The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/ Welcome to The Confident Mind: the weekly Podcast of www.overcomingsocialanxiety.com, in which psychotherapist Kyle MacDonald explores the science, news and reality behind the use of mindfulness to help overcome social anxiety, social phobia and shyness. As well as having a relaxed and sometimes lighthearted look at the research into and the reasoning behind mindfulness, Kyle offers a series of practical exercises to help you learn the skills to become more confident. Thu, 01 Sep 2016 10:09:42 +0000 en-US © 2015 www.overcomingsocialanxiety.com The Podcast of www.overcomingsocialanxiety.com with Kyle MacDonald Kyle MacDonald - Psychotherapist Kyle MacDonald - Psychotherapist kyle@overcomingsocialanxiety.com Welcome to The Confident Mind: the weekly Podcast of www.overcomingsocialanxiety.com, in which psychotherapist Kyle MacDonald explores the science, news and reality behind the use of mindfulness to help overcome social anxiety, social phobia and shyness. As well as having a relaxed and sometimes lighthearted look at the research into and the reasoning behind mindfulness, Kyle offers a series of practical exercises to help you learn the skills to become more confident. Welcome to The Confident Mind: the weekly Podcast of www.overcomingsocialanxiety.com, in which psychotherapist Kyle MacDonald explores the science, news and reality behind the use of mindfulness to help overcome social anxiety, social phobia and shyness. As well as having a relaxed and sometimes lighthearted look at the research into and the reasoning behind mindfulness, Kyle offers a series of practical exercises to help you learn the skills to become more confident. Kyle MacDonald kyle@overcomingsocialanxiety.com clean No https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/osa-podscast-cover-2048.png The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/ https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 REPOSTED: The World in Black and White https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/reposted-the-world-in-black-and-white/ Thu, 01 Sep 2016 10:09:42 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=6228 First, apologies for not posting a new episode for a while.  Don’t worry, there will be more to come, but I’m involved in a big side project right now which has taken up all my extra time.  The Confident Mind will be back in a couple of weeks.  In the meantime… In this weeks episode of The Confident Mind I […]

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

First, apologies for not posting a new episode for a while.  Don’t worry, there will be more to come, but I’m involved in a big side project right now which has taken up all my extra time.  The Confident Mind will be back in a couple of weeks.  In the meantime…

In this weeks episode of The Confident Mind I talk about what black and white thinking is, how it drives certain kinds of behaviour and the problems it can cause.  I talk about how all or nothing approaches: right and wrong, fair and unfair, tends to lead to fighting with reality, unhelpful emotions and a lack of acceptance.  A short mindfulness exercise that helps with acceptance is included.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

First, apologies for not posting a new episode for a while.  Don’t worry, there will be more to come, but I’m involved in a big side project right now which has taken up all my extra time.  The Confident Mind will be back in a couple of weeks.  In the meantime…

In this weeks episode of The Confident Mind I talk about what black and white thinking is, how it drives certain kinds of behaviour and the problems it can cause.  I talk about how all or nothing approaches: right and wrong, fair and unfair, tends to lead to fighting with reality, unhelpful emotions and a lack of acceptance.  A short mindfulness exercise that helps with acceptance is included.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

First, apologies for not posting a new episode for a while.  Don’t worry, there will be more to come, but I’m involved in a big side project right now which has taken up all my extra time.  The Confident Mind will be back in a couple of weeks.  In the meantime…

In this weeks episode of The Confident Mind I talk about what black and white thinking is, how it drives certain kinds of behaviour and the problems it can cause.  I talk about how all or nothing approaches: right and wrong, fair and unfair, tends to lead to fighting with reality, unhelpful emotions and a lack of acceptance.  A short mindfulness exercise that helps with acceptance is included.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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REPOSTED: Getting Stuck in Sadness https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/reposted-getting-stuck-in-sadness/ Sat, 13 Aug 2016 23:21:10 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=6223 This week on the Confident Mind I talk about sadness and how one of the ways that depression happens is when we get stuck in sadness, and allow it to define our sense of ourselves. I discuss research that shows that when we practice mindfulness meditation it decreases our tendency to define ourselves by our emotions, […]

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on the Confident Mind I talk about sadness and how one of the ways that depression happens is when we get stuck in sadness, and allow it to define our sense of ourselves. I discuss research that shows that when we practice mindfulness meditation it decreases our tendency to define ourselves by our emotions, and allows our experience of different feelings to just come and go.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on the Confident Mind I talk about sadness and how one of the ways that depression happens is when we get stuck in sadness, and allow it to define our sense of ourselves. I discuss research that shows that when we practice mindfulness meditation it decreases our tendency to define ourselves by our emotions, and allows our experience of different feelings to just come and go.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on the Confident Mind I talk about sadness and how one of the ways that depression happens is when we get stuck in sadness, and allow it to define our sense of ourselves. I discuss research that shows that when we practice mindfulness meditation it decreases our tendency to define ourselves by our emotions, and allows our experience of different feelings to just come and go.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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clean No no no 17:53 Kyle MacDonald
I, Robot https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/i-robot/ Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:20:44 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=6217 Have you ever felt like a robot? Like you’re responses are automatic, and out of your control?  This week on The Confident Mind I talk about how our emotional programming in childhood can leave us feeling as if we are trapped in certain patterns and ways of responding, and how mindfulness and therapy can enable […]

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

Have you ever felt like a robot? Like you’re responses are automatic, and out of your control?  This week on The Confident Mind I talk about how our emotional programming in childhood can leave us feeling as if we are trapped in certain patterns and ways of responding, and how mindfulness and therapy can enable us to re-program the script.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

Have you ever felt like a robot? Like you’re responses are automatic, and out of your control?  This week on The Confident Mind I talk about how our emotional programming in childhood can leave us feeling as if we are trapped in certain patterns and ways of responding, and how mindfulness and therapy can enable us to re-program the script.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

Have you ever felt like a robot? Like you’re responses are automatic, and out of your control?  This week on The Confident Mind I talk about how our emotional programming in childhood can leave us feeling as if we are trapped in certain patterns and ways of responding, and how mindfulness and therapy can enable us to re-program the script.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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Don’t Look Up https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/dont-look-up/ Wed, 20 Jul 2016 06:30:02 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=6214 This week on The Confident Mind I talk about how our tendency to “look up” at those who have more, creates anxiety and unhappiness.  In capitalism and western society our tendency to strive and want to be more successful fuels anxiety and insecurity, and ultimately creates “status anxiety.”  I talk about how to consciously switch […]

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on The Confident Mind I talk about how our tendency to “look up” at those who have more, creates anxiety and unhappiness.  In capitalism and western society our tendency to strive and want to be more successful fuels anxiety and insecurity, and ultimately creates “status anxiety.”  I talk about how to consciously switch off to advertising, and use mindfulness skills to create gratitude and satisfaction with what we already have.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on The Confident Mind I talk about how our tendency to “look up” at those who have more, creates anxiety and unhappiness.  In capitalism and western society our tendency to strive and want to be more successful fuels anxiety and insecurity, and ultimately creates “status anxiety.”  I talk about how to consciously switch off to advertising, and use mindfulness skills to create gratitude and satisfaction with what we already have.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on The Confident Mind I talk about how our tendency to “look up” at those who have more, creates anxiety and unhappiness.  In capitalism and western society our tendency to strive and want to be more successful fuels anxiety and insecurity, and ultimately creates “status anxiety.”  I talk about how to consciously switch off to advertising, and use mindfulness skills to create gratitude and satisfaction with what we already have.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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REPOSTED: How to Increase Your Wellbeing: Interview with Aaron Jarden https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/reposted-how-to-increase-your-wellbeing-interview-with-aaron-jarden/ Thu, 07 Jul 2016 09:21:57 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=6211 On The Confident Mind this week I spoke with Aaron Jarden.  Aaron is a Senior Lecturer at the Auckland University of Technology, President of the New Zealand Association of Positive Psychology, lead investigator for the International Wellbeing Study and co-investigator of the Sovereign New Zealand Wellbeing Index. We talked about how to measure wellbeing, and […]

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Interview with Aaron Jarden

On The Confident Mind this week I spoke with Aaron Jarden.  Aaron is a Senior Lecturer at the Auckland University of Technology, President of the New Zealand Association of Positive Psychology, lead investigator for the International Wellbeing Study and co-investigator of the Sovereign New Zealand Wellbeing Index.

We talked about how to measure wellbeing, and the research into happiness and wellbeing.  Aaron talked about the different ways of understanding how to measure wellbeing, and the impact of positive psychology on how we understand happiness and meaning.

To see more about Aaron see: www.aaronjarden.com

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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Interview with Aaron Jarden

On The Confident Mind this week I spoke with Aaron Jarden.  Aaron is a Senior Lecturer at the Auckland University of Technology, President of the New Zealand Association of Positive Psychology, lead investigator for the International Wellbeing Study and co-investigator of the Sovereign New Zealand Wellbeing Index.

We talked about how to measure wellbeing, and the research into happiness and wellbeing.  Aaron talked about the different ways of understanding how to measure wellbeing, and the impact of positive psychology on how we understand happiness and meaning.

To see more about Aaron see: www.aaronjarden.com

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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Interview with Aaron Jarden

On The Confident Mind this week I spoke with Aaron Jarden.  Aaron is a Senior Lecturer at the Auckland University of Technology, President of the New Zealand Association of Positive Psychology, lead investigator for the International Wellbeing Study and co-investigator of the Sovereign New Zealand Wellbeing Index.

We talked about how to measure wellbeing, and the research into happiness and wellbeing.  Aaron talked about the different ways of understanding how to measure wellbeing, and the impact of positive psychology on how we understand happiness and meaning.

To see more about Aaron see: www.aaronjarden.com

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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What is reality? https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/what-is-reality/ Thu, 30 Jun 2016 09:33:57 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=6210 What is reality?  It’s a philosophical question.  Are we, like in the film “The Matrix”, all living in a computer simulation?  This week on The Confident Mind I discuss how our perception of reality is unlikely to be a computer simulation, but however is nonetheless different for all of us.  And may be limited by our own perceptions, […]

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

What is reality?  It’s a philosophical question.  Are we, like in the film “The Matrix”, all living in a computer simulation?  This week on The Confident Mind I discuss how our perception of reality is unlikely to be a computer simulation, but however is nonetheless different for all of us.  And may be limited by our own perceptions, feelings and past experiences. Mindfulness helps us be more aware of reality, and over time re-define it for ourselves.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

What is reality?  It’s a philosophical question.  Are we, like in the film “The Matrix”, all living in a computer simulation?  This week on The Confident Mind I discuss how our perception of reality is unlikely to be a computer simulation, but however is nonetheless different for all of us.  And may be limited by our own perceptions, feelings and past experiences. Mindfulness helps us be more aware of reality, and over time re-define it for ourselves.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

What is reality?  It’s a philosophical question.  Are we, like in the film “The Matrix”, all living in a computer simulation?  This week on The Confident Mind I discuss how our perception of reality is unlikely to be a computer simulation, but however is nonetheless different for all of us.  And may be limited by our own perceptions, feelings and past experiences. Mindfulness helps us be more aware of reality, and over time re-define it for ourselves.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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clean No no no 18:30 Kyle MacDonald
Liar Liar https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/liar-liar/ Thu, 16 Jun 2016 05:34:50 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=6208 We all lie, all the time.  That’s what I talk about this week on The Confident Mind podcast.  Honesty is a virtue we all hold to be worthwhile, but human nature means that we lie to others and most often ourselves, all the time.  Reality is painful but mindfulness helps us to be able to […]

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

We all lie, all the time.  That’s what I talk about this week on The Confident Mind podcast.  Honesty is a virtue we all hold to be worthwhile, but human nature means that we lie to others and most often ourselves, all the time.  Reality is painful but mindfulness helps us to be able to tolerate reality, and ultimately be more honest with ourselves, and others.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

We all lie, all the time.  That’s what I talk about this week on The Confident Mind podcast.  Honesty is a virtue we all hold to be worthwhile, but human nature means that we lie to others and most often ourselves, all the time.  Reality is painful but mindfulness helps us to be able to tolerate reality, and ultimately be more honest with ourselves, and others.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

We all lie, all the time.  That’s what I talk about this week on The Confident Mind podcast.  Honesty is a virtue we all hold to be worthwhile, but human nature means that we lie to others and most often ourselves, all the time.  Reality is painful but mindfulness helps us to be able to tolerate reality, and ultimately be more honest with ourselves, and others.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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REPOSTED: Freedom https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/reposted-freedom/ Wed, 08 Jun 2016 08:56:44 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=6206 How to be free?  That’s what I talk about this week on The Confident Mind podcast.  True freedom comes from feeling free to think and feel what ever we like, or need to.  We are not our thoughts, as the saying goes.  I explore how to achieve this freedom, and included is a brief mindfulness […]

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

How to be free?  That’s what I talk about this week on The Confident Mind podcast.  True freedom comes from feeling free to think and feel what ever we like, or need to.  We are not our thoughts, as the saying goes.  I explore how to achieve this freedom, and included is a brief mindfulness exercise in just observing, without judgement, our thoughts.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

How to be free?  That’s what I talk about this week on The Confident Mind podcast.  True freedom comes from feeling free to think and feel what ever we like, or need to.  We are not our thoughts, as the saying goes.  I explore how to achieve this freedom, and included is a brief mindfulness exercise in just observing, without judgement, our thoughts.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

How to be free?  That’s what I talk about this week on The Confident Mind podcast.  True freedom comes from feeling free to think and feel what ever we like, or need to.  We are not our thoughts, as the saying goes.  I explore how to achieve this freedom, and included is a brief mindfulness exercise in just observing, without judgement, our thoughts.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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clean No no no 20:28 Kyle MacDonald
Why Should I care? https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/why-should-i-care/ Wed, 01 Jun 2016 03:10:45 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=6200 This week on the Confident Mind I talk about compassion, both for ourselves and others.  I explore how being able to feel compassion is vital for emotional health and how extending and challenging ourselves to feel compassion for others, also helps us be kinder and more gentle towards ourselves. To see more about my online […]

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on the Confident Mind I talk about compassion, both for ourselves and others.  I explore how being able to feel compassion is vital for emotional health and how extending and challenging ourselves to feel compassion for others, also helps us be kinder and more gentle towards ourselves.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on the Confident Mind I talk about compassion, both for ourselves and others.  I explore how being able to feel compassion is vital for emotional health and how extending and challenging ourselves to feel compassion for others, also helps us be kinder and more gentle towards ourselves.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on the Confident Mind I talk about compassion, both for ourselves and others.  I explore how being able to feel compassion is vital for emotional health and how extending and challenging ourselves to feel compassion for others, also helps us be kinder and more gentle towards ourselves.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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clean No no no 19:58 Kyle MacDonald
REPOSTED: There’s no such thing as normal https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/reposted-theres-no-such-thing-as-normal/ Thu, 26 May 2016 10:20:26 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=6175 This week on the Confident Mind I talk about “normal” and how as it’s an abstract concept, no one is actually normal.  I explore how we all tend to act like out there, somewhere, are normal people that we are comparing ourselves to.  I also talk about how to use the ideas of mindfulness and […]

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on the Confident Mind I talk about “normal” and how as it’s an abstract concept, no one is actually normal.  I explore how we all tend to act like out there, somewhere, are normal people that we are comparing ourselves to.  I also talk about how to use the ideas of mindfulness and acceptance to challenge ourselves to stop looking for “normal” in our lives.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on the Confident Mind I talk about “normal” and how as it’s an abstract concept, no one is actually normal.  I explore how we all tend to act like out there, somewhere, are normal people that we are comparing ourselves to.  I also talk about how to use the ideas of mindfulness and acceptance to challenge ourselves to stop looking for “normal” in our lives.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on the Confident Mind I talk about “normal” and how as it’s an abstract concept, no one is actually normal.  I explore how we all tend to act like out there, somewhere, are normal people that we are comparing ourselves to.  I also talk about how to use the ideas of mindfulness and acceptance to challenge ourselves to stop looking for “normal” in our lives.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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clean No no no 18:36 Kyle MacDonald
REPOSTED: How to have a good day https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/reposted-how-to-have-a-good-day/ Thu, 19 May 2016 04:24:17 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=6174 In this, the first episode of The Confident Mind of 2016, I talk about how to have a good day and how to do a series of small things that help to keep our mood on track and not leave space for anxiety.  I talk about how to keep focussed on the present moment and […]

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

In this, the first episode of The Confident Mind of 2016, I talk about how to have a good day and how to do a series of small things that help to keep our mood on track and not leave space for anxiety.  I talk about how to keep focussed on the present moment and create space and meaning.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

In this, the first episode of The Confident Mind of 2016, I talk about how to have a good day and how to do a series of small things that help to keep our mood on track and not leave space for anxiety.  I talk about how to keep focussed on the present moment and create space and meaning.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

In this, the first episode of The Confident Mind of 2016, I talk about how to have a good day and how to do a series of small things that help to keep our mood on track and not leave space for anxiety.  I talk about how to keep focussed on the present moment and create space and meaning.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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clean No no no 22:37 Kyle MacDonald
Getting Stuck in Sadness https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/getting-stuck-in-sadness/ Thu, 12 May 2016 05:41:05 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=6165 This week on the Confident Mind I talk about sadness and how one of the ways that depression happens is when we get stuck in sadness, and allow it to define our sense of ourselves. I discuss research that shows that when we practice mindfulness meditation it decreases our tendency to define ourselves by our emotions, […]

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on the Confident Mind I talk about sadness and how one of the ways that depression happens is when we get stuck in sadness, and allow it to define our sense of ourselves. I discuss research that shows that when we practice mindfulness meditation it decreases our tendency to define ourselves by our emotions, and allows our experience of different feelings to just come and go.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on the Confident Mind I talk about sadness and how one of the ways that depression happens is when we get stuck in sadness, and allow it to define our sense of ourselves. I discuss research that shows that when we practice mindfulness meditation it decreases our tendency to define ourselves by our emotions, and allows our experience of different feelings to just come and go.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on the Confident Mind I talk about sadness and how one of the ways that depression happens is when we get stuck in sadness, and allow it to define our sense of ourselves. I discuss research that shows that when we practice mindfulness meditation it decreases our tendency to define ourselves by our emotions, and allows our experience of different feelings to just come and go.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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clean No no no 17:53 Kyle MacDonald
How to Not Procrastinate https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/how-to-not-procrastinate/ Thu, 05 May 2016 07:35:36 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=6163 This week on the Confident Mind I talk about procrastination, what it is, what makes some people more prone to experience it and some easy to implement strategies, mindfulness based of course, to overcome it. To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” […]

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on the Confident Mind I talk about procrastination, what it is, what makes some people more prone to experience it and some easy to implement strategies, mindfulness based of course, to overcome it.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on the Confident Mind I talk about procrastination, what it is, what makes some people more prone to experience it and some easy to implement strategies, mindfulness based of course, to overcome it.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on the Confident Mind I talk about procrastination, what it is, what makes some people more prone to experience it and some easy to implement strategies, mindfulness based of course, to overcome it.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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clean No no no 18:37 Kyle MacDonald
You Me and OCD – Interview with Kade and Jeremy https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/you-me-and-ocd-interview-with-kade-and-jeremy/ Thu, 21 Apr 2016 04:21:44 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=6158 This week on The Confident Mind I talk with comedians Kade Nightingale and Jeremy Rolston about their new stand up comedy show “You, Me and O.C.D”.  They’ve both been diagnosed with O.C.D which happens to have the silver lining of being great inspiration for comedy.  We talk about the show, and their own experiences of […]

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You Me and OCD - Interview with Kade and Jeremy

This week on The Confident Mind I talk with comedians Kade Nightingale and Jeremy Rolston about their new stand up comedy show “You, Me and O.C.D”.  They’ve both been diagnosed with O.C.D which happens to have the silver lining of being great inspiration for comedy.  We talk about the show, and their own experiences of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: good, bad and everything in between.

AND if you’re in Auckland, New Zealand you can see the show between 23rd April -1st May at 10.00pm at the Montecristo, 53 Nelson Street, Auckland Central.

Tickets are available via eventfinda.co.nz

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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You Me and OCD - Interview with Kade and Jeremy

This week on The Confident Mind I talk with comedians Kade Nightingale and Jeremy Rolston about their new stand up comedy show “You, Me and O.C.D”.  They’ve both been diagnosed with O.C.D which happens to have the silver lining of being great inspiration for comedy.  We talk about the show, and their own experiences of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: good, bad and everything in between.

AND if you’re in Auckland, New Zealand you can see the show between 23rd April -1st May at 10.00pm at the Montecristo, 53 Nelson Street, Auckland Central.

Tickets are available via eventfinda.co.nz

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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You Me and OCD - Interview with Kade and Jeremy

This week on The Confident Mind I talk with comedians Kade Nightingale and Jeremy Rolston about their new stand up comedy show “You, Me and O.C.D”.  They’ve both been diagnosed with O.C.D which happens to have the silver lining of being great inspiration for comedy.  We talk about the show, and their own experiences of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: good, bad and everything in between.

AND if you’re in Auckland, New Zealand you can see the show between 23rd April -1st May at 10.00pm at the Montecristo, 53 Nelson Street, Auckland Central.

Tickets are available via eventfinda.co.nz

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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We are all Hypocrites https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/we-are-all-hypocrites/ Sat, 09 Apr 2016 05:31:35 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=6156 This week on the Confident Mind, I talk about how I’m a hypocrite.  In fact, we all are.  I explore the ways that hypocrisy can be a useful driver of behaviour and attitudinal change, and also a hurtful and unhelpful way of thinking about our won natural inconsistencies as human beings.  Included is a brief […]

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on the Confident Mind, I talk about how I’m a hypocrite.  In fact, we all are.  I explore the ways that hypocrisy can be a useful driver of behaviour and attitudinal change, and also a hurtful and unhelpful way of thinking about our won natural inconsistencies as human beings.  Included is a brief self compassion mindfulness exercise.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on the Confident Mind, I talk about how I’m a hypocrite.  In fact, we all are.  I explore the ways that hypocrisy can be a useful driver of behaviour and attitudinal change, and also a hurtful and unhelpful way of thinking about our won natural inconsistencies as human beings.  Included is a brief self compassion mindfulness exercise.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on the Confident Mind, I talk about how I’m a hypocrite.  In fact, we all are.  I explore the ways that hypocrisy can be a useful driver of behaviour and attitudinal change, and also a hurtful and unhelpful way of thinking about our won natural inconsistencies as human beings.  Included is a brief self compassion mindfulness exercise.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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clean No no no 21:50 Kyle MacDonald
Anti-Social Media https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/anti-social-media/ Thu, 31 Mar 2016 07:37:39 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=6153 This week on the Confident Mind, I talk about online bullying, and my thoughts on why it seems to be more prevalent.  I explain the role of narcissism and empathy failure in bullying, and how this is a particular risk with online relating.  And I suggest how mindfulness can help us all be more thoughtful and […]

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on the Confident Mind, I talk about online bullying, and my thoughts on why it seems to be more prevalent.  I explain the role of narcissism and empathy failure in bullying, and how this is a particular risk with online relating.  And I suggest how mindfulness can help us all be more thoughtful and careful with each other online.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on the Confident Mind, I talk about online bullying, and my thoughts on why it seems to be more prevalent.  I explain the role of narcissism and empathy failure in bullying, and how this is a particular risk with online relating.  And I suggest how mindfulness can help us all be more thoughtful and careful with each other online.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on the Confident Mind, I talk about online bullying, and my thoughts on why it seems to be more prevalent.  I explain the role of narcissism and empathy failure in bullying, and how this is a particular risk with online relating.  And I suggest how mindfulness can help us all be more thoughtful and careful with each other online.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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clean No no no 21:17 Kyle MacDonald
Fear of Failure https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/fear-of-failure/ Wed, 23 Mar 2016 07:35:34 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=6151 This week on the Confident Mind, I talk about failure, what it means and how fearing failure leads us to avoid engaging in activities.  I talk about how mindfulness can help us to be more open to the emotions that happen around failure, and how to not let the fear of failure hold us back. […]

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on the Confident Mind, I talk about failure, what it means and how fearing failure leads us to avoid engaging in activities.  I talk about how mindfulness can help us to be more open to the emotions that happen around failure, and how to not let the fear of failure hold us back.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on the Confident Mind, I talk about failure, what it means and how fearing failure leads us to avoid engaging in activities.  I talk about how mindfulness can help us to be more open to the emotions that happen around failure, and how to not let the fear of failure hold us back.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on the Confident Mind, I talk about failure, what it means and how fearing failure leads us to avoid engaging in activities.  I talk about how mindfulness can help us to be more open to the emotions that happen around failure, and how to not let the fear of failure hold us back.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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clean No no no 18:42 Kyle MacDonald
REPOSTED: Anxiety is Not a Disease https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/reposted-anxiety-is-not-a-disease/ Thu, 17 Mar 2016 09:57:58 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=6149 In this weeks episode of The Confident Mind I talk about the limits and dangers in thinking about anxiety as a “brain disease”, some of the research that shows it clearly isn’t a disease, and what we understand about what actually causes anxiety.  This week includes a simple mindfulness exercise to help with relaxation. To see […]

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

In this weeks episode of The Confident Mind I talk about the limits and dangers in thinking about anxiety as a “brain disease”, some of the research that shows it clearly isn’t a disease, and what we understand about what actually causes anxiety.  This week includes a simple mindfulness exercise to help with relaxation.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

In this weeks episode of The Confident Mind I talk about the limits and dangers in thinking about anxiety as a “brain disease”, some of the research that shows it clearly isn’t a disease, and what we understand about what actually causes anxiety.  This week includes a simple mindfulness exercise to help with relaxation.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

In this weeks episode of The Confident Mind I talk about the limits and dangers in thinking about anxiety as a “brain disease”, some of the research that shows it clearly isn’t a disease, and what we understand about what actually causes anxiety.  This week includes a simple mindfulness exercise to help with relaxation.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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clean No no no 21:30 Kyle MacDonald
REPOSTED: Feelings about Feelings https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/reposted-feelings-about-feelings/ Thu, 10 Mar 2016 07:42:56 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=6147 I’ve had an unexpectedly busy week, and so rather than leave you with no Podcast to listen to, here’s an earlier episode to tide you over… In this weeks Confident Mind Podcast I introduce secondary emotions, how they contribute to escalating patterns of emotions and how panic is really “fear of fear.”  I explore how mindfulness helps with […]

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

I’ve had an unexpectedly busy week, and so rather than leave you with no Podcast to listen to, here’s an earlier episode to tide you over…

In this weeks Confident Mind Podcast I introduce secondary emotions, how they contribute to escalating patterns of emotions and how panic is really “fear of fear.”  I explore how mindfulness helps with Panic Attacks and secondary emotions, and how to practice observing fear and panic thoughts.  Included is a brief mindfulness exercise on observing the pulse.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

I’ve had an unexpectedly busy week, and so rather than leave you with no Podcast to listen to, here’s an earlier episode to tide you over…

In this weeks Confident Mind Podcast I introduce secondary emotions, how they contribute to escalating patterns of emotions and how panic is really “fear of fear.”  I explore how mindfulness helps with Panic Attacks and secondary emotions, and how to practice observing fear and panic thoughts.  Included is a brief mindfulness exercise on observing the pulse.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

I’ve had an unexpectedly busy week, and so rather than leave you with no Podcast to listen to, here’s an earlier episode to tide you over…

In this weeks Confident Mind Podcast I introduce secondary emotions, how they contribute to escalating patterns of emotions and how panic is really “fear of fear.”  I explore how mindfulness helps with Panic Attacks and secondary emotions, and how to practice observing fear and panic thoughts.  Included is a brief mindfulness exercise on observing the pulse.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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clean No no no 19:32 Kyle MacDonald
How to get Motivated https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/how-to-get-motivated/ Wed, 02 Mar 2016 07:30:19 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=6138 This week on the Confident Mind, it’s all about motivation: what it is and how to get more of it.  Or more specifically how mindfulness can help us overcome a lack of motivation, and do hard things.  I talk about the paradox of motivation, and how dealing with a lack of motivation is really about […]

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on the Confident Mind, it’s all about motivation: what it is and how to get more of it.  Or more specifically how mindfulness can help us overcome a lack of motivation, and do hard things.  I talk about the paradox of motivation, and how dealing with a lack of motivation is really about working with our emotions more effectively.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on the Confident Mind, it’s all about motivation: what it is and how to get more of it.  Or more specifically how mindfulness can help us overcome a lack of motivation, and do hard things.  I talk about the paradox of motivation, and how dealing with a lack of motivation is really about working with our emotions more effectively.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on the Confident Mind, it’s all about motivation: what it is and how to get more of it.  Or more specifically how mindfulness can help us overcome a lack of motivation, and do hard things.  I talk about the paradox of motivation, and how dealing with a lack of motivation is really about working with our emotions more effectively.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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clean No no no 18:09 Kyle MacDonald
How Not to Use Facebook https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/how-not-to-use-facebook/ Wed, 24 Feb 2016 07:21:04 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=6131 This week on the Confident Mind I talk about research that suggests that Facebook use is related to depression, and how a recent study suggests that these results are driven by the impact of social comparisons.  I explore what social comparisons are and the down sides of social media, as well as giving some tips […]

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on the Confident Mind I talk about research that suggests that Facebook use is related to depression, and how a recent study suggests that these results are driven by the impact of social comparisons.  I explore what social comparisons are and the down sides of social media, as well as giving some tips about how to maximise your use of social media, and why you might benefit form a “digital detox.”

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on the Confident Mind I talk about research that suggests that Facebook use is related to depression, and how a recent study suggests that these results are driven by the impact of social comparisons.  I explore what social comparisons are and the down sides of social media, as well as giving some tips about how to maximise your use of social media, and why you might benefit form a “digital detox.”

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on the Confident Mind I talk about research that suggests that Facebook use is related to depression, and how a recent study suggests that these results are driven by the impact of social comparisons.  I explore what social comparisons are and the down sides of social media, as well as giving some tips about how to maximise your use of social media, and why you might benefit form a “digital detox.”

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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clean No no no 20:44 Kyle MacDonald
How to Increase Your Wellbeing: Interview with Aaron Jarden https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/how-to-increase-your-wellbeing-interview-with-draaron-jarden/ Thu, 18 Feb 2016 09:04:29 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=6110 On The Confident Mind this week I spoke with Aaron Jarden.  Aaron is a Senior Lecturer at the Auckland University of Technology, President of the New Zealand Association of Positive Psychology, lead investigator for the International Wellbeing Study and co-investigator of the Sovereign New Zealand Wellbeing Index. We talked about how to measure wellbeing, and […]

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Interview with Aaron Jarden

On The Confident Mind this week I spoke with Aaron Jarden.  Aaron is a Senior Lecturer at the Auckland University of Technology, President of the New Zealand Association of Positive Psychology, lead investigator for the International Wellbeing Study and co-investigator of the Sovereign New Zealand Wellbeing Index.

We talked about how to measure wellbeing, and the research into happiness and wellbeing.  Aaron talked about the different ways of understanding how to measure wellbeing, and the impact of positive psychology on how we understand happiness and meaning.

To see more about Aaron see: www.aaronjarden.com

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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Interview with Aaron Jarden

On The Confident Mind this week I spoke with Aaron Jarden.  Aaron is a Senior Lecturer at the Auckland University of Technology, President of the New Zealand Association of Positive Psychology, lead investigator for the International Wellbeing Study and co-investigator of the Sovereign New Zealand Wellbeing Index.

We talked about how to measure wellbeing, and the research into happiness and wellbeing.  Aaron talked about the different ways of understanding how to measure wellbeing, and the impact of positive psychology on how we understand happiness and meaning.

To see more about Aaron see: www.aaronjarden.com

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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Interview with Aaron Jarden

On The Confident Mind this week I spoke with Aaron Jarden.  Aaron is a Senior Lecturer at the Auckland University of Technology, President of the New Zealand Association of Positive Psychology, lead investigator for the International Wellbeing Study and co-investigator of the Sovereign New Zealand Wellbeing Index.

We talked about how to measure wellbeing, and the research into happiness and wellbeing.  Aaron talked about the different ways of understanding how to measure wellbeing, and the impact of positive psychology on how we understand happiness and meaning.

To see more about Aaron see: www.aaronjarden.com

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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clean No no no 17:20 Kyle MacDonald
Anger Management https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/anger-management/ Tue, 09 Feb 2016 12:00:10 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=6092 Do you have a problem with anger?  On this episode of The Confident Mind I discuss how to best manage anger, the ways we respond to anger that don’t tend to work, and those that do.  In this research focussed but practical look, I give some very clear concrete tips about how to best manage […]

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

Do you have a problem with anger?  On this episode of The Confident Mind I discuss how to best manage anger, the ways we respond to anger that don’t tend to work, and those that do.  In this research focussed but practical look, I give some very clear concrete tips about how to best manage and use anger positively in your day to day life.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

Do you have a problem with anger?  On this episode of The Confident Mind I discuss how to best manage anger, the ways we respond to anger that don’t tend to work, and those that do.  In this research focussed but practical look, I give some very clear concrete tips about how to best manage and use anger positively in your day to day life.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

Do you have a problem with anger?  On this episode of The Confident Mind I discuss how to best manage anger, the ways we respond to anger that don’t tend to work, and those that do.  In this research focussed but practical look, I give some very clear concrete tips about how to best manage and use anger positively in your day to day life.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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clean No no no 20:37 Kyle MacDonald
The Anxiolytic: Interview with Social Anxiety Survivor Hamish Lou https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/the-anxiolytic-interview-with-social-anxiety-survivor-hamish-lou/ Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:00:57 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=6090 On The Confident Mind this week I talk with Hamish Lou, a survivor of Social Anxiety, and a blogger. Hamish is a 4th year pharmacy student who has had success dealing with his social anxiety. He loves to write and is launching a new blog about his journey facing anxiety. Check out and subscribe to […]

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

On The Confident Mind this week I talk with Hamish Lou, a survivor of Social Anxiety, and a blogger.

Hamish is a 4th year pharmacy student who has had success dealing with his social anxiety. He loves to write and is launching a new blog about his journey facing anxiety. Check out and subscribe to his blog theanxiolytic.com to get tips on how he dealt with his anxiety.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

On The Confident Mind this week I talk with Hamish Lou, a survivor of Social Anxiety, and a blogger.

Hamish is a 4th year pharmacy student who has had success dealing with his social anxiety. He loves to write and is launching a new blog about his journey facing anxiety. Check out and subscribe to his blog theanxiolytic.com to get tips on how he dealt with his anxiety.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

On The Confident Mind this week I talk with Hamish Lou, a survivor of Social Anxiety, and a blogger.

Hamish is a 4th year pharmacy student who has had success dealing with his social anxiety. He loves to write and is launching a new blog about his journey facing anxiety. Check out and subscribe to his blog theanxiolytic.com to get tips on how he dealt with his anxiety.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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clean No no no 18:47 Kyle MacDonald
The Problem of Perfect https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/the-problem-of-perfect/ Thu, 28 Jan 2016 08:48:04 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=6089 This week on The Confident Mind I talk about the problem of perfectionism, and how to think about being “perfect” as a way to avoid failure, feeling wrong or anxious.  I introduce some ideas from mindfulness and acceptance to help you combat perfectionism.  A brief mindfulness exercise that can help focus on emotions is included. […]

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on The Confident Mind I talk about the problem of perfectionism, and how to think about being “perfect” as a way to avoid failure, feeling wrong or anxious.  I introduce some ideas from mindfulness and acceptance to help you combat perfectionism.  A brief mindfulness exercise that can help focus on emotions is included.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on The Confident Mind I talk about the problem of perfectionism, and how to think about being “perfect” as a way to avoid failure, feeling wrong or anxious.  I introduce some ideas from mindfulness and acceptance to help you combat perfectionism.  A brief mindfulness exercise that can help focus on emotions is included.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on The Confident Mind I talk about the problem of perfectionism, and how to think about being “perfect” as a way to avoid failure, feeling wrong or anxious.  I introduce some ideas from mindfulness and acceptance to help you combat perfectionism.  A brief mindfulness exercise that can help focus on emotions is included.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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clean No no no 22:00 Kyle MacDonald
How to have a good day https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/how-to-have-a-good-day/ Wed, 20 Jan 2016 09:15:59 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=6087 In this, the first episode of The Confident Mind of 2016, I talk about how to have a good day and how to do a series of small things that help to keep our mood on track and not leave space for anxiety.  I talk about how to keep focussed on the present moment and […]

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

In this, the first episode of The Confident Mind of 2016, I talk about how to have a good day and how to do a series of small things that help to keep our mood on track and not leave space for anxiety.  I talk about how to keep focussed on the present moment and create space and meaning.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

In this, the first episode of The Confident Mind of 2016, I talk about how to have a good day and how to do a series of small things that help to keep our mood on track and not leave space for anxiety.  I talk about how to keep focussed on the present moment and create space and meaning.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

In this, the first episode of The Confident Mind of 2016, I talk about how to have a good day and how to do a series of small things that help to keep our mood on track and not leave space for anxiety.  I talk about how to keep focussed on the present moment and create space and meaning.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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clean No no no 22:37 Kyle MacDonald
REPOSTED: When Mindfulness Doesn’t Work – Interview with Nathan Consedine https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/reposted-when-mindfulness-doesnt-work-interview-with-nathan-consedine/ Tue, 12 Jan 2016 12:00:57 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=5948 Over the next five weeks I’ll be taking a break for the Southern Hemisphere Christmas and Summer Holiday.  So each week I’ll be posting one of my interview podcasts from the last year.  New Episodes from the 20th January. Happy Holidays everyone! This week on the Confident Mind I talk with Nathan Consedine about the research […]

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Interview with Nathan Consedine

Over the next five weeks I’ll be taking a break for the Southern Hemisphere Christmas and Summer Holiday.  So each week I’ll be posting one of my interview podcasts from the last year.  New Episodes from the 20th January. Happy Holidays everyone!

This week on the Confident Mind I talk with Nathan Consedine about the research into the limits of mindfulness.  He is as an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological Medicine at the University of Auckland, New Zealand and has directed the highly successful Master’s in Health Psychology Program since 2011.
He is an international expert in emotion and health research having published over 110 articles and chapters and presented more than 120 works at major international conferences; his work has been cited over 2500 times. His research interests include in areas including compassion and mindfulness.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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Interview with Nathan Consedine

Over the next five weeks I’ll be taking a break for the Southern Hemisphere Christmas and Summer Holiday.  So each week I’ll be posting one of my interview podcasts from the last year.  New Episodes from the 20th January. Happy Holidays everyone!

This week on the Confident Mind I talk with Nathan Consedine about the research into the limits of mindfulness.  He is as an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological Medicine at the University of Auckland, New Zealand and has directed the highly successful Master’s in Health Psychology Program since 2011.
He is an international expert in emotion and health research having published over 110 articles and chapters and presented more than 120 works at major international conferences; his work has been cited over 2500 times. His research interests include in areas including compassion and mindfulness.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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Interview with Nathan Consedine

Over the next five weeks I’ll be taking a break for the Southern Hemisphere Christmas and Summer Holiday.  So each week I’ll be posting one of my interview podcasts from the last year.  New Episodes from the 20th January. Happy Holidays everyone!

This week on the Confident Mind I talk with Nathan Consedine about the research into the limits of mindfulness.  He is as an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological Medicine at the University of Auckland, New Zealand and has directed the highly successful Master’s in Health Psychology Program since 2011.
He is an international expert in emotion and health research having published over 110 articles and chapters and presented more than 120 works at major international conferences; his work has been cited over 2500 times. His research interests include in areas including compassion and mindfulness.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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clean No no no 25:00 Kyle MacDonald
REPOSTED: Why Addiction is not a Disease – Interview with Marc Lewis https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/reposted-why-addiction-is-not-a-disease-interview-with-marc-lewis/ Thu, 07 Jan 2016 05:00:38 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=5947 Over the next five weeks I’ll be taking a break for the Southern Hemisphere Christmas and Summer Holiday.  So each week I’ll be posting one of my interview podcasts from the last year.  New Episodes from the 20th January. Happy Holidays everyone! This week on the Confident Mind I talk with Marc Lewis about his […]

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Interview with Marc Lewis

Over the next five weeks I’ll be taking a break for the Southern Hemisphere Christmas and Summer Holiday.  So each week I’ll be posting one of my interview podcasts from the last year.  New Episodes from the 20th January. Happy Holidays everyone!

This week on the Confident Mind I talk with Marc Lewis about his new book “The Biology of Desire“.  Marc is a neuroscientist and professor of developmental psychology, recently at the University of Toronto, where he taught and conducted research from 1989 to 2010, and presently at Radboud University in the Netherlands.

The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction is Not a Disease, has already stirred controversy among addicts, their families, and treatment providers. Lewis claims that the scientific facts don’t support the disease model of addiction. Rather, addiction, like romantic love, develops through accelerated learning. Combining scientific views with intimate biographies of addicts who recovered, the book also shows how addiction can be overcome, through self-directed change in one’s goals and perspectives.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

 

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Interview with Marc Lewis

Over the next five weeks I’ll be taking a break for the Southern Hemisphere Christmas and Summer Holiday.  So each week I’ll be posting one of my interview podcasts from the last year.  New Episodes from the 20th January. Happy Holidays everyone!

This week on the Confident Mind I talk with Marc Lewis about his new book “The Biology of Desire“.  Marc is a neuroscientist and professor of developmental psychology, recently at the University of Toronto, where he taught and conducted research from 1989 to 2010, and presently at Radboud University in the Netherlands.

The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction is Not a Disease, has already stirred controversy among addicts, their families, and treatment providers. Lewis claims that the scientific facts don’t support the disease model of addiction. Rather, addiction, like romantic love, develops through accelerated learning. Combining scientific views with intimate biographies of addicts who recovered, the book also shows how addiction can be overcome, through self-directed change in one’s goals and perspectives.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

 

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Interview with Marc Lewis

Over the next five weeks I’ll be taking a break for the Southern Hemisphere Christmas and Summer Holiday.  So each week I’ll be posting one of my interview podcasts from the last year.  New Episodes from the 20th January. Happy Holidays everyone!

This week on the Confident Mind I talk with Marc Lewis about his new book “The Biology of Desire“.  Marc is a neuroscientist and professor of developmental psychology, recently at the University of Toronto, where he taught and conducted research from 1989 to 2010, and presently at Radboud University in the Netherlands.

The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction is Not a Disease, has already stirred controversy among addicts, their families, and treatment providers. Lewis claims that the scientific facts don’t support the disease model of addiction. Rather, addiction, like romantic love, develops through accelerated learning. Combining scientific views with intimate biographies of addicts who recovered, the book also shows how addiction can be overcome, through self-directed change in one’s goals and perspectives.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

 

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clean No no no 21:00 Kyle MacDonald
Reposted: Chasing the Scream – Interview with Johann Hari (Full interview) https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/reposted-chasing-the-scream-interview-with-johann-hari-full-interview/ Tue, 29 Dec 2015 12:00:37 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=5945 Over the next five weeks I’ll be taking a break for the Southern Hemisphere Christmas and Summer Holiday.  So each week I’ll be posting one of my interview podcasts from the last year.  New Episodes from the 20th January. Happy Holidays everyone! This week on the Confident Mind I talk with Johann Hari about his new […]

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Johann Hari Interview with Kyle MacDonald - Overcoming Social Anxiety

Over the next five weeks I’ll be taking a break for the Southern Hemisphere Christmas and Summer Holiday.  So each week I’ll be posting one of my interview podcasts from the last year.  New Episodes from the 20th January. Happy Holidays everyone!

This week on the Confident Mind I talk with Johann Hari about his new book “Chasing the Scream: The First and last Days of the War on Drugs”.  

Johann is a  British journalist who has written for many of the world’s leading newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, Le Monde, the Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, the New Republic, the Nation, Slate, El Mundo, and the Sydney Morning Herald. He was a lead op-ed columnist for the Independent, one of Britain’s leading newspapers, for nine years.

Johann was named ‘National Newspaper Journalist of the Year’ by Amnesty International twice. He was named ‘Environmental Commentator of the Year’ at the Editorial Intelligence awards, and ‘Gay Journalist of the Year’ at the Stonewall awards. He has also won the Martha Gellhorn Prize for political writing.

You can get a copy of Chasing The Scream for yourself below:


To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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Johann Hari Interview with Kyle MacDonald - Overcoming Social Anxiety

Over the next five weeks I’ll be taking a break for the Southern Hemisphere Christmas and Summer Holiday.  So each week I’ll be posting one of my interview podcasts from the last year.  New Episodes from the 20th January. Happy Holidays everyone!

This week on the Confident Mind I talk with Johann Hari about his new book “Chasing the Scream: The First and last Days of the War on Drugs”.  

Johann is a  British journalist who has written for many of the world’s leading newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, Le Monde, the Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, the New Republic, the Nation, Slate, El Mundo, and the Sydney Morning Herald. He was a lead op-ed columnist for the Independent, one of Britain’s leading newspapers, for nine years.

Johann was named ‘National Newspaper Journalist of the Year’ by Amnesty International twice. He was named ‘Environmental Commentator of the Year’ at the Editorial Intelligence awards, and ‘Gay Journalist of the Year’ at the Stonewall awards. He has also won the Martha Gellhorn Prize for political writing.

You can get a copy of Chasing The Scream for yourself below:


To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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Johann Hari Interview with Kyle MacDonald - Overcoming Social Anxiety

Over the next five weeks I’ll be taking a break for the Southern Hemisphere Christmas and Summer Holiday.  So each week I’ll be posting one of my interview podcasts from the last year.  New Episodes from the 20th January. Happy Holidays everyone!

This week on the Confident Mind I talk with Johann Hari about his new book “Chasing the Scream: The First and last Days of the War on Drugs”.  

Johann is a  British journalist who has written for many of the world’s leading newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, Le Monde, the Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, the New Republic, the Nation, Slate, El Mundo, and the Sydney Morning Herald. He was a lead op-ed columnist for the Independent, one of Britain’s leading newspapers, for nine years.

Johann was named ‘National Newspaper Journalist of the Year’ by Amnesty International twice. He was named ‘Environmental Commentator of the Year’ at the Editorial Intelligence awards, and ‘Gay Journalist of the Year’ at the Stonewall awards. He has also won the Martha Gellhorn Prize for political writing.

You can get a copy of Chasing The Scream for yourself below:


To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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clean No no no 59:19 Kyle MacDonald
Reposted: Online Therapy: Interview with Dr. John Grohol of psychcentral.com https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/reposted-online-therapy-interview-with-dr-john-grohol-of-psychcentral-com/ Tue, 22 Dec 2015 12:00:04 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=5946 Over the next five weeks I’ll be taking a break for the Southern Hemisphere Christmas and Summer Holiday.  So each week I’ll be posting one of my interview podcasts from the last year.  New Episodes from the 20th January. Happy Holidays everyone! In this episode of The Confident Mind Podcast I talk with Dr. John […]

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The Confident Mind Podcast John Grohol

Over the next five weeks I’ll be taking a break for the Southern Hemisphere Christmas and Summer Holiday.  So each week I’ll be posting one of my interview podcasts from the last year.  New Episodes from the 20th January. Happy Holidays everyone!

In this episode of The Confident Mind Podcast I talk with Dr. John Grohol of psychcentral.com about Online therapy.
John  is a pioneer in online mental health, publishing the first commercial mental health portal in 1995.   He was the first to publish a self-help book online, as well as the first to publish the official diagnostic symptom lists for mental disorders online. In 2001, he created the world’s first mental health social networking community at Psych Central.
He is a founding member, fellow and the first president of the International Society for Mental Health Online.
Dr. Grohol currently publishes the 16-year-old psychcentral.com one of the leading mental health social networks online offering consumers professionally-reviewed mental health information, resources, news, research briefs, the popular World of Psychology blog, social networking tools, and dozens of safe, secure support communities.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind Podcast John Grohol

Over the next five weeks I’ll be taking a break for the Southern Hemisphere Christmas and Summer Holiday.  So each week I’ll be posting one of my interview podcasts from the last year.  New Episodes from the 20th January. Happy Holidays everyone!

In this episode of The Confident Mind Podcast I talk with Dr. John Grohol of psychcentral.com about Online therapy.
John  is a pioneer in online mental health, publishing the first commercial mental health portal in 1995.   He was the first to publish a self-help book online, as well as the first to publish the official diagnostic symptom lists for mental disorders online. In 2001, he created the world’s first mental health social networking community at Psych Central.
He is a founding member, fellow and the first president of the International Society for Mental Health Online.
Dr. Grohol currently publishes the 16-year-old psychcentral.com one of the leading mental health social networks online offering consumers professionally-reviewed mental health information, resources, news, research briefs, the popular World of Psychology blog, social networking tools, and dozens of safe, secure support communities.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind Podcast John Grohol

Over the next five weeks I’ll be taking a break for the Southern Hemisphere Christmas and Summer Holiday.  So each week I’ll be posting one of my interview podcasts from the last year.  New Episodes from the 20th January. Happy Holidays everyone!

In this episode of The Confident Mind Podcast I talk with Dr. John Grohol of psychcentral.com about Online therapy.
John  is a pioneer in online mental health, publishing the first commercial mental health portal in 1995.   He was the first to publish a self-help book online, as well as the first to publish the official diagnostic symptom lists for mental disorders online. In 2001, he created the world’s first mental health social networking community at Psych Central.
He is a founding member, fellow and the first president of the International Society for Mental Health Online.
Dr. Grohol currently publishes the 16-year-old psychcentral.com one of the leading mental health social networks online offering consumers professionally-reviewed mental health information, resources, news, research briefs, the popular World of Psychology blog, social networking tools, and dozens of safe, secure support communities.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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clean No no no 22:44 Kyle MacDonald
REPOSTED: The Anxiety Trance: Interview with Mark Tyrrell https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/reposted-the-anxiety-trance-interview-with-mark-tyrrell/ Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:00:14 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=5944 Over the next five weeks I’ll be taking a break for the Southern Hemisphere Christmas and Summer Holiday.  So each week I’ll be posting one of my interview podcasts from the last year.  New Episodes from the 20th January. Happy Holidays everyone! In this episode of “The Confident Mind” I talk to Mark Tyrrell an experienced therapist, […]

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The Confident Mind Podcast Interview with Mark Tyrell

Over the next five weeks I’ll be taking a break for the Southern Hemisphere Christmas and Summer Holiday.  So each week I’ll be posting one of my interview podcasts from the last year.  New Episodes from the 20th January. Happy Holidays everyone!

In this episode of “The Confident Mind” I talk to Mark Tyrrell an experienced therapist, trainer and speaker who regularly writes on psychology with a difference.   He is the co-founder of Uncommon Knowledge, a solution-focused therapy training company which provides online training in therapy and counselling skills worldwide. Mark writes a therapy training blog with his thoughts on psychotherapy at www.unk.com/blog

Mark and I discuss the role of hypnotherapy in treating Social Anxiety along with Mark’s new book “New Ways of Seeing: The Art of Therapeutic Re-framing”, and you can get a copy for yourself below.


To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind Podcast Interview with Mark Tyrell

Over the next five weeks I’ll be taking a break for the Southern Hemisphere Christmas and Summer Holiday.  So each week I’ll be posting one of my interview podcasts from the last year.  New Episodes from the 20th January. Happy Holidays everyone!

In this episode of “The Confident Mind” I talk to Mark Tyrrell an experienced therapist, trainer and speaker who regularly writes on psychology with a difference.   He is the co-founder of Uncommon Knowledge, a solution-focused therapy training company which provides online training in therapy and counselling skills worldwide. Mark writes a therapy training blog with his thoughts on psychotherapy at www.unk.com/blog

Mark and I discuss the role of hypnotherapy in treating Social Anxiety along with Mark’s new book “New Ways of Seeing: The Art of Therapeutic Re-framing”, and you can get a copy for yourself below.


To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind Podcast Interview with Mark Tyrell

Over the next five weeks I’ll be taking a break for the Southern Hemisphere Christmas and Summer Holiday.  So each week I’ll be posting one of my interview podcasts from the last year.  New Episodes from the 20th January. Happy Holidays everyone!

In this episode of “The Confident Mind” I talk to Mark Tyrrell an experienced therapist, trainer and speaker who regularly writes on psychology with a difference.   He is the co-founder of Uncommon Knowledge, a solution-focused therapy training company which provides online training in therapy and counselling skills worldwide. Mark writes a therapy training blog with his thoughts on psychotherapy at www.unk.com/blog

Mark and I discuss the role of hypnotherapy in treating Social Anxiety along with Mark’s new book “New Ways of Seeing: The Art of Therapeutic Re-framing”, and you can get a copy for yourself below.


To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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There’s no such thing as normal https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/theres-no-such-thing-as-normal/ Tue, 08 Dec 2015 12:00:43 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=5874 This week on the Confident Mind I talk about “normal” and how as it’s an abstract concept, no one is actually normal.  I explore how we all tend to act like out there, somewhere, are normal people that we are comparing ourselves to.  I also talk about how to use the ideas of mindfulness and […]

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on the Confident Mind I talk about “normal” and how as it’s an abstract concept, no one is actually normal.  I explore how we all tend to act like out there, somewhere, are normal people that we are comparing ourselves to.  I also talk about how to use the ideas of mindfulness and acceptance to challenge ourselves to stop looking for “normal” in our lives.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on the Confident Mind I talk about “normal” and how as it’s an abstract concept, no one is actually normal.  I explore how we all tend to act like out there, somewhere, are normal people that we are comparing ourselves to.  I also talk about how to use the ideas of mindfulness and acceptance to challenge ourselves to stop looking for “normal” in our lives.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on the Confident Mind I talk about “normal” and how as it’s an abstract concept, no one is actually normal.  I explore how we all tend to act like out there, somewhere, are normal people that we are comparing ourselves to.  I also talk about how to use the ideas of mindfulness and acceptance to challenge ourselves to stop looking for “normal” in our lives.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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REPOSTED: The Egotist – Interview with Jesse Bogner https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/reposted-the-egotist-interview-with-jesse-bogner/ Thu, 03 Dec 2015 06:55:26 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=5872 I’ve had a super busy week, so I gave myself some time off podcasting.  In the meantime this episode is one of my personal favourites… In this episode of The Confident Mind I talk with Jesse Bogner, a twenty-seven year old graduate of Bard College with a BA in Creative Writing.  He is an author, screenwriter, […]

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Interview with Jesse Bogner

I’ve had a super busy week, so I gave myself some time off podcasting.  In the meantime this episode is one of my personal favourites…

In this episode of The Confident Mind I talk with Jesse Bogner, a twenty-seven year old graduate of Bard College with a BA in Creative Writing.  He is an author, screenwriter, and blogger for Shatterproof.

His latest book, The Egotist, tracks his development from a hedonistic New Yorker to a Kabbalist, on a path to find the meaning of life. This book offers a glimpse into the misunderstood world of Kabbalah and how the collective plea of Kabbalists has the power to correct the egos of individuals and the world at large.

You can get a copy of The Egotist for yourself below.


To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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Interview with Jesse Bogner

I’ve had a super busy week, so I gave myself some time off podcasting.  In the meantime this episode is one of my personal favourites…

In this episode of The Confident Mind I talk with Jesse Bogner, a twenty-seven year old graduate of Bard College with a BA in Creative Writing.  He is an author, screenwriter, and blogger for Shatterproof.

His latest book, The Egotist, tracks his development from a hedonistic New Yorker to a Kabbalist, on a path to find the meaning of life. This book offers a glimpse into the misunderstood world of Kabbalah and how the collective plea of Kabbalists has the power to correct the egos of individuals and the world at large.

You can get a copy of The Egotist for yourself below.


To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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Interview with Jesse Bogner

I’ve had a super busy week, so I gave myself some time off podcasting.  In the meantime this episode is one of my personal favourites…

In this episode of The Confident Mind I talk with Jesse Bogner, a twenty-seven year old graduate of Bard College with a BA in Creative Writing.  He is an author, screenwriter, and blogger for Shatterproof.

His latest book, The Egotist, tracks his development from a hedonistic New Yorker to a Kabbalist, on a path to find the meaning of life. This book offers a glimpse into the misunderstood world of Kabbalah and how the collective plea of Kabbalists has the power to correct the egos of individuals and the world at large.

You can get a copy of The Egotist for yourself below.


To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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What mask are you wearing? https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/what-mask-are-you-wearing/ Wed, 25 Nov 2015 10:07:35 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=5870 This week on the Confident Mind I talk about the masks we all wear, and how anxiety can make us hide who we truly are.  I explore the difference between masks, and the ways we might naturally be different in various roles in our lives.  A short mindfulness exercise that can help us connect to […]

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on the Confident Mind I talk about the masks we all wear, and how anxiety can make us hide who we truly are.  I explore the difference between masks, and the ways we might naturally be different in various roles in our lives.  A short mindfulness exercise that can help us connect to ourselves is included.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on the Confident Mind I talk about the masks we all wear, and how anxiety can make us hide who we truly are.  I explore the difference between masks, and the ways we might naturally be different in various roles in our lives.  A short mindfulness exercise that can help us connect to ourselves is included.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on the Confident Mind I talk about the masks we all wear, and how anxiety can make us hide who we truly are.  I explore the difference between masks, and the ways we might naturally be different in various roles in our lives.  A short mindfulness exercise that can help us connect to ourselves is included.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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REPOSTED: Stop Watching the News https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/reposted-stop-watching-the-news/ Wed, 18 Nov 2015 07:12:41 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=5862 It seems a good week to re-visit this episode of the Confident Mind.  So if you missed it the first time around, enjoy… In this episode of “The Confident Mind,” I talk about how our mind is defined by what we pay attention to, and I use the research into the impact of watching daily television […]

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

It seems a good week to re-visit this episode of the Confident Mind.  So if you missed it the first time around, enjoy…

In this episode of “The Confident Mind,” I talk about how our mind is defined by what we pay attention to, and I use the research into the impact of watching daily television news broadcasts to illustrate the effects and how mindfulness enables us to choose very actively what we pay attention to, and therefore positively influence, our moment to moment experience.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

It seems a good week to re-visit this episode of the Confident Mind.  So if you missed it the first time around, enjoy…

In this episode of “The Confident Mind,” I talk about how our mind is defined by what we pay attention to, and I use the research into the impact of watching daily television news broadcasts to illustrate the effects and how mindfulness enables us to choose very actively what we pay attention to, and therefore positively influence, our moment to moment experience.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

It seems a good week to re-visit this episode of the Confident Mind.  So if you missed it the first time around, enjoy…

In this episode of “The Confident Mind,” I talk about how our mind is defined by what we pay attention to, and I use the research into the impact of watching daily television news broadcasts to illustrate the effects and how mindfulness enables us to choose very actively what we pay attention to, and therefore positively influence, our moment to moment experience.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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clean No no no 22:20 Kyle MacDonald
When Mindfulness Doesn’t Work – Interview with Nathan Consedine https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/when-mindfulness-doesnt-work-interview-with-nathan-consedine/ Wed, 11 Nov 2015 12:00:34 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=5858 This week on the Confident Mind I talk with Nathan Consedine about the research into the limits of mindfulness.  He is as an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological Medicine at the University of Auckland, New Zealand and has directed the highly successful Master’s in Health Psychology Program since 2011. He is an international expert […]

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Interview with Nathan Consedine

This week on the Confident Mind I talk with Nathan Consedine about the research into the limits of mindfulness.  He is as an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological Medicine at the University of Auckland, New Zealand and has directed the highly successful Master’s in Health Psychology Program since 2011.
He is an international expert in emotion and health research having published over 110 articles and chapters and presented more than 120 works at major international conferences; his work has been cited over 2500 times. His research interests include in areas including compassion and mindfulness.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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Interview with Nathan Consedine

This week on the Confident Mind I talk with Nathan Consedine about the research into the limits of mindfulness.  He is as an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological Medicine at the University of Auckland, New Zealand and has directed the highly successful Master’s in Health Psychology Program since 2011.
He is an international expert in emotion and health research having published over 110 articles and chapters and presented more than 120 works at major international conferences; his work has been cited over 2500 times. His research interests include in areas including compassion and mindfulness.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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Interview with Nathan Consedine

This week on the Confident Mind I talk with Nathan Consedine about the research into the limits of mindfulness.  He is as an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological Medicine at the University of Auckland, New Zealand and has directed the highly successful Master’s in Health Psychology Program since 2011.
He is an international expert in emotion and health research having published over 110 articles and chapters and presented more than 120 works at major international conferences; his work has been cited over 2500 times. His research interests include in areas including compassion and mindfulness.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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clean No no no 25:00 Kyle MacDonald
Why Addiction is not a Disease – Interview with Marc Lewis https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/why-addiction-is-not-a-disease-interview-with-marc-lewis/ Tue, 03 Nov 2015 12:00:13 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=5855 This week on the Confident Mind I talk with Marc Lewis about his new book “The Biology of Desire“.  Marc is a neuroscientist and professor of developmental psychology, recently at the University of Toronto, where he taught and conducted research from 1989 to 2010, and presently at Radboud University in the Netherlands. The Biology of […]

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Interview with Marc Lewis

This week on the Confident Mind I talk with Marc Lewis about his new book “The Biology of Desire“.  Marc is a neuroscientist and professor of developmental psychology, recently at the University of Toronto, where he taught and conducted research from 1989 to 2010, and presently at Radboud University in the Netherlands.

The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction is Not a Disease, has already stirred controversy among addicts, their families, and treatment providers. Lewis claims that the scientific facts don’t support the disease model of addiction. Rather, addiction, like romantic love, develops through accelerated learning. Combining scientific views with intimate biographies of addicts who recovered, the book also shows how addiction can be overcome, through self-directed change in one’s goals and perspectives.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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Interview with Marc Lewis

This week on the Confident Mind I talk with Marc Lewis about his new book “The Biology of Desire“.  Marc is a neuroscientist and professor of developmental psychology, recently at the University of Toronto, where he taught and conducted research from 1989 to 2010, and presently at Radboud University in the Netherlands.

The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction is Not a Disease, has already stirred controversy among addicts, their families, and treatment providers. Lewis claims that the scientific facts don’t support the disease model of addiction. Rather, addiction, like romantic love, develops through accelerated learning. Combining scientific views with intimate biographies of addicts who recovered, the book also shows how addiction can be overcome, through self-directed change in one’s goals and perspectives.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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Interview with Marc Lewis

This week on the Confident Mind I talk with Marc Lewis about his new book “The Biology of Desire“.  Marc is a neuroscientist and professor of developmental psychology, recently at the University of Toronto, where he taught and conducted research from 1989 to 2010, and presently at Radboud University in the Netherlands.

The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction is Not a Disease, has already stirred controversy among addicts, their families, and treatment providers. Lewis claims that the scientific facts don’t support the disease model of addiction. Rather, addiction, like romantic love, develops through accelerated learning. Combining scientific views with intimate biographies of addicts who recovered, the book also shows how addiction can be overcome, through self-directed change in one’s goals and perspectives.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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clean No no no 21:00 Kyle MacDonald
How to do hard things https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/how-to-do-hard-things/ Wed, 28 Oct 2015 00:15:44 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=5846 On this weeks episode of the Confident Mind Podcast, I talk about how I’ve taken the week off to start a project I’ve been procrastinating about for quite some time.  It got me thinking about the role of anxiety and avoidance in procrastination, and how we can use the skills of mindfulness to help us […]

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

On this weeks episode of the Confident Mind Podcast, I talk about how I’ve taken the week off to start a project I’ve been procrastinating about for quite some time.  It got me thinking about the role of anxiety and avoidance in procrastination, and how we can use the skills of mindfulness to help us engage with doing hard things.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

On this weeks episode of the Confident Mind Podcast, I talk about how I’ve taken the week off to start a project I’ve been procrastinating about for quite some time.  It got me thinking about the role of anxiety and avoidance in procrastination, and how we can use the skills of mindfulness to help us engage with doing hard things.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

On this weeks episode of the Confident Mind Podcast, I talk about how I’ve taken the week off to start a project I’ve been procrastinating about for quite some time.  It got me thinking about the role of anxiety and avoidance in procrastination, and how we can use the skills of mindfulness to help us engage with doing hard things.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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REPOSTED: This is Your Brain on Fear https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/reposted-this-is-your-brain-on-fear/ Wed, 21 Oct 2015 10:24:15 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=5835 So this is my most popular episode so far, so I thought it was well worth a replay.  Back next week! In this episode of The Confident Mind Podcast I explore the ways in which mindfulness changes how our brain is wired, including the research into the positive effects of regular mindfulness practice.  Included is […]

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

So this is my most popular episode so far, so I thought it was well worth a replay.  Back next week!

In this episode of The Confident Mind Podcast I explore the ways in which mindfulness changes how our brain is wired, including the research into the positive effects of regular mindfulness practice.  Included is a practical mindfulness exercise to help you relax and better manage stress.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

So this is my most popular episode so far, so I thought it was well worth a replay.  Back next week!

In this episode of The Confident Mind Podcast I explore the ways in which mindfulness changes how our brain is wired, including the research into the positive effects of regular mindfulness practice.  Included is a practical mindfulness exercise to help you relax and better manage stress.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

So this is my most popular episode so far, so I thought it was well worth a replay.  Back next week!

In this episode of The Confident Mind Podcast I explore the ways in which mindfulness changes how our brain is wired, including the research into the positive effects of regular mindfulness practice.  Included is a practical mindfulness exercise to help you relax and better manage stress.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The World in Black and White https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/the-world-in-black-and-white/ Tue, 13 Oct 2015 23:58:40 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=5829 In this weeks episode of The Confident Mind I talk about what black and white thinking is, how it drives certain kinds of behaviour and the problems it can cause.  I talk about how all or nothing approaches: right and wrong, fair and unfair, tends to lead to fighting with reality, unhelpful emotions and a […]

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

In this weeks episode of The Confident Mind I talk about what black and white thinking is, how it drives certain kinds of behaviour and the problems it can cause.  I talk about how all or nothing approaches: right and wrong, fair and unfair, tends to lead to fighting with reality, unhelpful emotions and a lack of acceptance.  A short mindfulness exercise that helps with acceptance is included.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

In this weeks episode of The Confident Mind I talk about what black and white thinking is, how it drives certain kinds of behaviour and the problems it can cause.  I talk about how all or nothing approaches: right and wrong, fair and unfair, tends to lead to fighting with reality, unhelpful emotions and a lack of acceptance.  A short mindfulness exercise that helps with acceptance is included.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

In this weeks episode of The Confident Mind I talk about what black and white thinking is, how it drives certain kinds of behaviour and the problems it can cause.  I talk about how all or nothing approaches: right and wrong, fair and unfair, tends to lead to fighting with reality, unhelpful emotions and a lack of acceptance.  A short mindfulness exercise that helps with acceptance is included.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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Freedom https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/freedom/ Wed, 07 Oct 2015 09:24:25 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=5794 How to be free?  That’s what I talk about this week on The Confident Mind podcast.  True freedom comes from feeling free to think and feel what ever we like, or need to.  We are not our thoughts, as the saying goes.  I explore how to achieve this freedom, and included is a brief mindfulness […]

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

How to be free?  That’s what I talk about this week on The Confident Mind podcast.  True freedom comes from feeling free to think and feel what ever we like, or need to.  We are not our thoughts, as the saying goes.  I explore how to achieve this freedom, and included is a brief mindfulness exercise in just observing, without judgement, our thoughts.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

How to be free?  That’s what I talk about this week on The Confident Mind podcast.  True freedom comes from feeling free to think and feel what ever we like, or need to.  We are not our thoughts, as the saying goes.  I explore how to achieve this freedom, and included is a brief mindfulness exercise in just observing, without judgement, our thoughts.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

How to be free?  That’s what I talk about this week on The Confident Mind podcast.  True freedom comes from feeling free to think and feel what ever we like, or need to.  We are not our thoughts, as the saying goes.  I explore how to achieve this freedom, and included is a brief mindfulness exercise in just observing, without judgement, our thoughts.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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Anxiety Is Not A Disease https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/anxiety-is-not-a-disease/ Tue, 29 Sep 2015 12:00:20 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=5775 In this weeks episode of The Confident Mind I talk about the limits and dangers in thinking about anxiety as a “brain disease”, some of the research that shows it clearly isn’t a disease, and what we understand about what actually causes anxiety.  This week includes a simple mindfulness exercise to help with relaxation. To see […]

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

In this weeks episode of The Confident Mind I talk about the limits and dangers in thinking about anxiety as a “brain disease”, some of the research that shows it clearly isn’t a disease, and what we understand about what actually causes anxiety.  This week includes a simple mindfulness exercise to help with relaxation.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

In this weeks episode of The Confident Mind I talk about the limits and dangers in thinking about anxiety as a “brain disease”, some of the research that shows it clearly isn’t a disease, and what we understand about what actually causes anxiety.  This week includes a simple mindfulness exercise to help with relaxation.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

In this weeks episode of The Confident Mind I talk about the limits and dangers in thinking about anxiety as a “brain disease”, some of the research that shows it clearly isn’t a disease, and what we understand about what actually causes anxiety.  This week includes a simple mindfulness exercise to help with relaxation.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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clean No no no 21:30 Kyle MacDonald
It’s Too Easy To Be Mean https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/its-too-easy-to-be-mean/ Tue, 22 Sep 2015 23:30:04 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=5756 In this weeks episode of The Confident Mind I talk about recent research that shows that random acts of kindness, even towards strangers, has a significant impact on people’s social anxiety.  I explore how this shows that being disconnected and isolated is both a symptom and outcome of social anxiety, and how this kind of […]

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

In this weeks episode of The Confident Mind I talk about recent research that shows that random acts of kindness, even towards strangers, has a significant impact on people’s social anxiety.  I explore how this shows that being disconnected and isolated is both a symptom and outcome of social anxiety, and how this kind of kindness towards others shifts us towards connection.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

In this weeks episode of The Confident Mind I talk about recent research that shows that random acts of kindness, even towards strangers, has a significant impact on people’s social anxiety.  I explore how this shows that being disconnected and isolated is both a symptom and outcome of social anxiety, and how this kind of kindness towards others shifts us towards connection.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

In this weeks episode of The Confident Mind I talk about recent research that shows that random acts of kindness, even towards strangers, has a significant impact on people’s social anxiety.  I explore how this shows that being disconnected and isolated is both a symptom and outcome of social anxiety, and how this kind of kindness towards others shifts us towards connection.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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clean No no no 18:14 Kyle MacDonald
How To Read Minds https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/how-to-read-minds/ Tue, 15 Sep 2015 13:00:53 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=5749 This week on the Confident Mind I talk about how we all read minds and how anxiety and other emotions can influence what we assume is going on in other peoples heads.  I explore some of the theories around how we read what is going in in others minds, and how to lessen the impact […]

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on the Confident Mind I talk about how we all read minds and how anxiety and other emotions can influence what we assume is going on in other peoples heads.  I explore some of the theories around how we read what is going in in others minds, and how to lessen the impact of anxiety on the assumptions we make about others.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on the Confident Mind I talk about how we all read minds and how anxiety and other emotions can influence what we assume is going on in other peoples heads.  I explore some of the theories around how we read what is going in in others minds, and how to lessen the impact of anxiety on the assumptions we make about others.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on the Confident Mind I talk about how we all read minds and how anxiety and other emotions can influence what we assume is going on in other peoples heads.  I explore some of the theories around how we read what is going in in others minds, and how to lessen the impact of anxiety on the assumptions we make about others.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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REPOSTED: The Anxiety Toolkit: Interview with Dr. Alice Boyes https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/reposted-the-anxiety-toolkit-interview-with-dr-alice-boyes/ Tue, 08 Sep 2015 13:00:47 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=5736 This week, I took a break from Podcasting, because sometimes we all need a break.  So here’s one of my most popular posts from a few months back, in case you missed it.  See you next week, Kyle. This week on the Confident Mind Podcast I talk to Dr. Alice Boyes, a fellow New Zealander […]

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Dr. Alice Boyes Interview with Kyle MacDonald - Overcoming Social Anxiety

This week, I took a break from Podcasting, because sometimes we all need a break.  So here’s one of my most popular posts from a few months back, in case you missed it.  See you next week, Kyle.

This week on the Confident Mind Podcast I talk to Dr. Alice Boyes, a fellow New Zealander and former Clinical Psychologist, turned writer who now lives in Las Vegas.  She has had her research about couples published in leading international journals, including Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Alice writes a regular blog for Psychology Today and is the emotions expert for Women’s Health Australia.

Her writing is influenced by multiple different types of therapies, including techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, and Self-Compassion.

Her latest book is called The Anxiety Toolkit and you can get a copy for yourself below.


To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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Dr. Alice Boyes Interview with Kyle MacDonald - Overcoming Social Anxiety

This week, I took a break from Podcasting, because sometimes we all need a break.  So here’s one of my most popular posts from a few months back, in case you missed it.  See you next week, Kyle.

This week on the Confident Mind Podcast I talk to Dr. Alice Boyes, a fellow New Zealander and former Clinical Psychologist, turned writer who now lives in Las Vegas.  She has had her research about couples published in leading international journals, including Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Alice writes a regular blog for Psychology Today and is the emotions expert for Women’s Health Australia.

Her writing is influenced by multiple different types of therapies, including techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, and Self-Compassion.

Her latest book is called The Anxiety Toolkit and you can get a copy for yourself below.


To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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Dr. Alice Boyes Interview with Kyle MacDonald - Overcoming Social Anxiety

This week, I took a break from Podcasting, because sometimes we all need a break.  So here’s one of my most popular posts from a few months back, in case you missed it.  See you next week, Kyle.

This week on the Confident Mind Podcast I talk to Dr. Alice Boyes, a fellow New Zealander and former Clinical Psychologist, turned writer who now lives in Las Vegas.  She has had her research about couples published in leading international journals, including Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Alice writes a regular blog for Psychology Today and is the emotions expert for Women’s Health Australia.

Her writing is influenced by multiple different types of therapies, including techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, and Self-Compassion.

Her latest book is called The Anxiety Toolkit and you can get a copy for yourself below.


To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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clean No no no 21:38 Kyle MacDonald
Shame and You https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/shame-and-you/ Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:00:08 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=5732 This week on “The Confident Mind” I talk about the emotion of shame, its role in social anxiety, and what makes people more vulnerable to it.  I explore some ways to think about how to combat shame, and included is a short mindfulness exercise that can help tolerate feelings of shame and embarrassment. To see […]

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on “The Confident Mind” I talk about the emotion of shame, its role in social anxiety, and what makes people more vulnerable to it.  I explore some ways to think about how to combat shame, and included is a short mindfulness exercise that can help tolerate feelings of shame and embarrassment.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on “The Confident Mind” I talk about the emotion of shame, its role in social anxiety, and what makes people more vulnerable to it.  I explore some ways to think about how to combat shame, and included is a short mindfulness exercise that can help tolerate feelings of shame and embarrassment.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on “The Confident Mind” I talk about the emotion of shame, its role in social anxiety, and what makes people more vulnerable to it.  I explore some ways to think about how to combat shame, and included is a short mindfulness exercise that can help tolerate feelings of shame and embarrassment.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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clean No no no 21:45 Kyle MacDonald
Listen to the Voices https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/listen-to-the-voices/ Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:00:50 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=5725 This week on The Confident Mind, I talk about the quality of the relationship we have with ourselves, and how we are always having a conversation in our head.  Mindfulness allows us to listen to the voices in our head, and assess and make changes to this relationship. To see more about my online treatment program […]

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on The Confident Mind, I talk about the quality of the relationship we have with ourselves, and how we are always having a conversation in our head.  Mindfulness allows us to listen to the voices in our head, and assess and make changes to this relationship.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on The Confident Mind, I talk about the quality of the relationship we have with ourselves, and how we are always having a conversation in our head.  Mindfulness allows us to listen to the voices in our head, and assess and make changes to this relationship.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on The Confident Mind, I talk about the quality of the relationship we have with ourselves, and how we are always having a conversation in our head.  Mindfulness allows us to listen to the voices in our head, and assess and make changes to this relationship.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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clean No no no 19:33 Kyle MacDonald
The Float Tank Cure: Interview with Shane Stott https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/the-float-tank-cure-interview-with-shane-stott/ Tue, 18 Aug 2015 13:00:05 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=5651 This week on the Confident Mind Podcast I talk all about sensory deprivation float tanks with Shane Stott.  He’s CEO of Walker Tape Co, and the co founder of Zen Float Co.  He’s also an inventor at heart and his inventions have been featured on ABC, MSN, and Yahoo. He is a very active industry […]

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Interview with Shane Stott

This week on the Confident Mind Podcast I talk all about sensory deprivation float tanks with Shane Stott.  He’s CEO of Walker Tape Co, and the co founder of Zen Float Co.  He’s also an inventor at heart and his inventions have been featured on ABC, MSN, and Yahoo. He is a very active industry expert producing webinars, interviews, and how-to videos that can be found at ZenFloatCo.com and WalkerTape.com.

And he joined me on the podcast to discuss his new book, “The Float Tank Cure”

For more on his book see: www.thefloattankcure.com and to read more about Shane see: www.shanestott.com

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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Interview with Shane Stott

This week on the Confident Mind Podcast I talk all about sensory deprivation float tanks with Shane Stott.  He’s CEO of Walker Tape Co, and the co founder of Zen Float Co.  He’s also an inventor at heart and his inventions have been featured on ABC, MSN, and Yahoo. He is a very active industry expert producing webinars, interviews, and how-to videos that can be found at ZenFloatCo.com and WalkerTape.com.

And he joined me on the podcast to discuss his new book, “The Float Tank Cure”

For more on his book see: www.thefloattankcure.com and to read more about Shane see: www.shanestott.com

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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Interview with Shane Stott

This week on the Confident Mind Podcast I talk all about sensory deprivation float tanks with Shane Stott.  He’s CEO of Walker Tape Co, and the co founder of Zen Float Co.  He’s also an inventor at heart and his inventions have been featured on ABC, MSN, and Yahoo. He is a very active industry expert producing webinars, interviews, and how-to videos that can be found at ZenFloatCo.com and WalkerTape.com.

And he joined me on the podcast to discuss his new book, “The Float Tank Cure”

For more on his book see: www.thefloattankcure.com and to read more about Shane see: www.shanestott.com

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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clean No no no 20:19 Kyle MacDonald
The Egotist – Interview with Jesse Bogner https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/the-egotist-interview-with-jesse-bogner/ Tue, 11 Aug 2015 13:00:18 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=5647 In this episode of The Confident Mind I talk with Jesse Bogner, a twenty-seven year old graduate of Bard College with a BA in Creative Writing.  He is an author, screenwriter, and blogger for Shatterproof. His latest book, The Egotist, tracks his development from a hedonistic New Yorker to a Kabbalist, on a path to […]

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Interview with Jesse Bogner

In this episode of The Confident Mind I talk with Jesse Bogner, a twenty-seven year old graduate of Bard College with a BA in Creative Writing.  He is an author, screenwriter, and blogger for Shatterproof.

His latest book, The Egotist, tracks his development from a hedonistic New Yorker to a Kabbalist, on a path to find the meaning of life. This book offers a glimpse into the misunderstood world of Kabbalah and how the collective plea of Kabbalists has the power to correct the egos of individuals and the world at large.

You can get a copy of The Egotist for yourself below.


To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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Interview with Jesse Bogner

In this episode of The Confident Mind I talk with Jesse Bogner, a twenty-seven year old graduate of Bard College with a BA in Creative Writing.  He is an author, screenwriter, and blogger for Shatterproof.

His latest book, The Egotist, tracks his development from a hedonistic New Yorker to a Kabbalist, on a path to find the meaning of life. This book offers a glimpse into the misunderstood world of Kabbalah and how the collective plea of Kabbalists has the power to correct the egos of individuals and the world at large.

You can get a copy of The Egotist for yourself below.


To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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Interview with Jesse Bogner

In this episode of The Confident Mind I talk with Jesse Bogner, a twenty-seven year old graduate of Bard College with a BA in Creative Writing.  He is an author, screenwriter, and blogger for Shatterproof.

His latest book, The Egotist, tracks his development from a hedonistic New Yorker to a Kabbalist, on a path to find the meaning of life. This book offers a glimpse into the misunderstood world of Kabbalah and how the collective plea of Kabbalists has the power to correct the egos of individuals and the world at large.

You can get a copy of The Egotist for yourself below.


To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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Counting Sheep https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/counting-sheep/ Tue, 04 Aug 2015 13:00:29 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=5645 This week on The Confident Mind, I talk sleep.  I discuss how to think about what “normal” sleep is, how to work with your own sleep patterns, what sleep hygiene is and of course how mindfulness can help with sleeplessness. To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which […]

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on The Confident Mind, I talk sleep.  I discuss how to think about what “normal” sleep is, how to work with your own sleep patterns, what sleep hygiene is and of course how mindfulness can help with sleeplessness.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on The Confident Mind, I talk sleep.  I discuss how to think about what “normal” sleep is, how to work with your own sleep patterns, what sleep hygiene is and of course how mindfulness can help with sleeplessness.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

This week on The Confident Mind, I talk sleep.  I discuss how to think about what “normal” sleep is, how to work with your own sleep patterns, what sleep hygiene is and of course how mindfulness can help with sleeplessness.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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clean No no no 21:48 Kyle MacDonald
Turning Forty https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/turning-forty/ Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:00:38 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=5621 I turned forty this week, and I haven’t had a mid-life crisis but I did have a couple of experiences that got me thinking about the nature of fear and anxiety.  I talk about these experiences, and how mindfulness helps on this weeks episode of The Confident Mind. To see more about my online treatment […]

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

I turned forty this week, and I haven’t had a mid-life crisis but I did have a couple of experiences that got me thinking about the nature of fear and anxiety.  I talk about these experiences, and how mindfulness helps on this weeks episode of The Confident Mind.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

I turned forty this week, and I haven’t had a mid-life crisis but I did have a couple of experiences that got me thinking about the nature of fear and anxiety.  I talk about these experiences, and how mindfulness helps on this weeks episode of The Confident Mind.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

I turned forty this week, and I haven’t had a mid-life crisis but I did have a couple of experiences that got me thinking about the nature of fear and anxiety.  I talk about these experiences, and how mindfulness helps on this weeks episode of The Confident Mind.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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Blow Your Own Horn – Interview with Dwight Dilon https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/blow-your-own-horn-interview-with-dwight-dilon/ Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:00:14 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=5580 In this weeks episode of The Confident Mind I talk to Dwight Dilon, “America’s Authority on Performance Anxiety”, about his career as a professional jazz trombonist, his own struggle with performance anxiety or “stage fright”, and the techniques he has learned to overcome it. To see more about Dwight, or sign up for his newsletter […]

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Interview with Dwight Dilon

In this weeks episode of The Confident Mind I talk to Dwight Dilon, “America’s Authority on Performance Anxiety”, about his career as a professional jazz trombonist, his own struggle with performance anxiety or “stage fright”, and the techniques he has learned to overcome it.

To see more about Dwight, or sign up for his newsletter see: www.theanxietyannihilationmethod.com

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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Interview with Dwight Dilon

In this weeks episode of The Confident Mind I talk to Dwight Dilon, “America’s Authority on Performance Anxiety”, about his career as a professional jazz trombonist, his own struggle with performance anxiety or “stage fright”, and the techniques he has learned to overcome it.

To see more about Dwight, or sign up for his newsletter see: www.theanxietyannihilationmethod.com

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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Interview with Dwight Dilon

In this weeks episode of The Confident Mind I talk to Dwight Dilon, “America’s Authority on Performance Anxiety”, about his career as a professional jazz trombonist, his own struggle with performance anxiety or “stage fright”, and the techniques he has learned to overcome it.

To see more about Dwight, or sign up for his newsletter see: www.theanxietyannihilationmethod.com

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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clean No no no 26:11 Kyle MacDonald
Feelings About Feelings https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/feelings-about-feelings/ Tue, 14 Jul 2015 13:00:06 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=5578 In this weeks Confident Mind Podcast I introduce secondary emotions, how they contribute to escalating patterns of emotions and how panic is really “fear of fear.”  I explore how mindfulness helps with Panic Attacks and secondary emotions, and how to practice observing fear and panic thoughts.  Included is a brief mindfulness exercise on observing the pulse. […]

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

In this weeks Confident Mind Podcast I introduce secondary emotions, how they contribute to escalating patterns of emotions and how panic is really “fear of fear.”  I explore how mindfulness helps with Panic Attacks and secondary emotions, and how to practice observing fear and panic thoughts.  Included is a brief mindfulness exercise on observing the pulse.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

In this weeks Confident Mind Podcast I introduce secondary emotions, how they contribute to escalating patterns of emotions and how panic is really “fear of fear.”  I explore how mindfulness helps with Panic Attacks and secondary emotions, and how to practice observing fear and panic thoughts.  Included is a brief mindfulness exercise on observing the pulse.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

In this weeks Confident Mind Podcast I introduce secondary emotions, how they contribute to escalating patterns of emotions and how panic is really “fear of fear.”  I explore how mindfulness helps with Panic Attacks and secondary emotions, and how to practice observing fear and panic thoughts.  Included is a brief mindfulness exercise on observing the pulse.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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This is Your Brain on Fear https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/this-is-your-brain-on-fear/ Tue, 07 Jul 2015 13:00:24 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=5568 In this episode of The Confident Mind Podcast I explore the ways in which mindfulness changes how our brain is wired, including the research into the positive effects of regular mindfulness practice.  Included is a practical mindfulness exercise to help you relax and better manage stress. To see more about my online treatment program to help […]

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

In this episode of The Confident Mind Podcast I explore the ways in which mindfulness changes how our brain is wired, including the research into the positive effects of regular mindfulness practice.  Included is a practical mindfulness exercise to help you relax and better manage stress.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

In this episode of The Confident Mind Podcast I explore the ways in which mindfulness changes how our brain is wired, including the research into the positive effects of regular mindfulness practice.  Included is a practical mindfulness exercise to help you relax and better manage stress.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

In this episode of The Confident Mind Podcast I explore the ways in which mindfulness changes how our brain is wired, including the research into the positive effects of regular mindfulness practice.  Included is a practical mindfulness exercise to help you relax and better manage stress.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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When Willpower Won’t Work https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/when-willpower-wont-work/ Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:00:42 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=5487 In this episode of The Confident Mind Podcast I explore how willpower works, and doesn’t work, including some of the recent research on how to maximise willpower.  Included is a practical mindfulness exercise to help you better manage your willpower. To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which […]

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

In this episode of The Confident Mind Podcast I explore how willpower works, and doesn’t work, including some of the recent research on how to maximise willpower.  Included is a practical mindfulness exercise to help you better manage your willpower.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

In this episode of The Confident Mind Podcast I explore how willpower works, and doesn’t work, including some of the recent research on how to maximise willpower.  Included is a practical mindfulness exercise to help you better manage your willpower.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

In this episode of The Confident Mind Podcast I explore how willpower works, and doesn’t work, including some of the recent research on how to maximise willpower.  Included is a practical mindfulness exercise to help you better manage your willpower.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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Online Therapy: Interview with Dr. John Grohol of psychcentral.com https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/online-therapy-interview-with-dr-john-grohol-of-psychcentral-com/ Tue, 23 Jun 2015 13:00:23 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=5456 In this episode of The Confident Mind Podcast I talk with Dr. John Grohol of psychcentral.com about Online therapy.

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The Confident Mind Podcast John Grohol

In this episode of The Confident Mind Podcast I talk with Dr. John Grohol of psychcentral.com about Online therapy.
John  is a pioneer in online mental health, publishing the first commercial mental health portal in 1995.   He was the first to publish a self-help book online, as well as the first to publish the official diagnostic symptom lists for mental disorders online. In 2001, he created the world’s first mental health social networking community at Psych Central.
He is a founding member, fellow and the first president of the International Society for Mental Health Online.
Dr. Grohol currently publishes the 16-year-old psychcentral.com one of the leading mental health social networks online offering consumers professionally-reviewed mental health information, resources, news, research briefs, the popular World of Psychology blog, social networking tools, and dozens of safe, secure support communities.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind Podcast John Grohol

In this episode of The Confident Mind Podcast I talk with Dr. John Grohol of psychcentral.com about Online therapy.
John  is a pioneer in online mental health, publishing the first commercial mental health portal in 1995.   He was the first to publish a self-help book online, as well as the first to publish the official diagnostic symptom lists for mental disorders online. In 2001, he created the world’s first mental health social networking community at Psych Central.
He is a founding member, fellow and the first president of the International Society for Mental Health Online.
Dr. Grohol currently publishes the 16-year-old psychcentral.com one of the leading mental health social networks online offering consumers professionally-reviewed mental health information, resources, news, research briefs, the popular World of Psychology blog, social networking tools, and dozens of safe, secure support communities.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind Podcast John Grohol

In this episode of The Confident Mind Podcast I talk with Dr. John Grohol of psychcentral.com about Online therapy.
John  is a pioneer in online mental health, publishing the first commercial mental health portal in 1995.   He was the first to publish a self-help book online, as well as the first to publish the official diagnostic symptom lists for mental disorders online. In 2001, he created the world’s first mental health social networking community at Psych Central.
He is a founding member, fellow and the first president of the International Society for Mental Health Online.
Dr. Grohol currently publishes the 16-year-old psychcentral.com one of the leading mental health social networks online offering consumers professionally-reviewed mental health information, resources, news, research briefs, the popular World of Psychology blog, social networking tools, and dozens of safe, secure support communities.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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Just STOP https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/just-stop/ Tue, 16 Jun 2015 13:00:15 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=5454 In this episode of The Confident Mind Podcast I talk about the art of “just stopping”, how to take small moments of mindfulness through out a busy day and how this can help with stress and anxiety.  Included is a simple mindfulness exercise to try and some suggestions for daily practice. To see more about […]

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

In this episode of The Confident Mind Podcast I talk about the art of “just stopping”, how to take small moments of mindfulness through out a busy day and how this can help with stress and anxiety.  Included is a simple mindfulness exercise to try and some suggestions for daily practice.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

In this episode of The Confident Mind Podcast I talk about the art of “just stopping”, how to take small moments of mindfulness through out a busy day and how this can help with stress and anxiety.  Included is a simple mindfulness exercise to try and some suggestions for daily practice.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

In this episode of The Confident Mind Podcast I talk about the art of “just stopping”, how to take small moments of mindfulness through out a busy day and how this can help with stress and anxiety.  Included is a simple mindfulness exercise to try and some suggestions for daily practice.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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Chasing the Scream: Interview with Johann Hari (Part II) https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/chasing-the-scream-interview-with-johann-hari-part-ii/ Tue, 09 Jun 2015 15:00:18 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=5244 This week on the Confident Mind I talk with Johann Hari about his new book “Chasing the Scream: The First and last Days of the War on Drugs”.   Johann is a British journalist who has written for many of the world’s leading newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, Le Monde, the Guardian, […]

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Johann Hari Interview with Kyle MacDonald - Overcoming Social Anxiety

This week on the Confident Mind I talk with Johann Hari about his new book “Chasing the Scream: The First and last Days of the War on Drugs”.  

Johann is a British journalist who has written for many of the world’s leading newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, Le Monde, the Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, the New Republic, the Nation, Slate, El Mundo, and the Sydney Morning Herald. He was a lead op-ed columnist for the Independent, one of Britain’s leading newspapers, for nine years.

Johann was named ‘National Newspaper Journalist of the Year’ by Amnesty International twice. He was named ‘Environmental Commentator of the Year’ at the Editorial Intelligence awards, and ‘Gay Journalist of the Year’ at the Stonewall awards. He has also won the Martha Gellhorn Prize for political writing.

You can get a copy of Chasing The Scream for yourself below:


To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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Johann Hari Interview with Kyle MacDonald - Overcoming Social Anxiety

This week on the Confident Mind I talk with Johann Hari about his new book “Chasing the Scream: The First and last Days of the War on Drugs”.  

Johann is a British journalist who has written for many of the world’s leading newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, Le Monde, the Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, the New Republic, the Nation, Slate, El Mundo, and the Sydney Morning Herald. He was a lead op-ed columnist for the Independent, one of Britain’s leading newspapers, for nine years.

Johann was named ‘National Newspaper Journalist of the Year’ by Amnesty International twice. He was named ‘Environmental Commentator of the Year’ at the Editorial Intelligence awards, and ‘Gay Journalist of the Year’ at the Stonewall awards. He has also won the Martha Gellhorn Prize for political writing.

You can get a copy of Chasing The Scream for yourself below:


To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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Johann Hari Interview with Kyle MacDonald - Overcoming Social Anxiety

This week on the Confident Mind I talk with Johann Hari about his new book “Chasing the Scream: The First and last Days of the War on Drugs”.  

Johann is a British journalist who has written for many of the world’s leading newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, Le Monde, the Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, the New Republic, the Nation, Slate, El Mundo, and the Sydney Morning Herald. He was a lead op-ed columnist for the Independent, one of Britain’s leading newspapers, for nine years.

Johann was named ‘National Newspaper Journalist of the Year’ by Amnesty International twice. He was named ‘Environmental Commentator of the Year’ at the Editorial Intelligence awards, and ‘Gay Journalist of the Year’ at the Stonewall awards. He has also won the Martha Gellhorn Prize for political writing.

You can get a copy of Chasing The Scream for yourself below:


To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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Chasing the Scream: Interview with Johann Hari (Part I) https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/chasing-the-scream-interview-with-johann-hari-part-i/ Tue, 09 Jun 2015 13:00:59 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=5243 This week on the Confident Mind I talk with Johann Hari about his new book “Chasing the Scream: The First and last Days of the War on Drugs”.   Johann is a  British journalist who has written for many of the world’s leading newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, Le Monde, the Guardian, the […]

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Johann Hari Interview with Kyle MacDonald - Overcoming Social Anxiety

This week on the Confident Mind I talk with Johann Hari about his new book “Chasing the Scream: The First and last Days of the War on Drugs”.  

Johann is a  British journalist who has written for many of the world’s leading newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, Le Monde, the Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, the New Republic, the Nation, Slate, El Mundo, and the Sydney Morning Herald. He was a lead op-ed columnist for the Independent, one of Britain’s leading newspapers, for nine years.

Johann was named ‘National Newspaper Journalist of the Year’ by Amnesty International twice. He was named ‘Environmental Commentator of the Year’ at the Editorial Intelligence awards, and ‘Gay Journalist of the Year’ at the Stonewall awards. He has also won the Martha Gellhorn Prize for political writing.

You can get a copy of Chasing The Scream for yourself below:


To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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Johann Hari Interview with Kyle MacDonald - Overcoming Social Anxiety

This week on the Confident Mind I talk with Johann Hari about his new book “Chasing the Scream: The First and last Days of the War on Drugs”.  

Johann is a  British journalist who has written for many of the world’s leading newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, Le Monde, the Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, the New Republic, the Nation, Slate, El Mundo, and the Sydney Morning Herald. He was a lead op-ed columnist for the Independent, one of Britain’s leading newspapers, for nine years.

Johann was named ‘National Newspaper Journalist of the Year’ by Amnesty International twice. He was named ‘Environmental Commentator of the Year’ at the Editorial Intelligence awards, and ‘Gay Journalist of the Year’ at the Stonewall awards. He has also won the Martha Gellhorn Prize for political writing.

You can get a copy of Chasing The Scream for yourself below:


To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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Johann Hari Interview with Kyle MacDonald - Overcoming Social Anxiety

This week on the Confident Mind I talk with Johann Hari about his new book “Chasing the Scream: The First and last Days of the War on Drugs”.  

Johann is a  British journalist who has written for many of the world’s leading newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, Le Monde, the Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, the New Republic, the Nation, Slate, El Mundo, and the Sydney Morning Herald. He was a lead op-ed columnist for the Independent, one of Britain’s leading newspapers, for nine years.

Johann was named ‘National Newspaper Journalist of the Year’ by Amnesty International twice. He was named ‘Environmental Commentator of the Year’ at the Editorial Intelligence awards, and ‘Gay Journalist of the Year’ at the Stonewall awards. He has also won the Martha Gellhorn Prize for political writing.

You can get a copy of Chasing The Scream for yourself below:


To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Anxiety Toolkit: Interview with Dr. Alice Boyes https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/the-anxiety-toolkit-interview-with-dr-alice-boyes/ Tue, 02 Jun 2015 13:00:47 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=5240 This week on the Confident Mind Podcast I talk to Dr. Alice Boyes, a fellow New Zealander and former Clinical Psychologist, turned writer who now lives in Las Vegas.  She has had her research about couples published in leading international journals, including Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Alice writes a regular blog for Psychology […]

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Dr. Alice Boyes Interview with Kyle MacDonald - Overcoming Social Anxiety

This week on the Confident Mind Podcast I talk to Dr. Alice Boyes, a fellow New Zealander and former Clinical Psychologist, turned writer who now lives in Las Vegas.  She has had her research about couples published in leading international journals, including Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Alice writes a regular blog for Psychology Today and is the emotions expert for Women’s Health Australia.

Her writing is influenced by multiple different types of therapies, including techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, and Self-Compassion.

Her latest book is called The Anxiety Toolkit and you can get a copy for yourself below. 


To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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Dr. Alice Boyes Interview with Kyle MacDonald - Overcoming Social Anxiety

This week on the Confident Mind Podcast I talk to Dr. Alice Boyes, a fellow New Zealander and former Clinical Psychologist, turned writer who now lives in Las Vegas.  She has had her research about couples published in leading international journals, including Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Alice writes a regular blog for Psychology Today and is the emotions expert for Women’s Health Australia.

Her writing is influenced by multiple different types of therapies, including techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, and Self-Compassion.

Her latest book is called The Anxiety Toolkit and you can get a copy for yourself below. 


To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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Dr. Alice Boyes Interview with Kyle MacDonald - Overcoming Social Anxiety

This week on the Confident Mind Podcast I talk to Dr. Alice Boyes, a fellow New Zealander and former Clinical Psychologist, turned writer who now lives in Las Vegas.  She has had her research about couples published in leading international journals, including Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Alice writes a regular blog for Psychology Today and is the emotions expert for Women’s Health Australia.

Her writing is influenced by multiple different types of therapies, including techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, and Self-Compassion.

Her latest book is called The Anxiety Toolkit and you can get a copy for yourself below. 


To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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Positive Affirmations Don’t Work https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/positive-affirmations-dont-work/ Tue, 26 May 2015 13:00:17 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=4904 In this episode of “The Confident Mind,” I explore the self help idea of “positive affirmations”, why they don’t work, and how mindfulness skills can help us to more effectively deal with so called negative thinking patterns. To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What […]

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

In this episode of “The Confident Mind,” I explore the self help idea of “positive affirmations”, why they don’t work, and how mindfulness skills can help us to more effectively deal with so called negative thinking patterns.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

In this episode of “The Confident Mind,” I explore the self help idea of “positive affirmations”, why they don’t work, and how mindfulness skills can help us to more effectively deal with so called negative thinking patterns.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

In this episode of “The Confident Mind,” I explore the self help idea of “positive affirmations”, why they don’t work, and how mindfulness skills can help us to more effectively deal with so called negative thinking patterns.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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Vedic Meditation – Interview with Will Williams https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/vedic-meditation-interview-with-will-williams/ Tue, 19 May 2015 13:00:43 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=4902 This week on the “Confident Mind,” I talk to Will Williams.  Will is an independent teacher of Vedic meditation, who works with individuals to sustain balance and achieve success in all areas of their personal and professional lives.  After discovering meditation for himself, he studied to become a teacher, and began teaching first in Indonesia and […]

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The Confident Mind Interview with Will WIlliams

This week on the “Confident Mind,” I talk to Will Williams.  Will is an independent teacher of Vedic meditation, who works with individuals to sustain balance and achieve success in all areas of their personal and professional lives.  After discovering meditation for himself, he studied to become a teacher, and began teaching first in Indonesia and then in India.

When not teaching meditation, he is busy working as European Co-ordinator for One Giant Mind, a global charity dedicated to promoting all forms of meditation and researching their effects on individuals and society.

You can find out more about Will and his work at willwilliamsmeditation.co.uk

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The Confident Mind Interview with Will WIlliams

This week on the “Confident Mind,” I talk to Will Williams.  Will is an independent teacher of Vedic meditation, who works with individuals to sustain balance and achieve success in all areas of their personal and professional lives.  After discovering meditation for himself, he studied to become a teacher, and began teaching first in Indonesia and then in India.

When not teaching meditation, he is busy working as European Co-ordinator for One Giant Mind, a global charity dedicated to promoting all forms of meditation and researching their effects on individuals and society.

You can find out more about Will and his work at willwilliamsmeditation.co.uk

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The Confident Mind Interview with Will WIlliams

This week on the “Confident Mind,” I talk to Will Williams.  Will is an independent teacher of Vedic meditation, who works with individuals to sustain balance and achieve success in all areas of their personal and professional lives.  After discovering meditation for himself, he studied to become a teacher, and began teaching first in Indonesia and then in India.

When not teaching meditation, he is busy working as European Co-ordinator for One Giant Mind, a global charity dedicated to promoting all forms of meditation and researching their effects on individuals and society.

You can find out more about Will and his work at willwilliamsmeditation.co.uk

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Stop Watching the News https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/stop-watching-the-news/ Tue, 12 May 2015 13:00:43 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=4883 In this episode of “The Confident Mind,” I talk about how our mind is defined by what we pay attention to, and I use the research into the impact of watching daily television news broadcasts to illustrate the effects and how mindfulness enables us to choose very actively what we pay attention to, and therefore positively […]

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

In this episode of “The Confident Mind,” I talk about how our mind is defined by what we pay attention to, and I use the research into the impact of watching daily television news broadcasts to illustrate the effects and how mindfulness enables us to choose very actively what we pay attention to, and therefore positively influence, our moment to moment experience.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

In this episode of “The Confident Mind,” I talk about how our mind is defined by what we pay attention to, and I use the research into the impact of watching daily television news broadcasts to illustrate the effects and how mindfulness enables us to choose very actively what we pay attention to, and therefore positively influence, our moment to moment experience.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

In this episode of “The Confident Mind,” I talk about how our mind is defined by what we pay attention to, and I use the research into the impact of watching daily television news broadcasts to illustrate the effects and how mindfulness enables us to choose very actively what we pay attention to, and therefore positively influence, our moment to moment experience.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Anxiety Trance: Interview with Mark Tyrrell https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/the-anxiety-trance/ Tue, 05 May 2015 13:00:54 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=4878 In this episode of “The Confident Mind” I talk to Mark Tyrrell an experienced therapist, trainer and speaker who regularly writes on psychology with a difference.   He is the co-founder of Uncommon Knowledge, a solution-focused therapy training company which provides online training in therapy and counselling skills worldwide. Mark writes a therapy training blog with his thoughts […]

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The Confident Mind Podcast Interview with Mark Tyrell

In this episode of “The Confident Mind” I talk to Mark Tyrrell an experienced therapist, trainer and speaker who regularly writes on psychology with a difference.   He is the co-founder of Uncommon Knowledge, a solution-focused therapy training company which provides online training in therapy and counselling skills worldwide. Mark writes a therapy training blog with his thoughts on psychotherapy at www.unk.com/blog

Mark and I discuss the role of hypnotherapy in treating Social Anxiety along with Mark’s new book “New Ways of Seeing: The Art of Therapeutic Re-framing”, and you can get a copy for yourself below.


To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind Podcast Interview with Mark Tyrell

In this episode of “The Confident Mind” I talk to Mark Tyrrell an experienced therapist, trainer and speaker who regularly writes on psychology with a difference.   He is the co-founder of Uncommon Knowledge, a solution-focused therapy training company which provides online training in therapy and counselling skills worldwide. Mark writes a therapy training blog with his thoughts on psychotherapy at www.unk.com/blog

Mark and I discuss the role of hypnotherapy in treating Social Anxiety along with Mark’s new book “New Ways of Seeing: The Art of Therapeutic Re-framing”, and you can get a copy for yourself below.


To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind Podcast Interview with Mark Tyrell

In this episode of “The Confident Mind” I talk to Mark Tyrrell an experienced therapist, trainer and speaker who regularly writes on psychology with a difference.   He is the co-founder of Uncommon Knowledge, a solution-focused therapy training company which provides online training in therapy and counselling skills worldwide. Mark writes a therapy training blog with his thoughts on psychotherapy at www.unk.com/blog

Mark and I discuss the role of hypnotherapy in treating Social Anxiety along with Mark’s new book “New Ways of Seeing: The Art of Therapeutic Re-framing”, and you can get a copy for yourself below.


To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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All Roads Lead to Rome https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/all-roads-lead-to-rome/ Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:00:49 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=4596 In this episode of “The Confident Mind,” I talk about how Mindfulness helps people overcome Social Anxiety, and how ultimately all treatments that “work” for Social Anxiety utilise the same process: helping us to better observe and understand the way our mind works. To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social […]

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

In this episode of “The Confident Mind,” I talk about how Mindfulness helps people overcome Social Anxiety, and how ultimately all treatments that “work” for Social Anxiety utilise the same process: helping us to better observe and understand the way our mind works.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

In this episode of “The Confident Mind,” I talk about how Mindfulness helps people overcome Social Anxiety, and how ultimately all treatments that “work” for Social Anxiety utilise the same process: helping us to better observe and understand the way our mind works.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

In this episode of “The Confident Mind,” I talk about how Mindfulness helps people overcome Social Anxiety, and how ultimately all treatments that “work” for Social Anxiety utilise the same process: helping us to better observe and understand the way our mind works.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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Yes, My Social Anxiety Podcast is Here! https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/the-confident-mind-podcast/introduction/ Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:00:33 +0000 Kyle MacDonald https://overcomingsocialanxiety.com/?post_type=podcast&p=4555 In this, the first episode of “The Confident Mind,” the weekly Podcast of overcomingsocialanxiety.com, I outline the basics of Mindfulness, talks about the sorts of topics that this Podcast will cover and gives a small practical example or “taster” of mindfulness practice. To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, […]

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

In this, the first episode of “The Confident Mind,” the weekly Podcast of overcomingsocialanxiety.com, I outline the basics of Mindfulness, talks about the sorts of topics that this Podcast will cover and gives a small practical example or “taster” of mindfulness practice.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

In this, the first episode of “The Confident Mind,” the weekly Podcast of overcomingsocialanxiety.com, I outline the basics of Mindfulness, talks about the sorts of topics that this Podcast will cover and gives a small practical example or “taster” of mindfulness practice.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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The Confident Mind - Social Anxiety Podcast

In this, the first episode of “The Confident Mind,” the weekly Podcast of overcomingsocialanxiety.com, I outline the basics of Mindfulness, talks about the sorts of topics that this Podcast will cover and gives a small practical example or “taster” of mindfulness practice.

To see more about my online treatment program to help you Overcome Social Anxiety, which is “Pay What You Want” (yes really, $1, $5, $50 it’s up to you!) go to: overcomingsocialanxiety.com/program

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clean No no no 18:35 Kyle MacDonald