Sunday, 24 November 2019

Slow Radio

Season 3 Episode 13

This is a bonus episode. Last week I anticipated the train journey from Newcastle to Hexham. This week you can join us on the actual journey. It's the perfect antidote to the modern, busy world - you'll hear the train and snippets of conversation from me and Paul - with no particular aim in mind. Our first attempt at slow radio.


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There's more about the River Tyne here.

The Indian Restaurant which grabbed Paul's attention at Corbridge Station is called The Valley - details here.

And this is the painting I mentioned of the Blaydon Races.


Sunday, 17 November 2019

Flaxintosh Road Trip Part 2

Season 3 Episode 12

Welcome to the second part of our recording on the road. In this episode you'll hear me and my ACT pal, Dr Paul Flaxman, chatting in the lobby of Motel One in Newcastle.

We reveal our big news for 2020 - an international research collaboration and opportunity for us to flex and adapt our protocol for the workplace. 

I work with Paul at City, University of London where we have redeveloped and refined a training protocol for Psychological Well-being in the Workplace. The training has a strong evidence base and we've spent time over the last year delivering Training for Trainers, to enable the protocol to be shared more widely and reach more people. Next year we go international.

We finish with an anticipation of our train journey from Newcastle to Hexham - where we were going to be working with some psychologists from across the NHS in the region. That particular train line has some personal meaning for me as it goes through my first workplace, my home village, passed my schools and my birthplace. 

We also recorded the actual train journey and I'm going to make that into a separate bonus episode - our first attempt at slow radio.


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We stayed at the excellent Motel One in Newcastle.

The train line takes in many locations near to Hadrian's Wall - you can find more details here


Sunday, 10 November 2019

Flaxintosh Road Trip Part 1

Season 3 Episode 11

Welcome one and all. It's another first for People Soup - a recording on the road. In this episode you'll hear me and my ACT pal - Dr Paul Flaxman, on the way to a meeting with some NHS legends up in Northumberland. We chat on a train and a hotel lobby in Newcastle. 

I work with Paul at City, University of London where we have redeveloped and refined a training protocol for Psychological Well-being in the Workplace. The training has a strong evidence base and we've spent time over the last year delivering Training for Trainers, to enable the protocol to be shared more widely and reach more people. 

It's like a Flaxintosh performance review. We cover some of the gigs we've done this year, how the ACT in the Workplace training protocol has evolved and any key moments that have stuck in our minds. 

In part 2 we'll share some big news for 2020 and also reflect on the train journey from Newcastle to Hexham, which reflects some key parts of my life. We also pass through Blaydon - hence the artwork for this episode.




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We're big fans of Motel One - having stayed there in Glasgow and Newcastle - thoroughly recommended!

Here's the painting of the Blaydon Races by William C Irving. It's in the Shipley Art Gallery in Gateshead. You'll hear me singing an extract in Part 2.