud.

Click here to listen on itunes 


Episode Notes

Check out the #365daysofcompassion on twitter and facebook - brilliantly curated by Chris Winson (@chisi_98) 



Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression (Segal, Williams and Teasdale, 2013)
Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World (Williams & Penman, 2011)
Search inside yourself (Tan, Goleman and Kabbat-Zinn,  2014)