By Dr Alex George

Our mind and body can be transformed through the simple act of walking. That’s why Dr Alex George has made this new, ambient podcast. It supports his mission to get us all out stomping, so whether you’re taking the dog out, hiking up a mountain or maybe you simply need some fresh air, Dr Alex and his guests will be here every week as your loyal stomping companions. In every episode, you’ll hear Dr Alex George out on a stomp with an exciting guest, in a location of their choice, to take a meander into their lives. You’ll wind through uplifting and thought-provoking conversations with a soothing backdrop of birdsong, crashing waves or the breeze gently rustling through leaves. Each episode is split into three parts, designed to be listened to on three short stomps, or one long one. So put on your headphones, follow @thestompcast and join us on a good old stomp.


Pt 1: Sam Warburton in Cefn Onn Park

Sam Warburton is a well-loved, former professional rugby player who led as captain on both the Welsh national team and the British & Irish Lions. In this episode, you’ll be joining Dr Alex, Sam Warburton (and Sam’s dog Ledley!) on a stomp at Cefn Onn Park in Cardiff. You’ll hear them discussing Sam’s retirement from professional rugby, his BBC documentary and how he never doubted that he would play for the Lions. Follow Sam on socials @samwarbs.
07/08/2225m 36s

Pt 2: Sam Warburton on leadership, ambition and mental resilience

Being a professional rugby player and the team captain is a mentally and physically demanding job. In part two of this episode, you’ll hear Alex talk to Sam about his Sunday Times Bestselling Autobiography Open Side, where his ambition derives from and how he grew such high levels of mental resilience. Sam also opens up about his time as the Lion’s captain and shares his 4 P’s of leadership how he approached leadership to make the team the very best it could be and lead them to victory. You can purchase Sam’s Autobiography Open Side here and follow him on socials over at @samwarbs.
07/08/2232m 57s

Pt 3: Sam Warburton ‘don’t believe the tough rugby exterior’

In this final part of the episode with Sam Warburton walking in Cefn Onn Park, you’ll hear Sam reflect on the false alpha exterior and share what it’s really like before games and in the changing rooms. You’ll also hear how Sam’s young family have changed his perception on life and how he found purpose after retirement.  Check out Sam’s fitness academy page over on Instagram @sw7academy.
07/08/2224m 56s

Pt 3: How psychologist, Dr Julie, resets her mind

Listen to Part 1 and 2 before clicking play here! In this final part, you’ll discover how clinical psychologist, Dr Julie, copes when the going gets tough as well as what she’s found useful in reframing her mindset.  Dr Julie’s book ‘Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?’ can be purchased here and her brilliant TikTok is here.
31/07/2221m 18s

Pt 2: Dr Julie’s methods for managing anxiety

The feeling of anxiety ranges from person to person and no two cases are the same however, there are things we can all do manage those rising moments of panic and worry, of which are outlined by Dr Julie and Dr Alex in this episode. You’ll also hear Dr Julie talk about damaging mindsets and how mapping what is important to us can help us to make more mindful decisions. Make sure you check out Pt 1 before clicking play on part 2 as you’ll be missing some incredible advice and coping mechanisms from Dr Julie! Purchase Dr Julie’s book ‘Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?’ here and check out her TikTok here. Here is the source of this week’s Health Fact!
31/07/2223m 9s

Pt 1: Dr Julie on therapy misconceptions

Clinical psychologist and TikTok creator, Dr Julie Smith, joins Dr Alex stomping on the beach in Bournemouth this week. Dr Julie’s mission is to make therapy and mental health advice more accessible for the masses which has led her to amassing a huge following online.  This part of the conversation delves into what Dr Julie believes are misconceptions of therapy, the importance of understanding the difference between self indulgence and self compassion and why we need to reframe our ‘people have it worse than me’ mentality. You can buy Dr Julie’s book ‘Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?’ here and follow her TikTok here.
31/07/2214m 40s

Pt 3: Vicky Pattison on grief and her toolkit for life

In this final part, Vicky and Dr Alex have a moving and candid conversation about the grief they’re experiencing, after having lost significant people in their lives. The episode focuses on the coping mechanisms they’ve adopted to manage their grief and what’s in Vicky’s ‘toolkit for life’ - the mindsets and motto’s that have carried her through tough times and kept her smiling. Make sure to follow @dralexgeorge and @stompcast across socials as well as this weeks guest, @vickypattison! Links and Sources: Health fact of the week source Helplines: Links to bereavement support via Mind, here For support with suicide, speak to the Samaritans  To find help around drug and alcohol bereavement, head to Bead 
24/07/2218m 25s

Pt 2: Vicky Pattison on alcoholism

In part two, as Dr Alex and Vicky continue to stroll through Waltham Abbey, Vicky candidly opens up about her dad’s alcoholism, a topic she has only recently begun speaking publicly about. They also discuss her book ‘The Secret to Happy’ and how her ‘day numbering’ method helps her achieve balance. Remember to check out the @stompcast socials to take a look at the stomp in Waltham Abbey and head over to part 3 on your next stomp! Helplines, Links and Sources: ‘My Dad, Alcohol and Me’ documentary airs on Channel 4 on Tuesday 2nd August. Vicky's book ‘Secret to Happy’ can be purchased here. Helpline links: Find local alcohol addiction support services via the NHS here.
24/07/2222m 19s

Pt 1: Vicky Pattison in Waltham Abbey

For our first episode, we’re welcoming author and TV personality, Vicky Pattison onto Stompcast! In this first part, Vicky shares anecdotes and take-home advice about how she drowns out her inner critic, the value she gets from her life coach and what she can’t leave the house without - known on Stompcast as her ‘stomping toolkit’. For more updates on Vicky’s puppy Milo, follow her @vickypattison on Instagram and to see the beautiful stomp they did at Waltham Abbey, head to @stompcast across socials. Don’t forget to head over to part 2 once you’ve finished this episode!
24/07/2218m 34s

What is the Stompcast?

Welcome to Dr Alex George’s new podcast with a mission to get us all out stomping for the health of our mind and body. Join Dr Alex and his manager, Harry Grenville, to understand more about what the Stompcast is, why it’s split into three parts and what you can expect from the conversations. Make sure to hit follow so you’re reminded when a new episode goes live, and follow the podcast’s socials: Instagram: @thestompcast  TikTok: @stompcast The first episode goes live on Monday 25th July!
21/07/2224m 39s
Heart UK