The Head First Podcast
A Manual for Being Human, with Dr. Sophie Mort

A Manual for Being Human, with Dr. Sophie Mort

July 22, 2021

In this episode I speak to Clinical Psychologist Dr. Sophie Mort, who speaks to me about emotions, the purpose of them, the importance of paying attention to them and also the harm in neglecting them. 

Sophie's book is called "A Manual for Being Human". Her book explores all aspects of life, from birth to where you are right now, giving us an entire foundation of understanding the human experience. 

Dr Mike Banna on Behaviour Change and Mental Health

Dr Mike Banna on Behaviour Change and Mental Health

June 10, 2021

On this episode I'm lucky to be joined by Dr Mike Banna. Personally, I really enjoy Mike's discussions online - he adds so much nuance and balance to very black or white conversations and this is no different! 

I think Mike is a really great example of how weight loss is not ALWAYS a bad thing for people, while recognising the harm it has for others. 

What is CBT? With Dr. Sara Oroz

What is CBT? With Dr. Sara Oroz

May 21, 2021

On this episode, I speak to Dr Sara Oroz, a Counselling Psychologist who has completed a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology as well as a Masters in Advanced CBT. 

We dive into what Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is, and all you need to know about it! 

Honestly, this is one of my favourite episodes so far and is a wonderful answer to a lot of the questions I get about CBT! 

Q of the Week - Weight & Binge Eating. What can I do?

Q of the Week - Weight & Binge Eating. What can I do?

May 9, 2021

This week, I'm answering a question that I received on Instagram.

 

Q - I binge in response to weight gain. What can I do? 

 

A lot of people come to me and talk about weight loss and binge eating, and this episode dives into some of the topics we might discuss in sessions.

 

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Psychology in the Health & Fitness Industry, with Emilia Thompson

Psychology in the Health & Fitness Industry, with Emilia Thompson

May 5, 2021

In this episode, I speak with Emilia Thompson who is a Nutrition Consultant, founder of EIQ, and a former bodybuilding competitor. We speak about what needs to change in the health and fitness industry, the role of a coach in supporting clients, and why so many nutritionists are retraining in psychology. I must say, this is one of my favourite episodes so far! 

 

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Instagram: @headfirst0

Things Clients Say - “Why would talking help?”

Things Clients Say - “Why would talking help?”

April 8, 2021

In this new short series, I dive into some of the things that mental health professionals commonly hear in the therapy room!

 

Just as a precursor to the podcast, these are general things that therapists might hear from clients and they are not specific to the people I work with or the clinicians I work worth.  

 

In addition, it’s important to remember that everyone is at a different stage of their journey when it comes to mental health and it’s important not to compare where you’re at with what is discussed in these podcasts.

 

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Email: joeobrien@mentalhealth.ie

The Role of a Dietitian in Eating Disorder Treatment - with Bethany Francois RD

The Role of a Dietitian in Eating Disorder Treatment - with Bethany Francois RD

March 22, 2021

In this episode, I speak with Bethany Francois who is a Registered Dietitian and specialises in the treatment of Eating Disorders. We speak about the role of a dietitian in treating a range of eating disorders, from inpatient to outpatient - from binge eating to anorexia. This one is worth a listen!

 

You can find Beth on Instagram @theeddietitian or through the Rhitrition Clinic on Harley Street, London.

 

You can find me on Instagram @headfirst0

Email: joeobrien@mentalhealth.ie

Spectrum Mental Health. 

 

Living with Anorexia - Sophie’s Story

Living with Anorexia - Sophie’s Story

March 1, 2021

This is Sophie's story of her journey with anorexia. Sophie is a friend of mine who talks me through the challenges of struggling with anorexia, her treatment, the misconceptions around eating disorders and the message of hope. 

 

For professional enquiries:

Email: joeobrien@mentalhealth.ie 

Instagram: @headfirst0

www.Mentalhealth.ie

Our Biggest Fears About Therapy

Our Biggest Fears About Therapy

January 12, 2021

In this episode, I talk to Counselling Psychologist Dr. Mollie-Kate Richardson about people's greatest fears when it comes to therapy. 

 

When I asked you on Instagram, these were your biggest concerns: 

- Cost

- Concerns about opening up

- Not knowing what to say or where to start

- Not knowing what therapy or therapist is right

- Worried about opening a can of worms

- Worried your problem isn't big enough

- Worried your therapist thinking your crazy

- Worried about time

 

If you wish to book in with Mollie-Kate or myself, feel free to contact us by the Spectrum Mental Health website - www.mentalhealth.ie

My Psychology Career

My Psychology Career

December 7, 2020

This one is a Q&A format. I collected questions on my Instagram and I've put together the most popular for this podcast on psychology as a career. 

 

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Email: joeobrien@mentalhealth.ie

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