In recent years, supporting positive mental health has become a massive movement, with 10th October now designated 'World Mental Health Day'. However, mental health remains a big challenge across the globe, with rising levels of depression, anxiety and suicide.
In this episode, Pete probes the underlying causes of poor mental health and argues that we need to shift from 'mental health' to 'mental well-being' to cover the non physiological aspects to positive living, along with our brain chemistry.
Pete argues that modern day humans experience the same pressures as our ancestors in many ways, but it is the intensity and prolonged exposure to pressure that over time causes serious changes in our physiology.
Join us in another fascinated (and controversial!) episode as we explore:
- What great mental well-being actually looks like;
- Why society doesn't want you to feel good enough;
- Why babies don't suffer from depression;
- How journalling can be a useful tool for analysing thoughts;
- How to find humour in our internal dialogue.
What do you do to combat negative emotions? What's your take on Pete's views on society? Share with us what you've learnt from this episode in the comments below!
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About Pete Cohen:
Pete Cohen is one of the world’s leading keynote speakers. Hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world have been motivated and inspired by Pete’s presentations. He has professionally impacted on the lives of thousands of people worldwide, including business executives, professional athletes and the everyday person.
Pete has coached world-class athletes and sporting greats, such as Sally Gunnell, Ellen MacArthur, Ronnie O’Sullivan, Arsenal Football Club and Tim Henman to achieve peak performance.
Pete focuses on the importance of having a strong belief in yourself. He teaches that you need to be positive and you have to develop self-confidence to achieve your potential and be successful.
He is the author of 17 published books, several of which have been best-sellers across the world, including Shut the Duck Up, Habit Busting, Life DIY and Sort Your Life Out. He has also presented his own show on TV called The Coach and was the resident Life Coach on GMTV for 12 years.