I Am... With Jonny Wilkinson

I Am... With Jonny Wilkinson

Conversations about human potential, uncovering new connections with life. Through discussions about peace, performance and potential, this podcast takes you to places you may not expect with people you may not expect it from.

Episodes

June 20, 2024 80 mins

In this episode I AM welcomes political scientist, president of the Copenhagen Consensus think tank and author of Best Things First: The 12 Most Efficient Solutions for the World's Poorest and Our Global SDG Promises, Bjorn Lomborg. Bjorn spends his time deeply exploring how to most positively impact the world we know in the most cost effective way. It is a conversation that definitely challenges our thinking and Jonny and...

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This week on the podcast Jonny and Sparks discuss some recently published research on the efficacy of resistance training as a tool for health and longevity. The conversation covers research that compares resistance and cardiovascular training and a combination of the two which, for some, may bring some surprises!

As always we would love to know your thoughts on this so please get in touch via iampodcastquestions@gmail.com

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June 13, 2024 76 mins

In today’s episode Jonny and Sparks are joined by David Robson, an award-winning science writer specialising in the extremes of the human brain, body and behaviour. David speaks brilliantly about the power we possess over our genes and over our past experiences. This conversation really does explore how we can allow our challenge to support us towards becoming who we want to be, physically, mentally, emotionally and beyond...

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June 10, 2024 40 mins

In this episode Jonny and Sparks investigate the power to we possess to actively influence our own healing and how this leads directly to influencing growth, performance, creativity and joy. Perhaps we are all a bit more accustomed to getting involved in our stress and helping ourselves towards more of it but are we not equally capable of leading ourselves somewhere new, into deeper relaxation and revelation? We hope you e...

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June 6, 2024 73 mins

Jonny and Sparks are immensely grateful to have Harvard stress and resilience expert Dr Aditi Nerurkar with them to explore and explain

stress. In this episode Dr Nerurkar offers brilliant perspectives for how we can relate to stress to aid our mental health and use it for our growth and evolution.

She also provides powerful, simple and effective practices for finding balance, peace and performance when facing challenge. 

Dr ...

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June 3, 2024 32 mins

In this episode Jonny and Sparks look at the sports science theory of supercompensation. This theory shows how the physical body – through rest and recovery – can adapt positively to stress induced by training sessions. This conversation explores how “supercompensation” (first put forth by Russian scientist Nikolai N. Yakovlev in 1949–1959) might provide an interesting model for how we relate to our mental and emotional ch...

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May 30, 2024 78 mins

Professor John Amaechi is a respected psychologist and transformational leadership expert who focuses his work upon behavioural change and creating honest, authentic and thriving cultures all in alignment with sustainable growth, high performance and well-being. He also previously played a full basketball career in the world’s most competitive league the American NBA. In this episode with Jonny and Sparks he brings all of ...

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May 27, 2024 32 mins

Jonny and Sparks respond to some questions sent in by listeners that focus upon the topic of resilience. How do we come back after our confidence gets knocked? How do we reinvent ourselves after heartbreak and disappointment especially when it keeps coming at us? This episode aims to offer alternative and more inspiring perspectives upon what is possible for us all as human beings. We discuss what would life be like if we ...

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May 23, 2024 74 mins

This episode is all about movement and sound therapy for releasing stuck energy and transcending limits. Jonny and Sparks are joined by specialist practitioner Alison Heaslewood who uses her own inspiring journey of personal transformation to explain the power of sound baths and ecstatic dance as a means for creating safe space, enriching communities, deep healing and balance. These therapies are resonating strongly with m...

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May 20, 2024 28 mins

For this episode Jonny and Sparks investigate confidence, what it is and how we might be able to generate more of it in our lives. How do we become friends with the unknown instead of seeing it as a threat? How do we find the freedom to fully perform? This is a big topic and we hope that you enjoy the discussion. Any questions you might have for us to explore please send to iampodcastquestions@gmail.com

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May 16, 2024 86 mins

In this episode Jonny and Sparks exchange with Matt Kahn. A spiritual teacher and intuitive healer who provides incredible heart centred perspectives as solutions to all stresses and struggles. This discussion takes on some pretty big subjects including how we handle intense challenge in our lives and how we can heal our wounds by coming to love the one that life happens to. Matt also speaks beautifully on the importance o...

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In this episode and in support of Mental Health Awareness Week Jonny and Sparks explore their own mental health, how they have been impacted by it and how they understand the role of plays in their lives. In this discussion the brothers look into how we can help ourselves and each other through challenge and the importance of opening up. Another key part of the conversation is the power of movement as a way to change our e...

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May 9, 2024 78 mins

This week Jonny and Sparks hand over the microphone to Dan Brulé, one of the world’s most renowned breath teachers and experts. In an episode absolutely filled to the brim with transformational wisdom, Dan offers powerful practices, explanations and clear inspired guidance around breathwork and its power to transcend limitations. His engaging personality and stories from working with special forces soldiers, professional s...

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May 6, 2024 37 mins

In this episode of the I AM podcast Jonny and Sparks investigate freedom and how it sits at the heart of our potential, our performance and our power. Will we ever find it where we are looking? Does the system want us to find it? How do we break free of our conditioning so that what has been no longer gets to tell us how everything has to be? We hope you enjoy the discussion.

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May 2, 2024 64 mins

In this episode Matthew Syed, innovative thinker and author of Black Box Thinking, Rebel Ideas, You Are Awesome and many more brilliant books, shares his ideas and research on the subject of how we get the best out of ourselves and out of each other. Also a former British number 1 ranked table tennis player, Matthew joins Jonny and Sparks in discussing the importance of mindset in performance and also what’s behind the gen...

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April 29, 2024 37 mins

This week’s Monday discussion episode between Jonny and Sparks focuses upon the concept of living authentically and what it may mean to live one’s truth. What is our truth? How do we uncover it, connect to it, find the courage to express it in the things we do that we love, the things we do that we don’t and with everyone else’s truth and their opinions thrown in there too? Purpose, guidance, living in the now, being fully...

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April 25, 2024 76 mins

How does a top neurosurgeon process a full on trip to the afterlife? In this episode Jonny and Sparks hear from neurosurgeon Dr Eben Alexander who found himself in a week long coma suffering from E. coli meningoencephalitis having been given 2% chance of survival and zero chance of recovery by his doctors. Dr Eben’s return to health is miraculous enough but when you pair this with his incredible near death experience it be...

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April 22, 2024 38 mins

In this episode Jonny and Sparks look into the powerful idea behind seeing ourselves as energy vibrations. They explore what it means to raise our energy vibration so that we can become more receptive to new levels of performance, well-being and life experience. Can this help transform the way we prepare for respond to big or challenging events?
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April 18, 2024 68 mins

Listen in this episode to Judy Tsafrir MD, Holistic adult and child psychiatrist, psychoanalyst and astrologer, as she explains brilliantly the importance of a spiritual practise in life, and how this can often be the missing piece for intensely transforming our experience and journeys. Simpler than you think and available in everything from kicking odd shaped balls around to whatever else you might be doing right now, it’...

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April 15, 2024 30 mins

In this episode Jonny and Sparks use a big sporting performance analogy to look into how we cease blindly reacting in our daily lives and begin consciously responding. How do we go somewhere new? The two brothers share some ideas on what it might really take to break free from this “reality” we have become accustomed to and settled for. We hope you enjoy it.

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