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Podcast with Jo Mitchell

Can Tough Workplaces Afford Wellbeing? Podcast with Jo Mitchell

Today’s Guest:

Jo Mitchell is a clinical psychologist and co-founder of the Mind Room, a health, wellbeing and performance psychology practice in Melbourne, Australia. Jo has over 20 years of sports industry experience and has a specialist interest in working with high performers across all fields to improve their wellbeing, particularly by using the tools of Positive Psychology, Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness. She is also on the board for Action for Happiness Australia.

In today’s episode, we’ll be discussing how to introduce wellbeing practices into workplaces that are cautious or skeptical about ‘soft skills’. We’ll explore how to tailor language, create a systems approach and a new app that opens this science up to a much wider market.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [01:58} – Jo explains how she tailors the language used to teach wellbeing practices in typically tough workplaces.
  • [04:55] – Jo talks about taking a systems approach to help people embed new wellbeing behaviors.
  • [10:24] – Jo explains the new wellbeing mobile app she has helped to create called “Mind Max”.
  • [14:37] – Jo discusses the gender bias in men around wellness and wellbeing.
  • [20:45] – Jo explains how we can prevent burnout by scheduling moments of rejuvenation into our daily life, and the importance of giving ourselves permission to do this.
  • [21:39] – Lightning round with Jo Mitchell

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