Cover image of The 3 Good Podcast
(1)
Science
Social Sciences

The 3 Good Podcast

Updated 7 days ago

Science
Social Sciences
Read more

Sukh Pabial talks about all things related to positive psychology, wellbeing, resilience, mental health and emotional intelligence.

Read more

Sukh Pabial talks about all things related to positive psychology, wellbeing, resilience, mental health and emotional intelligence.

iTunes Ratings

1 Ratings
Average Ratings
1
0
0
0
0

iTunes Ratings

1 Ratings
Average Ratings
1
0
0
0
0
Cover image of The 3 Good Podcast

The 3 Good Podcast

Latest release on Apr 10, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 7 days ago

Rank #1: The 3 Good Podcast: Episode 3 Talking about Strengths

Podcast cover
Read more

What are your strengths? How do you understand them about yourself? In knowing your strengths how are you a better person for them? Sukh explores what he believes is a distinction between being good at something and having strength in it. You can learn more about strengths and your own by completing the VIA survey here http://www.viacharacter.org/www/Character-Strengths-Survey. You can also check out more resources on the University of Pennsylvania website https://www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/testcenter. Towards the end, Sukh talks about understanding your signature strength. You can connect with Sukh on Twitter @sukhpabial.

Feb 10 2018

30mins

Play

Rank #2: The 3 Good Podcast: Episode 5 Talking about optimism

Podcast cover
Read more

In this episode, Sukh has a guest on the show - Mark Gilroy. Together, they discuss the topic of optimism. It's a longer episode than normal, coming in at just shy of 1hr and 15 mins, so tuck in, it's a deep exploration!

Sukh and Mark discuss a range of related topics to optimism:

- They explore how optimism is a psychological construct, and what it helps with for a healthy mind.

- They discuss pessimism, how it's the opposite of optimism, can offer a healthy balance to being too optimistic, and how it can be a healthy way of thinking.

- They make a clear distinction that optimism and pessimism are not related to mental health disorders, and how they are useful for healthy human functioning.

- Mark shares a really useful model to identify overly pessimistic attitudes where someone may use language where the following is evident:

  • Permanence - describing things in ways that indicate there's never a positive outcome and there is no hope for their to be a positive outcome
  • Personal - describing things in ways that are detrimental to the individual e.g. "why does it always happen to me"
  • Perseverance - describing things and extrapolating things to pervade across a group unfairly

- They discuss how optimism can be overused and may impair quality of judgements that need to be made.

- They discuss the role of data, evidence and examples and how they either support optimism or pessismism.

This was a really good deep exploration of the topic of optimism, and Mark was really generous with his insights and sharing of research that is related to the topic.

Links that Mark has shared which are useful for people to explore further:

The book by Tali Sharot - The Optimism Bias: Why we're wired to look on the bright side - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Optimism-Bias-were-wired-bright/dp/1780332637/ref=la_B004ANWOX4_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1519468999&sr=1-2

Tali Sharot's TED Talk - The Optimism Bias - https://www.ted.com/talks/tali_sharot_the_optimism_bias

The book by Dan Ariely - Predictably Irrational - The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Predictably-Irrational-Hidden-Forces-Decisions/dp/0007256531

Dan Ariely's YouTube video on Loss Aversion and The Endowment Effect - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpiGVWO-C64

Finally, you may have noticed there's no intro music to the podcast! Big thanks and love to Mark himself for producing the piece for the podcast.

You can connect with Sukh on Twitter @sukhpabial.

You can connect with Mark on Twitter @thatmarkgilroy and find out more about the work that TMSDI do at www.tmsdi.com.

Mar 03 2018

1hr 11mins

Play

Rank #3: The 3 Good Podcast: Episode 21 Two guys talking about wellbeing

Podcast cover
Read more

Sukh talks to Ryan Tahmassebi in this episode about wellbeing and mental health. It's a really open discussion and Ryan shares his own struggles with depression, the impact it had on his life and family, and what he had to do to learn how to live with it, and be in a much stronger position years later.

It's a really good discussion and Sukh and Ryan explore how to talk about wellbeing in organisations, and the role of managers to support team members when they may be experiencing hard times, and the positive impact on organisations when you have open conversations about wellbeing and mental health. They also talk about how schools can do more to positively influence emotional and mental health amongst students.

Ryan talked about this blog post from Neil Morrison - Your sickness policy is killing the world https://change-effect.com/2018/11/05/your-sickness-policy-is-killing-the-world/.

You can learn more about the good work the Movember Foundation do here - https://uk.movember.com/.

You can see the work done by Robertson Cooper here https://www.robertsoncooper.com/.

If you want to know more about the mental health resources available to help you, check out Mind https://www.mind.org.uk/.

If you want someone to talk to about your mental health, call Mind on 0300 123 3393 or Samaritans on 116 123.

You can connect with Sukh on Twitter @sukhpabial.

You can connect with Ryan on Twitter @ryantahmassebi and on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryantahmassebi1986/.

Nov 17 2018

58mins

Play

Rank #4: The 3 Good Podcast: Episode 4 Bad Things Happen, Death and Willful Violence

Podcast cover
Read more

In this episode Sukh discusses the importance of accepting that bad things happen in life. He talks about how we can understand bad things happening through three different lenses. One is about bad things happening which after a passage of time, we can recover from and continue with normal living. The other is about wilful violence and / or manipulation of others. He explores here how often these actions are designed to completely disrupt everything about normal life and until justice is reached or the situation resolved it's often too hard to continue with normal life. The third is how we talk about death and not because people may be facing terminal illnesses but because it enables us to be better prepared for the loss of loved ones and to be better resolved about their wishes after they've passed. Sukh acknowledges this is a heavy topic to discuss and actively encourages people to discuss and / or comment as appropriate.

You can connect with Sukh on Twitter @sukhpabial.

Feb 17 2018

43mins

Play

Rank #5: The 3 Good Podcast: Episode 9 Positive psychology in practice

Podcast cover
Read more

In this episode, Sukh has guest Sarah Boyd on the show, and they talk about a range of things for how positive psychology is put into practice. Sarah's main area of work focuses on healthcare in the UK and enabling better change within the NHS.

They talk about appreciate inquiry as an approach for organisational change, and how it utilises positive psychology principles to enable generative dialogue and focusing on strengths and achievements. They talk about the use or language and how the language we use determines what we think and believe. They explore all manners of topics related to positive psychology with some quality thinking about approaches to change management, the importance of taking small steps, the interplay of positive psychology and life events that are challenging, and how we can think about parenting in different ways too.

As it's still early day's in Sukh's world of podcasting, the audio edit isn't as well balanced as it could be. Please do forgive Sukh's tinny and sharp speech, he promises not to do it again!

You can connect with Sukh and Sarah on Twitter - @sukhpabial and @sarahboydh

In the podcast, the following pieces are referenced:

Sarah wrote a blog post about the bits of appreciative inquiry that she loves. That's here http://www.dotconnection.co.uk/blog/2017/11/17/appreciative-inquiry-the-bits-i-love

The Grief Cast by Cariad Lloyd https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/griefcast/id1178572854?mt=2

The Emotion At Work podcast by Phil Willcox https://www.emotionatwork.co.uk/podcast/

They talk about Miriam Akhtar who is a positive psychology practitioner in the UK. You can find her here https://positivepsychologytraining.co.uk/about/miriam/

They also talk about and get all fanboi over Sarah Lewis and her work in positive psychology and as an appreciative inquiry practitioner. You can find out about her here https://www.acukltd.com/about-us/

Sarah mentioned Sarah Lewis' book - Appreciative Inquiry for Change Management which you can get here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Appreciative-Inquiry-Change-Management-Organizational/dp/0749463554/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1524923033&sr=8-12&keywords=sarah+lewis+books

Apr 28 2018

1hr 11mins

Play

Rank #6: The 3 Good Podcast: Episode 31 Is it ok to be angry?

Podcast cover
Read more

In this episode, Sukh discuss if it's ok to be angry, how we understand anger, and what we can do to release our anger in healthy and appropriate ways.

The podcast episodes Sukh talks about, are:

Freakonomics Radio Ep 316 - A conversation with PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi http://freakonomics.com/podcast/indra-nooyi-update/

Freakonomics Radio Season 8 Ep 14 - Who Decides How Much a Life is Worth? http://freakonomics.com/podcast/who-decides-how-much-a-life-is-worth_radio/

Brene Brown TED talk - The power of vulnerability https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability

Brene Brown TED talk - Listening to shame https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_listening_to_shame

Under the Skin podcast - Russel Brand and Brene Brown - Vulnerability and power https://www.russellbrand.com/podcast/85-vulnerability-and-power-with-brene-brown/

Brene Brown - The Call to Courage - Netflix Special https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/81010166

The Learning and Development Podcast with David James https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-learning-development-podcast/id1466927523

You can connect with Sukh on Twitter @sukhpabial

Sep 29 2019

39mins

Play

Rank #7: The 3 Good Podcast: Episode 30 How mental models help us understand more about being human

Podcast cover
Read more

In this episode, Sukh talks about how understanding different mental models can help us understand more about the human condition. It's a bit of a difficult one to cover in one episode, and probably needs further exploration.

You can connect with Sukh on Twitter @sukhpabial

Jul 13 2019

43mins

Play

Rank #8: The 3 Good Podcast: Episode 29 It's ok to have a bad day

Podcast cover
Read more

In this episode, Sukh shares about why it's ok to have a bad day and not have to artificially find happiness or something to be grateful for. Sometimes it's ok to just experience a bad day / period of time, and allow yourself to process stuff.

Sukh isn't talking about trauma, violence, or anything more significantly harmful. He's talking about when you don't do the things you feel you need to do or you're working on stuff which doesn't get you motivated or you've had an argument or you've received some negative feedback. That stuff.

You can connect with Sukh on Twitter @sukhpabial.

Jul 06 2019

5mins

Play

Rank #9: The 3 Good Podcast: Episode 28 Why the day to dayness of life matters

Podcast cover
Read more

In this episode, Sukh discusses the importance of having a regular normal day to day routine. How it's through doing mundane stuff, that we're enabled to do stuff which brings us joy and living our best life.

You can follow Sukh on Twitter @sukhpabial

Jun 02 2019

32mins

Play

Rank #10: Special Episode: The Story of Vaisakhi

Podcast cover
Read more
Sukh shares in this episode the story of Vaisakhi. This is about how Sikhs became the Khalsa and why this identity matters.

Apr 14 2019

24mins

Play

Rank #11: The 3 Good Podcast: Episode 27 Learning about Thinking Environment

Podcast cover
Read more

This is a really interesting episode of the podcast where Sukh invites guests Meg Peppin and Sarah Boyd to talk about Thinking Environment. The name comes from work by author and researcher Nancy Kline from her book called Time To Think.

It's a really good exploration of why Meg has invested her time into becoming more of a practitioner in this topic and why Sarah has voraciously consumed the courses over 2018. If you have heard about Thinking Environment and curious to want to learn more about it, this is a helpful podcast to hear from two very interested people in the methodology/theory/thinking.

You can buy Time To Think here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Time-Think-Listening-Ignite-Human/dp/0706377451/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?crid=10ZC25LEIUBBI&keywords=time+to+think+nancy+klein&qid=1554969082&s=gateway&sprefix=time+to+think%2Caps%2C126&sr=8-1-fkmrnull.

You can connect with Meg on Twitter @OD_Optimist.

You can connect with Sarah on Twitter @sarahboydh.

You can connect with Sukh on Twitter @sukhpabial.

Apr 10 2019

1hr 3mins

Play

Rank #12: The 3 Good Podcast: Episode 26 Humility in the modern age

Podcast cover
Read more

In this episode, Sukh welcomes guest David D'Souza onto the podcast. Together they discuss humility in the modern age. They have a wide ranging discussion which moves from discussing what humility is, to the role of fairness and inclusion, and how entitlement and privilege impact on people being humble.

You can connect with David on Twitter @dds180.

You can connect with Sukh on Twitter @sukhpabial.

Mar 09 2019

51mins

Play

Rank #13: The 3 Good Podcast: Episode 25 Growing up as a British Sikh

Podcast cover
Read more
In this episode Sukh shares his reflections on growing up in the UK as a British Sikh.

Mar 03 2019

51mins

Play

Rank #14: Special Episode! Reading of Go The F*ck to Sleep

Podcast cover
Read more

This is a special episode! Sukh was doing some DIY and came across the book - Go The Fuck To Sleep. It's a children's book that's clearly not a children's book. In fact it's NSFW! Do not read this with your children! Listeners who are parents will appreciate this book, I think.

You can get the book on Amazon Go the F**k to Sleep https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0857862650/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_D2orCb18G6RR5

There's a recording of Samuel L. Jackson reading this book which you can catch here https://youtu.be/Udj-o2m39NA

And of course you can follow Sukh on Twitter @sukhpabial.

Jan 20 2019

5mins

Play

Rank #15: The 3 Good Podcast: Episode 22 Play, games and wellbeing

Podcast cover
Read more

How does play impact on wellbeing? What about game playing? Moreso in the modern age, what about games consoles and games on apps? Are we all gamers how that we play games on our smartphones? Can games be helpful to mental health recovery? Games can be healthy for people to play, and what happens when they become addictive?

Regular podcast guest, Mark Gilroy, returns to the podcast discussing all these questions with Sukh.

Tetris and cravings article https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0195666314000828.

Tetris and PTSD article https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28348380.

Benefits of action video games http://www.journalofplay.org/sites/www.journalofplay.org/files/pdf-articles/7-1-article-video-games.pdf.

Connectivity and multiplayer games https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0078795.

Supernormal stimuli https://www.the-scientist.com/daily-news/supernormal-stimuli-43491.

You can connect with Sukh on Twitter @sukhpabial.

You can connect with Mark on Twitter @themarkgilroy.

Nov 23 2018

1hr 7mins

Play