Episode 22:

The perils of perfectionism, with Nicky Odgers

In this episode, Rachel is joined by Nicky Odgers, an Educational Psychologist, an ex-teacher and one of her go-to people for practical and sound advice!
We chat about how a fixed mindset can impact us, from increasing perfectionism to a fear of failure which can paralyse us, stop us from giving our best at work and can be incredibly stressful. We chat about how this fixed mindset may have come about – particularly if you grew up in the 80’s or 90’s, and we discuss how we can foster a healthier growth mindset in ourselves and others.

Whilst no-one wants to be criticized or to fail, this is where real growth occurs for us and we talk about how to take failure as ‘feedback’ and why, if you’re not failing at something regularly, you might not be developing at all.

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Carol Dweck TED talk 

Mindset: Change the way you think to fulfil your potential – a book by Carol Dweck

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Episode 20 – A creative solution to stress with Ruth Cocksedge

In this episode, Rachel is joined by Ruth Cocksedge a Practitioner Psychologist who started her career as a mental health nurse. She practices in Cambridge and has a particular interest in EMDR for PTSD and creative writing as a way to improve mental health and wellbeing.

Episode 11 – The magical art of reading sweary books

In this episode, Rachel is joined once again by Dr Liz O’Riordan, the ‘Breast Surgeon with Breast Cancer’, TEDx speaker, author, blogger, triathlete and all round superstar who has been nominated for ‘Woman of the Year’.

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