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  • The Mind Yourself Podcast #74 - Manchester University : MSc Organisational Psychology December 13, 2022
    This week we move away from Clinical Psychology and into a new field, Organisational Psychology. Christy sits down with a former Motus team member, Deirbhrin Hanratty, to discuss her experiences moving into the business world and studying a Masters in Organisational Psychology at Manchester University. This advanced course gives you a route into occupational psychology […]
  • The Mind Yourself Podcast #73 - University of Limerick: PhD - Does social emotional learning help adolescents with transitioning to secondary school? December 6, 2022
    In this episode we have Christy sit down for another solo monologue but this time to discuss his experiences on his current PhD. Christy’s research focuses on the impact of social emotional learning on psychological well-being among early adolescents, with a particular focus on emotion regulation and stress regulatory capacity. Additionally, Christopher has an interest […]
  • The Mind Yourself Podcast #72 - University of Limerick: MSc in Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology November 29, 2022
    This week Christy sits down with Rebekah Hare to discuss her experiences on the Masters program at UL in Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology and also how she managed as a Dubliner heading down to Limerick to study. This MSc programme seeks to equip candidates with a sound understanding of theory and research and develop […]
  • The Mind Yourself Podcast #71 - Queens University: MSc in Applied Developmental Psychology November 24, 2022
    This week we have Christy sits down with another member of the Motus family, Rebecca McDonnell, to discuss her experience studying the MSc in Applied Developmental Psychology at Queens University, Belfast. Applied developmental psychology is the application of basic developmental science in applied contexts. The School of Psychology has expertise in development in adverse contexts […]
  • The Mind Yourself Podcast #70 - University of Edinburgh: MSc Human Cognitive Neuropsychology November 15, 2022
    This week we have Christy on his own to discuss the Masters he completed at the University of Edinburgh. The program includes courses on the theoretical and methodological aspects of cognitive neuroscience, clinical neuropsychology and brain imaging, and you will complete a dissertation on one of these areas. You will also receive thorough training in […]
  • The Mind Yourself Podcast #69 - UCC: MA in Applied Psychology (Mental Health) November 10, 2022
    This week Christy is joined by two wonderful guests , Kate O'Meara and Luke Murphy, who have worked at Motus and completed the Mental Health Masters at University College Cork. The MA in Applied Psychology (Mental Health) gives you an advanced understanding of the discipline of psychology in mental health settings. The course is designed […]
  • The Mind Yourself Podcast #68 - UCD: MSc Psychological Science November 3, 2022
    In this episode Christy sits down with Dayna and Ciara who have worked on the Motus team to discuss their experience in UCD, Dublin for their Psychological Science Masters. The focus of this programme is on acquiring basic applied psychology skills to equip you for doctoral studies in clinical, counselling, educational or organisational psychology, or […]
  • The Mind Yourself Podcast #67 - A career in Psychology November 2, 2022
    First episode of Season 5! This season we focus on what it takes to get into a career in Psychology.  We'll be talking to people who have completed/are completing masters, PhDs and doctorates in Ireland and abroad. The knowledge gap between getting a psychology degree and becoming a qualified psychologist is complicated, and we felt […]
  • The Mind Yourself Podcast #66 - The impact of sport on wider society August 10, 2022
    Have you ever consider sport and its impact on society?  Well Eoin and Christy sit down to discuss just that.  In the final episode in series 4 of the podcast the lads discuss how sport shapes societal values outside of just giving people an outlet to exercise. While there are benefits to how sport can […]
  • The Mind Yourself Podcast #65 - Greg O'Shea "From Love Island to the Olympics" July 13, 2022
    What a pleasure it was to sit down with the fantastic Greg O'Shea. Olympian, Presenter, Media Personality, Fitness Instructor, Love Island Winner and Law Graduate! Talk about one hell of a CV. Greg sat down with Christy and Eoin for a very open and honest conversation. They discuss his experiences building up to and competing […]
  • The Mind Yourself Podcast #64 - The Science of Sport July 6, 2022
    Christy and Eoin sit down to take a scientific look at sports performance and see how some positive emotional health practices can lead to increased performance.  They cover things such as habits, motivation, the theory of having a workout partner and also discuss how humour can reduce stress and why this is important to an […]
  • The Mind Yourself Podcast #63 - Failure is a Bruise not a Tattoo June 30, 2022
    This week Eoin and Christy are back together to dive into another key topic for athletes; Failure. This is a key area of sports psychology because its a challenging experience all athletes must learn to overcome and learn from. But also overcoming failures is part of life for everyone.  The lads discuss how failure is […]
  • The Mind Yourself Podcast #62 - Aine Byrne "Personal training and Motivation" June 15, 2022
    This week we have the pleasure of inviting one of our own onto the podcast as our latest guest. Aine Byrne has been with us from our early days and with her sports and fitness background has helped us with the fitness aspect of our services as our Fitness Consultant. She is also currently working […]
  • The Mind Yourself Podcast #61 - Suzan Sittig "The Secrets of a Ballet Career" June 8, 2022
    A globe trotting ballet dancer, Suzan Sittig has travelled a lot in her pursuit of a ballet career. From being born and spending her early years in South Africa where she was first exposed to dancing before moving to the UK where she grew up and where she she took her ballet career to the […]
  • The Mind Yourself Podcast #60 - Conor O'Keefe "Marathons and Mental Health" June 1, 2022
    Former Thai Boxer, Ultra-athlete, podcaster, Ultimate Week Survivor and Mental Health Advocate; talk about some serious life experiences. Conor O'Keefe is an excellent role model with an eclectic sporting background and some exciting experiences such as appearing on a documentary that covered mental health and taking part in 'Ultimate Hell Week' tv show which is […]
  • The Mind Yourself Podcast #59 - Hannah Tyrrell "Sporting success and mental health advocacy" May 25, 2022
    This week we have a great episode from when Eoin had the pleasure of sitting down with the impressive Hannah Tyrrell. Hannah is a former Ireland Women's rugby union international. She represented Ireland at the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup. She was also a member of the Ireland team that won the 2015 Women's Six […]
  • The Mind Yourself Podcast #58 - Kathryn Stewart "The impact of diet on sport and your hormones" May 18, 2022
    This week we are diving into nutritional side of athletic performance. Christy sits down with Kathryn Stewart, a registered dietitian, to discuss how diet can impact performance and ability to recover between events. Kathryn qualified as a dietitian from Glasgow Caledonian University with First Class Honours. She has worked as a dietitian in both the […]
  • The Mind Yourself Podcast #57 - The responsibility when parenting and coaching athletes May 11, 2022
    This week, Eoin and Christy are back on the pod together to discuss the responsibility for coaches and parents of young athletes.  They cover a wide range of topics from how sport can be a positive life learning experience for children as well has how important the role of a coach can be in the […]
  • The Mind Yourself Podcast #56 - Cormac Ryan "Promoting Mental Health Awareness One Cycle at a Time" May 5, 2022
    This week is a very exciting episode where Eoin had the opportunity to sit down with Cormac Ryan to discuss his mental health journey. A former Dublin county hurler Cormac has dealt with his own mental health challenges culminating in an eating disorder which he is still learning to live with. His journey to recovery […]
  • The Mind Yourself Podcast #55 - Are self-help books actually beneficial? April 27, 2022
    Christy and Eoin are back for the latest edition of our series on sports and sports psychology. This week they dive into the topic of habits and how they form a key part of an athletes preparation and also how normal people can implement habits into their days to get more out of it.  They […]

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