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OUTthink Is Taking a Quick Break… And Will Be Back Soon!

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OUTthink Is Taking a Quick Break… And Will Be Back Soon! As you can imagine, it takes a lot of time to continue to produce a podcast series like OUTthink. Between approaching guests, organising times, recording, editing, uploading and publicising, there is a lot of work involved! With that in mind, OUTthink is taking a short break to make time to record new guests and to get some insightful and engaging content together. We’ve got some awesome guests coming up in the very near future! In the meantime, there is six months of OUTthink to go back over if you haven’t heard them all already. Below are some of the most successful episodes as streamed on Youtube to date! Ep 9 – Brian Madigan – Naked Gay Man Brian Madigan runs Get Naked Guru and this podcast looks at stripping ourselves down to our vulnerable self and being authentic. It is also the one and only video OUTthink podcast we’ve done to date but something that we’re exploring as a more regular format in the near future. Ep 11 – Matthew Cooksey – The Velvet Rage I approached Matthew to do an OUTthink episode on the book, ‘The Velvet Rage’…

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OUTthink – Anthony Lekkas Talks On Same-Sex Domestic Violence

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OUTthink – Anthony Lekkas Talks On Same-Sex Domestic Violence Domestic violence is a massive problem in our society yet we often don’t stop to think about how domestic violence can impact on LGBT relationships. In a world where male ‘rough and tumble’ can often be normalised, how does domestic violence become understood within a same-sex relationship. In this episode of OUTthink, Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Facilitator, Anthony Lekkas explores what domestic violence is (across emotional and physical) along with the impact that it has on the LGBT community. About out guest, Anthony Lekkas Anthony is a qualified and registered counsellor and psychotherapist with the Australian Counselling Association. He has over ten years of experience at working in the not-for-profit sector at providing therapeutic services to young people, adults and couples. Anthony also has experience at facilitating a range of therapeutic and support groups. Anthony’s professional work experience has given him the privilege to support various relationship circumstances for relationship strengthening, conflict resolution, family separation and family/ domestic violence. Anthony provides a non-judgemental, understanding and safe environment for you to explore your relationship tensions and difficulties in order to arrive at a more equal, compassionate, nurturing and loving bond. Anthony’s work history…

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Book Review: The Five Second Rule

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Review: The Five Second Rule – Mel Robbins “The Moment you have an instinct to act on a goal you must 5-4-3-2-1 and physically move or your brain will make you stop.” There is something so simple about Mel Robbin’s ‘Five Second Rule’ that it would be very easy to dismiss it. Being realistic here, this book could’ve easily been about half the size of what it actually is. The ‘five-second rule’ principle itself is taught thoroughly within one chapter and the remaining 15 chapters are generally made up of explanations, practical uses and testimonials from people who have used it. That would be the advantage of being one of the most booked female speakers globally is that Mel Robbin’s has had the ability to get in front of people… A LOT of people. She is also very vivacious and has one of those personalities where you find yourself thinking, ‘you know what… I wouldn’t mind having a drink at a bar with Mel and just chatting about life.’ There is something infectiously likeable about her and I think that has resonated with the many audiences that she has been in front of over time. Mel begins ‘The Five Second…

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 16/04/17

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 16/04/17 This is a weekly post to act as an additional resource for both clients and fellow therapists alike. This week, we’re presenting some of the best from the past week featuring topics as diverse as OCD and compassion, a brilliant lecture by Deepak Chopra on finding your true self, a meditation to help release from attachments, the Hero’s Journey, the impact of shame on relationships, and a couple of pieces on the topic of mindfulness. If you have a video that you would like featured in our weekly roundup, then drop Lawrence a line with a link to your video. 12: Why Mindfulness? By Steps for Change What is all the fuss about mindfulness and mindful meditation? Dr. Greg Hamlin briefly describes what mindfulness is and how it enhances emotional intelligence. He then explains three ways that mindfulness can increase your happiness by helping you to tune in to what is positive, store up positive memories, and reduce the time you spend on negative memories that are not worth your attention. Finally, he suggests a very practical way to instantly get started practicing mindfulness. Donna Bloom: The Mindfulness Formula By Paul…

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Feeling Anxious About That First Date? Here’s How Science Can Help.

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Feeling anxious about that first date? Here’s how science can help Olivia Remes, University of Cambridge Does anxiety keep getting in the way of you making connections with the people you’d like to spend more time with? Maybe you’ve just met someone, but are worried that your anxiety will ruin it all. People with anxiety can be highly self-critical, tend to overestimate the likelihood that something negative will happen, and often feel that others are judging them. Sometimes, just thinking about a social situation can induce panic attacks, which are sudden spikes of intense anxiety that peak within a few minutes and feel like you’re about to have a heart attack, lose control, or go mad. During social situations, people with anxiety might feel short of breath and experience dizziness, sweating, blushing, stuttering, and an upset stomach Many people are affected by anxiety. In fact, one in 14 people around the world will have an anxiety disorder at any given time, with women and young people being most affected. But it is possible to overcome anxiety and date successfully. Here are some top scientific tips. Don’t focus on the worst People with anxiety tend to worry about what might go…

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 05/03/17

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 05/03/17 This is a weekly post to act as an additional resource for both clients and fellow therapists alike. This week, we’re presenting some of the best from the past week featuring topics as diverse as mindfulness, rushing relationships, speaking with confidence using NLP, ditching hypnotherapy scripts, a look at mental health and addiction issues, overcoming depression and anxiety, addressing the rather silly idea that hypnosis is linked to witchcraft, and lastly, the latest OUTthink (produced by yours truly) which talks about the challenges and rewards of being vulnerable, open and authentic for gay men. Yep, it’s a big one! If you have a video that you would like featured in our weekly roundup, then drop Lawrence a line with a link to your video. How to ‘Live Your Truth’ & Become A Mindful Leader In The World, With Dawa Tarchin Phillips By Mrs Mindfulness We live in tumultuous times don’t we? But each one of us has the capacity to take a stand, in our own lives, for what really matters. That’s being a mindful leader, and the world really needs mindful leaders right now. I believe mindful leadership is perhaps…

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 19/02/17

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 19/02/17 This is a weekly post to act as an additional resource for both clients and fellow therapists alike. This week, we’re presenting some of the best from the past week featuring topics as diverse as trance free hypnotic change work, creating engaging relationships, happiness, symptoms of Narcissistic Abuse Syndrome, Addiction and the impact on family, NLP, Goal Setting, Body Scan meditations, and a look at transgender issues. If you have a video that you would like featured in our weekly roundup, then drop Lawrence a line with a link to your video. Hypnotic Changework… Without Trance! By James Tripp In this video, James talks about hypnosis, change work, influences on my work and the forthcoming Hypnotic Changework… Without Trance training Live in Berlin on the 25th and 26th of March. Developing Curiosity for Secure Attachment and Emotional Availability By Alan Robarge On this video, Alan Robarge, Relationship Coach, talks about how the skill of curiosity can be used to create emotionally engaged relationships. Curiosity helps connect us to the other person’s experience and inner world. Curiosity is at the heart of empathy. Introducing Happiness By Happier TV Is happiness determined by…

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – weekending 22/1/17

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Getting Mental Health On The Line Weekending 22/1/17 This is a weekly post to act as an additional resource for both clients and fellow therapists alike. This week, we’re presenting some of the best from the past week featuring topics as diverse as the psychology of eating, OCD, self-hypnosis, diet science, relationships and emotional needs, practice building, and a look into how to identify the signs before feeling the impact of life-changing crisis. If you have a video that you would like featured in our weekly roundup, then drop Lawrence a line with a link to your video. The Psychology of Eating Podcast: Episode #175 – Finally Getting Comfortable in Her Own Skin By Institute for the Psychology of Eating The Psychology of Eating Podcast features real people, and real breakthroughs. For more than 3 decades, Marc David has helped millions discover the true causes of their unwanted eating habits like overeating, binge eating, emotional eating and the inability to lose weight. In this unscripted show, Marc coaches real clients using his unique blend of psychology and nutrition. Then he peels back the curtain to explain why he asked the questions he asked. Whether you want to transform your relationship…

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