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People Soup - psychology@work

68 EpisodesProduced by Ross McIntosh - a work psychology podcastWebsite

It was psychologist Abraham Maslow who said "A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting." That was the inspiration for this podcast. More than ever the world of work is a heady mix of people, behaviour, events and challenges. When the blend is right it can be first-rate. Behaviou… read more

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Mr Benn, Lou & Ross too

May 2nd, 2020

41:40

Season 3 Episode 27

P-Soupers – this week we have an experimental episode – it started with a conversation with Louise Gardner – aka – my ACT Auntie and your ACT Auntie – where we were reminiscing about our childhood TV …

Dr Annie Gascoyne - Part 2

April 21st, 2020

46:08

Season 3 Episode 26

Or...All about Organisational Flexibility.

I’m starting with a quote from Walt Whitman today –

“I am large, I contain …

Dr Annie Gascoyne - Part 1

April 13th, 2020

44:39

Season 3 Episode 25

Today's episode is part 1 of my conversation with Dr Annie Gascoyne. Annie’s PhD research explored psychological flexibility AND …

Check-in with Dr Dayna Lee-Baggley

March 29th, 2020

30:40

Season 3 Episode 24

Hey P-Soupers - I almost called this episode 'Help, my caveman brain's on fire' but I thought that might be a bit niche.

This is a check in with our previous guest, behaviour change expert, Registered …

ABC with Our Big G

March 22nd, 2020

26:18

Season 3 Episode 23

Hey P-Soupers! I wanted to present a simple and useful resource for these extraordinary times and I also bring a very special …

Dr Ian Tyndall - Part 2

March 15th, 2020

54:32

Season 3 Episode 22

It's Part 2 of my conversation with Dr Ian Tyndall. He's a cognitive-behavioural psychologist at the University of Chichester and …

Dr Ian Tyndall - Part 1

March 8th, 2020

38:49

Season 3 Episode 21

On Friday I had the great opportunity to visit the University of Chichester and speak to some of their Masters Students about ACT in the workplace and coaching. I was invited by Ian Tyndall, who is a …

Flaxintosh Poetry Corner

March 1st, 2020

16:06

Season 3 Episode 20

It's another 'on the road' recording. What do Flaxintosh do on the road? I’d come across a poem that I wanted to share with Paul – …

Blankety Blank

February 16th, 2020

14:37

Season 3 Episode 19

Have you ever felt stuck? Writer's block, the blank page, starting a new exercise or diet regime?

In this short episode I share my experience of restarting the podcast after our mid-season break in …

Dr Dayna Lee-Baggley : Healthy Habits Suck

January 1st, 2020

1:00:55

Season 3 Episode 18

P-Soupers - it's the second part of our festive special and have I got a treat for you. Have a listen to my conversation with Dr …

Louise Gardner - ACT Auntie

December 22nd, 2019

43:23

Season 3 Episode 17

Hey P-Soupers - it's the first part of our festive special. My conversation with artist and illustrator - Louise Gardner. What a joy it was to speak to Louise.

We hear about her journey as an artist - …

ACT DIARY 2020

December 21st, 2019

3:46

What a gift!

In our latest episode with the wonderful Dr Becky Quicke - I included a brief informercial half way through.

The product I wanted to share …

Becky Quicke - menopause psychologist

December 15th, 2019

1:11:58

Season 3 Episode 16

This is a special edition – a hearty soup for you to enjoy – It’s my interview with Dr Becky Quicke – a clinical psychologist who …

Suzanne Tarrant - Part 2

December 8th, 2019

38:13

Season 3 Episode 15

It's Part 2 of my conversation with Suzanne Tarrant who is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Head of Staff Psychological …

Suzanne Tarrant - Part 1

December 1st, 2019

37:31

Season 3 Episode 14

It's the first part of my conversation with Suzanne Tarrant. Suzanne is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Head of Staff …

Slow Radio

November 24th, 2019

32:59

Season 3 Episode 13

This is a bonus episode. Last week I anticipated the train journey from Newcastle to Hexham. This week you can join us on the actual journey. It's the perfect antidote to the modern, busy world - …

Flaxintosh Road Trip Part 2

November 17th, 2019

11:46

Season 3 Episode 12

Welcome to the second part of our recording on the road. In this episode you'll hear me and my ACT pal, Dr Paul Flaxman, chatting …

Flaxintosh Road Trip Part 1

November 10th, 2019

19:09

Season 3 Episode 11

Welcome one and all. It's another first for People Soup - a recording on the road. In this episode you'll hear me and my ACT pal - …

Grief at Work

October 27th, 2019

17:47

Season 3 Episode 10

In this episode I share my personal experience of grief and what I've found useful over the last six months with a particular …

The Lighthouse

September 29th, 2019

9:59

Season 3 Episode 9

This week – it’s a cuppa soup. A short episode – the lighthouse – it combines a poem I learned at school with a reflection on how …

Legally Blonde

September 15th, 2019

8:28

Season 3 Episode 8

A short episode where I draw upon one of my favourite films to illustrate how I can get tangled up in the drama of the courtroom in my mind - I'm captivated by the cut and thrust of the arguments for …

LEMONGATE

September 1st, 2019

11:07

Season 3 Episode 7

Well P-Soupers - the weeks are fair flying by. This week - using lemons - I try and show how we can develop stories that may impact …

The Pen

August 26th, 2019

11:26

Season 3 Episode 6

This episode could also be called, our inner and outer world. It presents a short exercise intended to illustrate the difference …

Exploring ACT training with Leo Hepler, Jaimie Persson & Paul Flaxman - Part 2

August 18th, 2019

28:57

Season 3 Episode 5

The conversation continues with a focus on how to introduce the concept of skilfully relating to the content that our minds can …

Exploring ACT training with Leo Hepler, Jaimie Persson & Paul Flaxman - Part 1

August 11th, 2019

51:45

Season 3 Episode 4

That's quite a title and this is quite a two parter. I was lucky enough to have the chance to discuss ACT in the workplace with Dr …

Imposter Syndrome with Maddy Scott

August 5th, 2019

52:33

Season 3 Episode 3

What fun we had recording this episode! There are two firsts, our first live recording with an audience and our first mash-up with Maddy Scott - one of the co-hosts of the Freaking the F Out Podcast!

Dr Guy Meadows : The Sleep School - Part 2

July 28th, 2019

34:04

Season 3 Episode 2
I was so pleased to have Guy as a guest - he's such an inspiration. This episode is packed with goodies. We discuss The Sleep …

Dr Guy Meadows : The Sleep School - Part 1

July 21st, 2019

36:28

Welcome to Season 3 Episode 1. It's the first part of my conversation with Dr Guy Meadows - co-founder and clinical director of The Sleep School.

We …

Bonus Episode - Season 3 Preview

July 14th, 2019

5:39

Bonus Episode!

Consider this a bridge to Season 3 of People Soup. As there's been a natural break I've decided it's the ideal time to launch a new season. I talk about the death of my beloved Mum and preview some of the …

Sarah Bonner - Part 2 - Tapping into Black Magic

April 14th, 2019

53:49

Season 2 Episode 23

Here's Part 2 of my conversation with psychologist, Sarah Bonner.

We focus in on Sarah's research into the experience of black …

Sarah Bonner - Part 1 - Phenomenal Woman

April 7th, 2019

37:16

Season 2 Episode 22

What a guest I've got for you P-Soupers! Meet Sarah Bonner, organisational psychologist.

In part 1 - Sarah tells us a bit about …

Start Close In

March 17th, 2019

3:53

Season 2 Episode 21

This week I was in central London with my ACT pal, Paul Flaxman - delivering a 2 day train the trainer workshop for our ACT in the …

What Would Greta Do?

March 10th, 2019

12:00

Season 2 Episode 20

Here I reflect on the Swedish activist, Greta Thunberg. Greta has taken action on an issue that she cares about deeply. I draw upon the work of Stephen Covey to consider how we can take action on …

Lauren May - the experience of caring for people with dementia

January 27th, 2019

43:29

Season 2 Episode 19
This week, I welcomed our first guest of 2019 - a fellow organisational psychologist & talented researcher, Lauren May. Lauren …

What are we swimming in?

January 20th, 2019

10:20

Season 2 Episode 18

I reflect on my week in relation to a metaphor about fish swimming in water and relate it to us humans swimming in our thoughts.

Show notes at www.rossmcintosh.co.uk

Values - Two Top Tips

January 13th, 2019

11:35

Season 2 Episode 17

Drawing on the popular hit parade I present two top tips for working with values. I use these frequently so I thought you might …

A story about working with values

January 6th, 2019

13:53

Season 2 Episode 16

Here I share a story from my life - about how I've worked with values. It's become quite popular in group training so I thought it …

Positive Pioneers - Bailey & French - Part 2

December 30th, 2018

27:15

Season 2 Episode 15

This is Part 2 of my conversation with Joshua French and Jonny Line, who pioneer the use of positive psychology in organisations …

Positive Pioneers - Bailey & French - Part 1

December 23rd, 2018

38:55

Season 2 Episode 14

For our Christmas Special let's dive into positive psychology with a two part-er featuring our friends, Jonny and Joshua from …

Friends

December 9th, 2018

11:45

Season 2 Episode 13
This episode is inspired by Teresa Jennings and Kristin Neff.
I reflect upon various conversations I've had about self-compassion …

Rafael Dubois - Toronto Blue Jays Mental Performance Coach (Part 2)

December 2nd, 2018

29:10

Season 2 Episode 12
The conversation with Rafael Dubois continues.

A common theme that he encounters with players is confidence - which is often misunderstood. We also talk about how they have established a coaching …

Rafael Dubois - Toronto Blue Jays Mental Performance Coach (Part 1)

November 25th, 2018

36:22

Season 2 Episode 11
I loved this conversation with Rafael. We chat about his career path and his purpose - which he discovered at an early age, he loves listening to people. We talk about the context he brings to his …

Part 2 - Dr Paul Flaxman and Dr Joe Oliver

October 28th, 2018

26:35

This is the second part of my conversation with Paul and Joe. We chat about the versatility of the ACT model & some hot topics including …

Part 1 - Dr Paul Flaxman and Dr Joe Oliver

October 21st, 2018

25:06

Season 2 Episode 9

Here's the first part of my chat with Dr Paul Flaxman and Dr Joe Oliver a couple of weeks ago. We talk about their journey into ACT …

A conversation with Nicky Hemmings

October 14th, 2018

42:44

Season 2 Episode 8

What an absolute delight to spend some time chatting with Nicky Hemmings - lead psychologist at Soma Analytics. We discussed …

Daily Audio Values Diary

October 7th, 2018

19:08

Season 2 Episode 7
Have a listen as I have a go at reflecting on my values over a period of four days. This exercise is based upon an approach developed and described by Jonny Line in Episode 2 (Season 2). I was reminded …

A conversation with Dr Mike Sinclair

September 30th, 2018

41:31

Season 2 Episode 6
Dr Mike Sinclair is Clinical Director of the City Psychology Group, Consultant Counselling Psychologist, ACT practitioner and …

Noticing & the happy robots

September 23rd, 2018

20:54

Season 2 - Episode 5
Why do I talk about the skill of noticing so much? Listen on to hear why noticing is so important - both in terms of how we're showing up in the world through our behaviour and being aware of what …

What are you two clucking about?

September 16th, 2018

16:53

Season 2: Episode 4
Ross presents some evidence on gender differences in organisations. Amongst other findings he covers 'Think Manager Think Male' and the glass cliff (where women can be put in precarious leadership …

Are you OK? I'm here for you

September 9th, 2018

15:17

Season 2: Episode 3
In this episode I talk about mental health at work - particularly in relation to men. I share some developments on the podcast and …

Exploring values with Jonny Line

September 2nd, 2018

42:48

Season 2 Episode 2

In this episode I speak to my friend, Jonny Line, who is an exciting new voice in organisational psychology.

Jonny begins by …

Dr Nic Hooper - ACT & the diary for valued action

August 27th, 2018

39:54

Season 2 - Episode 1
Ross chats with Dr Nic Hooper - Senior Lecturer in Psychology at University of West England (UWE), ACT Researcher & …

The science of vacations with Shannon Horan

July 15th, 2018

22:05

Episode 16
Going on holiday - listen to this essential guide to the science of vacations before you go! Shannon Horan is a PhD student at City, …

Chat with Paul Flaxman about the ACBS World Conference

July 8th, 2018

9:58

Episode 15
I welcome Dr Paul Flaxman to People Soup. We talk about the upcoming ACBS Conference in Montreal and give a glimpse of the research we'll …

ACT and Us - with Maddy Scott

July 1st, 2018

14:23

Episode 14
This is part two of my conversation with friend and fellow organisational psychologist, Maddy Scott. We talk about how we've used ACT …

How we got into ACT with Maddy Scott

June 23rd, 2018

17:05

Episode 13
I'm in conversation with my very first guest - friend and fellow organisational psychologist, Maddy Scott. We're both students and …

Leadership and the Triflex

June 18th, 2018

8:52

Episode 12
Here I present some of my own research based on interviews with senior public sector leaders. In my research I explored the ways in which …

Body and Breath Exercise

June 10th, 2018

8:36

Episode 11
It's a bit different this week - I've had a few requests for a mindfulness practice recording so hear it is - a mindfulness meditation of …

A thousand words

June 3rd, 2018

10:03

Episode 10
In this episode I use behavioural science to explore the decline in my sketching and cartooning activity and give some top tips on how to apply the same techniques to work and life in general. I commit to …

Noticing the cave dweller

May 20th, 2018

12:08

Episode 9
Here Ross describes three of the key features of our cave dweller minds and explores how they can generate content that is not always …

Two gears of the mind

May 7th, 2018

11:57

Episode 8
Here Ross aims to strengthen the case for developing the skill of present moment awareness or mindfulness. He does so by revealing the two …

Flexibility in work relationships

April 29th, 2018

11:19

Episode 7
Do you have a relationship in the workplace that could be improved? In this episode Ross presents real life examples and techniques from …

Getting Unplugged

April 22nd, 2018

8:27

Episode 6
Are you 'always on'? Ross talks about work recovery and draws upon research by Professor Sabine Sonnentag. He shares 4 top ingredients for effective recovery activities and also recommends that you consider …

Orienteering at Work

April 15th, 2018

10:11

Episode 5
Ross talks about the idea of exploring and reconnecting with what's important to us at work. He shares what matters to him as his career …

What's the story - Cruella de Choice?

April 7th, 2018

10:44

Episode 4
In this episode Ross illustrates the way our stories can limit our behavioural repertoire and provides a tip on how to change our relationship with our own stories. He also provides a recommendation for …

Look at yourself and then make a change

March 30th, 2018

7:20

Episode 3
Ross introduces a leadership lesson from pop that includes some top tips on modelling. He also updates on the evolution of the People Soup …

Can I have a word please? Passengers on the bus

March 24th, 2018

7:09

Episode 2
Here I reflect on how our thoughts can influence our behaviour - and perhaps stop us doing things that are important to us.

Autopilot And The Wandering Mind

March 17th, 2018

7:22

Episode 1
We can spend a lot of time on autopilot - research by 2 Harvard University Psychologist found that we can spend about 47% of our waking …

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