Understood

Understood

A psychology podcast with someone who "gets it". Mitch Wallis' ultimate goal is to help people cope with challenging mental health issues, and feeling understood is a great place to start. Each episode provides tactical steps for how to deal with complex emotional problems in a step-by-step framework based on evidence and experimentation. From "too much information" personal sharing, to advice on overcoming debilitating anxiety, to interviews with world leading expert - this podcast has what you need to make sense of your own mind.... Show More

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December 7, 2020 68 min

In this episode of Understood with Mitch Wallis we cover:

  • A common communication trait that turns people away and how to stop it
  • A helpful reframe to shift out of feeling unnecessarily guilty
  • 3 steps to finding your purpose in life
  • The exhaustion of uncovering more and more layers in therapy, is there an end?
  • Tips to starting a charity
  • What is "beyond reasonable hours" in the workplace
  • Why is 97% of the animal kingdom not monogamo...
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    Today's guest is Margo Lydon. In this episode we cover:

  • The most recent insights relating to corporate mental health in Australia from the country's largest wellbeing survey 
  • An overview of the 5 core domains of a thriving workplace 
  • What some organisations aren't doing well to support their staff (and what they could be doing more right)
  • How COVID has impacted Australian workers (with a surprising finding)
  • What leaders can ...
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    In this episode of Understood with Mitch Wallis we cover:
    - Borderline Personality Disorder and the unnecessary stigmatisation
    - Corporates managing people out of the business for mental health reasons
    - When you change as a person, but your perception doesn't
    - Stigma of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and how they need to be removed
    - Power of self-belief as a competitive advantage and it's difference to narcissism
    - How...

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    Today's guest is Dr Dan Brown. In this episode we cover:

  •  A world leading expert on attachment psychology gives us a masterclass in how relationships affect our brain
  • A Harvard psychologist perspective on why mental health is so bad in our modern world
  • We disclose the #1 thing that can affect your mental health
  • The 5 attributes of giving secure attachment to others those we care about
  • How to overcome conflict and ruptures in relatio...
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    In this episode of Understood with Mitch Wallis we cover:
    - How to check in with someone when they're not ok using the 1-10 scale
    - Mitch's recent conflict that left him feeling flat
    - The perils of comparative suffering
    - How starting, stopping or changing medication can affect your chemistry
    - Weird warning signs from your body that something is going wrong (e.g. music "high")
    - The inefficiencies of the hospital system...

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    In this episode of Understood with Mitch Wallis we cover:
    - what it was like to grow up having a worldwide spiritual guru as a parent
    - Mallika shares incredibly beautiful insights around the power of gratitude and what setting an intent really means (beyond just what we may have read in books like The Secret).
    - We discuss the usually messy and sometimes dark journey of figuring out who we really are and what we really want
    - Mallika ...

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    In episode 7 of the UNDERSTOOD podcast with Mitch Wallis, we cover:
    - the lack of reward or motivation for working hard during COVID
    - the biological time bomb of women and how it can create a scarcity mindset
    - Mitch's reflections on feeling sad in the afternoons
    - the science behind men not wanting cuddles after sex and how that can affect a relationship
    - a breakdown of how to start using cold showers to change your biochemistry
    -...

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    In this episode we cover:
    - Parenting pitfalls and how to avoid passing on your insecurities to your children
    - The science of presence and how it can be used to overcome trauma
    - How being "real" is not just an ethical choice, but a psychological benefit

    Dr Dan Siegel
    https://www.drdansiegel.com/ 
    Daniel J. Siegel received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with t...

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    In this episode we cover:
    - 5 tips to finding the right professional help: what are the barriers, where to start, what to look for in a psychologist/therapist
    - The biggest way to kill chemistry in a conversation
    - How body language can be subconscious and affect our interactions
    - The exploration of eating disorders and those who have a history of dance
    - The ingredient that can reduce anxiety related to caffeine consumption

    - SUBSCRIB...

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    In this episode we cover:
    - A real story from a successful black man who has experienced racism his whole life to humanise the reality of racism in the 21st century
    - The difference between white privilege & racism
    - What we can do to help lift up our black brothers & sisters and do small acts to push society forward
    - How the Black Lives Matter Movement extends beyond an issue of police brutality
    - An exploration of the incarc...

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    In this episode we cover:
    - Mitch's mental breakdown that took him out completely and what he learned from the experience
    - What lies at the heart of "covid anxiety"
    - Black lives matter and how we can play a more active role in driving the movement forward
    - How to find the balance between "creepy" and "cute" in the modern era amidst so many sex scandals

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    In this episode we cover:
    • What is your “idle state” – i.e. how are you when no one is looking as a default and how that is affecting our life without knowing it
    • How to change the energy you put out to the world
    • Mitch explores an internal narrative of “I need to suffer in order to get what I want”
    • How to rewire a long-standing belief and challenge it’s validity through challenging and pivoting it’s “truth”
    • A discussion around m...

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    In this episode we cover:
    - Why Mitch is starting a Podcast
    - The relationship between Mitch & Heart On My Sleeve
    - How to interact with Mitch on the podcast
    - A discussion around: can two alpha personalities connect? The search for equality in relationships
    - Mitch shares his struggles with needing control in all domains of life
    - How to recognise a signpost in your life that is trying to tell you something
    - How to balance a mindset...

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