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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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May 31, 2021

The dreaded big task. You know the one. It's the one you've been putting off. The one that seems so big, so daunting, and so overwhelming that you just can even make yourself begin. Yet, it's on your mind all the time. Consuming precious brain space. Causing anxiety. This week, plan out the small steps it will take to accomplish that big task, and begin to eat that frog.

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May 28, 2021

Transitions are part of professional life. There’s no getting around it. Right now, many of us are facing the transition of returning to work as the COVID epidemic winds down. Here’s the thing: transitions are always difficult. One reason for this is the complex mixture of emotions they tend to generate. Learning to sift through this emotional complexity can help you support yourself more effectively through times of transition. Listen to this episode to learn how.  

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May 26, 2021

Peak Mind exists to support people in living their best lives possible through psychoeducation, hands-on work, and other educational content. Our flagship program Ascend covers 3 key areas: You, Your Mind, and Your Life. As part of that program our members get an exclusive invite to a set of live calls that we regularly conduct. Sometimes we dig deeper into program content, other times, we dive into a topic that is timely. Something that is affecting our members NOW.  

This podcast episode is the recording of our most recent live call. I want to share it because we tackled the important topic of the transition we’re all about to make after COVID. Our lives are about to change again, and a LOT comes with that. We covered off on so many valuable topics in our most recent live call, and I wanted to share it with you.  

Please enjoy this exclusive behind-the-scenes glimpse of our Ascend program’s live calls.  

Learn more about the Ascend program at: www.peakmindpsychology.com/ascend  

May 24, 2021

How do you talk to yourself in your most delicate moments? When you've messed up. When you've dropped a ball. When you're overwhelmed. How nice are you to yourself? How does that compare to the way you talk to your best friend or your child when they're in a similar situation?

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May 21, 2021

Being on the receiving end of negative feedback is never easy. We get defensive, we might feel guilty, we might even get angry. And, all of that mix of emotion can lead us to respond impulsively, rather than responding in a way that is effective and helpful in the long run. In this episode, I’ll talk about ways to build 2 important components of emotional intelligence to help you the next time you receive negative feedback.  

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May 19, 2021

When was the last time you experienced a situation that was truly non-judgmental? Fully accepting of you, exactly as you are? Committed to your truth and helping you make progress? That’s what we’re focusing on in this week’s episode. 

This week I’m speaking with Casey Lankow & Timothy Johansson, fellow psychologists, and co-founders of A Deeper Way. They’re also the hosts of 2 incredible podcasts in the psychology space. 

In this episode we talk about 6 important factors of healthy relationships (including our relationships with ourselves) in order to facilitate growth and change. It’s a POWERFUL one.  

Learn more about A Deeper Way: https://www.adeeperway.com/  

Psychology at Work podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/psychology-at-work/id1466167436  

May 17, 2021

Overwhelm and anxiety. They go hand-in-hand. Tell me if this sounds familiar. Your to-do list balloons, and you become anxious. You worry about how you'll get it all done...and you start to rush around. You move quickly, erratically, attempting to multi-task, and this behavior only fuels the anxiety you feel. This is because our physical behavior sends a powerful signal to our mind to let it know how we're doing.

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May 14, 2021

Giving negative feedback is never easy. I can’t think of a single person I’ve ever met who is perfectly comfortable doing it....Yet, it’s an important part of being a leader. Today on the podcast, we’re digging into 2 components of emotional intelligence that can help you more effectively and empathetically give feedback to help your team grow and improve.  

During the episode I mentioned my incredible friend and emotional intelligence expert, Rich Bracken. Learn more about him at https://richbracken.com/  

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May 12, 2021

What would it mean for you to take 100% responsibility for 100% of the situations you find yourself in, both psychological and physical? Today, we’re exploring the concept of radical responsibility - our ability to take a position of self-leadership and self-empowerment for our own lives.  

Dr. Fleet Maull PhD, CMT-P, is an author, meditation teacher, management consultant, trainer and executive coach who facilitates deep transformation for individuals and organizations through his philosophy and program of Radical Responsibility©

Learn more about Dr. Maull’s work at: https://fleetmaull.com/ 

Learn more about Dr. Maull’s book at: https://www.radicalresponsibilitybook.com/ 

May 10, 2021

Nearly everyone has an inner critic to some degree. It's that voice that tells us we're not enough. It points out all of our flaws and reminds us of our inadequacies. It's common to want to get rid of your inner critic or silence it, but some of the most cutting-edge psychological research shows us that this is impossible. That simply trying to do that actually strengthens our critic's voice. So what do we do? Find out in this episode!

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May 7, 2021

I love this quote - You are under no obligation to be the same person you were five minutes ago. You have the right to grow and change. 

Well, that’s great and all, but what happens when that growth and that change leads to near crippling uncertainty, self-doubt, and fear? On today’s professional edition of the podcast, we’ll talk about why this happens, and more importantly, what you can do about it.  

Catch this Wednesday episode of the podcast to learn about The Committee in Your Mind: https://www.peakmindpsychology.com/blog/0187   

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May 5, 2021

One of the most common requests we get is to help get rid of negative thoughts, so we’re tackling it on today’s episode. Whether it’s an inner critic, catastrophic thoughts, or unhelpful judgements, we’re taking them all on in today’s episode. We’ll talk about where they come from, why they’re such powerful influences on our behavior, and we’ll dive into evidence-based strategies for dealing with them. My hope is that you’ll walk away with a handful of strategies you can do TODAY to start managing these negative thoughts. 

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May 3, 2021

I'm going to share something personal. Today is a difficult day for my family. My dad passed away from colon cancer 30 years ago, this very day. His passing impacted me and my family in all of the ways you would guess. But, it wasn't until over a decade later that I experienced the most unexpected, and potentially most profound, impact. I was in grad school, thinking about all of the things I wasn't doing because I was afraid of judgment, imperfection, and failure. And a question popped into my mind that truly changed the trajectory of my life forever. "What would my dad give to have the opportunities that I'm wasting right now?"

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