Personal Strength

Personal Strength

The Personal Strength Podcast is about helping people to thrive. Every episode provides something that you can try for yourself, your children, or your students: to improve life, fitness, resilience, or personal safety. Join Nicole Weeks, PhD and Masters qualified Psychologist and Mental Strength coach, and Tim Brown, Strength and Fitness coach and Self-Defence instructor at Personal Strength as they share their knowledge, and interview other experts in the fields of Psychology, Strength and Fitness, and Self-Defence.

Episodes

August 4, 2022 50 min

What is abuse? How do we recognise abuse? If we recognise or suspect abuse, what can we do? How can we protect our children and teens from abuse? These are some of the questions we explore with expert Dr Deena Rosalky.

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People of all abilities have the right and need to learn to defend themselves. Self-defence isn’t about fighting, it is about dealing with conflict, verbal and physical. Everyone encounters some form of conflict in their life, and it is important that people of all abilities learn the skills needed to manage conflict...

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May 11, 2021 32 min

Self defence. What is it? What are the principles of good self defence? What do you do when someone is walking behind you? What if someone approaches you at a train station? Tim Brown shows us how he applies the principles of good self defence to answer these questions and more.

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    What can be done to prevent sexism and gendered violence? We ask three experts “What one thing would you like teenagers to learn that could help to prevent sexism and gendered violence?” Listen to this episode to hear responses from Katherine Bogen (Katherine worked in paediatric and adolescent violence prevention for 5 years as a program coordinator and intervention facilitator before pursuing her PhD, and is now affiliated with t...

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    ACT therapy, or Acceptance Commitment Therapy, provides valuable skills for everyone. Skills to help you to live a life of meaning despite emotional turmoil and hardship. Dr Louise Hayes has made these skills more widely accessible through her model: DNA-V (© DNA-V, L. Hayes & J. Ciarrochi, www.thrivingadolecent.com). This model is easy to understand, and relatable, for children, teenagers, and adults. In the previous episode L...

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    February 4, 2021 24 min

    ACT therapy, or Acceptance Commitment Therapy, provides valuable skills for everyone. Skills to help you to live a life of meaning despite emotional turmoil and hardship. Dr Louise Hayes has made these skills more widely accessible through her model: DNA-V (© DNA-V, L. Hayes & J. Ciarrochi, www.thrivingadolescent.com). This model is easy to understand, and relatable, for children, teenagers, and adults. In this episode Louise i...

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    February 4, 2021 11 min

    Resilience – what it means, why you need it, and how to develop it. Nicky provides a brief introduction to resilience, and the theory and empirical research that underpin the Personal Strength Resilience Workshops.


     

    Further information and links
  • Online and in person resilience courses
  • DNA-V model (DNA-v (c) L. Hayes & J. Ciarrochi, www.thrivingadolescent.com
  • Dr Louise Hayes
  • Acceptance and Committment Therapy (ACT) model
  • Resilien...
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    February 3, 2021 6 min

    This is the first Personal Strength podcast episode where we introduce the podcast, Personal Strength and us.

    Welcome to the Personal Strength Podcast. Where we help you, your children, and your students to grow and thrive, through discussions around fitness, self defence, mental strength, well-being and positive psychology.

    Transcript

    Nicky:

    Hello! Welcome to the Personal Strength podcast! This podcast will be a series of intere...

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