Self-Help Sat Nav

Openforwards

Welcome to Self Help Sat Nav, the podcast show where we talk about the best self-help tools for getting the most out of your relationships, work, health and well-being. I am your host, Jim Lucas, behavioural therapist and specialist in well-being and evidence-based practices. For more information about the therapy, ebooks, online courses and specialist ACT training and supervision we offer, head on over to www.openforwards.com

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Find some calm with just 10 mins of Mindfulness Mindfulness isn't new.  It might even be as old as horses.  What works isn't about finding the latest and shiniest new thing.  What works is about what has been tested over time and been shown to make a difference.  Mindfulness makes a difference. OK, its not […] The post #30 – Mindfulness Meditation (10 mins) appeared first on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Birmingham: Openforwards.

Aug 2019

12 min 19 sec

Using Self Compassion to turn your inner critic into your biggest supporter I am speaking with a blog writer, an author and founder of #365daysofcompassion, which is an online global community of people sharing thoughts, reflections and information about compassion and well-being. With a particular emphasis on compassion focused therapy and compassionate mind training, this […] The post #29 Turning your inner critic into your supporter with self compassion appeared first on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Birmingham: Openforwards.

Feb 2019

47 min 50 sec

Are you addicted to sugar? Do you like sugary foods? Who doesn’t? Do you struggle to control your intake of chocolate, biscuits, cakes or sugary drinks? Do you ever wonder if you’re addicted? In this episode, I speak with Dietician, Sheri Taylor, owner of EAT Great, FEEL Great. If you’ve ever wondered about how to […] The post #28 Are you addicted to sugar? An interview with Sheri Taylor appeared first on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Birmingham: Openforwards.

Nov 2018

33 min 18 sec

The CBT Journal Project – Taking control of your health and long term condition The Department of Health tells us that 15 million people in UK suffer with a Long Term Condition (LTC). Long term conditions or chronic diseases are conditions for which there is currently no cure. They are managed (with mixed success) with […] The post #27 Taking control of your own health and long term conditions with Sarah Rees appeared first on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Birmingham: Openforwards.

Sep 2018

29 min 59 sec

Let’s Stop using Self-Help to overcome our suffering A Conversation with Patricia Murphy Welcome to Episode #26. In this episode, I get the pleasure of speaking to a lady who’s not afraid to speak her mind. She qualified as a Mental Health Nurse in 1985 and shares with us the benefits of her many years […] The post #26 Let’s stop using self-help to overcome our suffering – An interview with Patricia Murphy appeared first on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Birmingham: Openforwards.

Jul 2018

35 min 36 sec

How to reduce the stress of a heavy workload in a fast-paced work environment In episode #25 of Self-Help Sat-Nav, you'll discover the forces of oppression that make you work so damn hard all the time. Sources of oppression, whether they're other people or thoughts and feelings from within, can be powerful. Fast-paced work environments […] The post #25 Is resistance futile? How to reduce the stress of a heavy workload in a fast-paced work environment appeared first on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Birmingham: Openforwards.

Jun 2018

17 min 56 sec

Does Gratitude and Purpose have an influence on Depression? Its not easy being grateful. Its not your fault. Lots of bad stuff happens in life and the stress, hurt, sadness, anger and shame that goes hand-in glove with many life events, steers you towards obsessing, worry, rumination, complaining and hopelessness. Positive Psychology research has shown […] The post #24 Does being more grateful and having a purpose make you feel less depressed? appeared first on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Birmingham: Openforwards.

Apr 2018

20 min 22 sec

Fear Exposure is the most effective method in psychology to reduce anxiety In this episode of Self-Help Sat Nav, your host, Jim Lucas, talks about how to use exposure to reduce your anxiety. Whether you are struggling with obsessive thoughts / intrusions, physical sensations, intense emotions that won't turn off or traumatising memories of past […] The post #23 How to reduce your anxiety using the most effective method known to humankind appeared first on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Birmingham: Openforwards.

Mar 2018

38 min 54 sec

Trauma Doesn't Define You In this episode of Self-Help Sat-Nav, I have the pleasure of speaking to one of the world's authorities on treating traumatic stress. ACT Therapist, trainer and writer, Robyn Walser works at the National Center for PTSD in California and through her own private practice at TL Consultation Services. I asked Robyn […] The post #22 Trauma Doesn’t Define You – An Interview with Robyn Walser appeared first on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Birmingham: Openforwards.

Feb 2018

29 min 53 sec

Have you ever wondered why you keep doing the same helpful thing? Clinical RFT can provide some answers In this episode, I talk to Research Scientist and Clinical Trainer in RFT and behavioural analysis, Matt Villatte. He is author of Mastering the Clinical Conversation – Language as Intervention. Listen to this episode and discover how […] The post #21 Why would you do that? How to use intention instead of reasoning to do things the right way…a brief lesson in Clinical RFT appeared first on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Birmingham: Openforwards.

Dec 2017

40 min 18 sec