Potential Psychology

33 EpisodesProduced by Ellen Jackson

In each episode your host, Australian psychologist Ellen Jackson, interviews an expert from the fields of psychology, well being, leadership, parenting and high performance. Ellen picks their brain to uncover what they know about living well, what tips they have for you and I, and she quizzes them … read more

33 Episodes | 2018

Work, Stress and Managing Life's Bubbles in a World of Tech and Connection with Dr Melissa Marot

November 14th, 2018

59:16

Drowning in email? Swamped by notifications? Stressed by endless work demands?


How do you disconnect in a working world that’s switched on 24/7?


In …

Launching a Conversation About Work and Well Being with Karen Gillespie

November 7th, 2018

51:02

It’s time to talk on the podcast about work and the role that work plays in our well being.


Joining me for this episode is Organisational Psychologist …

Finding a Space for Men and Boys with Carl Nelms

October 31st, 2018

1:00:37

This episode of the Potential Psychology Podcast is for the men and boys - and the parents and partners of men and boys.


My guest is Carl Nelms, …

Are We Building Strong People? With Dr Michael Carr-Gregg

October 24th, 2018

51:24

“This is a generation that is ­really struggling. It speaks to me of a lack of ­resilience. The bottom line is that I don’t think we are preparing even the little kids or the biggest kids for adversity.’’


That’s my …

Fostering Hope and Purpose in Our Kids with Rachel Colla

October 17th, 2018

1:01:29

We are turning our attention to kids and young people for our next couple of episodes of the podcast and in this episode I’m talking to psychologist …

Eating Well and Thinking Well with Dr Naomi Malone

October 10th, 2018

42:31

Conquer Your Nerves for Stellar Performance with Anastasia Hronis

October 3rd, 2018

51:59

Ever felt nervous before a big presentation, exam or performance? The sweaty palms? Jumpy tummy? Racing heart?


Have you noticed what where your mind goes in these moments? Do worries of impending disaster or freezing at …

How to Rubberise Your Brain for an Optimal Life with Jacquelyn Cranney and Sue Morris

September 26th, 2018

45:26

We all know what we’re supposed to do achieve our study, work and life goals but we rarely do it, do we? Instead we procrastinate and worry, waste time and stress ourselves out.


My guests today are co-authors of a new …

The Psychological Life of an Elite Athlete with Dr Deidre Anderson

September 19th, 2018

57:25

My guest for this episode is Dee Anderson, a Performance and Wellbeing Specialist who has worked with some of the world's most successful elite …

Managing Your Mind in a High Stakes Environment with Olympian and Psychologist Caroline Anderson

September 12th, 2018

50:06

My guest today is Caroline Anderson from Performance Edge Psychology. Caroline is one of those people who seems to have hit the talent jackpot. She …

NEWS: Find out what's in store for Season 3

September 5th, 2018

3:55

Hi Ellen here. If this is your first time listening to the podcast, welcome! I’m your host and I’m here with this mini episode to tell you a bit about what’s coming up on the podcast in Season 3.


This season we have a …

Exercising to Fulfil Your Potential with Nonie Carr

August 8th, 2018

52:50

Love it or hate it, today’s show is about exercise - and how you can use it to fulfil your potential.


My guest is Nonie Carr, a Melbourne based …

How to Make a Smooth Transition to Parenthood with Nadene Van Der Linden

August 1st, 2018

46:05

This episode is one for the new parents and parents to be.


My guest is clinical psychologist and parenting expert Nadene van der Linden. We're …

Disrupting Education and Thriving at School with Andrea Downie

July 25th, 2018

45:52

My guest today is on a mission to disrupt education and spread well being throughout schools, organisations and our community.


Andrea Downie is …

Kids, Education and The Future of Work with Dr Joe Sweeney

July 18th, 2018

49:25

What is the future of work and how do we prepare our kids for it?

Are schools and universities setting kids up for future success?

Does technology in …

Gender, Identity and Being Your Authentic Self with Dr Madeline Fernbach

July 11th, 2018

52:18

Something to get you thinking today. I'm talking to Dr Madeline Fernbach, Australian Clinical Psychologist with expertise and a passion for working …

Pocket Interviews at The World's Largest Happiness & Well Being Conference

July 4th, 2018

15:44

Something completely different for you on the podcast this week.


I recorded this episode at the 13th Happiness & Its Causes Conference in sunny Sydney, Australia. It's five pocket interviews and an insight into the …

A Self Care Revolution: Nurturing Your Head, Heart and Body with Suzy Reading

June 27th, 2018

56:26

I'm very excited that my guest for this episode not only shares two of my personal passions - psychology and yoga - but she combines the two in her …

Hey Warrior! Helping kids (and adults) transcend anxiety and live well with Karen Young

June 20th, 2018

55:22

My guest today is Karen Young, founder of the popular 'Hey Sigmund' website. Karen is a psychologist, an author, a speaker, an educator and a parent.

Designing Your Mind for Peak Productivity and Creativity with James Garrett

June 13th, 2018

1:06:41

My guest today is James Garrett, the founder and CEO of Brain by Design - a US-based organisation that teaches strategies for getting more from your …

Big Life Drama and Daily Discord: Overcoming Adversity with Eileen Lenson

June 6th, 2018

52:19

Today’s guest and I are separated by 13,000 km and the mighty Pacific Ocean but thanks to the wonders of technology we chat in this episode as though …

NEWS - What's Coming Up in Season 2?

May 30th, 2018

2:59

Hi, it's Ellen. I’m taking this opportunity to give you a glimpse into the hive of behind the scenes activity that is taking place as we await the …

Following Your Curiosity: Careers, Coaching and Courage with Cassandra Dunn

May 9th, 2018

47:53


This is such a fun interview with exuberant and engaging coaching and clinical psychologist Cassandra Dunn. Cass and I chat, laugh and explore our …

From Prisons To The Sweet Life with Laura Braid

May 2nd, 2018

1:03:27

Welcome to Episode 9 of the Potential Psychology Podcast!

In this episode I chat to the delightful Laura Braid from The Sweet Life. Laura started her …

Simplifying Life, Starting in the Kitchen with Jules Clancy

April 25th, 2018

45:09

In Episode 8 of the Potential Psychology Podcast we take a fascinating little side path into the world of food, cooking, simplicity and wellbeing.

My …

Quiet Confidence, Transitions and Leadership with Dr Tess Crawley

April 18th, 2018

41:28

Dr Tess Crawley is a clinical and forensic psychologist from Hobart, Tasmania. She has spent over ten years mentoring other psychologists and she’s …

Mythbusting, Neuroscience and a Woman's Brain with Dr Sarah McKay

April 11th, 2018

43:12


<!--{cke_protected}<meta charset="utf-8" />-->Dr Sarah McKay is an Oxford educated neuroscientist who hung up her lab coat 10 years ago to teach, write and speak about brain health and applied neuroscience. …

Destination: World Wide Wellbeing. A chat about strengths and optimal human functioning with Dr Suzy Green

April 4th, 2018

37:15

In this episode Suzy discusses 'performance and character strengths' - a foundation of positive psychology - and how they inform our career choices …

Rethinking the Naughty Corner: Grown Up Lessons for Helping Kids Manage Stress with Chelle Taylor

March 28th, 2018

57:55

In this episode Ellen talks to Chelle Taylor, child and family psychologist, about helping kids to manage stress and anxiety. Chelle is an expert in …

Power Posing in the Bathroom and Building Your Self Belief with Melanie Schilling

March 21st, 2018

41:32

In this episode of the Potential Psychology Podcast Ellen chat's to Mel Schilling, psychologist and relationship coach. You might know Mel as one of …

Screw Ups and Steps to Happiness with Dr Jo Mitchell

March 21st, 2018

29:45

Welcome to the first episode of the Potential Psychology podcast, with your host, Australian psychologist Ellen Jackson.

In this episode Ellen …

Playing Minecraft and Parenting in the Digital Age with Martine Oglethorpe

March 21st, 2018

46:36

In Episode 2 of the Potential Psychology Podcast your host, Ellen Jackson, chats to parenting and e-safety expert Martine Oglethorpe.  Martine works …

Welcome to the Potential Psychology Podcast: Introduction

March 16th, 2018

5:27

And so it begins! The Potential Psychology Podcast is for you. Your host, Ellen Jackson, has created it to share the wisdom, knowledge, passion and …

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