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The Psychology Behind with Dr Linda Papadopoulos

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In this weekly podcast, Dr Linda Papadopoulos explores the many sides of human psychology. From the psychology behind anxiety, dealing with grief, body confidence and attitudes in the workplace to everything in between; Dr Linda provides insight and actionable tips to help you tackle these issues head on.

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In this weekly podcast, Dr Linda Papadopoulos explores the many sides of human psychology. From the psychology behind anxiety, dealing with grief, body confidence and attitudes in the workplace to everything in between; Dr Linda provides insight and actionable tips to help you tackle these issues head on.

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iTunes Ratings

7 Ratings
Average Ratings
7
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Cover image of The Psychology Behind with Dr Linda Papadopoulos

The Psychology Behind with Dr Linda Papadopoulos

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In this weekly podcast, Dr Linda Papadopoulos explores the many sides of human psychology. From the psychology behind anxiety, dealing with grief, body confidence and attitudes in the workplace to everything in between; Dr Linda provides insight and actionable tips to help you tackle these issues head on.

Top Episodes

Most Popular Episodes of The Psychology Behind with Dr Linda Papadopoulos

Rank #1: 7: How To Want Less In Life

May 01 2018
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Ask yourself - what do you really need in life? We live in a world where we are led to believe that the more "stuff" that we have, the happier we will be. However, studies show that people who seek materialistic gains are actually much more susceptible to low self esteem and poor mental well being.  It's important that we learn to be content with what we have.  Dr Linda explores the less is more philosophy and offers insight in how to recognise a want from a need.  Follow @DrLinda_P on Twitter and please do take the time to rate, review and spread the word about the podcast.

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Rank #2: 6: Confidence In The Workplace

Apr 24 2018
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Confidence matters just as much as competence when you are trying to achieve your goals. Having belief in yourself and your abilities goes a long way in life and so it's important to focus on what you are good at and not what you're lacking.  In this episode Dr Linda explores studies that show that women are less likely to push for promotions and pay rises and offers up 5 tips on how you can recognise your worth and boost your confidence in the workplace.  Follow @DrLinda_P on Twitter and please do take the time to rate, review and spread the word about the podcast.

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Rank #3: 11: Managing Your Time Effectively

May 29 2018
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Time is always in short supply. That’s why it’s so important for us to ensure that we manage our time effectively.  More often than not, the typical reaction when we have a lot on our plate is to do more. To get out of bed earlier and to work later as we desperately try to cram all that is demanded of us into our days. When perhaps what we should really be doing is saying ‘No’ in a bid to manage expectations not only for other people but for ourselves too.  Let Dr Linda arm you with 5 tips to help you bring more structure to your life and help you avoid burnout.  As always, thanks for listening. Please keep your lovely comments and suggestions for future episodes coming in.  Follow or get in touch with @DrLinda_P on Twitter and @drlindap on Instagram.  Don’t forget to rate, review subscribe and spread the love about the podcast.

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Rank #4: 15: Improve Your Self Esteem And Change Your Life

Jul 03 2018
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When you have poor self esteem, it means that the way you process the world is always from a place of inferiority; which instantly puts you on the back foot.  In this episode Dr Linda explores how and why so many of us suffer with self esteem issues and provides 5 tips that you can learn to master to help you feel more confident in your skin.  We hope these tips have helped you and please feel free to rate, review and share the podcast with someone that you think it may help.  Let us know what topics you'd like to hear Dr Linda tackle by getting in touch with @DrLinda_P on Twitter and @drlindap on Instagram.

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Rank #5: 10: Learn How To Sleep Better

May 22 2018
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Not getting enough sleep has a profound affect on our mental health and well being. As a result, the relationship between sleep and mood is very complex and worryingly, this struggle staying or falling asleep is becoming more and more common. Dr Linda explores the science and studies into sleep disturbance and provides 5 easy steps you can take to ensure get you get those all important zzz's at night. Follow @DrLinda_P on Twitter and please do take the time to rate, review and spread the word about the podcast. We love to hear from you!

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Rank #6: 3: Anger

Apr 03 2018
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Many of us are scared of expressing anger because we're so used to being told that anger is bad, or being angry means you're difficult, but anger doesn't always have to have negative connotations.   In this episode Dr Linda talks through 5 steps that can help you understand how to be more authentic about your feelings and why it's important to express your anger calmly and clearly rather than bottling these emotions up.  Stay in touch with @DrLinda_P on twitter and If you're enjoying the series, please rate/review and share the podcast with someone who might like it too.

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Rank #7: 8: Improve Your Relationship With Food

May 08 2018
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As a society we are fetishising food. From our photos on Instagram, adverts, tv shows, books, blogs...food is hard to escape. The world is full of advice telling us that different ways of eating are the healthiest way we can be.  All of this information can be confusing, overwhelming and quite distressing.  Whether you're an emotional eater, yo-yo dieter, or perhaps struggling with some more restrictive obsessions towards food, Dr Linda is here to arm you with 5 tips to help you learn to be kind to yourself, respect your body and cultivate a better relationship with food.  Follow @DrLinda_P on Twitter and please do take the time to rate, review and spread the word about the podcast.

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Rank #8: 16: Embrace The Power Of Saying No

Jul 10 2018
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Just because saying Yes is the easier option, it doesn't mean it's right. It's important to learn the importance of saying No so that you can establish boundaries and avoid feeling resentful or put upon by others.  In this episode Dr Linda lays out 5 tips that can help you let go of the fear and harness the power of saying No.  We hope these tips have helped you and please feel free to rate, review and share the podcast with someone that you think it may help. Let us know what topics you'd like to hear Dr Linda tackle by getting in touch with @DrLinda_P on Twitter and @drlindap on Instagram.  

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Rank #9: 5: Spring Clean Your Mind

Apr 17 2018
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Negative thought patterns can clutter your mind and taint how you see the world. They can make the world seem like a dark and hostile place. Whereas when we are experiencing positive emotions we open our minds up to possibilities we couldn't previously see.  Dr Linda explores the research that shows how negative thoughts 5 everyday tips on how you can spring clean your mind and get rid of mental clutter.  Follow @DrLinda_P on Twitter and please do take the time to rate, review and spread the word about the podcast. Share it with someone you think might enjoy it.

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Rank #10: 12: The Importance Of Forgiveness

Jun 05 2018
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Forgiveness is one of the most important elements that can affect a relationship's chance to develop and grow in a healthy way.   Dr Linda explores the science and studies into the role of forgiveness and offers up five tips on how you can move forward and let go of resentment towards whoever has caused you pain. Whether that's a partner, friend or family member. We hope these tips have helped you and please feel free to rate, review and share the podcast with someone that you think would enjoy it.  Follow @DrLinda_P on Twitter and @drlindap on Instagram

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Rank #11: 4: Boost Your Attention Span

Apr 10 2018
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Have you noticed that you get distracted much more easily than you used to?  You're not alone. Studies show that social media, smartphones and other digital devices have had an impact on our memory and how we store information. There's no doubt that we live in exciting times where we are more connected than ever and have a world of information at our fingertips, but the downside is that all of this information is that it is leading us to distraction. We find ourselves flitting from one app, screen or task to another as we follow a trail of alerts all vying for our attention.  If this sounds familiar, then there are steps you can take to help free yourself from distraction and focus on tasks more efficiently. Dr Linda lays out 5 simple tips in this episode.  Follow @DrLinda_P on Twitter and please do take the time to rate, review and spread the word about the podcast. We would love to hear from you and for you to share with someone that you think would enjoy it.

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Rank #12: 9: How Feeders Affect Health Behaviours

May 15 2018
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If you've previously listened to our episode on How To Improve Your Relationship With Food, you might find this follow up exploring the damaging affect Feeders can have on health behaviours useful.  Dr Linda explores the research that backs up how our eating habits are affected in group environments and offers up 5 steps to help you if you find your own health goals being sabotaged by a feeder.  We hope these tips have helped you and please feel free to rate, review and share the podcast with someone that you think would enjoy it.  Follow @DrLinda_P on Twitter and @drlindap on Instagram.

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Rank #13: 14: What To Do If Your Child Has Fallen Victim To Cyberbullying

Jun 19 2018
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1 in 5 13 - 18 year olds report being a victim of cyberbullying.  Bullying is an age old problem that has a serious impact on our emotional health. Cyberbullying has brought a whole new element to this as smartphones, tablets and laptops can make it feel as though the bully has invaded your home and your private space. It can feel as though there is no escape.  In this episode Dr Linda offers up insight on how to spot the signs that your child or loved one might be experiencing difficulties at the hands of a cyberbully and provides 5 tips on how you can help them.   We hope these tips have helped you and please feel free to rate, review and share the podcast with someone that you think it may help.  Follow @DrLinda_P on Twitter and @drlindap on Instagram

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Rank #14: 33: Jordan Stephens: "I find it safer to assume that i'm going to be let down..."

Nov 11 2018
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Musician, writer and actor, Jordan Stephens, opens up to Linda about a pivotal moment in his life where he admits he self destructed in a relationship. The consequences of which led him to explore the impact of delayed grief after the death of his beloved Gran, deep rooted fears of abandonment and the importance of recognising, addressing and ultimately feeling entitled to your emotions. The pair also discuss the influence of expectation on creativity and whether this is a driving force or a negative drain on creative energies. Jordan found fame at a young age as one part of the hip hop duo, Rizzle Kicks and - amongst other projects - has since gone on to be an influential voice in mental health with his charity work through I AM WHOLE. The #IAMWHOLE campaign aims to encourage young people to challenge harmful language and negative stigma surrounding mental health and encourage others to speak out and seek help. Thank you to Jordan for being so open with us and sharing his thoughts and experiences. You can check out Jordan's own podcast Whole Truth on Apple Podcasts and his recent acting work in Don't Hate The Playaz on ITV2. This episode was sponsored by Esquared.

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Rank #15: 13: Re-building Your Life After A Traumatic Event

Jun 12 2018
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Re-building your life after a traumatic experience is a slow process, but it's a crucial one. Whether you have recently suffered a bereavement, a life-threatening illness, a violent attack - whatever the trauma you've experienced might be - it's imperative that you understand the importance allowing yourself time to heal.  Symptoms of PTSD are not a sign of weakness. They are a normal human reaction to terrifying experiences.   In this episode Dr Linda explores how our brain reacts to trauma and provides 5 steps that you can try and implement in your every day life to help you cope.  Thanks to one of our lovely  listeners for recommending that we cover this important topic.  We hope these tips have helped you and please feel free to rate, review and share the podcast with someone that you think would find it useful.  Follow @DrLinda_P on Twitter and @drlindap on Instagram

Play Now

Rank #1: 7: How To Want Less In Life

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Ask yourself - what do you really need in life? We live in a world where we are led to believe that the more "stuff" that we have, the happier we will be. However, studies show that people who seek materialistic gains are actually much more susceptible to low self esteem and poor mental well being.  It's important that we learn to be content with what we have.  Dr Linda explores the less is more philosophy and offers insight in how to recognise a want from a need.  Follow @DrLinda_P on Twitter and please do take the time to rate, review and spread the word about the podcast.

May 01 2018
12 mins
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Rank #2: 6: Confidence In The Workplace

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Confidence matters just as much as competence when you are trying to achieve your goals. Having belief in yourself and your abilities goes a long way in life and so it's important to focus on what you are good at and not what you're lacking.  In this episode Dr Linda explores studies that show that women are less likely to push for promotions and pay rises and offers up 5 tips on how you can recognise your worth and boost your confidence in the workplace.  Follow @DrLinda_P on Twitter and please do take the time to rate, review and spread the word about the podcast.

Apr 24 2018
10 mins
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Rank #3: 11: Managing Your Time Effectively

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Time is always in short supply. That’s why it’s so important for us to ensure that we manage our time effectively.  More often than not, the typical reaction when we have a lot on our plate is to do more. To get out of bed earlier and to work later as we desperately try to cram all that is demanded of us into our days. When perhaps what we should really be doing is saying ‘No’ in a bid to manage expectations not only for other people but for ourselves too.  Let Dr Linda arm you with 5 tips to help you bring more structure to your life and help you avoid burnout.  As always, thanks for listening. Please keep your lovely comments and suggestions for future episodes coming in.  Follow or get in touch with @DrLinda_P on Twitter and @drlindap on Instagram.  Don’t forget to rate, review subscribe and spread the love about the podcast.

May 29 2018
10 mins
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Rank #4: 15: Improve Your Self Esteem And Change Your Life

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When you have poor self esteem, it means that the way you process the world is always from a place of inferiority; which instantly puts you on the back foot.  In this episode Dr Linda explores how and why so many of us suffer with self esteem issues and provides 5 tips that you can learn to master to help you feel more confident in your skin.  We hope these tips have helped you and please feel free to rate, review and share the podcast with someone that you think it may help.  Let us know what topics you'd like to hear Dr Linda tackle by getting in touch with @DrLinda_P on Twitter and @drlindap on Instagram.

Jul 03 2018
14 mins
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Rank #5: 10: Learn How To Sleep Better

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Not getting enough sleep has a profound affect on our mental health and well being. As a result, the relationship between sleep and mood is very complex and worryingly, this struggle staying or falling asleep is becoming more and more common. Dr Linda explores the science and studies into sleep disturbance and provides 5 easy steps you can take to ensure get you get those all important zzz's at night. Follow @DrLinda_P on Twitter and please do take the time to rate, review and spread the word about the podcast. We love to hear from you!

May 22 2018
13 mins
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Rank #6: 3: Anger

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Many of us are scared of expressing anger because we're so used to being told that anger is bad, or being angry means you're difficult, but anger doesn't always have to have negative connotations.   In this episode Dr Linda talks through 5 steps that can help you understand how to be more authentic about your feelings and why it's important to express your anger calmly and clearly rather than bottling these emotions up.  Stay in touch with @DrLinda_P on twitter and If you're enjoying the series, please rate/review and share the podcast with someone who might like it too.

Apr 03 2018
13 mins
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Rank #7: 8: Improve Your Relationship With Food

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As a society we are fetishising food. From our photos on Instagram, adverts, tv shows, books, blogs...food is hard to escape. The world is full of advice telling us that different ways of eating are the healthiest way we can be.  All of this information can be confusing, overwhelming and quite distressing.  Whether you're an emotional eater, yo-yo dieter, or perhaps struggling with some more restrictive obsessions towards food, Dr Linda is here to arm you with 5 tips to help you learn to be kind to yourself, respect your body and cultivate a better relationship with food.  Follow @DrLinda_P on Twitter and please do take the time to rate, review and spread the word about the podcast.

May 08 2018
13 mins
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Rank #8: 16: Embrace The Power Of Saying No

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Just because saying Yes is the easier option, it doesn't mean it's right. It's important to learn the importance of saying No so that you can establish boundaries and avoid feeling resentful or put upon by others.  In this episode Dr Linda lays out 5 tips that can help you let go of the fear and harness the power of saying No.  We hope these tips have helped you and please feel free to rate, review and share the podcast with someone that you think it may help. Let us know what topics you'd like to hear Dr Linda tackle by getting in touch with @DrLinda_P on Twitter and @drlindap on Instagram.  

Jul 10 2018
11 mins
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Rank #9: 5: Spring Clean Your Mind

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Negative thought patterns can clutter your mind and taint how you see the world. They can make the world seem like a dark and hostile place. Whereas when we are experiencing positive emotions we open our minds up to possibilities we couldn't previously see.  Dr Linda explores the research that shows how negative thoughts 5 everyday tips on how you can spring clean your mind and get rid of mental clutter.  Follow @DrLinda_P on Twitter and please do take the time to rate, review and spread the word about the podcast. Share it with someone you think might enjoy it.

Apr 17 2018
11 mins
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Rank #10: 12: The Importance Of Forgiveness

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Forgiveness is one of the most important elements that can affect a relationship's chance to develop and grow in a healthy way.   Dr Linda explores the science and studies into the role of forgiveness and offers up five tips on how you can move forward and let go of resentment towards whoever has caused you pain. Whether that's a partner, friend or family member. We hope these tips have helped you and please feel free to rate, review and share the podcast with someone that you think would enjoy it.  Follow @DrLinda_P on Twitter and @drlindap on Instagram

Jun 05 2018
12 mins
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Rank #11: 4: Boost Your Attention Span

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Read more

Have you noticed that you get distracted much more easily than you used to?  You're not alone. Studies show that social media, smartphones and other digital devices have had an impact on our memory and how we store information. There's no doubt that we live in exciting times where we are more connected than ever and have a world of information at our fingertips, but the downside is that all of this information is that it is leading us to distraction. We find ourselves flitting from one app, screen or task to another as we follow a trail of alerts all vying for our attention.  If this sounds familiar, then there are steps you can take to help free yourself from distraction and focus on tasks more efficiently. Dr Linda lays out 5 simple tips in this episode.  Follow @DrLinda_P on Twitter and please do take the time to rate, review and spread the word about the podcast. We would love to hear from you and for you to share with someone that you think would enjoy it.

Apr 10 2018
9 mins
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Rank #12: 9: How Feeders Affect Health Behaviours

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If you've previously listened to our episode on How To Improve Your Relationship With Food, you might find this follow up exploring the damaging affect Feeders can have on health behaviours useful.  Dr Linda explores the research that backs up how our eating habits are affected in group environments and offers up 5 steps to help you if you find your own health goals being sabotaged by a feeder.  We hope these tips have helped you and please feel free to rate, review and share the podcast with someone that you think would enjoy it.  Follow @DrLinda_P on Twitter and @drlindap on Instagram.

May 15 2018
9 mins
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Rank #13: 14: What To Do If Your Child Has Fallen Victim To Cyberbullying

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1 in 5 13 - 18 year olds report being a victim of cyberbullying.  Bullying is an age old problem that has a serious impact on our emotional health. Cyberbullying has brought a whole new element to this as smartphones, tablets and laptops can make it feel as though the bully has invaded your home and your private space. It can feel as though there is no escape.  In this episode Dr Linda offers up insight on how to spot the signs that your child or loved one might be experiencing difficulties at the hands of a cyberbully and provides 5 tips on how you can help them.   We hope these tips have helped you and please feel free to rate, review and share the podcast with someone that you think it may help.  Follow @DrLinda_P on Twitter and @drlindap on Instagram

Jun 19 2018
10 mins
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Rank #14: 33: Jordan Stephens: "I find it safer to assume that i'm going to be let down..."

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Musician, writer and actor, Jordan Stephens, opens up to Linda about a pivotal moment in his life where he admits he self destructed in a relationship. The consequences of which led him to explore the impact of delayed grief after the death of his beloved Gran, deep rooted fears of abandonment and the importance of recognising, addressing and ultimately feeling entitled to your emotions. The pair also discuss the influence of expectation on creativity and whether this is a driving force or a negative drain on creative energies. Jordan found fame at a young age as one part of the hip hop duo, Rizzle Kicks and - amongst other projects - has since gone on to be an influential voice in mental health with his charity work through I AM WHOLE. The #IAMWHOLE campaign aims to encourage young people to challenge harmful language and negative stigma surrounding mental health and encourage others to speak out and seek help. Thank you to Jordan for being so open with us and sharing his thoughts and experiences. You can check out Jordan's own podcast Whole Truth on Apple Podcasts and his recent acting work in Don't Hate The Playaz on ITV2. This episode was sponsored by Esquared.

Nov 11 2018
47 mins
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Rank #15: 13: Re-building Your Life After A Traumatic Event

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Re-building your life after a traumatic experience is a slow process, but it's a crucial one. Whether you have recently suffered a bereavement, a life-threatening illness, a violent attack - whatever the trauma you've experienced might be - it's imperative that you understand the importance allowing yourself time to heal.  Symptoms of PTSD are not a sign of weakness. They are a normal human reaction to terrifying experiences.   In this episode Dr Linda explores how our brain reacts to trauma and provides 5 steps that you can try and implement in your every day life to help you cope.  Thanks to one of our lovely  listeners for recommending that we cover this important topic.  We hope these tips have helped you and please feel free to rate, review and share the podcast with someone that you think would find it useful.  Follow @DrLinda_P on Twitter and @drlindap on Instagram

Jun 12 2018
12 mins
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