The Richard Nicholls Mental Health Podcast

The Richard Nicholls Mental Health Podcast

By Richard Nicholls

To inspire, educate and motivate you to be the best you can be. Learn about tackling mental health problems like Anxiety and Depression as well as simple tips to understand the world better, in a down to earth and genuine way with the Best Selling Author and Psychotherapist Richard Nicholls.

Episodes

Job Loss

With lots of retailers moving from the high street to retail parks or online. And with Brexit meaning a combination of both people and businesses moving to other countries we might find that moving jobs becomes more commonplace nowadays.So how can we handle all of this?Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
24/05/245m 0s

Cognitive Biases

Have you ever bought something simply because a celebrity you like was paid to advertise it?Maybe you haven&apost, maybe you think you can make your own mind up.Or maybe you&aposre as much of a sucker as the rest of us!Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
17/05/244m 58s

Challenging Gender Stereotypes

If you didn&apost already know, the patriarchy still exists I&aposm sorry to say. Women are still having a hard time of things compared to men. But there seems to be an issue in creating equality.Men don&apost seem to like it!Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
10/05/245m 13s

You Are Enough!

This week, I want you to pay close attention to how you talk to yourself. Whenever you catch yourself going down a self-critical path, pause and remind yourself, "I am worthy, I am enough." Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
03/05/245m 7s

Gaslighting

Gaslighting is a phrase we use to mean being manipulated and to have your reality questioned.Cults have been doing it for decades, maybe even for thousands of years.Today I&aposm going to scratch the surface a bit.Come and have a listen.Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/05/2414m 47s

Taking Things Personally

One thing we can all guarantee is that we&aposll all receive some sort of criticism at some point.The trick is to not let it get under our skin. Easier said than done though, but don&apost let that stop you.Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/04/2416m 0s

Self Discipline

When "future you" doesn&apost even exist, it can be really hard to stick to your plan in the "now" to ensure that future you gets their needs met.Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/03/2415m 43s

It's Good To Talk

Back in 1995 when britpop ruled the charts and the UN designated it The United Nations Year for Tolerance, British Telecom started a friends and family service to make it cheaper to call a handful of your favourite people with the slogan It&aposs Good To Talk.Everyone agreed.Hopefully we do still think that, don&apost we?Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/02/2416m 20s

Self Sabotage

If you&aposve ever set a goal for yourself and then found yourself deliberately sticking a spanner in the works knowing full well it&aposll cause you to fail then welcome to the human race. Because everyone does it.Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/01/2417m 15s

Ageing

I might not the young man I once was, but there is a certain childishness to me that I&aposm hoping can keep me young.Looking at the studies into attitude and ageing the odds are in my favour!Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/12/2318m 49s

Difficult Decisions

Having free will is generally thought of as a good thing but it also comes with responsibility.That&aposs why decisions cause anxiety, whether it&aposs about the little things or the big things.Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/11/2322m 0s

People Pleasing

Most people live their life based around making other people happy to some degree. It&aposs just how far we take it that determines whether or not it becomes a problem.Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/10/2322m 43s

PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and its counterpart Complex PTSD, are life-altering conditions.And although the symptoms may often resemble Anxiety and Depression, they need to be worked on in slightly different ways.Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/09/2317m 31s

Insecure Attachment

Prompted by a few emails over the years. Today is all about dealing with having an insecure attachment style and how to best cope in a relationship despite it. 36 questions that lead to love.Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/08/2314m 58s

You Can't Always Trust Your Gut

Today is all about biases.In particular the in-group and out-group bias that drives our emotions way more than it should in the modern world.Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/07/2315m 20s

Perfectionism

It&aposs often said that there are 3 types of perfectionism. Self-Oriented Perfectionism, Other-Oriented Perfectionism and Socially Prescribed Perfectionism. Let&aposs take a peek into them shall we?Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/06/2314m 58s

Empathy

I have a couple of catchphrases, or if you ask my wife I repeat myself a lot and can be boring and predictable, either way you&aposll often hear me say one particular phrase."The brain can&apost separate fact from fiction."If you&aposve got this far through my Podcast series and not heard me say that then I must boring after all because you clearly fell asleep, because I say it a lot. And for good reason.Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/05/2315m 17s

What COULD You Be Grateful For?

Gratitude, even about the simpler things in life, helps to dilute down the frustrations about the annoying things. But it&aposs not always easy to find reasons to be grateful is it?Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/04/2315m 43s

Hoarding

Seeing as it&aposs Spring, not that you&aposd know it *shakes fist at the clouds* a time for having a good old clear out.I thought I&aposd revisit an old topic and talk about the psychology of stuff this week.In particular the way our brain can get very confused.Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
28/02/2314m 58s

Mindful Moments

Someone asked me recently what the difference is between meditation, mindfulness and hypnosis. So I thought I&aposd go into it a little today and encourage you to take some mindful moments to train your brain.Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/02/2318m 50s

Dealing With Entitled People

Are we ALL entitled to an opinion?Am I really worth L&aposOreal&aposs products?All these questions and more on this weeks exciting instalment!Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/01/2314m 26s

Anniversary Reactions

An increase in distress around the anniversary of a traumatic event is often called an anniversary reaction. It can range from feeling mildly upset for a day or two to more extreme reactions where someone experiences significant psychiatric or even medical symptoms.The good news is that we know when it&aposs coming!Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/12/2215m 49s

Happiness In A Depressing World

When the oceans are filling with plastic, the cost of living is high and everyone seems to hate each other it&aposs not easy to be the optimist and promote happiness.So what can we do?https://www.positive.newshttps://www.dailygood.org/https://www.good.is/https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/https://happynews.com/https://www.huffpost.com/impact/topic/good-newsSupport the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/11/2215m 17s

Comparison

"Comparison is the thief of joy" said Theodore Roosevelt over a hundred years ago.He knew it then and we all still know it now. But do we actually remember that when the time comes?Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/10/2218m 50s

Forgive & Forget

The dictionary defines "to forgive" as this: Verb. To stop feeling angry or resentful towards someone for an offence, flaw, or mistake. But language evolves. And maybe, to you, forgive and forget doesn&apost mean letting go of something so as to feel better. It means forgive the abuser and forget the victim. And it shouldn&apost. Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/09/2217m 18s

Bonus Episode. Interview With Andrea McLean

Hello listeners I have a special bonus episode for you today!I was recently contacted by TV legend Andrea Mclean. Andrea has been working in the media for years but recently made the decision to take her life in a different direction and  created an online community called This Girl Is On Fire all about personal growth.This week is the launch of an App that accompanies it and so I thought it would be nice to get her on the podcast to talk a little bit about it.I hope you find what we say useful!https://andreamclean.com/Submit a question to the Therapy Natters Show https://richardnicholls.net/question/Listen to Therapy Natters - https://therapynatters.buzzsprout.comSocial Media LinksTwitter https://twitter.com/richardnichollsInstagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsrealFacebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorYoutube https://www.youtube.com/richardnichollsSupport the showSupport the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
04/08/2243m 9s

Can We Not Care What Others Think?

Worrying about what people think is a common issue.Almost everyone comes into therapy with some aspect of this. It&aposs worth drilling down on who we actually mean though, when we say to ourselves that we worry what "other people" think.Who are these anonymous other people?Submit a question to the Therapy Natters Show https://richardnicholls.net/question/Listen to Therapy Natters - https://therapynatters.buzzsprout.comSocial Media LinksTwitter https://twitter.com/richardnichollsInstagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsrealFacebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorYoutube https://www.youtube.com/richardnichollsSupport the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/08/2216m 11s

Sensitivity

Because of what&aposs called neurodiversity everyone&aposs brain responds differently to stimulation.Whether that&aposs environmental or chemical stimulation.Today&aposs episode is about thriving in a stimulating world when our brain is sensitive to it.Submit a question to the Therapy Natters Show https://richardnicholls.net/question/Listen to Therapy Natters - https://therapynatters.buzzsprout.comSubscribe to Richard&aposs newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads.https://www.richardnicholls.netSocial Media LinksTwitter https://twitter.com/richardnichollsInstagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsrealFacebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorYoutube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/07/2219m 39s

Mental Focus

Today is all about losing concentration, procrastinating and the reason why to be at your best you need to rest makes so much sense.Submit a question to the Therapy Natters Show https://richardnicholls.net/question/Listen to Therapy Natters - https://therapynatters.buzzsprout.comSubscribe to Richard&aposs newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads.https://www.richardnicholls.netSocial Media LinksTwitter https://twitter.com/richardnichollsInstagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsrealFacebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorYoutube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/06/2216m 12s

Situational Anxiety

Situational anxiety is different to a generalised anxiety and needs working with in a slightly more "cognitive" way.Today I talk about how to deal with some specific events that may be coming up in your life.Therapy Natters - https://therapynatters.buzzsprout.comSubmit a question https://richardnicholls.net/question/Subscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads.https://www.richardnicholls.netSocial Media LinksTwitter https://twitter.com/richardnichollsInstagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsrealFacebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorYoutube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/05/2214m 8s

The Negativity Bias

Did you know that after experiencing a negative stimulus in order to get your emotional state back to where it was before hand you need at least 4 experiences of something positive to erase the effects of that one experience of something negative?Therapy Natters - https://therapynatters.buzzsprout.comSubmit a question https://richardnicholls.net/question/Subscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads.https://www.richardnicholls.netSocial Media LinksTwitter https://twitter.com/richardnichollsInstagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsrealFacebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorYoutube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/04/2216m 17s

Control

When it feels as if the world is falling apart, our instincts can kick in to try and protect us by creating an urge to control as much as we can.The thing is many of life&aposs challenges are outside of our control anyway. Today we explore how to handle things when life feels out of control.Submit a question https://richardnicholls.net/question/Subscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads.https://www.richardnicholls.net Social Media LinksTwitter https://twitter.com/richardnichollsInstagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsrealFacebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorYoutube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/03/2216m 50s

Overwhelming Emotions

Emotions can overwhelm is to such a degree sometimes that we feel completely out of control. Complete rage or total panic.How we handle those sorts of situations is going to be different for everyone, but maybe there are a few ways that you can learn about today.Submit a question https://richardnicholls.net/question/Social Media LinksTwitter https://twitter.com/richardnichollsInstagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsrealFacebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorYoutube https://www.youtube.com/richardnichollsSupport the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/02/2215m 13s

Life Changes

Plato, the ancient Greek philosopher is quoted as once saying "Everything changes and nothing remains still. You cannot step twice into the same stream" I think he probably got the idea from Heraclitus who said “The only constant in life is change”So even 2 and a half thousand years ago we knew what we were up against. That change is normal and needs to be accepted.But that doesn&apost make it any easier when big things happen does it?Subscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads.https://www.richardnicholls.netSocial Media LinksTwitter https://twitter.com/richardnichollsInstagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsrealFacebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorYoutube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/01/2214m 29s

Dealing With Toxic People

Love it or hate it, it&aposs beginning to look a lot like Christmas isn&apost it?Unfortunately for a lot of folk, the people we might be expected to spend time with are not always the people whose company we enjoy.Subscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads.https://www.richardnicholls.netSocial Media LinksTwitter https://twitter.com/richardnichollsInstagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsrealFacebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorYoutube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/12/2115m 9s

Jealousy

Although we often use it to also mean envious, jealousy is the feeling of losing something to someone else. Particularly when it comes to partners or close friends.Today&aposs episode is all about exploring what&aposs really going on when we feel jealous.Lily O&aposFarrell on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/CRhFKL_IagM/Subscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads.https://www.richardnicholls.netSocial Media LinksTwitter https://twitter.com/richardnichollsInstagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsrealFacebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorYoutube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/11/2115m 56s

Belonging.

What does a hypno-psychotherapy conference, The Rocky Horror Show and football shirts all have in common?These are all areas where we can feel a sense of belonging.Subscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads.https://www.richardnicholls.netSocial Media LinksTwitter https://twitter.com/richardnichollsInstagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsrealFacebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorYoutube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/10/2116m 10s

Do You Need To Make A Change?

If you&aposre not at your best or you think you have room for improvement, then this episode is about helping you to figure out what&aposs stopping you.Maybe it&aposs down to expectations, your beliefs, your self esteem, maybe fear.Whatever it is look into it, figure it out, work out what makes you tick so that you can see what&aposs holding you back. Social Media LinksTwitter https://twitter.com/richardnichollsInstagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsrealFacebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorYoutube https://www.youtube.com/richardnichollsSupport the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/09/2116m 33s

Affirmations And The Law Of Attraction

A lot of people think of affirmations as the key to their success. Either because they&aposre tapping in to some collective unconscious or simply inspiring their own unconscious.Today we&aposll explore that a little.Subscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads.https://www.richardnicholls.netSocial Media LinksTwitter https://twitter.com/richardnichollsInstagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsrealFacebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorYoutube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
15/08/2116m 9s

Emotional Intelligence

Do emotions actually exist? Or are they just a psychological construct based on past experiences?Subscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads.https://www.richardnicholls.netSocial Media LinksTwitter https://twitter.com/richardnichollsInstagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsrealFacebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorSupport the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/08/2114m 35s

Loneliness

It&aposs been a lonely 18 months for a lot of us. But even before Covid there were plenty of people saying that they were lonely and didn&apost have many opportunities to connect with people.Recent research suggests that as many as a third of us have literally nobody that we would class as a close friend.It would be nice to do something about that!Social Media LinksTwitter https://twitter.com/richardnichollsInstagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsrealFacebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorYoutube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
15/07/2118m 7s

Resolutions

It&aposs July!We&aposre exactly half way through the year and how are your New Years resolutions going?I ask because enough time has gone by for any resolutions you might have made in January to have fallen by the wayside.Become a patron of the podcast!https://www.patreon.com/richardnichollsSubscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads.https://www.richardnicholls.netSocial Media LinksTwitter https://twitter.com/richardnichollsInstagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsrealFacebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorYoutube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/07/2114m 9s

To Diet or Not To Diet

When living in a society that&aposs full of body shaming the pressure to lose weight can encourage some very bad habits and ideas.Let&aposs explore them.Become a patron of the podcast!https://www.patreon.com/richardnichollsSubscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads.https://www.richardnicholls.netSocial Media LinksTwitter https://twitter.com/richardnichollsInstagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsrealFacebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorYoutube https://www.youtube.com/richardnichollsSupport the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
15/06/2118m 35s

Burnout

In 1974 Herbert Freudenberger came up with a term that he defined as “the extinction of motivation or incentive, especially where one&aposs devotion to a cause or relationship fails to produce the desired results.”He called it "Burnout" and is a different sort of stress to what we might normally think of.Become a patron of the podcast!https://www.patreon.com/richardnichollsSubscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads.https://www.richardnicholls.netSocial Media LinksTwitter https://twitter.com/richardnichollsInstagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsrealFacebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorYoutube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/06/2115m 21s

Nature

Imagine a therapy that had no known side effects, was readily available, and could improve your cognitive functioning at zero cost. Such a therapy has been known to philosophers, writers, and lay people alike: interacting with nature.Nick RayInstagram https://www.instagram.com/nick_lifeafloat/Twitter https://twitter.com/LifeAfloatAstrid TontsonInstagram  https://www.instagram.com/12mm_view/Twitter https://twitter.com/Astrid_TontsonBecome a patron of the podcast!https://www.patreon.com/richardnichollsSubscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads.https://www.richardnicholls.netSocial Media LinksTwitter https://twitter.com/richardnichollsInstagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsrealFacebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorYoutube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
14/05/2112m 50s

Worrying & Acceptance

I&aposve talked a lot in the past about the need to control thoughts using distractions and deliberate, forced thinking in order to create a more positive mindset. But I think it&aposs crucial to recognise the importance of accepting our thoughts too. Humans tend to gravitate towards the things we fear and if we fear our own thoughts then a part of us deep inside might even feel the need to focus more on them. It&aposs as if the more we think about something the more we understand it. And the more we understand it the more control we have over it. Which is probably true if it&aposs a tiger in the jungle but not when the thing we fear is internal, our own anxiety for example.Worrying about what makes us anxious rarely gives us any extra understanding of it. So sometimes we do need to accept our thoughts, just with a better perspective.Become a patron of the podcast!https://www.patreon.com/richardnichollsSubscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads.https://www.richardnicholls.netSocial Media LinksTwitter https://twitter.com/richardnichollsInstagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsrealFacebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorYoutube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/05/2116m 46s

Daydreaming

People often frown upon daydreaming as being unproductive yet at the same time many others suggest that it improves creativity. Why the dichotomy?Let&aposs have dive into daydreaming and see what we can find!Become a patron of the podcast!https://www.patreon.com/richardnichollsSubscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads.https://www.richardnicholls.netSocial Media LinksTwitter https://twitter.com/richardnichollsInstagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsrealFacebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorYoutube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/04/2116m 11s

It's OK To Be Selfish

I&aposm sure you&aposve heard the phrase "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" but I wonder if there needs to be a bit more to that. Well, that&aposs what I want to talk about today.Become a patron of the podcast!https://www.patreon.com/richardnichollsSubscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads.https://www.richardnicholls.netSocial Media LinksTwitter https://twitter.com/richardnichollsInstagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsrealFacebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorYoutube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/03/2115m 45s

Bonus Episode: Michelle Thomas

Michelle Thomas is an author and podcaster. She&aposs written for The Guardian, The Independent, Stylist, Standard Issue the list goes on.And on top of that she also wrote a book inspired by her experiences of depression called My Shit Therapist: & Other Mental Health Stories.I&aposm sure you&aposll both enjoy and appreciate what she has to share with you.My Shit Therapist Book https://amzn.to/3pNqipXMy Shit Therapist Podcast https://audioboom.com/channels/5028096Michelle on Twitter https://twitter.com/michelletomosMichelle on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/msmthomasBecome a patron of the podcast!https://www.patreon.com/richardnichollsSubscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads.https://www.richardnicholls.netSocial Media LinksTwitter https://twitter.com/richardnichollsInstagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsrealFacebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorYoutube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
15/02/211h 9m

Taking Action Today

Whatever your goals are it&aposs fair to say that reaching them won&apost happen by accident or through luck.Luck might have a small part to play. But what are the chances that it&aposs the only part when compared to the effects of the deliberate action that you take yourself?Deliberate action wins any day I&aposd say.So to do that there are some basic principles that you might need to follow so as to help you on your way and they don&apost involve starting tomorrow. They involve the present moment, right now. Become a patron of the podcast!https://www.patreon.com/richardnichollsSubscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads.https://www.richardnicholls.netSocial Media LinksTwitter https://twitter.com/richardnichollsInstagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsrealFacebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorYoutube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/02/2119m 12s

Bonus Episode: Matt Elswood

Matt Elswood is a Chief Pharmacist specialising in mental health pharmaceuticals at Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust.As well as being an Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham he&aposs also a really nice guy with a lot of interesting things to share with us.EnjoyBecome a patron of the podcast!https://www.patreon.com/richardnichollsSubscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads.https://www.richardnicholls.netSocial Media LinksTwitter https://twitter.com/richardnichollsInstagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsrealFacebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorYoutube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
15/01/2159m 54s

Gratitude

Many self help and personal development books (my own included) will talk about the importance of gratitude as a way of boosting happiness and wellbeing.Today we explore it in a little more detail.Become a patron of the podcast!https://www.patreon.com/richardnichollsSubscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads.https://www.richardnicholls.netSocial Media LinksTwitter https://twitter.com/richardnichollsInstagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsrealFacebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorYoutube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/01/2118m 58s

The Lost Letter - A Christmas Story By Richard Nicholls

Seeing as it&aposs Christmas Day I thought I&aposd share this with you.This is a story I wrote in 2015 but you maybe missed it the first time round.Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
25/12/2010m 27s

Grandad's Gift - A Christmas Story By Richard Nicholls

I wrote this story back in 2014 but as my listeners have doubled since then it&aposs likely that you missed this the first time round. So I thought I&aposd republish it.I hope you enjoy it.Merry Christmas folks!Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
24/12/2010m 0s

Bonus Episode: Robin Ince

It&aposs another bonus guest episode and this time it&aposs the turn of stand up comedian and author Robin Ince.We talk about intrusive thoughts, stage fright and why we all need therapy. https://robinince.com/https://twitter.com/robinincehttps://www.instagram.com/robinince1969/Read his books.https://amzn.to/34pRtywSubscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads.https://www.richardnicholls.netSocial Media LinksTwitter https://twitter.com/richardnichollsInstagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsrealFacebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorYoutube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
20/12/201h 7m

Bonus Episode: Dr Dean Burnett

Today&aposs bonus episode is with neuroscientist, stand up comedian and author Dean Burnett.We chat about toxic positivity, emotional processing, addiction and many other things besides.Have a listen and you can find more about Dean on his website https://www.deanburnett.com or follow him on social media at:-Twitter https://twitter.com/garwboy Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DeanBurnettAuthor Instagram https://www.instagram.com/garwboy Read his booksThe Idiot Brain https://amzn.to/33YzKxXThe Happy Brain https://amzn.to/3gugzktWhy Your Parents Are Driving You Up the Wall and What To Do About It https://amzn.to/2LajTFNPsycho-logical https://amzn.to/3oG95xPBecome a patron of the podcast!https://www.patreon.com/richardnichollsSubscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads.https://www.richardnicholls.netSocial Media LinksTwitter https://twitter.com/richardnichollsInstagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsrealFacebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorYoutube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
10/12/2054m 20s

Supporting Others With Depression

Everyone needs something different when they&aposre going through mental health difficulties. But there are definitely a few Do&aposs and Don&aposts.Samaritans UK116 123www.samaritans.orgSane UK0300 304 7000www.sane.org.ukMind0300 123 339386463www.mind.org.ukShoutText: 85258www.giveusashout.orgFind A TherapistUKCPBACPCounselling DirectoryBecome a patron of the podcast!https://www.patreon.com/richardnichollsSubscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads.https://www.richardnicholls.netSocial Media LinksTwitter https://twitter.com/richardnichollsInstagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsrealFacebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorYoutube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/12/2014m 45s

Bonus Episode: Matt Rudd

Matt Rudd is a senior writer at the Sunday Times, he&aposs a published author of both fiction and non fiction. His latest book Man Down: Why Men Are Unhappy and What We Can Do About It, is out now. I read it the day it came out and thought he had some great things to share with you and so I invited him onto the show for a chat.Man Down: https://amzn.to/347nLxbFollow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MattRuddSubscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads.https://www.richardnicholls.netSocial Media LinksTwitter https://twitter.com/richardnichollsInstagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsrealFacebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorYoutube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
15/11/2047m 54s

Goal Blocks

There can be many reasons why we get blocked from achieving our goals. Today I&aposm going to explore a few of them.Become a patron of the podcast!https://www.patreon.com/richardnichollsSubscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads.https://www.richardnicholls.netSocial Media LinksTwitter https://twitter.com/richardnichollsInstagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsrealFacebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorYoutube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/11/2019m 8s

Bonus Episode: Professor Sophie Scott

Continuing the trend of a bonus episode in the middle of the month. This month I chatted with Professor Sophie Scott CBE.Sophie is a neuroscientist working at University College London. She&aposs a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, has presented the Royal Institutions Christmas Lectures and has been on multiple TV and Radio programs over the years talking about the neuroscience of laughter.I hope you enjoy what she has to say.Sophie on YouTubeSophie&aposs InstagramSophie on TwitterThe Neuromantics PodcastSophie&aposs Christmas Lectures at The Royal InstitutionSubscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads.https://www.richardnicholls.netSocial Media LinksTwitter https://twitter.com/richardnichollsInstagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsrealFacebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorYoutube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
15/10/2044m 49s

Conflict Avoidance

Avoiding conflict can influence the big things in life as well as the small things. It&aposs why people split up over text rather than actually deal with a relationship problem face to face. And if you&aposve ever had a huge sense of relief if you ring someone about a problem and their phone goes to voicemail, you&aposll know what I mean.Become a patron of the podcast!https://www.patreon.com/richardnichollsSubscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads.https://www.richardnicholls.netSocial Media LinksTwitter https://twitter.com/richardnichollsInstagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsrealFacebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorYoutube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/10/2015m 12s

Bonus Episode: Dr Radha Modgil

Recently I had the pleasure of chatting with the broadcaster and author Radha Modgil.As well as being a familiar face and voice on various BBC TV and radio shows Radha is also a practising GP with a very special interest in emotional wellbeing.https://drradha.co.uk/https://twitter.com/drradhamodgilhttps://www.instagram.com/dr_radhaBecome a patron of the podcast to get episodes every Monday!https://www.patreon.com/richardnichollsSubscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads.https://www.richardnicholls.netBuy my book on AmazonListen for FREE on Audible Social Media LinksTwitterInstagramFacebookYoutube Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
15/09/2032m 4s

Energy Levels

With some enthusiasm we can go from dragging our feet and saying how tired we are to suddenly being alert and awake. But whether it&aposs about scripting a podcast episode or going for a run, it&aposs really easy to say to ourselves "I don&apost feel like it" and if your energy levels have dropped it&aposs definitely worth looking into why. Become a patron of the podcast to get episodes every Monday!https://www.patreon.com/richardnichollsSubscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads.https://www.richardnicholls.netBuy my book on AmazonListen for FREE on Audible Social Media LinksTwitterInstagram Facebook Youtube Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/09/2016m 35s

Impulse Control

Whether it&aposs because of tempting treats in your cupboard, the opportunity to play at online roulette or trying to push away thoughts that we don&apost like. Sometimes our brain works against us rather than for us and leads us down paths we were deliberately trying to avoid. Become a patron of the podcast to get episodes every Monday!https://www.patreon.com/richardnichollsSubscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads.https://www.richardnicholls.netBuy my book on AmazonListen for FREE on Audible Social Media LinksTwitterInstagram Facebook Youtube Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/08/2018m 28s

Pride & Prejudice

Today&aposs episode is a bit of a deep dive into racism, in response to the recent Black Lives Matter movement that has been gaining greater traction throughout the world this month.Become a patron of the podcast to get episodes every Monday!https://www.patreon.com/richardnichollsSubscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads.https://www.richardnicholls.netBuy my book on AmazonListen for FREE on Audible Social Media LinksTwitterInstagram FacebookYoutube Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/07/2031m 51s

Words & Language

Part 4 of a 4 part series taken from May&aposs live stream  that will run through June. All about our inner dialogue. Become a patron of the podcast!https://www.patreon.com/richardnichollsSubscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads.https://www.richardnicholls.netSocial Media LinksTwitter https://twitter.com/richardnichollsInstagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsrealFacebookYouTube https://youtube.com/richardnichollsSupport the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
25/06/2016m 52s

Talking To Yourself

Part 3 of a 4 part series taken from May&aposs live stream  that will run through June. All about our inner dialogue. Become a patron of the podcast!https://www.patreon.com/richardnichollsSubscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads.https://www.richardnicholls.netSocial Media LinksTwitter https://twitter.com/richardnichollsInstagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsrealFacebookYouTube https://youtube.com/richardnichollsSupport the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
17/06/2013m 32s

Mental Narratives

Part 2 of a 4 part series taken from May&aposs live stream  that will run through June. All about our inner dialogue.Become a patron of the podcast!https://www.patreon.com/richardnichollsSubscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads.https://www.richardnicholls.netSocial Media LinksTwitter https://twitter.com/richardnichollsInstagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsrealFacebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorYouTube https://youtube.com/richardnichollsSupport the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
09/06/2014m 47s

The Meaning Behind The Thinking

Part 1 of a 4 part series taken from May&aposs live stream  that will run through June. All about our inner dialogue.Become a patron of the podcast!https://www.patreon.com/richardnichollsSubscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads.https://www.richardnicholls.netSocial Media LinksTwitter https://twitter.com/richardnichollsInstagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsrealFacebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorYouTube https://youtube.com/richardnichollsSupport the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/06/2022m 32s

Conspiracy Theories

Why can seemingly intelligent people believe myths that have no evidence to support them? Put on your tin foil hat and let&aposs find out shall we.Become a patron of the podcast!https://www.patreon.com/richardnichollsSubscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads.https://www.richardnicholls.netSocial Media LinksTwitter https://twitter.com/richardnichollsInstagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsrealFacebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorYouTube https://youtube.com/richardnichollsSupport the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/05/2024m 58s

The Foundations of Confidence

Confidence can be a tricky subject to talk about because its so big and ambiguous. What is confidence to one person is arrogance to someone else. Also, someone can be confident but still be anxious in certain situations, so it&aposs even hard to define it really.Become a patron of the podcast!https://www.patreon.com/richardnichollsSubscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads.https://www.richardnicholls.netSocial Media LinksTwitter https://twitter.com/richardnichollsInstagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsrealFacebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorYouTube https://youtube.com/richardnichollsSupport the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/04/2013m 47s

Dealing With The Coronavirus

I&aposve had a lot of messages from listeners asking for mental health advice during all this Coronavirus craziness. It&aposs on every website, every news channel. Every conversation you overhear in a shop. It&aposs on everyones minds and so it should be...to a degree.Become a patron of the podcast!https://www.patreon.com/richardnichollsSubscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads.https://www.richardnicholls.netSocial Media LinksTwitter https://twitter.com/richardnichollsInstagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsrealFacebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorYouTube https://youtube.com/richardnichollsSupport the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
16/03/2015m 13s

Eagles, Chickens & Rescue Dogs

Question: When is an Eagle not an Eagle? Answer: When it thinks it&aposs a Chicken.Despite being an Eagle, if you think you&aposre a Chicken can you really fly above everyone?Become a patron of the podcast!https://www.patreon.com/richardnichollsSubscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads.https://www.richardnicholls.netSocial Media LinksTwitter https://twitter.com/richardnichollsInstagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsrealFacebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorYouTube https://youtube.com/richardnichollsSupport the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/03/2015m 59s

How To Feel Alive

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. Or as Albert Einstein once said "He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed."Today is all about my 5 tips on a more enthusiastic life! That and a massive rant at the end about mental health priorities in government policy making, sorry!Become a patron of the podcast!https://www.patreon.com/richardnichollsSubscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads.https://www.richardnicholls.netSocial Media LinksTwitter https://twitter.com/richardnichollsInstagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsrealFacebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorYouTube https://youtube.com/richardnichollsSupport the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/02/2021m 55s

Accept Yourself

Despite New Year being a time associated with making changes, today I want to talk about what seems at first like the opposite of change. Although it might still be a change, and might even be the best one you could ever make. Because there are surprising benefits that come from accepting yourself as you are, in making the decision to not changing and instead enjoying being you in the first place. Become a patron of the podcast!https://www.patreon.com/richardnichollsSubscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads.https://www.richardnicholls.netSocial Media LinksTwitter https://twitter.com/richardnichollsInstagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsrealFacebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorYouTube https://youtube.com/richardnichollsSupport the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/01/2014m 28s

The Meaning of Life

Today is all about having meaning and purpose to your life, something that crops up a lot in emails from listeners and definitely comes up in the therapy room. Become a patron of the podcast!https://www.patreon.com/richardnichollsSubscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads.https://www.richardnicholls.netSocial Media LinksTwitter https://twitter.com/richardnichollsInstagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsrealFacebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorYouTube https://youtube.com/richardnichollsSupport the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/12/1922m 2s

Anxiety Of The Unknown

Over the last couple of years I&aposve had a few messages from listeners about their fear of an uncertain future, and it&aposs cropped up in the consulting room quite a lot too. One thing that has been a big cause of it has been Brexit. Not knowing whether something about your future is going to be easier, more difficult, or exactly the same isn&apost helpful. We like routines, our brain loves the idea that tomorrow is going to be the same as yesterday. If we&aposre alive today then yesterday must have been safe and so our instincts want tomorrow to be the same. And life just isn&apost like that. Become a patron of the podcast!https://www.patreon.com/richardnichollsSubscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads.https://www.richardnicholls.netSocial Media LinksTwitter https://twitter.com/richardnichollsInstagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsrealFacebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorYouTube https://youtube.com/richardnichollsSupport the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/11/1913m 42s

Suicide Prevention

October 10th is World Mental Health Day, and this years focus is on suicide prevention. Suicide is twice as common as Homicide and is the second biggest cause of death in people under 30. In todays episode I hope to provide some insight into how to spot suicidal ideation in friends and family, and hopefully open up some conversations so as to prevent the worst happening.Samaritans UK 116 123 www.samaritans.orgSane UK 0300 304 7000 www.sane.org.ukMind 0300 123 3393 86463 www.mind.org.ukBecome a patron of the podcast!https://www.patreon.com/richardnichollsSubscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads.https://www.richardnicholls.netSocial Media LinksTwitter https://twitter.com/richardnichollsInstagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsrealFacebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorYouTube https://youtube.com/richardnichollsSupport the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/10/1920m 53s

Fears & Phobias

One question that I get asked quite often is "What&aposs the difference between a fear and a phobia?" In short, a fear of something is fairly rational, even if we might think that there&aposs no need for us to fear it, the fear still makes some sense. If someone has a fear of public speaking that makes sense, although what there probably fearing is rejection from their peers but it still makes sense. Whereas a phobia...Become a patron of the podcast! https://www.patreon.com/richardnichollsSubscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads. https://www.richardnicholls.netSocial Media Links Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorSupport the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/09/1919m 11s

External Validation

Ever heard of The looking-glass self? The looking-glass self is a concept created by sociologist Charles Horton Cooley back in 1902. It states that rather than a person&aposs sense of self growing out of their own internal perceptions it instead grows out of the interactions with and the perceptions of other people. In a nutshell it can be summed up with the following phrase “I am not what I think I am and I am not what you think I am; I am what I think that you think I am.”Become a patron of the podcast! https://www.patreon.com/richardnichollsSubscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads. https://www.richardnicholls.netSocial Media Links Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorSupport the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/08/1915m 20s

Nudge Nudge

Nudging and avoiding a nudge is quite important. If you&aposve never heard that phrase outside of a Monty Python sketch you will do now. Because to nudge, in psychology, means to subtly influence someones behaviour, often without them being aware of it, by altering the environment slightly and is surprisingly successful. Become a patron of the podcast! https://www.patreon.com/richardnichollsSubscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads. https://www.richardnicholls.netSocial Media Links Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorSupport the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/07/1915m 1s

Introversion

Introversion has been on my mind a lot lately as I&aposve had quite a few clients who are introverts but don&apost fully understand it and think that there&aposs something wrong with them. So today I want to go into a bit of detail about introversion to help you understand yourself better if you are one, and help you to understand others better if you&aposre not.Become a patron of the podcast! https://www.patreon.com/richardnichollsSubscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads. https://www.richardnicholls.netSocial Media Links Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorSupport the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/06/1916m 16s

Bonus Episode: Interview With Bobby Temps

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and because of that I have an extra episode this month for you! I met up with Bobby Temps today of The Mental Podcast to talk about what we can all do to begin the process of destigmatising mental health. He&aposs a great guy, have a listen.Bobby&aposs Links Podcast https://www.mentalpodcast.co.uk/ Petition https://www.change.org/p/make-mental-health-education-mandatory-in-all-schoolsRichard&aposs Social Media Links Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorSupport the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
13/05/1946m 45s

It's The Thought That Counts

I&aposve been thinking about this topic for a long time and I&aposve been a bit wary of talking about it because what I mean by "it&aposs the thought that counts" is that it&aposs our own thinking that counts towards whether an experience is a good one a bad one or simply just is. And with some really quite extreme situations too. But I don&apost want it to come across as if it&aposs our own fault if we feel bad because something happened to us. It belittles someones experiences to say "Oh you&aposre traumatised are you? Try thinking differently about it!" Because that&aposs not quite how the brain works. Dr Shan Hussain - Enduring Health Podcast https://apple.co/2FRt2AhBecome a patron of the podcast! https://www.patreon.com/richardnichollsSubscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads. https://www.richardnicholls.netSocial Media Links Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorSupport the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/05/1917m 14s

Dealing With Crazy Thoughts

Regularly clients will tell me that they&aposve had frightening bizarre thoughts, sometimes about hurting, or even killing, someone that they care about. Odd as it may seem this is something that everyone experiences, but it doesn&apost really get talked about for fear of other people thinking we&aposre strange or even dangerous. So I want to put your mind at rest that if you have thoughts like this, you need to remember that they&aposre just thoughts, they&aposre not reality. Become a patron of the podcast! https://www.patreon.com/richardnichollsSubscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads. https://www.richardnicholls.netSocial Media Links Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorSupport the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/04/1915m 33s

How To Get More Done

If you Google the words "how to be more productive" you get 187 million results. Interestingly that&aposs the same number of results as "how to learn Romanian." And although everyone learns in different ways we all know the answer to both of those questions. If you want to learn a new language, you need to read it, listen to it and absorb it until you understand it. And the key to that is simply to practise. And the answer to how to get more things done is simply to "do more things."But is everything really that easy? Can it be so black and white? Become a patron of the podcast! https://www.patreon.com/richardnichollsSubscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads. https://www.richardnicholls.netSocial Media Links Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorSupport the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/03/1916m 57s

Disappointment & Low Expectations

It&aposs often said that optimism isn&apost all it&aposs cracked up to be. That expecting the best only leads to disappointment, and I can understand why but I think it&aposs important to see the difference between expectations and goals.Become a patron of the podcast! https://www.patreon.com/richardnichollsSubscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads. https://www.richardnicholls.netSocial Media Links Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorSupport the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/02/1914m 42s

Practise Doesn't Make Perfect

It&aposs a new year! And for a hypnotherapist who specialises in helping people to make changes in their life people will often say to me things like "I bet you&aposll be busy at work in January then, all the New Years resolutions." Yet, it&aposs nothing like February, when all those that have tried to make some changes are a month in and can feel themselves giving up and need help. Which raises questions doesn&apost it? Because if the changes you make are something you actually want, then why would we feel like giving up?Become a patron of the podcast! https://www.patreon.com/richardnichollsSubscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads. https://www.richardnicholls.netSocial Media Links Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorSupport the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/01/1917m 49s

Wooden Legs & Excuses

Have you ever met someone with a wooden leg? Not a real wooden leg, but a metaphorical one? In the 60’s, a psychiatrist called Eric Berne, turned some common problematic psychological processes into what he called “Games People Play” One of which he called the wooden leg game.Imagine a man with a wooden leg who has used it as an explanation for why his life is unfulfilled all of his life, he would often say “If it wasn’t for this wooden leg, I could have been an athlete.” Or when he complains that he’s unemployed he says “What do you expect from a guy with one leg?”The wooden leg game can hold us back from enjoying life and feeling fulfilled, and there are many things that can be your wooden leg. People will say...Subscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads. https://www.motivateyourself.co.uk/newsletterSocial Media Links Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorSupport the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/12/1816m 26s

Dealing With Depression

Depression is a huge topic. It’s a big problem in the 21st Century and to try and understand it by listening to a single podcast episode probably isn’t going to be enough. Even 4 years at medical school wouldn’t do that. But I hope that with today’s episode I can help you to gain a bit of extra insight into it and I encourage you to read up on it if it’s something that you feel you need to understand more about.Subscribe to the newsletter for free extra episodes and hypnosis downloads. https://www.motivateyourself.co.uk/newsletterSocial Media Links Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorSupport the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/11/1824m 50s

Don’t Let Your Career Define You

Imagine you&aposre invited to a friend’s house for a party and you find yourself chatting to a total stranger. If they were to say to you "So, what do you do?" What&aposs the first thing that pops into your mind? Go on, what do you do? Do you swim? do you play cricket? Do you party? Of course, we all know that what they really mean is "What do you do for a living?" It may well be simply small talk just to get a conversation going but what someone does for a living is the usually the first place people tend to go when learning about someone else. And I think it&aposs worth questioning whether that’s appropriate, because there&aposs more to us than our job.Nominate the podcast in the 13th Annual Podcast Awards https://www.podcastawards.comSocial Media Links Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorSupport the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/10/1814m 1s

The Need To Belong

Many people feel a need to be unique, to be different from everyone else but that shouldn’t be at the expense of our sense of belonging. If we’re missing belongingness in our life then we can often feel as if we’re insignificant, unimportant and may as well crawl under a rock to die. Sure, be different, your life is your own, and any self esteem boost you get from your uniqueness can be used to help you recognise that actually, we’re all different, we’re all unique.Social Media Links Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorSupport the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/09/1816m 14s

Anything Is Better Than Nothing

Is there something you want to achieve that you know is going to take a while? Maybe something that has many steps, such as getting fitter or writing a dissertation? If so then you need to be aware that doing anything that brings you closer to the end result is better than doing nothing at all. That might seem obvious, but it’s not uncommon for people to be really hard on ourselves for not putting in maximum effort.Social Media Links Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorSupport the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/08/1814m 27s

Resilience

Despite their setbacks and failures some people seem to have the ability to brush things off and bounce back almost stronger than before, they seem to have a grit and determination not to let bad experiences affect them. Is this something than can be learned?Nominate the podcast in the 13th Annual Podcast Awards https://www.podcastawards.comSocial Media Links Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthorSupport the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/07/1819m 23s

Guilt And Shame

If we’ve hurt someone then I think it’s probably healthy to feel bad about it, to wish that we’d behaved differently and to want to make amends. But what isn’t healthy is continually beating yourself up over it or to think of yourself as a bad person because of what happened. Feeling bad because you hurt someone is guilt. But feeling as if you’re a bad person is shame, and they’re a bit different. Guilt you can do something with, you can learn from it. You can apologise, make amends and move on. But shame? There’s not really anywhere to go with that, and I think it’s important that we recognise that good people can do bad things, just like bad people can do good things.Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/06/1815m 11s

Self-Worth and Anxiety

Did you know that if you&aposre physically tired then you will estimate hills as steeper than they actually are? And that a place in the distance is further away? But did you also know that it&aposs not just our physical resources that influence our perception of the world?Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/05/1814m 28s

What We Fight, We Invite

There’s an annoying quirk to our psychology that means we can easily be drawn towards the exact thing that we’re trying to avoid, as the old saying goes &aposbe careful what you look for, because you just might find it.&apos Because the alternative means that you might have made yourself part of the problem, rather than the solution.Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/04/1814m 42s

Options & Decisions

Making decisions can be hard, and not just with the big things in life.Sometimes even things that should be insignificant in the grand scheme of things can paralyse us. So how do we get around it?Todays episode is about just that. Getting a better perspective on these things and even the bigger ones too.Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/03/1814m 38s

What Makes A Good Relationship?

Although I’m not a relationship coach or a couple therapist a lot of clients will come to one to one therapy and discuss their relationships, with many of them saying things such as “I don’t know what a real relationship is supposed to feel like!”I think that in a society that looks at so many things in life as disposable it can be very hard to think of something in your life as permanent, and may even be a bit scary for a lot of people. Which is why so many clients say to me that they feel trapped when they’re in a relationship yet they feel lonely and insignificant when they’re not.Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/02/1815m 11s

The Gratitude Attitude

I was asked in an interview recently that if I had to choose one thing, what would I say is the most effective way of boosting happiness?In order to answer it I needed to think about all the concepts and exercises that I wrote about in my book to see if there was a common ingredient or theme. What I found is that pretty much everything I wrote about needed a foundation of appreciation, of gratitude in order for them to be of any help.So what do I mean exactly by gratitude? Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
15/01/1815m 31s

15 Minutes To Happiness

Have a think about the following question for a moment.“Please imagine a ladder with steps numbered from zero at the bottom to 10 at the top. Suppose we say that the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you, and the bottom of the ladder represents the worst possible life for you. On which step of the ladder would you say you personally feel you stand at this time, assuming that the higher the step the better you feel about your life, and the lower the step the worse you feel about it? Which step comes closest to the way you feel?”Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/01/1815m 11s

The Dangers Of Manning Up

When someone says Be a man, what do you think of?Act tough?Don&apost cry?Or do you think manning up means to take responsibility for your emotions or accept mistakes and move on?Support the Show. Social Media Links Threads https://www.threads.net/@richardnichollsreal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/richardnichollsreal Twitter https://twitter.com/richardnicholls Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RichardNichollsAuthor Youtube https://www.youtube.com/richardnicholls TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@richardnichollsauthor
01/12/1713m 32s
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