Becoming Mentally Healthy by Paula Sweet at Absolute Mind
  1. Discover the Hidden Truths of Ashwagandha: "Join me in a revealing journey into the world of Ashwagandha. Uncover how this ancient herb is shaping our modern lives, from stress relief to the risks of anhedonia. Don't miss this eye-opening episode on 'Your Absolute Mind.'"

  2. Ashwagandha Uncovered: Miracle Herb or Hidden Danger?: "Ever heard of Ashwagandha? Dive into the latest episode of our podcast as Paula unravels the complexities of this popular herb. Learn about its potential benefits and dark sides in mental health. Tune in to stay informed!"

  3. The Ashwagandha Paradox: Anxiety Relief with a Price?: "Explore the surprising effects of Ashwagandha with Paula. From natural anxiety relief to the risk of losing joy in life, get the full story in our latest episode. Join us to understand why moderation is key in using this ancient remedy."

  4. Breaking Down Ashwagandha: Natural Aid or Risky Business?: "We go through the ins and outs of Ashwagandha. Is it the natural solution to stress and anxiety, or does it carry hidden risks? Discover the answers and make informed choices for your mental health in our thought-provoking podcast."

  5. Ashwagandha: A Therapist's Perspective on the Trendy Herb: "With over a decade of experience, I delve into the hype around Ashwagandha. Find out how it impacts mental health and why it's not just another quick fix. Tune in for an expert's take on this trending topic."

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Hi, I'm Paula Sweet, and you're about to step into a world where your mind's potential is limitless. In this episode, we're unlocking the secrets of your brain's chemistry to supercharge your focus and motivation. Forget about waiting for inspiration to strike; it's time to take control. Even when it doesn't feel good.

We'll explore why that 'start-up' stress is actually your brain's way of gearing up for success, and how dopamine – your mental cheerleader – celebrates every small victory, keeping you driven towards your goals.

I'll also reveal why internal satisfaction trumps external applause every time, and how recognising every little win fuels your journey to a healthier, happier you.

So, if you're ready to transform your focus into your superpower and turn everyday actions into a series of triumphs, this episode is for you.

Remember, it's not just about the destination; it's about loving every step of the journey. Let's dive in!

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Welcome to another enriching session of Meditation Monday on the Absolute Mind Podcast. Today, we dedicate a tranquil 10 minutes to ease our minds and soften the grip of stress.

Join us in this guided journey as we:

Initiate the Escape: Begin with deep, intentional breaths that not only nourish the body but also expel the day's accumulated tensions. Allow each exhale to carry away stress, preparing you for a serene experience.

Embrace the Glow: Envision a soothing light, unique in its colour and essence, offering warmth and tranquillity as it travels through your body. With each breath, this light transforms stress into serenity, guiding you towards inner peace.

Discover Your Haven: Transport yourself to a personal paradise that resonates with safety, peace, and happiness. Explore the sensory details of this refuge, finding solace in its imagined comfort.

Craft Your Talisman: Engage in an ambiguous visual exercise where you transform concerns into a symbol of growth and potential. Create your mental keepsake that will serve as a source of strength in the days to come.

Return Refreshed: Gently reacquaint yourself with the present, carrying with you the peace and personal talisman you've created to anchor you through the bustling weeks ahead. Prepare to transform your mental landscape with "Illuminate Your Mind:

A Guided Meditation for Growth" β€” your sanctuary amidst the seasonal shift. πŸ”” Don't forget to like, subscribe, and hit the notification bell for more peaceful escapes. Share this meditation with someone who could use a touch of tranquillity.

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Welcome back to the "Your Absolute Mind" podcast with your host, Paula Sweet. Today's episode is a must-listen for anyone on a self-improvement journey. We're uncovering the often overlooked but incredibly impactful Hawthorne Effect and how it can catalyse profound changes in your life.

🎧 Available on: Apple App Store | Google Play Store | Your Absolute Mind app

In This Episode:

  • Introduction to the Hawthorne Effect: What it is and why it could be the secret ingredient to breaking out of your comfort zone.

  • The Comfort Crisis: We discuss how modern life's ease might be holding you back and how the Hawthorne Effect can challenge you to grow.

  • Personal Insights: Paula shares candid moments of choosing comfort over challenge, and how self-observation kickstarted her journey back to embracing discomfort.

  • Actionable Strategies: Tips on making your commitment public, incorporating structured challenges, and the importance of seeking feedback.

  • Community Influence: Find out how joining a community that values growth can leverage the Hawthorne Effect for even greater success.

  • Reflections on Rewards: We delve into recognising the small steps out of comfort zones and how they lead to significant personal development.

Remember, it's not about seeking discomfort for its own sakeβ€”it's about the growth that lies within it.

πŸ“Œ Check out the Your Absolute Mind app for daily guided meditations, a simple journaling tool, inspirational quotes, and hundreds of mental health tools and techniques.

Don't just coast through lifeβ€”push beyond your boundaries with us. Tune in now and take the first step toward a more resilient and self-aware you!

πŸ‘ If you enjoyed the episode, please consider subscribing to our channel and app for your weekly dose of motivation and strategies to become mentally healthy.

Until next time, take care of yourself and be kind to your mind.

πŸ‘‹ This is Paula Sweet, signing off.

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Hey everyone, it's Paula Sweet here, inviting you to start your week off right with this episode of Meditation Monday. I'll be guiding you through a short, simple yet powerful breath work.

No theme, no fussβ€”just you and your breath, exploring what your mind has to offer.

Enjoy x

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Welcome back to another episode of the Absolute Mind Podcast with your host, Paula Sweet. Today, we unravel the profound impact of self-compassion on mental health through an inspiring tale from Dr. Peter Attia. So, next time you find yourself in front of a mirror, ask yourself: "How am I speaking to the person looking back at me?" Let's dive into it!

πŸŽ™ Episode Highlights:

  • Introduction to the concept of the "Mirror of Self-Compassion."
  • A beautiful quote from Buddha to set the stage.
  • Dr. Peter Attia's transformative journey from struggling with anger to embracing self-compassion.
  • Tips for incorporating self-compassion into your daily life.

πŸ‘β€πŸ—¨ Topics Covered:

  • The Mirror of Self-Compassion: What Does It Reflect?
  • A Buddhist Quote: "You Deserve Your Own Love and Affection."
  • Dr. Peter Attia's Story: Overcoming Anger Through Self-Compassion.
  • Mindfulness: The First Step Toward Positive Self-Talk.
  • Positive Self-Talk and How to Practice It.
  • The Power of Forgiveness: Letting Go of Self-Criticism.

πŸ“Œ Takeaways:

  1. Mindfulness as a tool for becoming aware of your internal dialogue.
  2. The importance of positive self-talk in reframing your relationship with yourself.
  3. How forgiveness and restructuring the self-talk structure can pave the way for a peaceful mind.

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🌞 Wake Up to Wellness: How Morning Light and Movement Boost Your Mental Health πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Welcome back to another Self-Care Saturday on Your Absolute Mind! I'm your host, Paula Sweet, and today we're uncovering the magic recipe for a mentally healthy day. Spoiler alert: it involves morning light and movement!

🌟 In This Episode, You'll Discover:

  • πŸŽ‰ The true meaning behind "Move a muscle, change a thought."
  • 🧠 How endorphins, aka 'nature's happy pills,' elevate your mood.
  • 🌞 The surprising benefits of soaking in morning sunlight.
  • πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈ Simple and effective movement routines that anyone can do.
  • 😴 The ripple effect of morning habits on your overall day and even your sleep.

πŸ“š Key Takeaways

  1. Move It to Improve It: Physical activity releases endorphins, lifting your mood and lowering stress.

  2. Sunrise, New Mindset: Morning sunlight sets your circadian rhythm, helping your body wake up and eventually wind down for sleep.

  3. It's Easier Than You Think: Even a modest 20-minute brisk walk can reduce your risk of premature death by 16-30%.

🎧 Episode Highlights

  • Welcome and Intro
  • Why moving a muscle changes your thoughts
  • The science behind endorphins
  • The power of morning sunlight
  • Simple daily movement routines
  • How morning habits impact your mental health
  • Wrap-up and what to look forward to

πŸ”— Resources Mentioned

  • Study from the University of Cambridge on physical activity and mental health
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πŸ™ Thank You for Tuning In!

Remember, it's not about a complete lifestyle overhaul overnight. It's about taking simple steps daily to better your mental health. Subscribe to keep getting soulful, science-backed tips for a healthier mind and body.

πŸ‘‹ Till Next Time, Look After Yourself!

πŸŽ™οΈ Episode Description:
Hey there, it's Paula Sweet, and I'm thrilled to welcome you back to another enriching episode of "Your Absolute Mind." Today, we're diving deep into the captivating world of self-hypnosis and how it shapes our reality every single day. Discover why our inner dialogue is absolutely crucial and how we can turn it into our biggest cheerleader. I'll be sharing insights from my over a decade of therapy experience and offering practical tips to help you cultivate those positive mental habits.

🌱 Key Takeaways:

  • Our minds are like gardens; what we focus on truly does grow.
  • Self-talk plays a profound role in influencing our mental health.
  • Let's learn to add what we desire instead of just removing what we don't.
  • I'll guide you in consciously choosing the media, conversations, and affirmations you engage with.
  • Don't forget to explore the Your Absolute Mind app for your daily dose of mental wellness support.

πŸ“± Your Absolute Mind App: Looking for a tool to boost your mental health journey? Check out the Your Absolute Mind app for daily inspiration, meditations, and journal prompts. Start your free trial today on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

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🌟 Transformation Challenge:
What positive thing will you add to your daily routine after tuning into this episode? Make a commitment and witness the transformation in your life.

πŸ“’ Stay Tuned:
Subscribe, like, and share to spread the message of mental wellness. Remember, every moment is an opportunity to enhance our mental health, so let's make each one count!

#MentalWellness #SelfHypnosis #PositiveMentalHabits #YourAbsoluteMind

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🌟 Welcome to Therapeutic Thursday with Paula Sweet! 🌟

πŸŽ™οΈ What's Inside This Episode:

  • The accidental discovery of EMDR by Francine Shapiro in 1987.
  • How simple eye movements can help process traumatic memories.
  • Insights into the role of EMDR as an alternative treatment for PTSD and trauma.
  • The fascinating overlap and distinctions between EMDR and other forms of therapy like NLP.

🌳 A Stroll in the Park That Changed Therapy Discover how a simple walk in the park led to the development of one of the most effective therapies for trauma and PTSD.

πŸ‘οΈ The Power of Eye Movements Learn how guided eye movements can make a world of difference in processing traumatic memories and why this matters in mental health.

🌍 Global Impact of EMDR From accidental discovery to global impact. Find out how EMDR has become a beacon of hope for those dealing with traumatic experiences.

πŸ”¨ Breaking Trauma into Bite-Sized Pieces Understand how EMDR allows your brain to process trauma in manageable chunks, making the unbearable a lot more bearable.

🌟 Pearls of Wisdom Why it's crucial to seek trained professionals for any alternative therapy, especially something as potent as EMDR.

🌿 Natural Processes for Healing A dive into how EMDR might just be a rediscovery of natural healing processes we've forgotten in our modern lives.

πŸ“± Download the Your Absolute Mind App

Looking for more ways to build positive mental health habits? Check out the Your Absolute Mind app on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. It's chock-full of tools for less than the cost of a weekly coffee!

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πŸ‘‰ Don't Forget to Share! If you find value in this episode, please share it with someone who could benefit from it. Let's all become mentally healthy together!

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πŸŽ™ Episode Overview

Welcome to another Wisdom Wednesday! In today's episode, we dive deep into Ryan Holiday's book, "The Daily Stoic." This treasure offers 366 days of Stoic philosophy, each day presenting an original quote from ancient Stoic philosophers like Seneca, Epictetus, or Marcus Aurelius, remastered for the modern soul.

πŸ“˜ What You'll Learn

  • The unique structure and simplicity of "The Daily Stoic"
  • The monthly themes that guide you through the year
  • How these teachings can create a durable mental framework
  • How Stoic wisdom aligns with the daily offerings on the Your Absolute Mind app

πŸ“… Monthly Themes in 'The Daily Stoic'

  • January: The Discipline of Perception
  • February: The Discipline of Action
  • March: The Discipline of Will
  • April: Self-Awareness
  • May: Relationships
  • June: Problem-Solving
  • July: Duty
  • August: Pragmatism
  • September: Fortitude and Resilience
  • October: Virtue and Kindness
  • November: Acceptance
  • December: Meditation on Mortality

🎧 For Our App Subscribers

If you're a Your Absolute Mind app subscriber, you'll know we also provide a daily quote and live meditation. So whether you're looking to deepen your understanding through the book or need guided support, we've got you covered.

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πŸ‘‹ Join Us in Making the World Mentally Healthy

If you found value in this episode, please consider subscribing on your chosen podcast platform or YouTube. And if you think someone else could benefit, don't hesitate to share it. Together, we can make the world a mentally healthier place.

Bye for now!

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πŸ‘‹ Welcome to Mindful Monday, a segment of the Your Absolute Mind podcast! I'm Paula Sweet, your go-to guide for all things mental wellness.

πŸŽ™οΈ Episode Highlights

  1. Introduction to Mindful Mornings: Why it's the perfect start to your week. 
  2. Fast Facts on Meditation: Why meditation isn't just trendy, it’s transformative. 
  3. How the Your Absolute Mind App Can Help: A simple way to make mental health a daily habit. 
  4. Guided Meditation: Centering on the belief that you're capable of positive growth and change.
  5. Closing Thoughts: Taking the mindfulness journey ahead. 

🌱 What You'll Learn

  • How meditation can literally change your brain for the better.
  • Why integrating meditation into your daily life is a game-changer.
  • An inspiring guided meditation focused on the power of belief.

πŸ’‘ Why Listen?

Are you looking to supercharge your mental well-being? In just about 10-ish minutes, this episode will help you explore the transformative power of meditation. You'll not just learn; you'll experience a guided session that'll give you the tools to be the architect of your own mind.

πŸ“± Don't Miss Out on the Your Absolute Mind App

If you want to continue nurturing your mental health every single day, consider subscribing to the Your Absolute Mind app. For less than a cuppa coffee a week, gain access to daily guided meditations, inspiring quotes, and a bunch of mental health tools that are super easy to follow. Trust me, it’s worth it.

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πŸ™ Share the Love

If this episode resonates with you, don't keep it a secret! Share it with someone you think might benefit. Let’s help the world become a mentally healthier place, one episode at a time.

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In this episode of Your Absolute Mind, we venture into a topic often overlooked yet incredibly powerful - nose breathing.

I will guide you through the compelling differences between nose and mouth breathing, and how making this tiny change can significantly benefit your mental health.

Together, we'll uncover the science in a simple, digestible manner, emphasizing the systemic benefits of increased nitric oxide levels through nose breathing.

We'll also touch on how adopting this habit can enhance your meditation, self-hypnosis, and relaxation practices.

Tune in to explore how such a small change can be the start of experiencing your mental health journey in a more profound manner. Remember, it's all about taking small steps towards becoming mentally healthy!

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Episode Highlights:

  • Understanding the Power of the Mind: Dive deep with Paula, a seasoned UK therapist, as she deciphers the subconscious patterns influencing our daily life, drawing inspiration from the renowned Joe Dispenza.
  • Emotions & Their Grip on Us: Explore why past events hold such emotional power even decades later and how this impacts our future.
  • Tech, Routine, and Their Ties to the Past: Discover how our modern lives may unintentionally tether us to old narratives.
  • Making a Change: Learn from Paula’s hands-on experience how techniques like meditation, self-hypnosis, and mindful practices can transform your mental state.
  • Your Absolute Mind App: Get a sneak peek into an app that promises daily inspirations, unique meditations, and tailored mental health programs.
  • Crafting Your Narrative: Embrace the idea that you're not bound by your past. With conscious effort, you can be the creator of your own destiny.

Want to transition from predictable patterns to a life of empowerment? Discover the secrets to unlocking mental wellness. This episode might just be your key to change!

🌱 Every change begins with a step. What will yours be? Dive in now and embark on your transformative journey with Paula! 🌱

Remember: "Nothing changes if nothing changes." Don’t miss out!

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Welcome back to the Absolute Mind podcast with me, Paula Sweet, where I delve deep into the enigma of the Law of Attraction. Considered a universal force, much like the laws of physics, it suggests that our desires and focus can take shape in our lives.

As a seasoned therapist and creator of the Your Absolute Mind app, I explore the fascinating crossroads of science and spirituality surrounding this concept.

Referencing insights from neuroscientist Dr Tara Swart, I highlight the crucial role our mindset plays in moulding our realities. From the intriguing concept of emotional contagion to the workings of the reticular activating system, learn about the influence of our internal narratives on our daily experiences.

Don't miss my demonstration on how the RAS operates and its connection to the Law of Attraction.

Additionally, allow me to introduce you to the transformative Your Absolute Mind app, specifically crafted to enhance mental well-being. Always remember, our inner world has a profound bearing on our outer experiences.

Let's embark on a journey towards better mental health.

See you next time!

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Hello, it's Paula Sweet here from Your Absolute Mind, the podcast where we dig deep into all things mental health, with a particular focus on the journey towards mental wellness.

In this episode, I take a detailed look at the language we use when we talk about mental health. I delve into the subtle but significant difference between saying "I feel anxious" and "I have anxiety". While these phrases might seem similar, they paint vastly different pictures of our mental health landscape.

Throughout this conversation, I break down these two statements and explore how they can impact not only our personal perception of our mental health but also how others might understand us. As I guide you through this discussion, we examine how such linguistic subtleties might shape our experiences and even influence our relationship with our mental health.

The discussion isn't limited to anxiety. I extend the conversation to include conditions like depression, ADHD, and other mental health disorders. Together, we consider how saying "I feel..." rather than "I have..." or "I am..." can serve as a reminder that our current state is changeable and not a permanent fixture of our identities.

Finally, I invite you to reflect on the words you use when talking about your mental health and how small changes in language can help shape our reality in a more positive and empowering way.

Join me as we explore these themes and together use language to promote a healthier conversation around mental health.

And remember to check ouT Our mental health app which gives you an easy way to become mentally healthy.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:41pm BST

On this episode of 'Your Absolute Mind', I'm your host, Paula Sweet, and we had a chat about how having too many choices and trying to personalise everything could be messing with our mental health.

We live in a world full of options, right? From our clothes to our coffee orders, everything is about what suits me'. This extends to our mental health too, and while it's great that we're acknowledging our personal battles, there's a downside - we start stressing about making the 'perfect' choice.

Now, here's a thought: what if we need a bit more standardisation rather than personalisation? It sounds weird, I know. But just like a daily routine can provide some structure to our lives, maybe it could do the same for our mental health.

Simple stuff like exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, or practising mindfulness can act as a safety net for our mental health. Looking beyond mental health, think about how successful organisations like the military or big corporations have used standardisation to thrive. They've cut down the choices to increase efficiency and reduce stress.

It's like Apple, for example, offering a limited range of products but still being a major hit. So, coming back to mental health, maybe it's time we stop overthinking and start focusing on what we know works.

Things like working out regularly, eating balanced meals, getting plenty of sleep, practising mindfulness, and keeping in touch with our friends and family. Now, before we wrapped up the episode, I shared what I consider the non-negotiables for mental health: sleep, meditation, staying hydrated, and moving around. These are simple but super effective.

The goal here is not to personalise everything, but to keep it simple and consistent. After all, it's the small, everyday actions that lead to big changes. So let's chill on the personalisation a bit and focus on the basics. Remember, looking after our mental health doesn't need to be complicated or fancy. Stick to the basics, keep it simple, and stay consistent.

Thanks for tuning into 'Your Absolute Mind', and catch you next time. 

Take care and stay strong! 

Remember, if you're ready to look after your mental health in a simple way each day, check out

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Welcome to a transformative episode of "Your Absolute Mind." Today I wanted to challenge the notion of mental health as an uncontrollable force, shedding light on our potential influence over it.

Our mental health isn't just a product of uncontrollable factors; our habits, activities, and lifestyle choices play a pivotal role too. With an insightful garden analogy, I hope to inspire you to take proactive steps towards nurturing your mental wellbeing.

The episode concludes with a simple yet impactful hydration challenge that underscores the power of small, consistent actions. So, join me on this empowering journey towards mental wellness, where you aren't just a passenger, but an active participant.

And, I'll run another small but powerful challenge each week for the next 5 weeks giving you small steps to become mentally healthy.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:11pm BST

In this episode of "Your Absolute Mind," we uncover the secrets to building a healthy mind. Discover the power of simplicity and small daily steps that can make a huge difference in your mental well-being. 🏠 Establishing healthy routines is a key foundation of mental health. From bedtime routines that promote restful sleep to morning routines that set a positive tone for the day, simple practices can transform your nights and reduce anxiety.

⏰ Fixing your morning routine can help improve your bedtime routine. By waking up earlier and starting your day positively, you create a peaceful evening and reduce morning chaos. It's all about consistency and finding routines that work for you.

🚢 Exercise and movement play a vital role in mental health. Engaging in just 10 to 20 minutes of physical activity each day, such as walking or dancing, can have significant positive effects on your well-being.

πŸ’¦ Staying hydrated is essential for mental clarity. Keep a water bottle handy and sip throughout the day. Proper hydration can help prevent anxious feelings triggered by dehydration.

🧘 Mindfulness and meditation don't have to be time-consuming. Taking a few minutes each day to be present in the moment through deep breathing or guided meditation can bring about a sense of calm and clarity.

🀝 Connection with loved ones is crucial for our well-being. Nurture your relationships through heartfelt conversations, text messages, or shared moments. These connections nourish our souls and make us feel supported.

🍎 Nutrition plays a role in mental health. Incorporating simple, nutritious meals into your day can have a significant impact on your overall well-being.

πŸ“± Simplify your mental health journey with the "Your Absolute Mind" app. It provides daily meditations, mood tracking, and coping strategies from therapy, making mental health accessible and easy. Check it Out Here:

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:37pm BST

Join me, Paula Sweet, your seasoned hypnotherapist host, as I delve into The Truth About Hypnosis on this latest episode of 'Your Absolute Mind' podcast! Are you skeptical about hypnosis, viewing it as an illusion or some kind of sorcery? Or are you curious about its scientific validity and possible benefits?

In this episode, I reveal how hypnosis is indeed a REAL phenomenon that's part and parcel of our everyday life. Surprised? Tune in as I show you how hypnosis subtly weaves itself into our daily routines, be it during a casual commute or while engrossed in a TV show! I'll take you behind the scenes to unveil the science and reality of hypnosis, exploring its powerful potential in managing depression, enhancing the benefits of traditional therapies, alleviating pain, reversing skin disorders, and even more!

Listen as I unpack the intriguing interplay between your conscious and subconscious mind, revealing how suggestions sneak past the 'bouncers' of your mind. Yes, that's why you're humming that tune you 'never' heard on the radio! I'll give you a backstage pass to the inner workings of the brain, comparing it to a bustling nightclub, and uncover the truth behind hypnosis!

As your guide, I'll lead you through the mysterious world of the hypnotic trance, unveiling its potent potential in goal setting and managing PTSD. Tune in as I reveal why cutting-edge fields like VR and AR are racing to replicate what our minds, coupled with a skilled hypnotherapist, do daily.

So, come along with me and let's dispel the fear of hypnosis together! Experience this natural state of profound relaxation and heightened learning which could be transformative for personal development. Plus, don't forget to explore hundreds of free hypnosis sessions available in my podcast backlog. It's time to unlock the untapped power of your mind! πŸ”“πŸ’‘ 

As promised, the link to the various hypnosis studies: HERE!

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:51pm BST

Join me, Paula Sweet, on another riveting episode of "Your Absolute Mind: Becoming Mentally Healthy." Together, we'll delve into the future, or rather, our AI-driven present, exploring how advanced technologies like GPT chatbots are reshaping the landscape of mental health care. Sounds too futuristic? Think again!

In this episode, we'll discover how AI isn't just making our lives easier, it's also stepping up to help us navigate complex mental health issues. But before you start wondering, let me clarify - no, these chatbots aren't here to replace our therapists!

Let's go deeper as I unfold how AI tools are augmenting traditional therapy, making mental health services more attainable than ever before. Picture this - 24/7 accessible support, non-judgmental, and immediate responses to help cope with anxiety, depression, and other challenges.

However, there's more to the story. The potential for misuse of AI is immense and it's important we tread carefully, ensuring ethical and privacy considerations are taken into account. I'll share why it's critical for us to question, demand transparency, and make informed choices.

So, gear up to explore this new frontier with me, standing on the precipice of the AI revolution in mental health. This exciting journey brings a future that's more accessible, intuitive, and personal to mental health care. Remember, until I'm replaced by an AI-generated avatar, it's just me, the real Paula, here in Your Absolute Mind. Stay tuned!

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:55pm BST

In this podcast, we're talking about the startling truth behind "little" lies and mental health. 

We all tell "little" lies from time to time, and we usually don't even realise it. But the truth is, these little lies can have serious consequences for our mental health.

In this podcast, we're going to be discussing the effects of little lies on our mental health and how, to tell the truth when it matters most.

So whether you're struggling with mental health or you just want to be more truthful in your relationships, this video is for you! We'll be discussing the effects of little lies on our mental health and how, to tell the truth when it matters most. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:07pm BST

In this episode of "Your Absolute Mind," hosted by Paula Sweet, we delve into the often-overlooked topic of maintaining strong emotional connections with our loved ones. We break down the importance of these bonds, the consequences of neglecting them, and how to rekindle these relationships. Emotional bonds serve as our guides through life, offering comfort and understanding in difficult times. However, when these connections start to weaken, feelings of isolation and loneliness can pervade, negatively impacting mental health. To reconnect, it's crucial to acknowledge the disconnection, reach out and be vulnerable through open and honest communication. Paula Sweet highlights the importance of consistent small acts of kindness, patience, and making time for your loved ones as key steps towards rebuilding these critical bonds. Through this discussion, we're reminded that our relationships significantly enrich our lives and mental well-being.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:40pm BST

In this episode of Your Absolute Mind, I, delve into the crucial concept of boundaries. These invisible lines that we draw around our personal physical and emotional spaces have become a buzzword in the world of mental health. They aren't just metaphorical demarcations but symbols of respect defining our comfort zones.

I argue that setting boundaries significantly contributes to our mental health. Picture yourself as a country with defined borders, in control of who or what can infiltrate your territory. By doing so, we can regulate the flow of stress, demands, and expectations, thus preventing burnout and maintaining a healthier life balance.

Furthermore, establishing boundaries enhances self-esteem and assertiveness. They empower autonomy, enabling us to make confident decisions and foster a strong sense of independence. Surprisingly, they also improve relationships by clarifying expectations, reducing misunderstandings, and promoting mutual respect.

I offer practical advice for setting boundaries. This includes recognizing and expressing one's feelings and needs, being clear and assertive when communicating boundaries, practicing self-care, and accepting that setting boundaries is an ongoing process that requires adjustment as life circumstances change.

I conclude the episode with an important takeaway: setting boundaries is an act of self-love and self-respect. I encourage you to slowly incorporate these strategies, beginning with small, manageable steps. The boundaries we set are crucial to our mental well-being, and as I always remind you, "Your mind is absolutely yours, and so are your boundaries."

For more mental health support make sure you check out Your Absolute Mind in the app store and Google Play store where I've created a simple mental health app which helps you to build positive mental health habits

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In this episode of Your Absolute Mind podcast, I highlight the crucial need to disconnect in our fast-paced world for improved mental health.

I explore three types of disconnects: social media and news, electronics, and digital communication.

Understand how constant exposure to information overload can lead to stress, anxiety, and depression.

Disconnecting allows our minds to reset and refocus.

Setting boundaries and engaging in tech-free activities significantly benefit mental health. Real-life connections provide warmth and intimacy that digital communication lacks, enhancing relationships and overall well-being.

Implementing gradual disconnections leads to a healthier mental space and a more meaningful life. Disconnecting is about being present, mindful, and recharging in a wholesome way. Remember, it's a gentle self-care practice that promotes mental well-being.

Join us to learn more about the power of disconnecting to help all become mentally healthy. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am BST

In this episode of 'Your Absolute Mind,' I walk you through a comprehensive exploration of happiness. Challenging common perceptions, I encourage you to think of happiness not just as fleeting emotions but as a choice and a deep-rooted sense of contentment.

Since reading Mo Gawdat's book Solve for Happiness, I've considered this podcast. So much of it resonated with me that I had to produce this.

Diving deep into psychological concepts such as the negativity bias and locus of control, I illuminate how these play a significant role in our happiness levels. I also call for a shift in mindset, urging you to minimize focus on negatives and embrace your ability to impact your own life.

Furthermore, I unveil my newly-developed app, a daily companion designed to promote mental health, equipped with daily quotes, meditations, and a journaling tool. As we reach the final leg of the episode, I share real-world strategies that can help cultivate happiness.

These include the Happiness Equation, embracing gratitude, understanding illusions and blind spots, managing brain cycles, and practising mindfulness.

Be sure to subscribe to 'Your Absolute Mind' on YouTube and follow on TikTok and Instagram at 'Absolute Mind App' for regular tips to bolster your mental health journey.

And if you're ready to. Download the app 

Your Absolute Mind on Apple App Store

Your Absolute Mind on Google Play Store

Direct download: Harness_The_Power_of_Happiness.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am BST

In today's podcast, we're going to discuss how important sleep is for our mental health. Sleep is one of the most important components of our mental health, and can have a big impact on our overall well-being.

We're going to discuss the different benefits of sleep, and how it can improve our mental health. We'll also cover some tips for getting a good night's sleep, and how to deal with sleep problems if they occur.

If you're looking for tips on how to improve your mental health, then this podcast is for you! We'll discuss the importance of sleep, and how it can help improve your overall mental well-being.

Make sure you hit subscribe to make sure you don't miss any great tips from the podcast. 

Also, if you're interested in checking out the app. It's available in Google play Store and Apple App Store. Links below:


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Category:general -- posted at: 8:45am BST

Your Absolute Mind is a mental health podcast. In today's episode, I'll be talking a little about where I've been and why I'm back and what to expect in the form of our brand-new mental health app. 

The last podcast was in 2020! And, the first Podcast was published in 2014. During that time, the nature of the podcast has varied. It's changed because I've been working on ideas of how I reach and help as many people as possible. My Mission is simple: I believe we can transform the world by inspiring, educating and motivating people to become mentally healthy.

A mentally healthy world is a world I want for my children and our future. 

This reintroduction podcast is a time for me to explain what's happened and what's going to happen moving forward. 

The end result of how I fulfil my mission is simple: It's Your Absolute Mind App. We've built a tool that you can have with you at all times in your pocket. Packed with self-help tools using all modalities of therapy from CBT, Meditation, journaling, NLP, positive psychology and much more. 

This podcast will be a place where I interview other mental health professionals, offer new science-backed studies, and show you interesting ways to improve your mental health. 

So, as I relaunch with a new tool, the App. but still, with the same mission, I hope you join me on that mission and together we can inspire and educate the world to become mentally healthy.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:44pm BST