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Building Psychological Strength

More and more, people are seeing the benefits of building resilience, building confidence, building mental toughness and flexibility, and moving past fear and anxiety in their lives. April Seifert, Ph.D., hosts this powerful podcast that will help you build psychological strength through interviews and information from some of the world's leading experts in the fields of Psychology and Life Design. It's time to go beyond merely surviving. It's time to thrive! This podcast is brought to you by Peak Mind: The Center for Psychological Strength.
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Apr 30, 2021

Noelle Hancock said "Procrastination is the lazy cousin of fear. When we feel anxiety around an activity, we postpone it." Today’s episode is a hands-on episode tackling a very common issue: procrastination. Many of us find ourselves procrastinating even important tasks. Why is that? And more importantly, what can we do about it? Grab your pen and paper because today’s episode is hands-on. Get ready to do some work! 

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Apr 28, 2021

If there is one topic that is getting more attention in the field of Psychology than anything else right now it is self-compassion. Self-compassion is our ability to relate to ourselves with kindness and without judgement, even when things have gone wrong. 

This week, we’re speaking with an expert in the realm of self-compassion. Dr. Jane Tornatore is a licensed therapist and the author of the book “Everything is Perfect, Just Not Me.” During our conversation we talk about the critical importance of developing self-compassion, the brain science behind its power, and practical ways to get started.  

Catch this episode, and share it with someone else who needs this powerful message. 

Learn more about Dr. Jane at Everydaylove.me 

Learn more about the Self-Care [by design] program at www.peakmindpsychology.com/selfcare  

Apr 26, 2021

Tell me if this sounds familiar. You get to the end of the day, and you immediately think to yourself, "Did I do enough?" or "Ugh, I didn't get as much done as I wanted to get done." We do that so easily. But, what we don't do often enough is think through everything we DID accomplish.

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Apr 23, 2021

Everyone says that growth and success happen outside of your comfort zone, but scientifically speaking, what exactly is your ‘comfort zone?’ Turns out, the better of an understanding you have of how your comfort zone cognitively forms and how it influences your day-to-day decisions and behavior, the better able you will be to step outside of it when the situation calls. As is frequently the case in business. 

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Apr 21, 2021

As more and more of the global population receives vaccines to protect against COVID, we slowly begin to think about life opening up again. Seeing people. Leaving our homes. Traveling. Returning to some of the elements of life that we all miss. But, as we navigate this transition, it’s important to remember one thing: ALL change, positive or negative, is stressful.  

Our minds are quietest when things are predictable and stable, so when things change, we naturally experience a bit of psychological upheaval. In this episode, we’ll call out some of the changes you might experience, and we’ll talk about 4 ways to help yourself and others navigate through it.  

At the end of this episode, we mentioned our program Self Care [by design]: learn more at https://www.peakmindpsychology.com/selfcare 

Also, Ashley mentioned our blog post about dealing with mixed or “unclean” emotions. Read it here: https://www.peakmindpsychology.com/blog/Emotional-Intelligence-Sifting-Through-Grey-Emotional-Sludge  

Apr 19, 2021

Imagine your'e a firefighter, and you get a call about a fire. You drive into the neighborhood, and you see one home engulfed in flames. You instantly know what your priority is and begin working to put out the fire. Now what if you drove into the neighborhood, and EVERY house was on fire. Where would you start? Would you decide? It's much less clear. This is what it's like to have too many "priorities" at the same time.

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Apr 16, 2021

Everyone says that growth and success happen outside of your comfort zone, but scientifically speaking, what exactly is your ‘comfort zone?’ Turns out, the better of an understanding you have of how your comfort zone cognitively forms and how it influences your day-to-day decisions and behavior, the better able you will be to step outside of it when the situation calls. As is frequently the case in business. 

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Apr 14, 2021

The notion of “Good Vibes Only” or what has come to be called “toxic positivity” has become so pervasive in our society. This idea that if we just think positively, everything will be ok. Not only is that dismissive of the real experience that a person might be having, but it’s not helpful in building a strong mindset. In contrast, a true gratitude practice has been shown to promote mental wellbeing. 

Today on this episode, we’ll talk about the distinction between toxic positivity and a true gratitude practice and how you can implement a practice that will actually help you balance your thinking and create a better life experience. 

Apr 12, 2021

Let me ask you this, what is possible today that once wasn't possible for you? These are what I like to call 'daily miracles,' and they're worth celebrating.

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Apr 9, 2021

When you experience challenge, adversity, or a setback, how do you respond? In this 3-part series, we’re diving into something called The Drama Triangle to explore ways to take a more active, helpful, effective stance in our businesses and in our lives when things get tough.  

This week is Part 3 where we’re diving into what it means to take on the role of The Rescuer, and what you can do instead. 

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Apr 7, 2021

Parenting is hard. It’s a fact. But, the field of Psychology has so many tools and tips to help us be more confident effective parents. Selfishly, as a mom of 2 young children, I am absolutely thrilled to dive into this week’s topic! 

This week, we’re speaking with Matis Miller, founder, director, and supervisor of The Center for Cognitive & Behavioral Therapy of New Jersey and author of the brand new book ‘The Uncontrollable Child.’ Matis joins me on the podcast today to talk about ways we can build a new set of skills to help us be more effective, mindful parents. I’m so grateful to have had this conversation, and I know you’ll get so much out of it. 

Learn more about Matis’ book at https://theuncontrollablechild.com/  

Learn about Matis’ private practice at http://cbtofnj.com/  

Apr 5, 2021

Our minds have evolved to seek out negativity and threat as a pretty effective defense mechanism to keep us safe and propagating as a species. But, what that also means is that we're walking around with a naturally biased, unbalanced mindset. Because our minds are naturally poised to look for AND FIND negativity and threat, we see reality as more negative than it actually is. The antidote for this is to intentionally look for the positive. Not with the goal of distorting reality, but with the goal of SEEING reality.

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Apr 2, 2021

When you experience challenge, adversity, or a setback, how do you respond? In this 3-part series, we’re diving into something called The Drama Triangle to explore ways to take a more active, helpful, effective stance in our businesses and in our lives when things get tough. 

This week is Part 2 where we’re diving into what it means to take on the role of The Persecutor, and what you can do instead.

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