This week on Brainwaves, the team talk to Dr Neil Bailey, neuroscientist and researcher at the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre. We talk all about mindfulness: what it is, what changes it can have on the brain, how to start practicing, and how much mindfulness is too much mindfulness.
On today’s show Lucy, Marni and Rebecca reviewed mindfulness mobile phone applications. Each reviewer tried a different app for three weeks prior to the show. Reviews were mixed and some had a better experience than others.
Apps reviewed: Smiling Mind, Calm and Stop, Breathe & Think.
Clinical psychologist and wellbeing consultant, Emily Toner, discusses positive psychology’s origins in research, the concepts of flow, resilience, upward spirals and how it can be of benefit in everyday life.
Panel Operator: Daniel
Interviewers: Mark H and Mark J