Where Is My Mind?

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Where is my Mind? is a podcast about how we can navigate the manic, always-on, and head-melting world we live in. Produced by Niall Breslin and Ciara O'Connor Walsh.

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In this episode, Niall is joined by Stewart Wallis, chair of the Wellbeing Economy Alliance, a global collaboration working together to transform the economic system into one that delivers human and ecological wellbeing. What's the economy got to do with psychology and mental health you may ask? It has everything to do with it, as our current economic systems do not support the needs of humanity.Niall and Stewart discuss how our current economy is failing us, something Stewart defines using four 'U's; unsustainable, unfair, unstable and making us unhappy, what a wellbeing economy would look like and how we can start to put necessary change in motion.Produced by Niall Breslin, Aoife Plunkett and Ciara O'Connor Walsh. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Nov 22

51 min 14 sec

We've made it. In the final instalment of the Marathon Mind journey, Niall, our four participants, coaches and hundreds of other people took to Niall's hometown of Mullingar to complete one of the most testing of all endurance events, a marathon.What started as an ambitious idea in January to fight lockdown blues, saw a community come together to support, learn and train, with many being first time runners. Buckle up lads, this is an emotional one.To all the team, coaches, crew and sound people of Mullingar, thank you for making this happen.Produced by Niall Breslin and Aoife Plunkett. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Nov 15

51 min 51 sec

In this episode, Niall is joined by Richard Chambers, news correspondent and one of the main faces of reporting throughout the pandemic. Richard has just released his first book, A State Of Emergency, which is an electrifying behind-the-scenes account of a year that brought Ireland to the brink and back.Niall and Richard discuss the political powers plays that sometimes overshadowed the pandemic, how being immersed in the chaos affected Richard personally and how important it is that we collectively reflect on the last 18 months and heal at our own pace. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Nov 8

55 min 16 sec

In this episode, Niall is joined by the incredible Adam Grant. That blah feeling we've all had during the pandemic? It's called languishing, and Adam's piece on the 'middle child of mental health' has been one of the most shared articles of 2021. They discuss how Adam, even as an organizational psychologist, experienced this and how Mario Kart helped him break through.They also discuss Adam's latest book Think Again, and the power that comes with rethinking and unlearning.Produced by Niall Breslin, Aoife Plunkett and Ciara O'Connor Walsh. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Nov 1

1 hr 7 min

In this week's podcast, Niall is handing over the mic. To celebrate and honour Black History Month, Femi Bankole, co-founder of Black And Irish, will be hosting the episode to discuss the black mental health experience, and how different ethnic groups are impacted by their culture, traditions and environment.Black And Irish aims to highlight and celebrate the struggles and successes of the Black and Mixed Race Irish community by sharing their stories online and through their podcast. Femi is joined by fellow members Kenny, Amanda and Jacinta, who also share their experiences.Produced by Niall Breslin, Aoife Plunkett and Ciara O'Connor Walsh. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Oct 25

45 min 47 sec

In this episode, Niall speaks to our Marathon Mind participants as they're now less than 4 weeks away from taking on their very first marathon. They speak about the toughest elements of their training so far and how the next four weeks is all about staying connected to your why, but also holding it lightly.Niall is also joined by our team of talented coaches, Rob Heffernan, Colin Griffin, Derry McVeigh, Sharon Madigan, Michael Keane and Louize Carroll who share their advice for the final stretch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Oct 18

56 min 36 sec

All throughout this pandemic, we have been protected, treated and healed by heroes and heroines on the front line, fighting to save lives whilst risking their own.In honour of these angels, Niall and his band The Blizzards are re-releasing their biggest hit Trust Me I'm A Doctor. In a very special collaboration with the RTE Concert Orchestra, the aim is to raise awareness and funds for Heroes Aid, a new Irish Charity which provides educational and psychological support to all healthcare staff.In this episode, Niall speaks to some of those heroes about their experiences and the true impact it's had on them and their colleagues. He also talks through the creation of this special project and how you can support our frontline heroes.TEXT HERO TO 50300 to donate €4 or visit gofundme.com/f/HelpOurHealthcareHeroesProduced by Niall Breslin, Aoife Plunkett and Ciara O'Connor Walsh. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Oct 11

55 min 10 sec

In this episode, Niall is joined by professor and author of The Happiness Industry, Will Davies, to ask just how well is the wellness industry. They discuss how Government and business has brought wellness into economics, and how we must celebrate that we're taking better care of our bodies and minds, but also be aware that it exploits our deepest insecurities. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Oct 4

50 min 50 sec

In this episode, Niall meets Irish Minister for Mental Health, Mary Butler. They talk about the mental health system in Ireland, and how it needs a dramatic reimagining. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Sep 27

52 min 38 sec

In this episode, Niall is joined by Dr. Sinead Kane, an ultra-marathon runner who has only 5% vision and is registered legally blind. Sinead has overcome many obstacles in her life, from her disability to those who didn't believe in her, but has gone on to achieve two PhD's, qualify as a lawyer and compete across the world in ultradistance running, with two Guinness World Records under her belt. Sinead holds the record for the first blind person to run 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents. She also achieved the record for furthest distance for a female on a treadmill in 12 hours.Niall and Sinead discuss her incredible resilience, and her inner drive to constantly beat the odds. She also offers some advice to our Marathon Mind community ahead of our Mullingar Marathon Mind on November 13th, and explains how she consistently chooses to be visionary, not blind. Register for Mullingar Marathon Mind here: https://www.njuko.net/marathon-mindProduced by Niall Breslin, Aoife Plunkett and Ciara O'Connor Walsh. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Sep 20

47 min 28 sec

Welcome to The Therapy Room series, where Niall is joined by psychologists Dr. Tony Bates and Louize Carroll to discuss approaches to a variety of different themes that come up in the therapy setting. In this episode, Tony and Louize discuss attachment theory, stripping it back to the basics, explaining attachment styles and discussing how having a better understanding of our attachment to childhood caregivers can help us to approach our adult relationships in a healthier way. Dr Tony Bates was Head of Psychology for 30 years in St James's Hospital Dublin, he established and directed the MSc Cognitive Psychotherapy in TCD, he also founded Jigsaw (The National Centre for Youth Mental Health) in 2006 to meet the mental health needs young people. Louize Carroll, a consultant psychologist, was part of the implementation and establishment of Jigsaw across Ireland, she is co-founder of a new online therapy platform called PRISM Therapy Online, provides direct therapy, works on prolific child protection cases and delivers leadership development training.Both are two of the most compelling and illuminating speakers on the human condition, on suffering and on the therapeutic process. Together in the Therapy Room episodes each month, we will be discussing approaches to a variety of different problems that are encountered in the therapy setting. Tony and Louize will talk about what they’ve learned being in the privileged position of being let into people’s innermost worlds, and we invite suggestions from our listeners on any specific mental health or general life struggle themes or topics you might want to know more about.Produced by Niall Breslin, Aoife Plunkett and Ciara O'Connor Walsh. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Sep 13

59 min 55 sec

In this episode, Niall is joined by Ireland's Ombudsman For Children, Dr. Niall Muldoon, for an important conversation about the lives of children in 2021. They discuss the importance making Ireland's children feel safe and heard, and how although major progress has been made in some areas, children are still falling victim to homelessness, poverty and inequality.They also discuss how children have handled the pandemic, how some have been more adversely affected and what can be done to make sure no child is left behind. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Sep 6

54 min 14 sec

In this episode, Niall dives into the cultural phenomenon of Love Island and it's potential downfall following a controversial season. He's joined by two former super-fans and commentators of the show, Orlaith Condon and Fionnuala Jones, to discuss the unforgivable issues of this season, why they're turning their backs on it and how the culture of reality TV audiences has changed since the days of Big Brother. They also discuss how reality TV can do better in a society that has evolved to be more empathetic towards people's wellbeing. Plus, Niall is joined by Professor Louise Crowley of the UCC Bystander Intervention programme to hear how they're using Love Island case studies to teach students about toxic behaviours. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Aug 30

1 hr 3 min

In this episode, Niall checks in with our four Marathon Mind participants as they face the final stages of this journey. We hear how they're feeling now that they've hit their half marathon milestone and have the official date in sight for Mullingar Marathon Mind, what they've been finding difficult over the last number of weeks and what lessons they want to take with them into the rest of their training.We're at the point where motivation levels are fading and some people are beginning to fall off the wagon, so Niall speaks to Olympic athlete and our running coach Rob Heffernan about how to keep going, but also how it's up to each individual to show up for themselves. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Aug 23

47 min 35 sec

Off the back of the announcement that Ireland's biggest music and arts festival Electric Picnic will not be going ahead this year, Niall speaks to a panel of experts about the urgent need for guidance on the reopening of the Irish music and events industry post-pandemic.He's joined by Professor Luke O'Neill, immunologist from Trinity College Dublin, Danny O'Reilly, the frontman of hugely successful Irish band The Coronas and Kim O'Callaghan, project manager, deputy event controller and director of Minding Creative Minds.The panel discuss the huge impact the closure of the industry has had on it's workers and call on the Irish Government to provide a clear and fair roadmap for the industry to get back on it's feet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Aug 12

43 min 46 sec

In our second episode of The Therapy Room Niall speaks to psychologists Dr. Tony Bates and Louize Carroll about narcissists, a topic highly requested by our listeners. They discuss the destructive effect a narcissist can have on a person's sense of self, the foundations and explanations of why they are that way and what you can do if you're in a relationship with one.Dr Tony Bates was Head of Psychology for 30 years in St James's Hospital Dublin, he established and directed the MSc Cognitive Psychotherapy in TCD, he also founded Jigsaw (The National Centre for Youth Mental Health) in 2006 to meet the mental health needs young people. Louize Carroll, a consultant psychologist, was part of the implementation and establishment of Jigsaw across Ireland, she is co-founder of a new online therapy platform called PRISM Therapy Online, provides direct therapy, works on prolific child protection cases and delivers leadership development training.Both are two of the most compelling and illuminating speakers on the human condition, on suffering and on the therapeutic process. Together in the Therapy Room episodes each month, we will be discussing approaches to a variety of different problems that are encountered in the therapy setting. Tony and Louize will talk about what they’ve learned being in the privileged position of being let into people’s innermost worlds, and we invite suggestions from our listeners on any specific mental health or general life struggle themes or topics you might want to know more about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Aug 9

53 min 25 sec

Have you ever woken up in the middle for the night and can't get back to sleep? In this episode, Niall speaks to Clark Strand, a former Zen Buddhist monk and author of 'Waking Up To The Dark; Ancient Wisdom For A Sleepless Age'Niall speaks to Clark about why he goes walking in the middle of the night, how the modern world is over-saturated with artificial light that affects both our body and soul, and why we need to get comfortable with darkness. They also discuss the meditative benefits of secular prayer and how it can better connect you to yourself and other people. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Aug 2

57 min 16 sec

In this episode, Niall is joined by Brian O'Driscoll, legendary former rugby player, businessman and head of community for Gym+Coffee. Having had such a monumental career as an elite athlete, Brian offers some advice to our community of Marathon Mind runners, talks about how he dealt with the highs and lows, physically and mentally, and how at the end of the day it's always the community of people around you that pull you through. He also answered some questions from our four participants Marion, Danny, Michelle and Pheim, and we also hear from our running coach Rob Heffernan after some of our community reached the half marathon milestone. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Jul 26

39 min 56 sec

Welcome to a newly built extension onto the Where Is My Mind podcast, called the Therapy Room.This is the first in a series of episodes where I speak with two of the most impressive psychologists I’ve encountered in my time working in the field of mental health - Dr Tony Bates, Head of Psychology for 30 years in St James's Hospital Dublin he also established and directed the MSc Cognitive Psychotherapy in TCD, he also founded Jigsaw (The National Centre for Youth Mental Health) in 2006 to meet the mental health needs young people. And Louize Carroll, a consultant psychologist who was part of the implementation and establishment of Jigsaw across Ireland, she is co-founder of a new online therapy platform called PRISM Therapy Online, provides direct therapy, works on prolific child protection cases and delivers leadership development training.Both are two of the most compelling and illuminating speakers on the human condition, on suffering and on the therapeutic process. I think one of the things I like about them is that neither of them mince their words. Or sugar coat. Part of what makes them so compelling is that when they speak you know you’re hearing it like it really is. As it really happens. And when they give suggestions for solutions and and recovery and pathways to health. You know they work, because they’re not always easy solutions. It’s much easier to spout Pollyanna top tips to gain notoriety than it is to speak the truth. But it’s the truth we are all after.Together in the Therapy Room episodes each month, we will be discussing approaches to a variety of different problems that are encountered in the therapy setting. Tony and Louize will talk about what they’ve learned being in the privileged position of being let into people’s innermost worlds, and we invite suggestions from our listeners on any specific mental health or general life struggle themes or topics you might want to know more about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Jul 19

51 min 48 sec

In this episode, Niall looks back on the moment a few weeks ago when his best friend Liam called to say his dog Kaiser had to be put down. Kaiser was more than a pet to Liam, he was an extension of him. In the aftermath of his passing Liam said to Niall "dogs get into a place in your heart that humans can't reach" Niall speaks to Liam about the loss of Kaiser and the wonderful impact he had on his life. He's also joined by Dr. Gregory Berns, a neuroscientist of dogs at Emory University, to talk about the unique relationship between humans and dogs, how they can teach us to be more mindful and whether they love us as much as we love them. Brace yourselves, this may be the podcast equivalent of Marley & Me, but it will make you appreciate how our four-legged friends make the world a better place. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Jul 12

55 min 57 sec

In this episode, Niall is joined by the frontman of Irish band Picture This, Ryan Hennessey. Having just released their third studio album Life In Colour, Niall speaks to Ryan about their phenomenal and rapid rise to success. He explores what drives Ryan as a songwriter, and as a human being. They also get into the transformative year Ryan has had on a journey of diving deeper into himself, the new clarity it's brought to his music and how he's choosing to live life in colour. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Jul 5

53 min 50 sec

In this episode, Niall catches up with Michelle and Pheilim, two of our Marathon Mind participants; and we hear updates on the mental struggles of the gruelling training theyve been on, as well as their personal journeys alongside the training that have impacted their motivation and energy as they continue to push to the finish line - the marathon itself. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Jun 28

57 min 3 sec

In this episode, Niall is joined by economist, broadcaster and bestselling author Noreena Hertz. They discuss her book 'The Lonely Century: A Call To Reconnect' and how loneliness has been a huge problem long before the pandemic. With loneliness having a equivalent affect on physical health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, Noreena explains how our society has been built to focus on individuality and removes the togetherness and connection we all crave, but how the power is on our hands to fix it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Jun 21

51 min 1 sec

In this episode we're celebrating pride, remembering that it began as a protest and we must not lose sight of that. Niall is joined by Alex Campbell, a non-binary human who is well known for their stage persona as drag king Phil T. Gorgeous. Alex has been navigating their own identity, particularly over the last number of years, and speaks to Niall about this exploration of self, growing up different in conservative Ireland, the journey our country has been on since the Marriage Equality Referendum, and how far we still have left to go. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Jun 14

50 min 35 sec

In a follow up to the Psychedelic Renaissance episode with the founder of MAPS Rick Doblin, Niall speaks to the co-founders and co-directors of Alalaho, Stefana Bosse and Ciara Sherlock. Alalaho facilitates psycho-spiritual retreats in the Netherlands, where they support people through their psychedelic journey in a therapeutic and safe environment. We also speak to Lauren MacDonald, an amazing woman with an amazing story. Lauren is a medical doctor and psychiatrist who found her way to psychedelics while trying to process the trauma of overcoming stage four cancer, having previously been given just 12 months to live. She had her first psychedelic experience with Alalaho, and said it completely transformed her life. There is still a stigma attached to psychedelics, but their use in treatment of mental health issues is advancing incredibly quickly, so we ask you to listen with an open mind. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Jun 7

52 min 57 sec

In this episode, Niall finally escapes the constrictions of Zoom and takes a long drive down to Co. Cork to visit two of our Marathon Mind participants, Marion and Danny. Sitting with them in their first in-person interviews, Niall gets a real sense of their personal journey, their motivation, their struggles and how it's impacting their lives. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

May 31

48 min 32 sec

In this episode, Niall and his sister Julie have a very important conversation about the impact hormones can have on the physical and emotional health of women. They're joined by Dr. Sara Gottfried, a physician and gynaecologist who not only specialises in the area of hormones but has her own personal experience with it too. Niall, Julie and Dr. Sara discuss how stress impacts hormone levels in both men and women, the bigger picture look we need to be taking with our health and the women's health struggles that so many are facing silence. This is a topic that has been so highly requested by our listeners. However, if you're a man and considering skipping this episode because it's not relevant to you, please stick around. These are your sisters, your mother, your partner, your friends and your colleagues. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

May 24

45 min 40 sec

In this episode, Niall is joined by cyberpsychologist Dr Ciarán Mc Mahon to talk all about the anxieties of WhatsApp. Do you ever wake up in a sweat realising you haven't replied to someone? Struggle to keep up with your group chats? Do you feel the pressure to be constantly reachable in the 'always on' modern world? Ciarán is a director of the Institute of Cyber Security and the author of 'The Psychology Of Social Media'. He and Niall dive into the nitty gritty of how WhatsApp is affecting our heads, along with the power of big tech, how apps are hacking our brains and the worrying long term impact they could have on real human connection. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

May 17

57 min 44 sec

In this episode, Niall speaks to clinical psychologist Lucy Johnstone, co-author of the 'Power Threat Meaning Framework' with Mary Boyle. The framework acts as an alternative to psychiatric diagnosis and offers a new perspective on why people may experience different types of distress, without giving medical labels. Niall and Lucy discuss the reasoning behind the framework, the core principles and how they're implemented and how it applies to Niall's own journey.Both the framework and it's authors have been subjected to backlash, although they've also received a huge amount of support and respect from their peers. The framework has been used successfully in Ireland through youth mental health service Jigsaw.For more information:The Power Threat Meaning Framework website for all documents and resources:https://www.bps.org.uk/power-threat-meaning-frameworkA book showing how to construct a PTMF narrative:https://www.pccs-books.co.uk/products/a-straight-talking-introduction-to-the-power-threat-meaning-framework-an-alternative-to-psychiatric-diagnosis Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

May 10

55 min 24 sec

In this episode, Niall checks in with our four Marathon Mind participants, Marion, Danny, Michelle and Phelim, as we enter what psychologist Louize calls the 'Tuesday' of the training, Each participant has hit their own roadblocks in the past month, mentally, emotionally and physically. The four sit down with Niall and Louize to talk them through and give some support to each other.We also hear from some of our community taking part in the training all over world.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

May 3

53 min 5 sec

In this episode, Niall has one of the most important conversations we've ever had on this podcast with Dr. Mike Ryan, the man leading the World Health Organisation's emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As Executive Director of WHO's Health Emergencies Programme, Dr. Ryan says this pandemic has exposed the inequality of our health systems worldwide. They discuss how the systems we have need to be re-evaluated and how to move forward we must take a wider world view. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Apr 26

1 hr 11 min

In this episode, Niall speaks to Ireland's leader, Taoiseach Micheál Martin, about the failures of the country's mental health service. They delve into how we can develop better systems of care and support within mental health, how education is a crucial part of this and how policy now needs to start catching up with conversation and awareness. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Apr 19

1 hr 12 min

In this episode, Niall speaks to Professor David Voas, a demographer and sociologist of religion and the co-author of the paper The Emergence Of Conspirituality. They discuss the convergence of new age spirituality and conspiracy theories, how misinformation is a dangerous factor and how we, as humans, have an innate need to believe in something. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Apr 12

53 min 41 sec

This week's episode is our second instalment of the Marathon Mind journey, 'Waves'. Niall checks in with our coaches to discuss the reoccurring themes of the first month, and with our four individuals Marion, Danny, Phelim and Michelle to see how they've been finding everything so far. He also speaks to neuroscientist Michael Keane about the EEG scans each participant had done. Marathon Mind will be bringing four individuals, each with their own unique challenges in life, on a nine-month journey to complete one of the most testing of all endurance events, a marathon. Our aim is to train the mind to make the body strong, not the other way around. Join us on the Where Is My Mind podcast over the next nine months to follow their stories and hear expert advice from our incredible, focused and driven team as we help them to the finish line.Want to join the journey with us? Follow us on @marathonmindofficial on Instagram where we’ll be sharing our training programmes and updates along the way. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Apr 5

1 hr 6 min

In this week's episode Niall speaks to one of Ireland's musical treasures Imelda May about her new album '11 past the hour' and what love means to her in all it's forms. They also discuss the tones of equality in her spoken word work and how she's learned to look after her head throughout her music career. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Mar 29

55 min 46 sec

This week's episode of the Where Is My Mind podcast is a unique listening experience where Niall is taken through the therapeutic process by one of Ireland’s most eminent and experienced psychologists, Dr. Tony Bates. Therapy has been a big part of Niall’s own journey and the podcast wants to highlight the process in an accessible and authentic way to demonstrate its life altering capacity. The conversation ranges from an inability to grasp some of the hostile elements of the modern world to abusive schooling systems, and exploring how to express repressed anger. Settle in for a very interesting listen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Mar 22

1 hr 6 min

In this episode, Niall speaks to bestselling author and podcaster Sophie White about her new book ‘Corpsing: My Body and Other Horror Shows’ and the influencer world that her two non-fiction books, ‘Filter This’ and ‘Unfiltered’, are based in. They discuss Sophie’s exploration of the chaotic online world and an influencer’s duty of care in today’s society. Sophie also speaks about her complex relationship with her own mental health and how she hopes her new book can help to purge the shame. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Mar 15

1 hr 5 min

In this episode, Niall speaks to clinical psychologist and author of 'Time To Breathe' Dr. Bill Mitchell about lockdown frustrations and the inevitable burnout the world has been hurtling towards. They also discuss the lessons we can take with us from the past year, and how choosing empathy over anger is always the best choice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Mar 8

53 min 42 sec

In this episode, Niall introduces the four special individuals who will be taking part in Marathon Mind and the team of world class coaches and specialists who will be guiding them on their way. Marathon Mind will be bringing four individuals, each with their own unique challenges in life, on a nine-month journey to complete one of the most testing of all endurance events, a marathon.Our aim is to train the mind to make the body strong, not the other way around.Join us on the Where Is My Mind podcast over the next nine months to follow their stories and hear expert advice from our incredible, focused and driven team as we help them to the finish line. Want to join the journey with us? Follow us on @marathonmindofficial on Instagram where we’ll be sharing our training programmes and updates along the way.Week one is all about preparation; getting your gear, planning your routes etc. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Mar 1

1 hr 6 min

In this episode, Niall speaks to founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) and global leader in this research field, Rick Doblin. They discuss the benefits of using psychedelics wisely in clinical settings and how the growing dynamic research is showing that it could be a breakthrough therapy in treating a myriad of mental health issues including PTSD, treatment resistant depression, eating disorders and substance addiction. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Feb 22

1 hr

In this episode, Niall speaks to the incredible storyteller and author Peter Ross about his book 'A Tomb With A View'. They discuss how we can use our primal fear of death to teach us to embrace life and to live each mindful moment we have on this wonderful earth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Feb 15

1 hr 2 min

In this episode, Niall speaks to former diplomat and Oxford University Politics lecturer Dr. Jennifer Cassidy about why good people vote for bad people and why we can't be mindful if we are not political. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Feb 8

1 hr 3 min

On today's episode, Niall speaks to news-anchor and author Dan Harris about the panic attack on live TV that changed his life and how being "10% happier" is all we need to aim for. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Feb 1

58 min 51 sec

In this episode Niall talks to friend and fellow musician Dara Quilty about coming to understand your own anxiety, breaking down facades and how this helped him cope with his family's challenging journey through cancer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Jan 25

1 hr 12 min

In this bonus episode we hear a guided meditation from global leading light in self-compassion, Kristin Neff. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Jan 18

20 min 38 sec

In this episode, Niall speaks to the global leading light on self-compassion, Kristin Neff, about how to be a compassionate mess and embrace the cracks that exist in us all. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Jan 18

1 hr

On this week's episode Niall speaks to one of his favourite artists, Simon Neil of Biffy Clyro. They discuss grief, breakdowns, meditation and mountains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Jan 11

1 hr 1 min

In the first episode of 2021, Niall talks about the importance of establishing your values in life. On his Christmas Eve tour of Mullingar, he speaks to some of his hometown's older and wiser residents about what's important in life. Inspired by the book 'Tuesdays With Morrie' by Mitch Albom. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Jan 4

43 min 35 sec

In this week's episode, Niall takes a look back at his interview with Irish writer Michael Harding.Recorded at the Dublin Podcast Festival last year, Niall and Michael speak about emotional intelligence, the importance of listening to younger people and how to see beauty and hope in hard times. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Dec 2020

36 min 25 sec

As we approach the end of the year Niall takes a look back at some of the best bits of the Where Is My Mind Podcast. From laughter to perspective, tattoo therapy to love. Thank you for coming on this journey with us this year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Dec 2020

51 min 39 sec