New research from the Mental Health Foundation has revealed that millions of teenagers in Britain worry about their body image. Friends and social media seem to be causing teenagers to worry or feel ashamed about their bodies; leading more than a third to develop a negative relationship with food. In this episode, Adam Cox talks to Dr Antonis Kousoulis, Director at The Mental Health Foundation, and Frances Shillito, an eating disorders advisor, to find out more - and to find out what it is that parents and schools should be doing to help.
Adam talks to Dr. Magdalena Baciu about how to unlock the resourceful state of the super consciousness. Magdalena explains the difference between the conscious mind, the unconscious and the super-conscious. Many people have experienced the super-conscious in the form of intuition, inspiration or a “Eureka” moment; but often as a by-product of other thoughts, rather than through deliberate effort. Magdalena explains that perspective is required to create the mental space needed for the super-conscious to do what it does best, and offers tips on how to activate more of your super-conscious mind. She also touches on alchemy and how we can take negative experiences and turn them into something valuable.
Adam Cox is joined by speaker, trainer and self-confessed warrior, Harriet Bratt. She discusses how it’s possible to draw strength from the darkest of times, revealing that her experiences of being abused led her to embark on a journey of finding “the warrior within”. She explains that while pain is inevitable, suffering is a choice – and you can choose to let the bad times can either destroy or define you. Harriet shares what being a warrior means to her, and why challenge and struggle is essential to cultivating inner strength and resilience.
Adam Cox talks to Venetia Zannettis, a law of attraction expert, about the science behind people getting the things they truly want for themselves. Whether it’s better relationships, your dream career or even getting rich; Venetia is adamant that if you believe in your desire and that you deserve it, both consciously and subconsciously, you’ll get it. On the flipside, Venetia talks about how worrying about a negative future could actually be a self-fulfilling prophecy. Tune in for tips on how to attract more of what you want, including a big fat bank account.
Adam talks to Rob Lindley, the Managing Director of Mitsubishi Motors about new research that reveals that since only 1% of new cars are fully electric it’s looking unlikely that the government will meet it’s target for zero emissions on the roads by 2050. They discuss how technology such as PHEV (plug-in hybrid vehicles) enable motorists to drive half their miles in fully electric mode while giving them the reassurance that they wont be stranded. Rob highlights that currently the government is giving mixed messages when it comes to PHEVs and that more needs to be done. While incentives encourage some deterrents like Ultra Low Emission Zones (ULEZ) can also encourage drivers to seek greener vehicles.
Adam talks to relationship psychologist Annabelle Knight about new research that shows that the days of smoking being sexy are long gone, and that in a study on a dating app the same person without cigarettes in the photos got many more matches. She highlights that it can be harmful in relationships and can also negatively affect sex lives. Although smoking is highly addictive it can be stopped and Annabelle discusses a new campaign run by Change Incorporated that is encouraging millennials to quit smoking for good.
Adam Cox talks to Malina Bien, an Intuitive Business Coach, of Malina B Coaching. Malina works with female executives to prompt them to listen to their inner voice, and to follow their intuition. In a modern society where we’re constantly on our mobile phones, digital distractions can drown out our ability to listen to ourselves – and with many women still finding themselves having to make a choice between fitting into masculine corporate cultures or following their own path, Malina gives her tips on how you can do what’s best for you.
Stage hypnotist and clinical hypnotherapist, Jason Simmons, joins Adam Cox to talk about the common myths and misconceptions surrounding hypnotism. They discuss how, for many, ideas about hypnosis are based on stage hypnotists such as Paul McKenna, and characters from Little Britain. But does hypnotism really work, or is something else at play here?
Adam talks to Lauren Vasquez, an engineer for British Gas about research that suggests that first time buyers don’t investigate the energy efficiency of their first home purchase. This is surprising since many first time buyers are financially stretched with the cost of the deposit and the monthly mortgage and initial home buying costs. The unknown energy costs of the property could cause additional stress on an already stressful financial decision. Lauren offers some tips on how to make sense of an Energy Performance Certificate and how to make homes more energy efficient.
Adam talks to Philly Fiels, founder of Hope In Health: a specialist company that produces a frankincense tonic water called Frankly Irresistible. They explore why, for most people, frankincense is associated with the gift that the 3 wise men gave to Jesus in the nativity, and why we have heard so little else about this ancient plant. Philly explains that although frankincense can be used as a fragrance, the higher grades can be used to create a tonic water with incredible health properties. They discuss the science behind this plant and explore whether the placebo effect could be responsible for some of these – almost miraculous – health observations.