#14 - Role of our DNA/Genes in defining who we are
Mark is a social and personality psychologist who has studied, written about, and taught courses on motivation, emotion, self-awareness, social relationships, and psychological well-being for more than 40 years. Having retired from Duke University in 2019, he continues to work on a variety of projects, many of which focus on writing, speaking, and blogging about human behavior for the general public.
February 07, 2021
#13 What is User Centric "Service Design" ? & How it makes products Psychologically Savvy ?
Giovanni Ruello - An Expert at Service Design elaborates this new stream of Design Thinking which is redefining how organization are delighting their customers and gaining competitive advantage. A vital aspect of service design is to bring in the key concept of Cognitive Psychology to practice and further unearth the hidden needs that the users might not have been able to express during regular customer interviews.
December 18, 2020
Episode 12: Why do being healthy and losing weight commitments FAIL ? Fitness Psychology
How many of you rung in the New Year with a renewed commitment to lose weight, only to throw in the towel until 2019? Be honest. If this cycle has occurred more times than you'd like to admit, you should listen to this episode. Craig Harper - A fitness coach & exercise scientist from Australia explains why do the commitments fail and further provides us the strategies to break this vicious circle. https://www.craigharper.net/
October 18, 2020
Episode 11: A Series of related Coincidences (Synchronicity)
Can a coincidence be more than just a coincidence? After all, some coincidences are so uncanny, so striking and so captivating that they seem “meant to be”. Chris Mackey is a clinical and counseling psychologist and Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society with 40 years’ psychotherapy experience details out the larger purpose of life by analyzing and accepting the recurring coincidences as a sign towards wellbeing and success. www.thinkingpsychologist.com Resources: https://play.google.com/store/audiobooks/details?pcampaignid=books_assistant&id=AQAAAECsPHF8zM
September 27, 2020
Episode 10: Life changing story of an alternative pop artist who turned to spirituality to find peace and tranquility
Have you heard this song by "Old Man River - Sunshine" if not pause and click on the below link to listen to it, (it's amazing). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3icMKb2Y3GQ&list=RD3icMKb2Y3GQ&start_radio=1&t=0 How does an Alternative Pop Music Star harnesses the power of traditional kirtan music to transform his life and further find peace & tranquility? Listen to this life-changing and thought-provoking story in the 10th Episode of thinking psychologist podcast. Our Guest (Omkar Kirtan) details out his life transition from pop fame artist to turning into a Spiritual Kirtan Artist. www.omkarkirtan.com/music www.facebook.com/omkarkirtan www.instagram.com/omkar_kirtan 'In The Names Of Love' Out Now: https://album.link/au/i/1517841258
September 19, 2020
Episode 9: Change your Brain, Change your PAIN
Living with pain is a constant battle to fight the physical discomfort as well as the mental and emotional side effects it causes. Trying to attack all symptoms at once can seem overwhelming. Mark Grant - Psychologist explains how this constant suffering can affect a person’s mentality in a number of different ways. It can influence thoughts, feelings, sleep patterns, memory, concentration, and even connections with others. Modern techniques being able to solve the same. Topics Covered - Thoughts, Feelings & Emotions - EMDR References: https://www.amazon.com/New-Change-Your-Brain-Pain/dp/1925457249/ref=sr_1_1?crid=137CH0ZWQ27DM&dchild=1&keywords=change+your+brain+change+your+pain&qid=1600081032&sprefix=change+your+braib+change+your+pain%2Caps%2C415&sr=8-1 https://www.amazon.com/Pain-Control-Emdr-Treatment-Revised/dp/1925457443/ref=sr_1_2?crid=9J4K8BDDX9IF&dchild=1&keywords=pain+control+with+emdr+mark+grant&qid=1600081089&sprefix=pain+control+with+emdr%2Caps%2C404&sr=8-2
September 15, 2020
Episode 8: Lucid Dreaming Explained
Have you ever started dreaming and suddenly realized that you were in a dream? Have you ever managed to gain control over your dream narrative? If your answer to either of these is “yes,” you have experienced what is called lucid dreaming. Peter Torok (Expert & Lucid Dream Coach) from https://howtoluciddream.org/ elaborates on tips and tricks that would help you get into the state of Lucid dreaming fast and experience inception like scenario (Like a dream with a dream .... well Kind of) Reference Links from the Podcast: https://www.udemy.com/course/luciddreamingtraining/?referralCode=48AD1D9F9536FB4B3B16 https://www.udemy.com/course/astral-projection-out-of-body-travel-lucid-dreaming-guided-meditation/?referralCode=2BD6D27DA1266AFBA660 https://www.udemy.com/course/above-the-ego-neuroplasticity-mindfulness/?referralCode=506211C19A4A4F117C81 https://www.udemy.com/course/astral-projection-out-of-body-travel-lucid-dreaming-guided-meditation/?referralCode=2BD6D27DA1266AFBA660 https://www.udemy.com/course/law-of-attraction-real-manifest-quantum-physics-the-secret/?referralCode=C3ACEDCBCDACB3A4F4D0
September 07, 2020
Episode 7: Sound & Vibration as a key to Healing, Explained
For thousands of years, the sound has been a proven method for increasing one’s awareness. The humming of your own voice, the sound of water, the sound of a gong or a singing bowl, wind, or the marvelous song of a bird can serve as a powerful bridge to the present, the place where awareness lies, the moment at hand. Ann Martin from https://www.milehighhealingvibe.com/ talks about the transformative power of Singing Bowls, Gongs, and Meditations to help people find wellness, comfort, and centering through sound and vibration.
August 30, 2020
EPISODE 6: What is your audience imagining during a presentation ? Presentation Psychology Explained.
Rob Willis is a Presentation skills & storytelling trainer based out of Berlin. In this podcast, he elaborates on what elements form the building blocks of awesome storytelling and how to make your audience get lost in their own imagination during a presentation. Further, we talk about rational vs emotional decision making and how they form an essential tool of persuasion that should be in the armoury of every professional. https://www.linkedin.com/in/robdwillis/
August 21, 2020
Episode 5: Development of Human Consciousness, Self Awareness from the Perspective of Evolution of Religion
Michelle Diamond The Author of Book - Darwin's Apple (The Evolutionary Biology of Religion) www.Darwinsapple.com discusses the role of sacrifice and sacrificial rituals in the development of human consciousness, both in terms of self-awareness and of moral outlook, and further elaborates on human consciousness and his take on the evolution of religion and its behavioral beliefs. https://www.amazon.com/Darwins-Apple-Evolutionary-Biology-Religion-ebook/dp/B00EWTJL6Y/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&qid=1597403271&refinements=p_27%3AMitchell+Diamond&s=books&sr=1-2&text=Mitchell+Diamond
August 14, 2020
EPISODE 4: Mindfulness Meditation Explained
A Clinical Psychologist from Hong Kong trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction elaborates on the power of Mindfulness Meditation to transform lives.
August 02, 2020
Episode 3: How to get into "The State of Flow" - FAST
An industrial psychologist with active interest in human behavior talks about the building blocks for achieving the state of flow and further explains why it matters. https://www.linkedin.com/in/fresiajackson/ Resources: Flow ted talk https://www.ted.com/talks/mihaly_csikszentmihalyi_flow_the_secret_to_happiness?language=en VIA Strengths assessment https://www.viacharacter.org/ Job crafting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_igfnctYjA Be your own study participant http://www.wellocracy.com/mobile-mood-apps/mobile-mood-apps-chart/
July 13, 2020
Episode2: There is no such thing like Rational Decision Making
Rob Sutcliff - An expert UI & UX designer from Reading UK explains there is no such thing as rational decision making. He brings in examples from various aspects of human psychology and further provides examples on how we make decisions based on our decisions and once the decisions are made we try to provide a rational explanation to the same. Podcast Reference Course: https://www.udemy.com/course/master-digital-product-design-ux-research-ui-design/?couponCode=THINKING-PSYCH
July 08, 2020
Episode 1: Harnessing the power of unconscious mind via Meditation
Guest: Prof. Paul Cline (An Award-Winning Celebrity Educator, Coach, Therapist And CEO Of Advanced Ideas, Inc) Key Questions answered in this podcast: "Why do people come to India for spirituality ?" "Does Meditation provide magical creativity powers ?" "How to tap into the unconscious mind using meditation ?" Key Resources / Follow up : REBT: https://www.udemy.com/course/rebt-psychology-self-help/?couponCode=REBT-DISCOUNT-POD ZEN: https://www.udemy.com/course/zen-buddhist-tools-skills-buddhism-mindfulness/?couponCode=ZEN-DISCOUNT-POD
July 01, 2020