Effectiveness Podcast Episodes
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Psychologist Dr. Amy Johnson shares great advice about how to break bad habits without using willpower. Your habits and addictions are the result of simple brain wiring that can be easily changed. If you want to understand the science behind any bad habit, make the decision to end it, and commit to real, lasting change, her audiobook, “The Little Book of Big Change: The No-Willpower Approach to Breaking Any Habit” will help you to finally take charge of your life—once and for all!
Dr. Jennifer Taitz, clinical psychologist and author of the audiobook “End Emotional Eating,” offers a four step process to help you learn how to handle urges of any kind, followed by an exercise to help you “urge surf,” to minimize the amount of self-control you need.
There’s a “Panic Trick” that’s central to all phobias: You experience discomfort and treat it like danger. Anxiety expert and clinical psychologist Dr. David Carbonell has helped thousands of people overcome fears of all kinds. Today he’s sharing a simple, counter-intuitive approach to reducing fear, anxiety and panic.
Habit change can be challenging, so it helps to know if the benefit of a change will outweigh the effort involved. Today we’re sharing an exercise from the audiobook “The User’s Guide to the Human Mind: Why Our Brains Make Us Unhappy, Anxious, and Neurotic and What We Can Do about It,” written by psychologist Dr. Shawn Smith. This exercise will help you approach habit change the way a psychologist might: methodically and in small steps.
Bob Litwin, a Wall Street performance coach and world champion tennis player addresses the common misconception that change is difficult. In fact, change is fun and surprisingly simple. Bob offers insights from his audiobook “Live the Best Story of Your Life,” about how to make change easy. Telling a new story can help you realize your unique and powerful potential. Lasting, positive change is only a story away!
Bob is author of the audiobook “Live the Best Story of Your Life: A World Champion’s Guide to Lasting Change.” This audiobook offers 33 personalized coaching sessions that will help you reach new levels of success in every area of your life. His groundbreaking technique of changing your story is a fast, easy and effective way to create lasting change.
Often the difference between making a rash decision and the right decision is a just matter of moments. It’s much easier to break a habit when we learn to pause, assess, and then plan before we act. Even a pause of just a few moments can help us regain control. In this episode, we’re sharing an excerpt from the audiobook “The Little Book of Big Change: The No-Willpower Approach to Breaking Any Habit,” written by psychologist Amy Johnson.
One out of every six people fears flying. It’s a solvable problem, and yet many people who’ve tried to face their fear of flying find that the harder they try to control it, the worse it gets. Anxiety expert and clinical psychologist Dr. David Carbonell has helped thousands of people overcome fears of all kinds. Today he’s sharing some helpful information from his audiobook, “The Fear of Flying Workbook” for anyone who wants to overcome the fear of flying.
In moderate amounts, anxiety and depression can improve our focus and performance. That doesn’t mean that depression and anxiety are always useful. In large doses, they are debilitating. However, one of the most important truths about our minds is this: we don’t always have to obey them.
In this episode, we hear from psychologist Dr. Shawn Smith, author of the audiobook “The User’s Guide to the Human Mind: Why Our Brains Make Us Unhappy, Anxious, and Neurotic and What We Can Do about It.” Dr. Smith talks about the biology behind anxiety and depression. He calls them “ancient tools”—tools that aren’t well-suited for modern times. While anxiety and depression can often be debilitating, in small doses, these seemingly negative feelings can actually help you excel.
Staying within our comfort zones is reassuring and very tempting. However, many experts agree that our lives improves when we break out of our comfort zones. In this episode we’re sharing a humorous excerpt from the audiobook “How to Be Miserable: 40 Strategies You Already Use,” written by psychologist Randy Paterson. In this tongue-in-cheek audiobook, Dr. Paterson outlines 40 specific behaviors and habits, which—if followed—are sure to lead to a lifetime of unhappiness. On the other hand, if you do the opposite, you might just find yourself living a happy, fulfilled life. We hope this excerpt will inspire you to try new things, take some new chances, and expand beyond your comfort zones into a world of new possibilities!
When you’re meditating, does it ever feel like you‘re struggling or working hard? Do you have a sense that you should be having a different experience? Even in times like these you can learn to rest and relax. Today we’re exploring the Buddhist meditation skill of “right effort”—being fully in the present while naturally moving toward more peace, clarity, and awareness.
Today we’re sharing an excerpt from the audiobook “The Art and Skill of Buddhist Meditation: Mindfulness, Concentration, and Insight,” written by Richard Shankman. This audiobook is a practical guide to building a strong meditation practice using mindfulness, concentration, and insight.
Developing the meditation skill of “right effort” will help you let go of struggle and fully open to the present moment. You’ll learn to meet yourself with kindness, compassion, and a sense of exploration and experimentation.