David’s Website: https://davidroland.com.au/

Notes: Today’s guest brings warmth, humor, and insight to his work as a writer, presenter, and psychologist drawing on lived experience as well as on his professional training. For more than twenty years he worked as a clinical and forensic psychologist in the treatment and assessment of clients ranging from children to adults, for the Children’s Court Clinic and the Criminal Court.

His latest book The Power of Suffering: Growing through life crises, draws together the real-life stories of 11 incredible people who survived their crises and grew in transformative ways. His memoir How I Rescued My Brain: a psychologist’s remarkable recovery from stroke and trauma describes how he implemented his own rehabilitation plan using neuroplasticity, psychology, and social connection.

Welcome to the show David Roland Working in the jails Suffering from PTSD Suffering and recovering from a stroke

Stage 1: Understanding “emotional contagion”

Stage 2: Empathy Dan Siegal’s book “mindsight”

Stage 3: Compassion The difference between empathy and compassion


Working in the jails

Suffering from PTSD

Suffering and recovering from a stroke

Stage 1: Understanding “emotional contagion”

Stage 2: Empathy

Dan Siegal’s book “mindsight”

Stage 3: Compassion

The difference between empathy and compassion

The work of Tanya Singer studying the brain of Tibetan Monks

Why we need to cut off from consistent bad news

Monitoring internal weather

Compassion for other

Compassion for ourselves

Wise compassion vs Foolish compassion

Mental nutriments

Learning to care for ourselves

Loving kindness meditation – think of someone you love, apply that energy to yourself, apply that energy to a loved one, apply it to the world or maybe someone you’re challenged with

Why we create suffering for ourselves by not accepting the way things are for the time being

The meaning of neuroplasticity and how it works

Post traumatic growth and looking for new opportunities

Brain Training

Why mindfulness meditation improves brain function

High Quality attention

The value of social connection

Why we need to lose the egotistical self to overcome anxiety

How to overcome performance anxiety

Examining the threat of failure

Changing your self-talk

The tool of relaxing and mental rehearsal

Understanding top performers rarely say “the performance was perfect”

Why sharing your passions is the most frightening thing you can do

The importance of criticism

The positive side of trauma

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