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Dr Ray Owen - Part 1

Season 3 Episode 30

P-Soupers – this week – it’s part one of my chat with clinical psychologist and fabulous human, Dr Ray Owen.

We cover loads in our …

Dr Shane McLoughlin - Part 2

Season 3 Episode 29

It’s part 2 of my conversation with Dr Shane McLoughlin.

In this episode we really delve into Shane’s research on the impact of SMART Training – first of all – what is it? …

Dr Shane McLoughlin - Part 1

Season 3 Episode 28

It was great to welcome Shane to People Soup. Blimey what an interesting fella.

He's currently a lecturer at Liverpool John Moores …

Mr Benn, Lou & Ross too

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 …

Dr Annie Gascoyne - Part 2

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

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

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, …

ABC with Our Big G

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

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

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 …

Flaxintosh Poetry Corner

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

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 …

Dr Dayna Lee-Baggley : Healthy Habits Suck

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 Dayna Lee-Baggley. Dayna is a Registered …

Louise Gardner - ACT Auntie

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 …


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

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

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

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

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 …

Flaxintosh Road Trip Part 2

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

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

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

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

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 …


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

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

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

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

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 …

Dr Guy Meadows : The Sleep School - Part 2

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

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

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 …

Sarah Bonner - Part 2 - Tapping into Black Magic

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

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

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?

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 …

Lauren May - the experience of caring for people with dementia

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

Values - Two Top Tips

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

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

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

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 …


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 and talk through an exercise called "How …

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

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 …

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

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 …

Part 2 - Dr Paul Flaxman and Dr Joe Oliver

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

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

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

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 …

A conversation with Dr Mike Sinclair

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

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 …

What are you two clucking about?

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 …

Are you OK? I'm here for you

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …

Noticing the cave dweller

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

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

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

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 …

Orienteering at Work

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?

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 …

Look at yourself and then make a change

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

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

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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